Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Depression - True or False

Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Depression- True or false?

Name: Dafna Alon

I.D. 300724432

Course: Introduction to Poetry and Fiction

Natanela Elias

9.4.2013


Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Depression- True or false?

This paper will explore whether Samuel Taylor Coleridge had suffered from depression or not. In order to explore the issue I will first explain what Depression is and its symptoms. Later on I will analyze four of the symptoms with reflection to two of Coleridge's poems in order to see if I can find any hints to depression in ...

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and an inability to experience pleasure [HYPERLINK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anhedonia] in activities that were formerly enjoyed. Depressed people may be preoccupied with, or ruminate [HYPERLINK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumination_(psychology)] over, thoughts and feelings of worthlessness, inappropriate guilt or regret, helplessness, hopelessness, and self-hatred. Other symptoms of depression include poor concentration and memory, withdrawal from social situations and activities, reduced sex drive [HYPERLINK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libido], and thoughts of death or suicide. Insomnia [HYPERLINK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insomnia] is common among the depressed. Hypersomnia [HYPERLINK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypersomnia], or oversleeping, can also happen.

A depressed person may report multiple physical symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, or digestive problems; physical complaints are the most common presenting problem in developing countries, according to ...

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Added: 12/4/2013 12:25:33 PM
Submitted By: dafnalon
Category: Poetry & Poets
Words: 955
Pages: 4

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