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Self-esteem and depression in adolescents
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CitationBenli, Ö. S. ve Bulut S. Self-esteem and depression in adolescents. Journal of Child Psychology, 6(2), 15-17.
Adolescence is a crucial period from childhood to adulthood in terms of psychological, physical and mental changes and transformations of adolescents. Since this period is difficult and sensitive for adolescents, it can be so challenging to build selfesteem and stay away from depression. Self-esteem is a word that means knowing one's self and valuing one's own skills, and is an indicator of mental health. An individual's inner vision, experiences, and information from others shape and develop selfesteem. These levels affect the well-being and circumstances of adolescents, as shown in the article. The aim of this article is to examine the self-esteem and depression of adolescents, which is an important period between childhood and adulthood, and to inform about this sensitive period by evaluating the pros and cons as well as some suggestions and solutions in different situations. Examples and conditions are given through studies, and different positions for self-esteem and depression are highlighted. There are different studies investigating the effects of age and gender on self-esteem. Among the physical problems that affect adolescents' self-esteem, self-confidence and social connections, acne is mentioned. The relationship between a concept called academic procrastination and the self-esteem of adolescents has been evaluated and situations that may cause academic procrastination have been included. Finally, there is a subjective evaluation and claim about why adolescents become depressed and lose their self-esteem.