Adolescent Depression

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1. General description of depression
* Describe depression
Add the exact definition of depression.
Depression is a prevalent problem among adolescents, which may cause further mental or physical issues. Serious depression is regarded as diseases and is one of the oldest recorded diseases in medicine history.
* Why is it important
* How does it impact the biological, psychological, social development?
Except the weight loss, loss of appetite, sleep disturbance and some other common symptoms, the impact of depression in biological development has always been underestimated, depression will comorbid with other chronic diseases such as angina, arthritis, asthma, and diabetes which will leads to worse health situation.
(Moussavi, S., Chatterji, S., Verdes, E., Tandon, A., Patel, V., & Ustun, B. (2007). Depression, chronic diseases, and decrements in health: results from the World Health Surveys. Lancet, 370(9590), 851–8. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(07)61415-9)
In term of psychology, depression is not a fleeting sadness but a pervasive and relentless sense of despair. A lack of interest in life accompanied by feelings of uselessness (needs to be improved)
In terms of social development, depression will also cause plenty of problems. Adolescents with depression will be easier to go to extreme which will lead to the unstableness of the society.
* Why is it important to adolescent development?
Adolescents with depression are more likely to have harmful behaviors, such as substance abuse and unprotected sexual activity. Which will do harm to their further development. Also some study shows that adolescents have depression will have higher chance of getting other mental disorders when they become adult.
* Why is it important to society?
Modem society makes people in a very stressful lifestyle which results in the wildly existence of depression…...

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