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. What are the causes of depression in young people? 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. They are inundated with images as to how they are meant to look, what they are meant to have and how they are meant to behave, all based on the assumption that this is important to life.
Young Adults’ Experiences of Depression in the U.S.
Depression and anxiety in young men
October 27, Young woman photo via Shutterstock Young adults and depression Whether they're stressing out over landing a job, finding a mate or repaying student loans, somethings have plenty on their plate that could bring their mood down. Although the 20s are typically considered the years of exploration and having fun, depression in young adults is not uncommon. Young adults are saying goodbye to childhood and adolescence, and trying to make their own way while dealing with frequent change and uncertainty, which could trigger feelings of sadness and irritability. Going off into the world, establishing a clear identity, developing a capacity for intimate relationships, and forming a foundation to build a future career and adult life are all part of the challenges to people in their 20s that could make them vulnerable to depression, said Dr. Stuart Goldman, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Boston Children's Hospital.