Major Depressive Disorder

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Informative Speech
Specific Purpose:To inform my audience about the causes and effect of depression. Central Idea:Depression effects many people and has several causes.

I. Introduction
A. Attention Getter
1. Depression is a medical condition that affects a person’s physical and mental ability. 2. Have any of you suffer or know anyone suffering from some form of depression?

B. Reveal Topic: Today I will discuss about the causes and effect of depression. I will talk about what causes, effect, and finally some ways to fight against Depression. C. Establish Credibility

3. Drew Carey talks about suicide prevention-youtube 4. Halle Berry
5. www.nimh.nih.org
D. Forecast
6. The Base
7. The Middle
8. The Top
II.Body
A. Depression is a medical condition that causes and affect a person’s ability,

1. According to the website www.nimh.nih.gov, depression is a mood disorder that makes you feel unhappy, non motivated, or hopeless for a period of time. Depression can have a significant impact on the enjoyment of your life, your work, your health and the people who care about you. Not everyone experiences depression in the same way. Depressed people may appear withdrawn and despondent, or they may be aggressive and self-destructive. Some people may be depressed about a specific problem, while others feel deeply unhappy without knowing why. Sometimes, a depressed person may even appear “fine” to their friends and family. The common thread, however, is an overwhelming; persistent feeling of despair. Depression can affect people emotion and behavior. Some people only feel down for a short period of time and other people feel good one moment and the next feel very depress. If you have a short term depression you are still able to work and take care of your daily activities. People who have a long period of depression and don’t seek any kind of...
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