Disorders and Symptoms
The individuals have exhibited numerous symptoms in which they are found to be tearful, sad, hopeless and worthless. The individuals are also found to encounter with the fluctuations in their energy level, appetite and sleep patterns. The depressed individuals lose interest in their daily activities and they believe that their conditions will remain same and hence, become hopeless towards the different aspects of their lives. The individuals lose their interest in their hobbies and become isolated and unable to feel joy and pleasure in their life. The fluctuations in sleep patterns can also go towards the low and the extremes resulting in either insomnia or hypersomnia. The individuals become physically weak and need more time to complete their assigned tasks (PBS 1).
The self-loathing behavior is also common among the depressed individuals in which they believe a high extent of guilt on the basis of their past experiences. Considering the fact that suicide has been high among teenagers, then the most prominent symptoms of depression among teenagers include anger, concentration problems and reckless behavior, in which the individual incorporates the drug and substance abuse and hence, it results in the societal and mental concerns of the individual. The unexplained aches are also observed as a symptom of depression and the memory level of individuals also hinders (PBS 1).
Personal and Social Difficulties
The depressed individuals find it hard to resume their daily activities and incorporate aggressive and irritable behavior due to which their personal life is highly effected. Moreover, the prevalence of depression results in the antisocial behavior and low self-esteem due to which the depressed individuals cannot enjoy their social life. The depressed individuals become isolated from their academic and recreational activities which eventually effects their personal and social life. Family members and friends of the individuals with depression tend to feel guilty because they believe that they are not playing their effective role in influencing the life of the depressed individual in an adequate manner. These family and friends of the depressed individuals need to learn and understand the situation that is being faced by them in order to incorporate the adequate level of support to them (PBS 1).
The extent and antecedent of depression is not found to be same among all the individuals and the most challenging situation is considered when the individual is not identified with the symptoms of depression. The lack of awareness about the early symptoms of depression are not enlightened among the general public due to which the unfortunate events of suicides have been increased in the society. The most fascinating thing observed in the video is the way in which the depressed individuals succeed in overcoming their state of depression and incorporate a proactive behavior towards helping others (PBS 1).
The altruistic nature among the formerly depressed patients has been observed in which these patients utilize their potential in understanding and helping the other people to cope up with their depressed situations. The video has clearly indicated that adults can overcome their depression by engaging in the social activities and identifying that they are not alone to face the similar concerns and emotions. In this manner, the adults understand the common grounds that they share with their support group and feel being listened and accepted by the social group, which eventually makes them well adjusted in the society and incorporate a positive behavior towards their life and daily activities (PBS 1).
PBS. “Depression: Into the Lights.” Public Broadcasting Service. 1 January 2012. Web. 2 March 2016.