What are the differences between 'normal' and maladaptive behaviors and behavior patterns specifically with sadness and clinical depression?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 16, 2018, 11:05 pm ad1c9bdddf
1. What are the differences between 'normal?and maladaptive behaviors and behavior patterns specifically with sadness and clinical depression?
"Normal?sadness is situation specific and everyone feels sad once in awhile, like when a person loses a job or a friend forgets to meet her or him for lunch. This type of sadness is normal and is only experienced for a short period to time and does not affect other areas of the person's life. Even though a sense of sadness might occur when the situation comes to mind again, this is part of "normal?sadness. The person can still go to work and laugh at a joke; the person can still get up and enjoy the day to some extent, even if the sadness is caused by grief for a loved one. Sadness associated with grief is still a "normal" reaction to lose.
However, this is not the case with clinical depression, which results in a set of "maladaptive behaviors and behavior patterns? Although a specific or a set of events might have triggered the depressive episode, it is pervasive and affects all areas of a person's life. The person cannot enjoy other parts of her or his life. The person cannot smile or laugh at a joke. ...
The solution explains the differences between 'normal' and maladaptive behaviors and behavior patterns specifically with sadness and clinical depression.
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