Depression in teenage girls
”You are the reason of all our troubles,We are the unfortunate people on the earth to have a daughter like you’; It was better if I had no one rather to have a sister like you’’. And the girl consoles herself thinking “It wasn’t my mistake…it was just a CHROMOSOMIC GLITCH.” She observes everyone in the hostel as she is eager to go back home to meet her family and friends. She lives in the dark corner of the room wishing at she had a happy family out there. She just wished not hoped. Only the room changes not the circumstances.
”TIRED OF HOPING”
”TIRED OF COPING”
”TIRED OF LIVING”
”TIRED OF TRYING”
”I AM DONE”
Depression is an intense expression of sadness, hopelessness and loneliness. The reliable studies all around the world give a high spot that teen girls are more easy prey of depression than boys. Depression is not a mood swing, it is a mood disorder. Generally, parents ignore the cranky and peculiar behavior of their daughters and that’s why most of them go unmedicated. But the main question is – Why do they undergo such depression?
CA– USES OF DEPRESSION-
• HORMONAL CA– USE : Biological or hormonal imbalances are one of the reasons that actuates depression. They play a main role in regulating the mood and behaviour of an individual. • CHILDHOOD TRAUMA : Disgusting or traumatic events during childhood such as physical or mental abuse cause wounds that never heal. They create a lasting effect on girl’s brain. • LOSS OF THE LOVED ONES : Loss of a parent or a dearly loved person affects the working of an individual and eventually they fall in the trap of depression. • PESSIMISM : They are not able to cope up with circumstances. Little failures in their lives make them feel dejected. They think they will never be able to make it. They loose confidence and become hopeless. • FAMILY CONFLICTS : Not everyone in this world is born in an ideal family. It is an adage that when the gardeners are good, the flowers bloom. A child will learn what you will show to them. Parents blame each other for their failures in life. They are themselves consumed in fighting with each other that they fail to provide love to their daughters. • NO FREEDOM : Girls are never given any chance to assert their independence. It makes them feel alienated and dejected leading to depression. • HEARTY BREAK UPS : When girls don’t get love at home, they try to find love in this world of imperfections. They try to find happiness in their friends and when they don’t get the love they want, all they are left with is Despair. CONSEQUENCES RESULTING TO DEPRESSION-
- SUICIDAL THOUGHTS
- LOSS OF CONFIDENCE
- IRRITABILITY OR ANGER
- LOSS OF INTEREST IN ACTIVITIES
- CHANGE IN APPETITE
TREATMENT- The only solution of depression is to smile, to accept the way life is and to make the best out of it. No one in this world comes to your rescue when you need them the most. It is you who have to save yourself. If you don’t trust yourself, how can you expect others to trust you. Being rebellious or gloomy won’t bring out any solution. You just have to wait for the perfect time to fight back. You should stand upright no matter how badly the world knocks you down. Love yourself and listen to your heart. Your churning heart is still beating. Get back in the lost beats. BE BOLD, BE RAVISHING, BE FEARLESS.
— About the Author: The article has been contributed by our intern, Vandana Chawla.