Causes Of Student Depression

There are some risk factors that can easily trigger or aggravate depression among students.

Below you will find them grouped into various categories:

Feelings:

  • Sad 
  • Irritable 
  • Hopeless 
  • Helpless 
  • Pessimistic 
  • Guilty 
  • Discouraged
  • Confused 
  • Anxious 

Thoughts:

  • Thoughts of worthlessness
  • Negative interpretations
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Distorted thinking 

Behaviour:

  • Brooding
  • Restlessness
  • Lack of motivation
  • Social withdrawal
  • Frequent tearfulness or inability to cry
  • Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
  • Slowed speech and body movements
  • Placing unusual or excessive demands on others
  • Suicidal behavior 

Body:

  • Change in appetite
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Lack of energy
  • Aches and pains
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Disturbed sleep
  • More sensitivity to external stimuli

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