DEPRESSION: The High Rate Of Technology In The Society Has Given Room To Abandonment

They high rate of Technology in the society has given room to abandonment, we live in a society where human feelings are gone, no one cares to check on a friend, no one cares how you feel, Everyone is busy with his daily activities, the love of human has

been transferred to technology, a society where a problem shared will become a post headline on Facebook, where taking selfie has replace caring for a sick friend, a society of slay queen and pageant kings, a society where one is bound to belong to the ruling party or face stigmatize and rejected hereby giving room to depression.( Emma-spiritus)

Many people suffer from depression at one point in their life. It is inevitable, the feeling of hopelessness, sorrow, or being alone. These are all common emotions associated with depression. For a select few, depression can be hard to overcome, and this is where depression becomes a disorder that requires active treatment. Those 'selected few' account for over 100 million people worldwide and result in 75% of all psychiatric hospitalizations (Gotlib & Hammen, 1992). 

Yet the question remains, why did these people become depressed? How did they become depressed? One of the answers that lead to the cause of depression would be a person's interpersonal relationship with their surroundings and the people around them. There are many interpersonal instances that can have the ability to lead to the onset of depression, such as the family, environment, the socialization setting, and the discrimination against gender in certain cultures and instances.

Medically, Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn't worth living. (Mayo Clinic Staff).

We shall be looking at Two angle, from the Medical point of view and also the sociological point of view.
Medically, it is said that depression is a brain disorder and some causes of depression Include Genetic characteristics, changes in hormone levels, Stress, Certain medical illness etc.
Sociological View, Depression can be cause due to unable to achieve certain goal in life, Lose of a loved one, Frustration, poverty, Stereotype, discrimination, stigmatizing an individual, Rejection, Fear of Failure ETC.

Depression commonly affects your thoughts, your emotions, your behaviors and your overall physical health. Here are some of the most common symptoms that point to the presence of depression.

  • Sadness
  • Hopelessness
  • Guilt
  • Moodiness
  • Angry outbursts
  • Loss of interest in friends, family and favorite activities, including sex
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Trouble making decisions
  • Trouble remembering
  • Thoughts of harming yourself
  • Delusions and/or hallucinations can also occur in cases of severe depression
  • Withdrawing from people
  • Substance abuse
  • Missing work, school or other commitments
  • Attempts to harm yourself
Physical Problems
  • Tiredness or lack of energy
  • Unexplained aches and pains
  • Changes in appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Weight gain
  • Changes in sleep – sleeping too little or too much
  • Sexual problems
Of course, all of us can expect to experience one or more of these symptoms on occasion. An occurrence of any one of these symptoms on its own does not constitute depression. When healthcare professionals suspect depression, they commonly look for clusters of these symptoms occurring regularly for two weeks or longer, and impacting functional aspects of the person’s life.

Suicide: Depression
From the Sociological View point of the Cause o f depression, Their lies the main cause of Depression in the African society mostly Nigeria, the high rate of Suicide in the world is cause by depression and this is commonly among young people. 

Few Months ago their was a news on the Social media of a young Ghanaian secondary school student, who commit suicide due to heart breaking, the story has it that his girl friend leave him for someone more handsome than him, the young guy was depressed which lead to his death. He feel rejected because he is ugly or not man enough so inorder to avoid the shame he has to commit suicide.

On the 19th of March 2017, a medical doctor, identified as Dr. Orji, stopped his vehicle on the Third Mainland Bridge and jumped into the lagoon. According to eye witness, the doctor was said to have packed his car at the middle of the bridge and jumped into the lagoon. 

During my Final year in The university, their was an incident that occur, a young student of year 1 or 2, tried to commit suicide because the girl friend broken up with him, and he tried to take his life by drinking sniper, if not for the intervention of other student around, he could have die.

The stories above are true life story of the suicide which was cause by depression, Depression can lead to many ill behavior, that’s why it is commonly among the Igbo tribe, that when a love one dies, friends or family will be around when the news will be broken down to the family member mainly the Mother is it happened to be his beloved son that dies, why? So that the Mother will not commit suicide base on the bad news. Depression can lead to many harm, crime, and ill behavior which might in turn harm the person or the society at large.

There are several strategies for treating depression. Depending upon each individual’s characteristics and symptoms, healthcare professionals may employ one or more types of psychotherapy that rely upon a sequence of interpersonal treatment sessions with a trained professional. In addition, clinicians may suggest that a patient try one of a number of different medications. Lifestyle changes, including improvements in sleeping and eating habits, physical activity and stress reduction have also proven very helpful in managing symptoms. The best Treatment to Depression is LOVE.

This is the best treatment to depression, Love supersede all understanding. From the onset of this article, Lack of love is the major cause of Depression. We are in the 21st century, the great era of Technological reform, the love of human is been replays by gadgets, a crime site is a tourist center, a problem shared a next day headline on Facebook, bloggers looking for sad stories to share to get more traffic and yet not ready to provide solutions. We need to bring back to Love to humanity; Only Love can save the human race from Depression which gradually is eating us up. 

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