Why is Gen Y so depressed?

Raised in an era marked by the attack Twin Towers and terrorism, cell phones, and social networking and instant messaging, Millennial consider technology not as a tool to advance in their work but they are more interested in advancing their so called ‘social skills’. This generation has been brought up in a framework where parents focus on flattering and building up high self-esteem in their children. For no reason, this generation seeks a constant feedback from their fellas. And in lieu of feedback, come comparison and this comparison brings up loss of interest or pleasure in activities, mood swings, panic attack, sadness, or emotional distress. All this agglomerate into something which lay man calls “Depression”.

Sociologists and psychologists comment that although there is an individual optimism, teenagers have a marked depression at the low-level, qualitative and quantitative, of opportunities offered to them. They start to hate everything in general, they see as enemies of their own welfare. And this puts them in a situation of distrust with their well-wishers, guardians or even parents.  Many teens do not seek or receive treatment for their depression, which may lead to increased problems later in life. Long term effects may range from alcoholism to self-harm or suicidal tendency.

Stupefied? No need to! Understand why does this happen and please don’t curse circumstances. It is believed that children and teens could develop depression at any age. It’s considered unlikely that depression is caused by a single factor; rather it’s believed that depression is caused by a number of factors interplaying. If depression runs into the family, the chances of developing depression are way too high. Additionally, out of balance neurotransmitters or absurd hormonal imbalance triggers depression among adolescents. Depression may be linked to a feeling of learned helplessness; that these young minds get stuck into places where they feel helpless and unable to find solutions to the challenges in life. This behaviour may be learned though modelling by a parent or caregiver as mentioned above.

But how will you get to know that your young-one is a state of mental distress? The symptoms may be physiological or behavioural.  But the most easily identifiable ones are increased agitation and decreased social interactions. Signs and symptoms may include unexplained spells of cry, need for an extreme amount of reassurance or hyper-sensitivity to rejection or failure. Understanding depression is tricky. However, handling the affected is even trickier. Unfortunately, though, social stigma that besieges depression inhibits many people from opening up and disclosing their problems. Since the society views “the depressed” as flawed or weak, that person is likely to feel shy or even ashamed of his/her condition, and he or she may fear the consequences of disclosing the experience to anybody, even health care providers, family, or friends.

No matter how he carries up the treatment, a trained psychiatrist or psychologist can at least help a person view a depressive state without passing a judgment, and applies an effort to understand and heal the source of the depression. In fact, it has been observed that simply discerning the root cause of depression can positively affect the pace of treatment. At Feelinglone, we take care that you get everything that you need to bring back that bright smile on your face. We help you blurt out everything that is burning you from inside. Medications are usually employed in curing depression, particularly when the symptoms are severe, and several classes of medications have been developed to improve mood. But any kind antidepressants, even the mildest ones, come along with heaps of side-effects some of which may not be curable with time. But in case of rising self-harm tendency, antidepressants become necessary. Some medical treatments combined with lifestyle changes might palliate symptoms of depression. Medical therapies, here psychotherapies, include a variety of complementary and alternative medicine therapies (CAM), such as acupuncture, herbal remedies, and supplements as well as aerobic exercise, which boosts the “feel-good hormones” (endorphins) thereby improving mood and relieving stress. Keeping all the medical terminology aside, depression, in reality, is something that requires an extra dose of affection and care (along with right psychotherapies).

While it may pose a problem, especially at initial stages, but you need to encourage the affected to talk to anybody they feel comfortable with. When they will realise that there are people they can confide in, they’ll get the warmth they have always in search of. Depression is a big monster that will become troublesome when it’s not tackled correctly. It’s not easy to admit you have it and it’s not easy to get treatment, but when you make it easier on them by using these suggestions they’ll get the help they need. At feelinglone, we cater to all the interests like jobs, cities, hobbies and other stuff related to you daily life. We have tons of online meet-ups, organized at regular basis to help you sail through your tough times. We don’t promise to wave a wand and spoil your problems in a spick of time. But, we promise to help you gather enough strength by providing real-time support by professionals. They’ll be a better person and they’ll get over this problem the right way. You might face hesitation while talking to someone at first but that’s behaviourally ok. You must not stop and carry on with efforts. Try till the goal is reached. Once you accomplish your mission, you’ll realise that there’s feeling better than the one you have after gifting someone a happy and prosperous life!

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    Dipika Srivastava 9 months ago

    good thoughts

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