International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Psychology Science | Qatar | Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019


Whats Wrong with Me? Understanding the Lived Experiences of High School Students with Manifestations of Depression

Alexander S. Acosta Ph.D. | Maria Noeleen Borbajo Ed. D. | Xandre Immanuel C. Acosta | Ivan Adina | Sebastian Cortez | Laurence Sanchez | Mohammed Zafar | Sheah Caceres | Bea Leal


Abstract: Background: Depression roots from various problems. It starts from an initiator, which then gradually transforms and ultimately leads to depression. Purpose: Through the understanding of the lived experiences of the high school students of Philippine School Doha with manifestations of depression, the stigmas and the flow of depression were uncovered. Method: This research study follows a phenomenological research design, which digs deep to the lived experiences, articulations, and musings of the respondents. The data were gathered through a semi-structured interview and were classified according to similar themes. Findings: Outcomeshave emerged three stigmas of depression in the life of high school students namely perfectionism, connectionism, and dysfunctionalism. Conclusion: The resulting stigmas of depression reveal the flow of depression and its slow transformation from a stigma to a manifestation then depression.


Keywords: Frustration, Depression, Adolescents, perfectionism, connectionism, dysfunctionalism


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019,


Pages: 2016 - 2022


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