Mental Health and Psychiatry – Assignment Number One (Depression)
Question 1.1: Analyse why men are more likely to describe the physical symptoms of depression, rather than the emotional ones, when seeking treatment.
Men are much more likely to describe the physical symptoms than the emotional ones because they always feel like they have to be in control and macho; they like to feel in control of their families.
Men are much less likely to acknowledge that there is actually a problem. Instead of seeking medical treatment with a doctor or specialist men are much more likely to seek refuge in drink or drugs. Men tend to feel irritable and angry instead of hopeless and helpless, therefore, doctors are …show more content…
The social stigmas around depression often stop some people from seeking the medical help and treatment they so desperately require. They feel unsettled and uncomfortable about talking about their issues and problems to complete strangers, even though these ‘strangers’ are medically and psychologically trained to deal with depressed people and depressive disorders.
Question 1.4: Describe the Principal Factors which could contribute towards a child developing depression.
There are several different ‘Principal Factors’ that can contribute to a child