The Anxiety Of Anxiety And Depression Disorders Essay

1171 Words Nov 17th, 2016 5 Pages
Anxiety is defined as a feeling of worry or uneasiness that you get when you don’t know the outcome of what is about to happen or about a current situation. Depression is defined as a feeling of constant sadness, sorrow, and hopelessness. In today’s world, these two feelings not only correspond with one another, but they are also used to describe the feelings of many adolescents. Adolescents face many changes, as they get further into life. Many can cope just fine with the simple feeling of anxiety and sadness. However, some teens are facing severe anxiety and extreme saddens or hopelessness. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), nearly 80% of adolescents who suffer from anxiety disorder aren’t seeking the help they need. This is also the case with 60% of adolescents who suffer from depression ("Anxiety and Depression in Children," 2016). Due to lack of understanding and knowledge surrounding anxiety and depression disorders, adolescents are going undiagnosed and struggling with every day life. This shows not only in their home life, but also in their social and school life. These disorders not only affect the person, but their relationships with friends, parents, and teachers. Depression stops a child from seeing the “brightness” of life. They can feel alone in a crowded room or feel unworthy of someone else’s attention. Anxiety can turn a simple family trip into a disaster because the “what if’s” are too prevalent in the persons mind. It is…

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