Major Depressive Disorder is a debilitating disease with both mental and physical effects, and it can be brought on by many factors. Is adoption one of them? Could adoption be a contributing factor to other behavioral or emotional disorders?
About how many children were adopted in the U.S. in 2008?
What percentage of American adults considers adoption as a way of building a family?
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is also often referred to as which of the following?
Lou Gehrig's disease
Which of the following is a common symptom of Major Depressive Disorder?
abnormally high energy
Which of the following factors is believed to cause depression?
feelings of abandonment
both heredity and feelings of abandonment
Which of these is an example of a possible psychological cause of depression?
a problem with neurotransmitters in the brain
living near power lines
How is Major Depressive Disorder different than occasional feelings of sadness?
MDD is characterized by intense sadness over a long time.
MDD is easier to treat than occasional sadness.
MDD, unlike occasional sadness, is not triggered by life events.
At what age do people with Major Depressive Disorder usually begin to experience symptoms?
About what percentage of people in the U.S. will suffer from Major Depressive Disorder at some point in their lives?
Which of these is an example of a possible biological cause of depression?