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Over the centuries people used different expressions to describe the same mysterious psychic phenomenon such as melancholy, nigra bilis, lethargy and sadness. However the modern scientiffic diagnosis calls it depression, unipolar disorder and bipolar disorder.
Sadness and melancholy is a natural reaction when you experience loss. If we manage to get over it, we recognize early on that life goes on, and we will be able to enjoy the tiny joys of life, which can help us to set new goals and find the meaning of our lives. However, if the progress is blocked and the sadness becomes permanent, this state is diagnosed as depression.
The basic topic of my dissertation is depression. I wanted to show the different stages of depression, the feelings and self-hurting. The topic is shown with ten pairs of editorial photos, in which I used my own pictures and a model who was selected to represent the feelings.