The Role Of Clinical Depression In Hamlet

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Most people have felt sad or depressed at times. The feeling of being depressed is a normal reaction to loss, life's struggles, or an injured self-esteem. But when one is feeling hopeless, and worthless to the point where one is kept from functioning normally, then it becomes an issue. Depression is a mental state characterized by a sense of failing and a lack of activity which shows a bitter mood. Because depression is also diagnosed as a illness. Medication and help is available for the people who seek treatment. But what about the people who don’t seek treatment? That’s the problem, very few people with depression actually go seek help. Over "80 percent of people that have symptoms of clinical depression are not receiving any specific…show more content…
This was a traumatic event for Hamlet, eventually causing him to lose a grip on reality and appear lost and mad. As a reader, you can tell Hamlet is depressed when he said “Ah, I wish my dirty flesh would melt away into a vapor, or that God had not made a law against suicide.” (Hamlet 1.2.5). This relates in a way to the novel Cranked by Ellen Hopkins. The main character Kristina was sexually assaulted and this traumatized her. Kristina later goes on to say “I hate this feeling. Like I'm here, but I'm not. Like someone cares. But they don't. Like I belong somewhere else, anywhere but here” (Hopkins 19). Kristina then eventually became hooked on “Crank”, also known as Meth and things get worst for her. She goes on to say “It had been a tempestuous week, snared by emotions, rubbing me so raw, I hurt at night, alone in the dark.” (Hopkins 84). When something traumatizing happens, people who become depressed, had the traumatic event occur prior to their depression. Events strip one’s feeling of control such as, death, divorce, and illnesses can cause long term depression. These characters both went through a tragic event. Hamlet had returned to denmark to find out this his mother remarried this killer of his father. And kristina was raped and led down

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