DEPRESSION AMONG COLLEGE GOING STUDENTS: AN EVALUATIVE STUDY
Depression is a common health issue that college students frequently face. It can be debilitating, and if left untreated, it can lead to significant psychological, emotional, and physical consequences. Additionally, it adversely affects interpersonal relationships and academic performance. The occurrence of depression among college students has risen in the past decade, and many students consider mental health problems as major barriers to their academic success. According to a 2017 survey, around 16 percent of college students attributed depression as a factor affecting their academic performance (Lam 48). In today's society, depression is more prevalent among young people compared to adults. Consequently, it is crucial for higher education institutions to offer support and resources to help students address the challenge of depression. Depression has severe repercussions for college students, such as decreased academic achievement, the emergence of suicidal thoughts, social isolation, difficulties in relationships, and loss of motivation to accomplish goals.
Depression, Dysthymic Disorder, Self-Worth, Self-Concept, Behaviour