Imagine you are driving your car or riding your motor bike through dense traffic or you are a pedestrian walking on a pavement in one of the busiest streets of Karachi or Lahore or any other city at a time when bomb blasts are taking place every day across the nation.
We don’t know where the bad guys are going to target next.
With bomb blasts every now and then, mugging, corruption and sky touching inflation, there is a sense of high in security that emerges from every individual. Breaking rules and impeaching laws has resulted in restlessness and diminished a person’s ability to concentrate, be creative and successful.
Lack of pleasure and feelings of worthlessness have emerged in the population.
Overall, this has inculcated depression, anxiety and agitation resulting suicidal ideation and sometimes even attempts.
This may result in either rebellious attitude or impending depression.
Depression although is a psychological ailment however it affects the human body physically as well. Variation in blood pressure, effects on cardiac health and body aches and pains are clinical manifestations of depression.
If our youth becomes the victim of this disease known as depression, it would increase morbidity and decrease the productivity of our nation.