Taylor's University Lakeside Case Study

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Due to the lack of exposure and discussion of depression in our society, numerous teenagers and young adults do not know what to do when faced with depression or finds out a close friend of their with depression. Thus, the problem itself is rarely solved, majority tend to sweep it under the carpet, while others fear being judged by their peers as mentally challenged or insane. This paper will focus on understanding the significance of depression to the students of Taylor’s University Lakeside. Normally, Depression is often regarded as a social taboo, it’s the least likely topic to approach when a group of friends or young adult gather and socialize, this often leads to a victim of depression feeling different and fearing rejection from his …show more content…

How badly does depression affects it’s victim and the people around him? What are the adverse effects of depression? All these questions are the purpose of our research paper. This paper aims to learn and record the general attitude,opinion and awareness of depression in Taylor’s University Lakeside. This paper also aims highlight the adverse effects of depression on society and spread awareness of the problem that is suffered world wide.

Depression is a problem that has been around since the time of Ancient Greece, thought to be a disease caused due to the imbalance of body fluids. The adverse effect of depression are numerous, there is no doubt that it is deadly to those who suffer it, being ranked 76th in the Cause of most deaths world wide, one of it’s effects, suicide comes in rank 16. The cause of depression range from Emotional distress to Trauma, Emotional distress is the inability to control one's emotions when faced with day to day problems, this can lead to depression and random bouts of anger, rage and sadness. Stress is another cause of depression, be it social or work related stress, it can lead to overthinking, which may cause …show more content…

Mental abuse (Calling out names, describing body parts, skin colour) and physical abuse (bullied by classmates, parents abusing children) may cause the victim to think himself as hated or unworthy of love. Even losing someone close can cause depression as victim often suffers from guilt, causing them to loathe themselves and their existence. The term depression is derived from the Greek word Melancholia (otherwise known as melancholy), it’s very definition being, “a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause.” Victims are subjected to sudden and random bouts of intense emotiona pain, fatigue, lack of appetite and severe weight gain or loss. A common misconception of Depression is that all it’s pains and effects are just “In the head”, however research shows that emotional pain can effect the part of the brain that controls physical pain, the anterior insula and the anterior cingulate cortex. Depression affects the brain in numerous ways, many of which we don’t know for certain yet. For instances, one of the sections affected is the Amygdala. The Amygdala is a piece of the limbic framework, a gathering of structures somewhere down in the brain that is connected with feelings, such as outrage, delight, distress, dread, and sexual excitement. The

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