Clinical Depression And Anxiety In Generation Y

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Depression and anxiety are two separate disorders with their own unique symptoms and treatments. However, both of these disorders are often experienced with one another for many people, especially in Generation Y. Generation Y also known as, “Millennials”, are the offspring of Generation X, or the generation after the “baby boomers”. Generation Y’s birth years range from the 1980s to the very early 2000s. Clinical depression is a mood disorder that creates an consistent sense of melancholy or even a lost of interests that could vary from hobbies, family, and friends. Anxiety differs from depression because it is a mood disorder that is identified by excessive feelings of worry that translate into or has a major impact on a person’s daily life.…show more content…
Sleep disturbance has a major impact on clinical depression and anxiety. Sleep deprivation is most definitely known and experienced throughout the generations to be harmful on a person’s health. The truth is sleep deprivation is found and is extremely prominent in college students. A vast majority of Millennials are part of a college or university to achieve a higher education. During the “baby boomers” generation, the rates of high school students moving onto university are significantly lower than those of the millennials. Vocational jobs are decreasing in today’s era while during Generation X or the baby boomer’s they were encouraged. The college lifestyle is often associated with sleep deprivation due to the stress of working outside of school with the combination of difficult academic work. The Depression Clinical and Research Program (DCRP) of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Psychiatry administered a study among undergraduate students at various American Universities where the students completed mental health screenings (Nyer, 874). Researchers continued the study from a smaller group out of those students which trickled down to about 287 undergraduates for an in depth look of behavioral…show more content…
About 9.5 million people are unemployed in the United States of America with a significant percentage of that number being people under the age of 30 (Dilenschneider, 303). A troubling analysis by Robert L. Dilenschneider, the founder and principle of the Dilenschneider Group described the situation as “ Young people are disproportionately affected by the crisis, setting many up for a lifetime of struggle with debt and limited options” (Dilenschneider, 304). The troubling situation is the there are more people looking for jobs than jobs that are available. Unlike, Generation X where 80% of young people from the age of 18 to 30 were employed. And according to the Wall Street Journal only about one third of Americans in the ages of 18 and 30 were working full time (Dilenschnieder, 304). The healthcare system in the United States is not stable due to political differences among major parties. Affordable health care is hard to reach for many and treatments like medicine or therapy are not being properly distributed to those who are in desperate need. The American Psychological Association did a research survey for about 2,000 American young people who had an average of a 5.2 stress level on a 10 scale (Sharon Jayson). Matthew Faraci is from the Generation Opportunity which is a Millennial advocacy group explains

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