My Speech Is The Most Effective Ways Of Managing Teen Depression

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I have chosen to create a PowerPoint designed to present to a mature adolescent age group of Year 10 and upward. The topic of my speech is ‘Most effective ways of managing teen depression’ which is obviously aimed at teenagers. In addition, the content of this speech could prove confronting for younger age groups, thus I chose the age group of Year 10 and above. I chose the PowerPoint as the method of showing my research because my topic is based around teenagers and, as a teenager myself I understand that reading a lengthy essay or report could bore my intended audience. As a result of this, some of the language presented in the speech may be seen as informal because of the nature of the intended audience.

What is depression? “Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depression, major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.” There are many types of depression, however the main types we will be discussing today that affect teenagers the most are, “Major depressive disorder, adjustment disorder with depressive mood and finally bipolar mood disorder.” These are the three main forms of depression that people of your age group suffer from.

At this point in time, “Approximately 30% of teens experience depression before they reach adulthood, and between 10 to 15% suffer from symptoms at any given…

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