Course: EN082: Unit 1, Report – Final Draft
Assignment: Report – Final Draft
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Depression is a medical illness that causes a constant feeling of sadness and lack of interest. Many teens suffer from depression. Teens can develop feelings of worthlessness and inadequacy over their grades, school performance, social status with peers, sexual orientation, or family life can each have a major effect on how a teen feels. When friends or family (or things that the teen usually enjoys) don't help to improve his or her sadness or sense of isolation, there's a good chance that he or she has teen depression. When a teen is depressed they may have suicidal thoughts. They might even self-harm. Researchers have identified certain factors that seem to increase the risk of developing or triggering depression, including: Depression that started when you were a teen or child. Certain personality traits, such as having low self-esteem and being overly dependent, self-critical or pessimistic. Blood relatives with a history of depression, bipolar disorder, alcoholism or suicide. History of anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Abuse of alcohol or illegal drugs. Traumatic or stressful events, such as physical or sexual abuse, the loss of a loved one, a difficult relationship or financial problems.
Signs and symptoms of depression include: Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" feelings. Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness. Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts. Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment. Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex. Irritability, restlessness.
Treatment and medicine are basically the only things that will cure depression, besides beating it with your mind. I personally don't think they're the way to go. Studies have shown the side-effects and just the way people react to them make them more likely to be even more depressed on an anti-depressent. I have battled depression personally in 7th grade for a period of a couple months and I found the only way to escape such dark thoughts was to literally get out of my mind. I had to find someway/somehow to reach euphoria, that was the only way to escape. I picked up new hobbies, treid new things, met new people, and just tried to.. live. I was tired of feeling like a worthless pathetic human being, I wanted to be happy. I became happy.
Every human at any age can get depression. A man on his death-bed can be depressed, and so can a 8 year old little boy. Both can feel alone in this world, no where to go, no one who understands. We all can be alone. We can all be/feel depressed. Every single human being gets sad,