Graduation Speech: The Leading Cause Of Depression

Good day, ladies and gentlemen! How are you guys today? Good? Good. Well, allow me to introduce myself; my name is Nhu Nguyen. If the fact isn’t too transparent, I am a student -- a sophomore-- and today I would like to address something that lacked the attention it needed-- something that should be recognized as a big problem and needed to be solved quickly.
Before I can continue on to discuss the latter, I warn you now. What I am about to say may trigger a few of our audience. If that is the case, I do apologize in advance.
Moving back to the matter at hand, I hope you guys are familiar with the term “depression.” For those who haven’t heard of this mental condition, depression is the disorderly of the brain that results in a severe case of despondency (the state of hopelessness/dejection) and dejection (sadness caused by failure, loss, etc.) caused by “ faulty mood regulation by the brain, genetic vulnerability, stressful life events, medications, and medical problems.” (2) Studies shows that “it is the most common mental disorder that is the leading cause of disability worldwide. An estimate of three-hundred and fifty million people of all age are diagnosed with
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However, identifying its symptoms can lessen the risk factors of it being severe and incapable of curing. Symptoms includes the feeling of helplessness and hopelessness, loss of interest in daily activities, appetite and weight changes, anger or irritability, loss of energy, self-loathing, reckless behavior, concentration problems and unexplained aches and pains. All of which results in the suffering of the individual and may lead to suicidal thoughts or at its worse, suicide. “ 25 million Americans suffer from depression each year. Over 50 percent of all people who die by suicide suffer from major depression. If one includes alcoholics who are depressed, this figure rises to over 75 percent.”

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