Cause And Effect Essay About Depression

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Both adults and children have bad days. Some days are worse than others. Sometimes the bad days seem to never end. They can last for weeks, months, or even years. When this happens, it is known as depression. Depression is a psychological illness that changes the way that you think and feel while also affecting your sense of physical health and social interactions. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 10 adults reported having depression. That may seem troubling, but the most troubling statistic is that about 11 percent of adolescents have a depressive disorder by age 18 according to the National Comorbidity Survey-Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A). As the child gets older, their risk of becoming depressed also…show more content…
A variety of factors play a part in why someone is depressed. It could be caused by any combination of factors that relate to physical health, life events, family history, environment, genetic vulnerability, and biochemical disturbance. (WebMD). Depression can be genetic, meaning that it can run in families. Someone with a close relative who suffers from depression is more likely to become depressed. A few examples could be a child whose father passed away in Afghanistan, who is going through a period of loss and may become depressed. Or imagine going to school every day and having someone bully you. They make fun of everything about you, from your hair to your shoes. You get sad and upset. It keeps happening and the feelings begin to get worse. This is one example of how depression can manifest…show more content…
If you come from a family that pushes you to be the best, you may feel that you are mediocre or subpar if you make below an A. Cristy Dawson, assistant principal at Los Altos High, said that, “They’re not expected to be great; they 're expected to be stupendous.” Pressure is put on them to be the best and if they aren’t the best, then who are they? According to an article written by Sharon Noguchi of the San Jose Mercury News, depression and anxiety disorders made one student from Los Altos High have a breakdown in school. School officials are seeing more and more students suffering from depression. The article offers insight from individuals who have suffer from it. "I was very good at putting up a facade," said the Los Altos High student. Children learn to hide what is going on with them in an attempt to fit in. They pretend that nothing is wrong when in reality their entire world may be crumbling down around

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