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Abstract

INCIDENCES AND CAUSES OF DEPRESSION IN COLLEGE STUDENTS

Rajesh B. Nawale*, Anuja D. Giri and Gitanjali K. Harkar

ABSTRACT

The depression episode is characterized by feeling of sadness, loss of interest in activities for more than two weeks.This leads to variety of emotional and physical problems that can decrease ability to function at work and at home. The objectives of present study was to study how many students suffer from depression, age group, gender pattern, reasons for being depressed, measures to overcome depression, role of friends. Around 62.3 to 65.57 % students show clear sign of depression at some of the time in their life. Educational is the major reason behind occurrence of depression followed by social life. Love life is the least reason behind occurrence of depression. Half of the population experienced depression is situation based. One-fifth populations’ feels depression for few hours and very little percentage feel depressed for 2 to 3 days and very least for a week. Half of the students feel bad about themselves during depression. One-fifth of the students experience feeling of failure and only 9.02% students experiences a thought of suicide. This thought came in mind of students from age group 19 to 22. To overcome depression episode maximum number of students prefer to spend time with friends followed by around one-fourth students spend time in hobbies and other one-fourth students chose to see movies and focus on daily routine. Around three-fourth students share reasons behind the depression with friends, and 85.79% students feels that friends and close persons play a vital role in overcoming the depression.

Keywords: Depression, Survey, Causes of Depression.


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