The Research Study On The Presence Of Depression Among Youth In Karachi
Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical and mental illness that negatively affects person’s thoughts, behaviour, felling and emotions. Fortunately, is a curable disease. Depression is quite different from sadness and feeling of grief. When person often sad and grief for unnecessary things which means person is depress. This study aimed to explore the causes of depression in youth, especially social and economic causes, the nature of youth’s social relationships, their attitudes towards studies of this disease and level of awareness regarding this mental illness. The universe of present study was Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), sample was selected through simple random sampling method which consisted of 155 students (18-33 years). Data was collected by using a tailor-made questionnaire containing 144 questions. SSUET is a private university located in Karachi. It offers different Engineering programs. The findings revealed that majority of the students were affected by depression which influences their behaviour, personality and academic skills but they are not aware of it. In Karachi many students become isolate in their environment due to low socioeconomic background.
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