FACTORS INFLUENCING DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS OF ADOLESCENTS IN VIETNAM
Author(s): Be Thi Ngoc Nguyen
* and Hanh Thi Hoang
An adolescent’s most common mental condition is depression. Adolescent depression is rising. This study examined characteristics that could affect adolescent depressive symptoms and if they would have a substantial impact on depressive disorders. 1,336 secondary and high school students from Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam, were convenience sampled. This study examined how academic stress, self-rating life experiences, rejection, (over) protection, emotional warmth, social support, life satisfaction, and resilience can lead to depressive disorder. Academic stress, self-rating life events, rejection, and (over) protection were positively associated with depression symptoms among teenagers in Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam. Depressive illnesses are also linked to life satisfaction, social support, and resilience. Academic stress dominated work contentment. ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 24(3) March, 2023; 1-15.