When these feelings continue over a period of time, or take over and get in the way of your normal daily life, it can become an illness. Depression is one of the most common emotional problems around the world; the good news is that it is also one of the most treatable. There is no one single factor that will lead to the onset of depression, genes and family tendencies can deter whether someone is likely to be more susceptible to depression but there are also many other factors that can act as potential triggers which may prompt depression; one of which is that of the pressure of modern life on young people. In our modern society, young people are fed information which puts pressure on them to meet needs that are often unrealistic.
Depression, anxiety, suicide increase in teens and young adults, study finds
Young Adults and Mental Health
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The percentage of young Americans experiencing certain types of mental health disorders has risen significantly over the past decade, with no corresponding increase in older adults, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Twenge and her co-authors analyzed data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, a nationally representative survey that has tracked drug and alcohol use, mental health and other health-related issues in individuals age 12 and over in the United States since They looked at survey responses from more than , adolescents age 12 to 17 from to , and almost , adults age 18 and over from to The rate of individuals reporting symptoms consistent with major depression in the last 12 months increased 52 percent in adolescents from to from 8.