A study of suicidal behaviour in depressive adolescents
Keywords:Suicidal Behaviour, Suicide, Depression, Adolescent
AbstractDepression could be a mental state within which someone experiences deep, unshakable unhappiness and diminished interest in nearly all activities. People conjointly use the term depression to explain the temporary unhappiness, loneliness or blues that everybody feels from time to time. In contrast to normal sadness, severe depression, also called major depression, can dramatically impair a person’s ability to function in social situations and at work. People with major often have feeling of despair, hopelessness, and worthlessness, as well as thoughts of committing suicide. A group of 60 depressive adolescent from different government and private health care and 60 normal populations from different government and private colleges from Udaipur were taken as sample in the study, following incidental sampling method. Data were collected by Personal information Schedule and Suicide Probability Scale developed by John G. Cull & Wayne S. Gill. Finding revealed that suicidal thoughts among depressive adolescent and normal population of same age group differed significantly (p<.01) which indicates that depressive adolescent have lost hope in life and wish to end their lives. Male and female depressive adolescents did not differ significantly about suicidal behaviour.
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