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Why Depression Is Common In Today's Youth

Everyone is trying to understand life, the never-ending search for happiness, and with it their purpose, the meaning that one can add, to make things better for themselves and others. But in doing we should never forget that happiness depends on ourselves.


We are all special in the way we think and our perception. A fickle state of mind is when one doesn't have enough clarity about what they want. Many of us are floating at this point, blindly following the perceived reality created by others without understanding whether it makes sense or not.

Stress is a major contributor to driving individuals into depression. Today, the expectations have increased, and going behind them is part of life. The individuals who have not learned to cope with the stress are at higher risk of getting into depression. This is the reason is why today's youth is more prone to anxiety and depression.

There is some link between depression and the fickle state of mind.

One of the most interesting areas of research, where we can find answer, is depression and its connection to dementia. 
Dementia is not one particular disease. It is a group of thinking and social symptoms that interferes with everyday functioning characterized by impairment of brain functions, such as loss of memory and judgment. Depression tends to have at least two distinct ways of influencing people with dementia. Firstly, people who have experienced severe depression in their lives may be at higher risk of developing dementia. Second, many people with dementia have depression; left untreated it exacerbates uncertainty and forgetfulness and affects the quality of life. Common signs of depression include anxiety, sadness, lack of appetite, lack of concentration and clarity, spending more time sleeping, weight loss, and agitation. 

Fickle-minded behavior can also be a result of this condition. As it caused by a lack of concentration on any specific thing or aspect of life. Not all the desires resulting from this behavior can be satisfied which may aggravate depression further.


Sometimes people with depression may show painful, disturbing feelings or make negative remarks such as, "I want to die," or "I'm so lonely." These are indicators that caregivers should pay attention to. A depressed person develops apathy, refusing to do the things they have often enjoyed in the past, even things they have enjoyed quite recently.

Activity is a way of treating people with depression. Step up the workout to twice a day, get them out in the sunlight, promote day program participation, or recruit in-house staff to involve them in conversation and events.

It is also important to get professional help for depression, counseling and seeking advice from Mental Health specialist can help.

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