LFA #99974 Chart - Understanding Depression.
Simplified and updated from the previous edition, this chart provides an easy-to-understand visual and textual overview of the most important aspects of depression. It defines depression and three main types of this serious medical condition: major depression, dysthymic disorder/dysthymia and bipolar disorder. The areas of the brain affected by depression are defined and illustrated. Structures of the limbic system are also shown, as any disturbance to this system can affect mood and behavior. The role of transmitters is described; illustrations show normal and abnormal levels of these important chemical messengers, which can help explain how imbalances in these chemicals can lead to depression. Signs and symptoms of major depression are prominently featured towards the top of the chart. Suicide warning signs are also detailed. Risk factors and treatments options for depression are also discussed. Size is 20" W by 26" H.
All LFA Charts and Posters are designed to a) Provide just the right level of detail, b) At-a-glance format, c) Striking colorful images, d) Enlarged view of key organs or structures, e) Comprehensive and anatomically/medically accurate.Plastic laminate, 20" x 26" offers flexibility, durability and attractive appearance for medical professionals, patients, students and other specialists. Complete with metal eyelets at top cornors for hanging or portable stand display. "Write-on, wipe-off" surface is perfect for classrooms and professional offices.Shipped in mailing tube. Note: Many charts and posters also available in Spanish (-SP) to meet the needs of an expanding Spanish-language population and for improved communication.