Cause Of Depression In College

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The disease known as depression is affecting up to 16% of students in college institutions (Aselton, 2012). The purpose of the paper would be to identify the reason why this disease crops up, as well find the various coping methods that may be used by those affected by it. The percentage between men and women are apart by 7, women being more prone to depression (Genuchi, 2015). The abuse of substances such as alcohol is also prevalent amongst those who are clinically depressed, specifically men. Genuchi’s essay had discussed on men’s alcohol abuse and how it may increase aggression amongst the male students. The research of sleep disturbances and how it links or associated with depression and stress was also discussed (Nyer, 2013). Those who …show more content…
I will also be able to learn how to avoid depression in college, or if it were to ever happen then I will be able to know how to cope with or make some of the triggers less traumatic. This information may also help me aid others who may go through it, as long as they are not at a stage where they would require professional help. The research will also help me identify the stages and the possible root of depression in college. This will also help me eliminate those causes or events, if possible. The topic of depression in general is a topic that interests me as a handful of my friends or past teammates have been clinically diagnosed as depressed. Therefore, learning more about the topic will help me to understand them better and how I could avoid further damage and help them heal. This way the topic or situation will not be as hard to explain as I would be able to empathize with them and know how to deal with it, as I won’t be ignorant of their situation and accidentally say things that would make them more anxious and …show more content…
Zhou has researched the correlation between the perfectionistic personality or urge and the feeling of depression/anxiety in college students, in their essay Perceived Social Support as Moderator of Perfectionism, Depression, and Anxiety in College Students.There has been many researchers, according to Zhou, who has tried to find the origin or influence for the correlation such as self-esteem and their coping style (Zhou et co., 2013). The source that Zhou has focused on specifically was the influence of perfectionism. Zhou has mentioned that there are two types of perfectionism, which they have described as a dual-process model of perfectionism. The first type of perfectionism was entitled the adaptive perfectionists. These types of perfectionism were illustrated by Zhou as those who set realistic standards, which was used to “emphasize success rather than the avoidance of failure”, this type of behavior is mainly derived from the use of positive reinforcement. The second type of perfectionism is given the name of maladaptive perfectionists. Zhou reports these types as the exact opposite of the previously mentioned types; these types of people are mainly shaped from the use of negative reinforcement and tends to seek unrealistic goals for them to achieve. They are mainly

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