| Published: December 22, 2020
A study on depression among adolescents in West Jaintia Hills district, under Thadlaskein block, Meghalaya
Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the entire world. Depression can cause a person to suffer mentally and physically. The study focused on the prevalence of Depression among Adolescents under Thadlaskein Block in West Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya. The aim of the research is to determine the prevalence of depression among adolescence and to identify factor that causes depression among adolescence. This research is a mixed method, for the qualitative the researcher used in-depth interview and for quantitative it provides Beck’s Depression Inventory BDI, (1996) questionnaire. The Exploratory method for qualitative in-depth interview was to framed and strengthens the quantitative findings in order to present valid result. A total number of 50 respondents (22 male and 28 female) were participated. In the findings, 3 adolescents are in severe depression. However, the adolescence faced problems like low concentration in studies, worried and others.
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© 2020, Pale M. & Kharbhih P. M. J.
Received: October 21, 2020; Revision Received: November 30, 2020; Accepted: December 22, 2020
Published in Volume 08, Issue 4, October-December, 2020