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The mind-body connection is a very powerful one For every thought in the mind the body has a reaction regardless of whether it is real or imagined For example when someone has a nightmare they will usually wake up with their heart racing sweating and may be very agitated even though all they were doing was sleeping But in their mind there was something bad going on and their body was reacting to it This demonstrates how strong the mind-body connection can be Depression is the most common psychological disorder that affects the young and old rich and poor or even successful and unsuccessful people Everyone is a target for depression For these very ill people life is a hopeless prison sentence and they themselves feel worthless and unloved Luce 1971 p152 There are three main types of depression that affect many people nationwide All three are mind disorders which can cause major problems in the body The first is major depression Major depression is a mood disorder characterized by persistent feelings of despondency worthlessness and hopelessness leading to impair emotional cognitive behavioral and physical functioning This disorder which affects about 12 million Americans a year stems from an overwhelming feeling of sadness The individual may feel alone although surrounded by friends and family They may cry for no reason or suffer from low self-esteem If not treated the body begins to suffer The individual begins to lose mental and physical energy along with vague aches and pains They may experience restlessness and anxiety which are displayed through fidgeting and aimless pacing Other changes include sleep disorder and varied eating habits resulting in weight loss or gain Another type of depression is seasonal affective disorder SAD This mood disorder is brought on by changes in the weather It will usually occur during the winter due to larger amounts of the hormone melatonin being released during cooler weather People with SAD suffer from an imbalance of
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