Of course, Interested student2, we're not supposed to write your paper for you, as you know. It's a project that requires you to do some research to get sufficient information to make an informative and well-planned document to present to your classmates. So I'll give you some leads for research:
1. Depression is (or can be) a chemical imbalance in the brain.
2. The neurotransmitters may be reduced, and significant neurotransmitters in feeling tone include Dopamine, Norepinephrine, and serotonin neurotransmitters. (You should do your research on those by looking them up on the internet.)
3. Some people do not produce an enzyme called folic acid oxidase which converts folic acid to folate. Learn about
Deplin, a medication which supplies folate to the brain in people who don't produce the beneficial enzyme.
4. Often, depression may be treated with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (or SSRIs) to help restore the chemical imbalance. Learn about
5. Learn about
whether depression can be cured and how people may have mild, moderate, or severe depression. Go online for websites about
6. Write your own document so that you strengthen your writing skills and learn how to do research (which you will definitely need to know when you get to do college work). Be sure to give credit to people whose work you translate into your own expressions, since they are not your ideas.
7. If you want to use some information but don't know how to document it, keep the information and the source from which you derived it and ask your teacher to help you show in your paper how to document the source of your data.
8. And, by the way, some people who have had depression may be very intelligent folks who have good educations, are married, have families, and a lot of talent. They may be very healthy people with the right medications and lifestyles. You need to learn about
how the illness is healed for those in whom it may be cured.
You may be very proud of your work if you do it all yourself!
Good wishes and good luck, too!
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 2/23/2012 12:43:53 PM (GMT-7)