Essay On Depression In Adolescence

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Martin is a 21-year-old business major at a large university. Over the past few weeks, his family and friends have noticed increasingly bizarre behaviors. On many occasions, they’ve overheard him whispering in an agitated voice, even though there is no one nearby. Lately, he has refused to answer or make calls on his cell phone, claiming that if he does, it will activate a deadly chip that was implanted in his brain by evil aliens. His parents have tried to get him to go with them to a psychiatrist for an evaluation, but he refuses. He has accused them on several occasions of conspiring with the aliens to have him killed so they can remove his brain and put it in one of their own. He has stopped attending classes altogether. He is now so far…show more content…
These causes differ greatly from those of adult for the body and daily life of each age group operate differently. Although this disorder can affect persons of different age groups it is different for adults and adolescents based on some ways it is caused. Magklara states that depression in adolescence shows substantial comorbidity with anxiety and substance abuse disorders and this finding has been well established through various studies. What this means is that in adolescents who suffer from depression, there has been the simultaneous presence of them having both anxiety disorder and substance abuse problems which negatively impacts their depressive state. The causes of depression in adolescence are few but are very important to take into consideration. Adolescence may develop this depressive disorder through learning patterns of negative thinking. Teenagers who are taught to think pessimistically, to give up and rely on others for their own happiness often are more likely to suffer from depression than the outgoing, optimistic teenagers. These patterns of thinking normally generate from their parents. Children who go through their lives with the mindset that when something is a challenge they should give up and not try to overcome an obstacle, often get depressed as they get older and are faced with more
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