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Causes of Depression Stress and anxiety in children and teenagers are just as prevalent as in adults Stressed out and negligent parents high expectations academically or other performances abused or deprived childhood growing up tensions and the demand for family responsibility at a young age are the main causes of childhood and teenage stress Stressed children show signs of emotional disabilities aggressive behavior shyness social phobia and lack of interest in activities that are otherwise very enjoyable Research shows that children who are forced o live on prematurely adult levels can become oppositional to following their parents rules and eventually those of society Such children tend to respond to stress with aggression Many teenagers fall prey to depression in response to a variety of anxieties including those pushed upon by their peers These include the pressure of not conforming or being cool for example The following can also trigger depression h The death of a family member or close friend h An assault car accident or painful physical mental or emotional event h Relationship breakup or love lost suddenly h Constant physical mental or emotional pain that goes on for a length of time h Major financial setback such as the loss of a job h An embarrassing incident h Failing an important exam at school h A best friend moving away from town What struck me when reading this is how many of these things have occurred to me or to one of my friends and just how little it can take to cause something as serious as depression Most people have lost or know someone who has lost a family member or close friend most people have experienced the loss of a partner in a relationship in their life yet why dont all of these people become severely depressed Why are there only a few We have established that stress is a major contributing factor so severe depression Stress can come in the
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