Causes of Teenage Depression

1538 WordsJun 20, 20187 Pages
A famous author John Green said, “Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever they list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of death (“The Only Thing Worse”).” Occasional bad moods or acting out is to be expected, but depression is something different. Depression can destroy the very essence of a teenager’s personality, causing an overwhelming sense of sadness, despair, or anger (“A Guide for Parents”). The depression rate in the teen’s generation is rising every day. Teenage depression is not just bad moods and occasional melancholy; it’s a serious problem that impacts every aspect of a teen’s life (“A Guide for Parents”). To better…show more content…
Though they may seem like fiercely independent, implying they want nothing to do or need from their parents, teenagers still have needs for attention (“Common Causes of Teenage Depression”). If the teen does not get a lot of attention from their parent they may feel disowned or helpless because their parent does not show/give the love or the respected attention from the parent. Society judges the depressed teens, kids, and adults; the teens are told it is going to be alright everything is going to work out. When the teen thinks about those words, they wonder is it really ever going to get better. The teenagers’ just need someone to talk to and this generation does not know how to talk about their feelings anymore they are expressing it on social media. The social rejection can lead to a problem with drug use and bullying in adolescence contributes to the development of depression (Aguirre 77). Knowing that the teen is going to be distressed on a personal level by things they have no control over and that can easily throw the teen into the downward abyss spiral of depression (“Common Causes of Teenage Depression”). The social anxiety and peer pressure for teens is unbreakable the feeling of being pressured into doing terrible things causes teens to go into depression because they feel as if they have to maintain a “reputation.” Keeping a reputation in high school can be strapping because of all the anxiety a teen gets
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