How does depression affect school?
Last Updated: 07/06/2020 at 4:51pm
Jennifer Fritz, LMSW, PhD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
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it makes it hard to concentrate on studies as mind is under pressure to concentrate, it makes socialisation very difficult.there is a lot of self doubt and self criticism invovled, it makes physical activities very difficult, one feels tired and lost most of their time. i changed my school and faced lots of problems and now i look back and see that i had signs of depression than only and if my parentswould have recognised and given me counselling and medication, it could haf been totally different. parents need to be alert to recognise the signs of depression in their child. the child becomes quite and involves less in activities, there is oversenstivity , frequent bouts of tears and overthinking involved.
Depression can affect your school life in multiple ways. It always depends on the person. Fro some, depression will make it hard to complete homework or find the motivation to do anything, related or not to school. In class, you might be unable to focus, zone out or even fall asleep. Exhaustion, which sometimes goes along with the disorder, can make it hard to get up in the morning and you could find yourself missing class. It is important to seek help if you find yourself falling behind. Classes can be offered in mental health institutions and a special program might be offered to you so that you can keep going and have some time to relax.
As someone with depression I find that it effects my motivation and self-confidence. This leads to second guessing my work and procrastination on assignments. The more I procrastinate the lower the quality of my work is. This in turn leads to lower grades/scores, which will effect my confidence in the class and leade me to feel defeated. It can be a never ending cycle that becomes difficult to pull myself out of. When I feel like that I try to imagine myself succeeding on a test or paper and how great that will feel. That will motivate me through in some dark times. I also reach out for help from fellow classmates or my professor. This can help create a support system full of people who will cheer you on and keep you accountable for following through.
Depressions affect school in a really bad way, a person who's suffering from depression might feel unmotivated, lack focus, and doesn't feel to get up from the bed in the morning. Which will have an impact on the school performance, it's harder to focus on studying or do your assigned homework while feeling depressed or down. It's always better to have help or some sort of support to go through this while school. Friends and family can give huge help here. Friends can help keep track of what you are missing in school so you can catch up real quick.
Depression can have a really big affect on school and in a lot of different ways. For one, the lack of sleep (or sleeping too much) can cause performance issues, as problems with sleep come with their own array of negative impacts on life. Feeling lethargic, or too sluggish, can cause people to not feel up to doing any homework, assignments, or studying. The inability to get things like these done can cause a drop in grades, which can then lead someone further into their depression. There are a lot of different ways depression can affect school for people in all age ranges.
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