Depression is the world problem
Presentation Goal: I would like my audience to know about depression is a serious disease as much of a disease as any other physical disease that people suffer from and they have a right to get correct advice and treatment with in the same health care settings which look after other health conditions.
Thesis Statement (Central Idea):
350 million people globally are affected by depression and this alarming figure is a wake up call for us to address this global non-communicable disease.
I. Attention Getter
Depression is a common mental disorder that present with depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, decreased energy, feeling of guilt or low self-worth, disturb sleep or appetite and poor concentration. Moreover depression often comes with symptoms of anxiety. These problems can become chronic or recurrent and lead to substantial impairments in an individual’s ability to take care of his/her everyday responsibilities. At its worst depression can lead to suicide. Almost 1 million lives are lost yearly due to suicide, with translate to 3000 suicide death everyday. For every person who completes a suicides, 20 or more many attempt to end his or her life (WHO 2012)
II. Reveal Topic
Depression is the world problem.
III. Relevance Statement
All of you should mind about this disease cause it kill a lot of life. If someone said to you “i’m feel like dying!” maybe your friend, sibling or someone important to you they’re suffering depression. Help someone you love to change their life. It’s time to educate ourselves about depression and support those who are suffering from this mental disorder. WHO state by 2020 depression is expected to be leading cause of disability world wide and cardiovascular disease.
I. MAIN POINT 1 – Old theories stating that Westernes are the only people who suffer from depression have been proven false.
A. Supporting point 1 – Researches at the
in the study of depression
and anxiety showed that clinical depression and anxiety are serious health
problems all around the world. University of Queensland
1. Sub-support 1-10% in North America,
Europe, Australia/ New Zealand, 8% Middle East, 6% Asia.
B. Supporting point 2-The new Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors Study (the GBD 2010 study) showed:
1. Sub-support 1- 4.7% of people (1 in 21) will have major depression,
7.3% of people (1 in 3) currently suffer from anxiety,
the most common of all mental disorder.
C. Supporting point 3- The World Mental Health Survey conducted in 17 countries found that on average about 1 in 20 people reported having an episode of depression (WHO 2012)
II. MAIN POINT 2 – Type of people that suffer the depression symptom; gifted children/teenagers, adult with mid-life crises : financial crisis, economy, war
A. Supporting point 1-Gifted individual/children will suffer existential depression, it will occur when an individual confront certain basic issues of existence such as death, freedom, isolation and meaningless
1. Sub-support 1-even first grade, these youngster feel isolated from their peers and perhaps from their families as they find that others are not prepared to discuss such weighty concerns
2. Sub-support 2-about half of mental disorder begin before the age of 14. Around 20% of the world’s children and adolescent are estimated to have mental disorder and problem. More than half of the people
commit suicide every year are aged between 15 and 44.
B. Adult with mid-life crises; economy, war, earth disaster
1. Sub-support 1-Most low and middle income countries have only child psychiatrist for every 1 to 4 million people and about 800 000 people commit suicide every year 86% of them in low and middle income countries.
2. Sub-support 2- WHO states people who suffer depression, 5-10% is adolescents and 10-15 is adults.
III. MAIN POINT 3 – Efficacious and cost-effective treatments are available to improve the health and the live of the million of people around the world suffering from depression.
A. Supporting point 1-how to overcome the depression is simply communicating to someone else understand the issues that she/he is grappling with because most of those who suffer depression feel all alone.
1. Sub-support 1-eventhough their experience is not exactly the same with other people but they’ll feel less alone if they talk to someone that can understand their situation
2. Sub-support 2-the sense of depression can be heal through touch, daily hug for a youngster suffering existential depression and have advised parents of reluctant teenagers to say “i know that you may not want a hug, but i need a hug”. A hug, a touch on the arm, playful jostling, or even “high five” can be very important to such youngster to overcome their depression.
B. Supporting point 2: Religious practices
C. Supporting point 3: Avoid taking antidepressant (happy pills), even though it was popular to overcome the depression, it doesn’t mean they’re helpful. The New England Journal of Medicine, state the pill don’t work and have significant side effect.
