Depression Test for Teenagers

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No Me Mireis!

No Me Mireis! (Photo credit: El Hermano Pila)

Teen Depression Test

The Teen Depression test asks the user a series of questions in order to gauge their place on the scale of depression compared to well-adjusted standard attributed to the average person. Questions on the teen depression test range from how often the teen feels hopeless, to troubles with sleeping and eating, to thoughts about suicide or self-harm.

Depression Statistics

it affects 17.5 million Americans, and 9.2 million have major or clinical depression. Two thirds of the people suffering from depression never seek the necessary treatment. Women are reported to experience it about twice as often as men do. The World health Organization (WHO) predicts by the year 2020 that it will eventually be the number two cause of “lost years of healthy life” all across the world. Furthermore according to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide was the ninth leading cause of death in the United States in 1996. As far as prevalence of depression is concerned, major depression is 1.5 to 3 times more common among first-degree biological relatives of those with the disorder than among the general population.

 In Detail

I Got Major Depressive Disorder

I Got Major Depressive Disorder (Photo credit: Jean Big Cat)

Even though depression is extremely prevalent it is oftentimes misunderstood. People oftentimes put it in the same category as simple sadness. While this is not entirely misguided, it is not completely accurate. it is not simply the experience of feeling unhappy but the feeling of having no real emotional impetus at all.

Those who are severely depressed often report a sensation of mental ‘numbness’ and an inability to experience feelings of either joy or anguish. Those who suffer from a great amount of the problem are commonly reported as having emotional walls that are hard to penetrate with stimuli that would make the average person exhibit strong feelings. it is also linked to a lowered sense of ambition, belonging and drive.

Those who are depressed may tend to have a lower opinion not only of themselves, but of the entire world in general. Being numb to strong emotional impetus means that a depressed person is rarely impressed and even less often proud of themselves, often viewing others and their own accomplishments as completely inconsequential.

Chronic depression can be so strong that it actually manifest in a metaphysical manner, affecting bodily functions like sleep patterns and sex drive. A common trait of a majorly depressed person is an inordinately large amount of sleep, a good portion of it being during the daylight hours. As those who are depressed are difficult to stimulate, this also extends into their sexual performance, with a low level of enthusiasm comes a higher threshold for stimulation and if the it is strong enough, it may result in total impotence overall.

English: Infant mortality rates in the United ...

English: Infant mortality rates in the United States per 100,000 live births for 10 leading causes of infant death, 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Neurologically speaking those who are depressed tend to have a negatively affected hippocampus. The hippocampus is the area of the brain that is strongly tied to memory and in those who are stricken with depression, this area of the brain is typically skewed to an effect that causes them to only recall parts of the day that displease or disappoint them. What this means is that depressed people are beyond just feeling a need to ‘cheer up’, but have a physiological handicap that prevents them from fully experiencing strong emotional stimuli.

 Statistics

it affects 17.5 million Americans, and 9.2 million have major or clinical depression.

Two thirds of the people suffering from it never seek the necessary treatment. 80% of all people suffering from depression that have received treatment have experienced significant improvement in their lives.Its because of the prevalence of depression the economic cost of the condition is estimated at $30.4 billion a year; the cost in human suffering is not something that can be quantified however.

Women are reported to experience it about twice as often as men do.

By the year 2020, the World health Organization (WHO) predicts that depression will eventually be the number two cause of “lost years of healthy life” all across the world. Furthermore according to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide was the ninth leading cause of death in the United States in 1996.

As far as prevalence of it is concerned, major depression is 1.5 to 3 times more common among first-degree biological relatives of those with the disorder than among the general population.

Theirs people who can help whether this is friends or family or a specialist you should consult other people and get help, things will get better!

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