The reason is no less weighty than the negative attitude of loved ones, sometimes their loss becomes . So, in clinical studies it was possible to establish that the loss of a mother before the age of 11 years contributes to the subsequent occurrence of frequent depressive episodes. In the circle of depressive patients, one can find people who have suffered serious mental trauma ( mainly, it is precisely the loss of loved ones) during the six months preceding the episode (attack) of depression.
All these factors associated with family relationships can be classified as social.
Acute and especially prolonged stress experienced by a person in his youth, during puberty, is very dangerous . Poor adaptability to difficulties, distorted forms of self-control, the test of loneliness of a person who is accustomed to increased parental care , in many respects ensure the “readiness” for the development of depression.
On the other hand, constant parental reproaches, the tendency to blame the young person for all the failures, frequent insults, and harsh remarks increase the risk of developing depression . All of these “parenting lessons” create feelings of helplessness. Physical abuse and other abusive parenting measures can be obvious reasons . Scandals in the family, quarrels between parents, in which children are involuntarily involved, at least on an emotional level, also contribute to the appearance of depression in adolescents . The presence of a mental disorder in one of the parents, which in fact plays the role of a chronic stressful situation, also has a negative impact .
The child accumulates negative memories, traumatic memories, which in the future will turn into mental vulnerability, a habit of distorted, inadequately interpreting any situation. Another problem at a later age is the inability of a young man to distance himself from the emotions of the people around him, the insecurity of the boundaries of his personality, their blurredness.
An “unhappy childhood” contributes to the early onset of depression, which can manifest itself as early as the age of 18-20. To make matters worse , “childhood in a state of stress” complicates puberty, which, in turn, negatively affects the nervous and endocrine systems of the body.