I. Summary Statement - Depression is the serious problem all over the world, this is our duty for us to learn about depression and to help those who suffer the depression.
II. Closing Remark – Depression is a complex illness involving biochemical structural and environmental things that are beyond human control. Human beings who are imperfect in mind, body, and spirit. Taking an imperfect medication for those who suffer depression will lead to “Dear God please kill me now” or trying to get through life with that same condition will keep getting worse the longer they go without treating it.
List of your sources of reference – at least 4 sources. Use standard format.
1.Journal Depression: A Global Crisis World Mental Health Day, October 10 2012
2 BBC News, http://news.bbc.co.uk, Depression looms as global crisis
This is my reaction paper toward the title i choose “Depression Is The World Problem” I do read a lot about this depression disease whether from book or article. All the article talk about the meaning of depression, how it affect the world, who will involved in this kind of diseases, and how to overcome it, and they shows the statistic made by World Health Organization and other health organization according to this diseases. All complete but they told they need to do more research. The author was successful in making me satisfied about all the information, based on research and actual experience.
The author said depression is a common mental disorder that present with depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, decreased energy, feeling of guilt or low self-worth, disturb sleep and poor concentration Moreover depression often comes with symptoms of anxiety. These problems can become chronic or recurrent and lead to substantial impairments in an individual’s ability to take care of his/her everyday responsibilities. At its worst depression can lead to suicide. Almost 1 million lives are lost yearly due to suicide, with translate to 3000 suicide death everyday. For every person who completes a suicides, 20 or more many attempt to end his or her life.
My favourite part is existential depression in gifted individual cause most of them are children. Existential depression is a depression that arises when an individual confronts certain basic issues of existence. The same experience what I and several friends caught in at the early age of 14 years old. Gifted is not mean genius but they thinking a lot more than usual children do.
“Death, freedom, isolation and meaninglessness. Death is an inevitable occurrence. Freedom, in an existential sense, refers to the absence of external structure. That is, humans do not enter a world which is inherently structured. We must give the world a structure which we ourselves create. Isolation recognizes that no matter how close we become to another person, a gap always remains, and we are nonetheless alone. Meaninglessness stems from the first three. If we must die, if we construct our own world, and if each of is ultimately alone, then what meaning does life have?”. (quote from the article)
“When gifted children try to share these concerns with others, they are usually met with reactions ranging from puzzlement to hostility. They discover that others, particularly of their age, clearly do not share these concerns, but instead are focused on more concrete issues and on fitting in with others’ expectations. Often by even first grade, these youngsters, particularly the more highly gifted ones, feel isolated from their peers and perhaps from their families as they find that others are not prepared to discuss such weighty concerns.” (quote from the article).
“Is this all there is to life? Is there not ultimate meaning? Does life only have meaning if I give it meaning? I am a small, insignificant organism who is alone in an absurd, arbitrary and capricious world where my life can have little impact, and then I die. Is this all there is?”
(quote from the article)
I do agree with the statement, cause I and my friends we do not share the problem with our parents, because it was kind of “taboo” cause we’re muslim. So I just silent and read a lot to find the meaning of life and Harun Yahya (he compare Science and Islam) article help me a lot to find the meaning of life, and growth faith toward Allah and after that I shared my experience with mother at the age of 18 years old.
Personally the article help a lot for me to understand the world situation about depression disease had affect and make 350 million people suffer all around the world. All the article I had read they are all great and help me a lot to understand the society that I live today and become my motivation to live this life to the fullest. Depression kill our ability to do even a simple and easy routine. People really need a correct treatment and advice, and what I learn from this article half from the people who commit suicide every year due to depression half of them are aged between 15 and 44, the same experience me and several friends, it begin at the age of 14 years old. I’m sorry due to late response about this issue, I’m still caught in the problem of depression and still fight to overcome this problem, my mother always support me and she ask me whether I’m willing to see psychiatrist before I further my study but I refuse and said I just need a rest. Build the strong relation with God and support from all my best friends and they do help me a lot, but I know this is not a reason for me to not catch up with my studies, I will do my best Insyaallah. Pray for me Prof.
p/s: gotta go.. bye
p/s: i love you all cause of Allah ^_^.