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Social Issues Depression

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Social Issues : Depression Adolescent Depression Depression (also known as melancholia) is the state of sadness, decreased initiative, and introversion. It’s known as being blue, or just being down. Depression can be caused by anything that’s disturbing to the individual, or can be caused by massive amounts of stress. Anything that gives you a feeling of guilt can lead to depression. Adolescence is a time where there are great amounts of stress due to mental, physical, and chemical changes in the body. This is the time where many people feel down or depressed. It sometimes goes unnoticed because it’s felt that these are just things kids have to go through, but speaking from personal experience not everything is written in plain black and white. Adolescent depression is a big problem, and if nothing’s done about it, it can lead to an emotional breakdown. Sometimes resulting in attempted suicides. Adolescence is what scientists label a problem period. This is the time where children, become young adults. They are being prepared for adulthood. To prepare for this the body must go through a certain amount of changes. These changes are both physical and mental: “Adolescence” comes from the Latin verb adolescere, which means “to grow,” or “to grow to maturity.” Maturing involves not only physical but also mental growth. On the physical side, it means the attainment of mature stature. ..mentally a mature individual is one who has reached their maximum intelligence level. During this time, weird things begin to happen to the mind and body that are scary but exciting at the same time. But this time also brings huge amounts of pressure and stress. Some of which the child may not be able to handle, causing them to feel “weighed down” by life. The teen doesn’t have to be troubled to feel depressed, all it takes is something negative that makes them feel insecure and you have the beginnings of adolescent depression. During this period the youth is worried about their new role in life. They are unsure of their abilities and this confuses them, adding stress to an already stressful period:
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A person is an adult when he can take his place and play his role in adult affairs, physically, socially, and economically. A person is regarded as an adolescent until he operates as an adult. During this period of the youths life, it causes them to be confused, uncertain, and anxious. This is a transition period for the youth, and it may be too much for one to handle causing emotional unstability: Like all transitions, adolescence is marked by shiftings backward and forward from old to new behavior, from old to new attitudes. Instability and inconsistency are indications of immaturity. This shows that the youth is unsure of themselves and they’re second-guessing
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