Depression: The Causes And Effects Of Depression In University Students

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What is depression
Depression is a serious, and often underestimated, mental condition that affects both mind and body of millions of university students worldwide each year. This mental disorder negatively affects how a person feels, the way he/she thinks and how he/she acts. It causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work, school and at home-among students this medical condition often leads to fail and discontinues and dropping out of university.
Depression is different from sadness or grief/bereavement and shouldn’t be confused with the latter. The death of a loved one, loss of a job or the ending of a relationship are difficult experiences for a person to endure. It is normal for feelings of sadness or grief to develop in response to such situations. Those experiencing loss often might describe themselves as being “depressed. “But being sad is not the same as having depression. The grieving process is natural and unique to each individual and shares some of the same features of depression. Both grief and depression may involve intense sadness and withdrawal from usual activities.

What causes depression among students
Depression can affect anyone—even a person who appears to live in relatively
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If a student think they are experiencing symptoms of depression, it’s worth visiting a clinic or a mental health professional to get a check-up. The good news is, depression is among the most treatable of mental disorders. Between 80 percent and 90 percent of people with depression eventually respond well to treatment. Almost all patients gain some relief from their symptoms. Your doctors can work with you to create a treatment plan which suits your personal circumstances and
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