It is also very important to have family support when getting treated for depression. When teens know they are sick, it can cause an even more dangerous state of depression. Being depressed can be a distraction at work and school. This can hurt an individual tremendously. The feeling of being unwanted is also common in a depression victim.
But it mostly affects the family because they’re around you the most. “Depression is Depressing to be around.” That may sound really selfish and self-centered but in reality when you 're around a loved one that has depressive feelings and thoughts it can cause you to have those feelings and thoughts as well. Wanting to help that loved one and not knowing how can cause one to self-doubt and, in turn, self-hate. When someone is depressed they tend to withdraw into themselves which can cause a strain in a relationship, whether that be a family relationship, friendship, or partnership. Also, depression is a sensitive topic so if a family member tries to get the depressed person to commit to getting help or even just trying to have a conversation with them about it, it can cause rifts and self-doubt.
Some depression in adolescents is obviously more severe in some people than others and some even fall into clinical depression where they just feel a deep sadness and hopelessness that affects all normal activities (Berger & Chuang, p. 380). In young adulthood, ages 19-25, depression can be crippling and make it harder for their later development. It may make it harder for them to get through university or finding a mate. The textbook also states that this mental illness is more common to be diagnosed in this stage of life because it is the stage where an adult is trying to find themselves (Berger & Chuang, p. 415). Depression is described as, “Feelings of hopelessness, lethargy, and worthlessness that last two weeks or more” (Berger & Chuang, p. 592).
Teenage suicide can be caused by a series of emotions or something that happened in the teen's life. Teenage suicide must be better understood and more aggressively addressed before more teenagers end their lives. It can be potentially be prevented through the education of how to notice when someone is in danger. Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression causes feelings of sadness and or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed.
People who attempt or complete suicide usually suffer from extreme emotional pain and distress and feel unable to cope with their problems. They are likely to suffer from mental illness, particularly severe depression, and to feel hopeless about the future. Suicide is becoming a public-health problem. It is now the leading cause of death worldwide. Researchers believe mental illness in young people are the cause of the increase in suicide.
Depression and Finding Help Depression is defined as an illness; the feelings of depression persist and interfere with a child or adolescent’s ability to function. Depression can be a very difficult and painful experience that affects not only the individual suffering from it, but also the people around them. There comes a point in some peoples’ lives where social isolation, low energy, sadness, low self-esteem, and the feeling of hopelessness, cannot be taken anymore. The feelings are so strong and persistent, that the victim becomes severely unhappy, which can then result in depression. Clinical depression has many related symptoms trouble sleeping, eating disorders, withdrawal and inactivity, self-punishment, and loss of pleasure.
Another factor is biological. Researchers believe that some neurotransmitters including se... ... middle of paper ... ... lost free time, strained relationships with people who may not understand the situation, and physical and mental exhaustion. It can be very hard to cope with a loved one's bipolar symptoms. One study shows that if a caregiver is under a lot of stress, his or her loved one has more trouble following the treatment plan, which increases the chance for a major bipolar episode. If you are a caregiver of someone with bipolar disorder, it is important that you also make time to take care of yourself.
If you've experienced loss and are hurting, it's reasonable that your responses will be unreasonable." Furthermore, one huge side effect that families face in grief is exhaustion. Research has noted that the griever may even feel as though they have the flu since the exhaustion is so deep. Additionally, families face days of distraction. When a family goes through a loss they often lose the most basic life skills, such as organization or accomplishment at least for a while.
Medications can off balance the chemicals levels in the brain, producing depression, An example would be the acne treatment, Accutane or the antiviral drug, interferon-alpha. Someone can also develop depression from the emotional harm done by fighting with family members or a loved one. Experiencing someone close moving out of your life usually always makes a person sad, but depressed people are more than just sad; they believe that their life is unimportant and hopeless. Scientists know that depression is hereditary by studying the patterns of illnesses in families to determine a percentage of how much the cause of depression was caused by genes, which is called the heritability. Specifically they look at a twin who has depression sees if the other has depression and they came to the conclusion that the heritability is 40-50% (Levinson 1).
Depression is a major concern today and takes a harsh toll on everyone, not only the person who is diagnosed with it but also their family. It is not always obvious when someone is depressed. Everyone handles depression differently in their own way but depression is a medical problem which should be handled professionally. Unfortunately, Holden let his depression escalate out of proportion leading him to live a life full of emptiness, guilt, and compulsive lying and this way his way of dealing with his problem. Today, teenagers and Holden share multitude of problems such as losing a loved one, drugs, alcohol, and peer pressure that lead to depression and we need families to take notice and do something to stop teen depression.