|Opis:||The research into mental disorders has never been more important, especially because of the constant increase of it from year to year, and the different age groups struggling with it. Because we live such a fast-paced lifestyle, no one is immune to stress anymore, which is, if an individual does not know how to control it, the cause of the later development of mental distress. Above all, depression, the reason for more and more suicides, is the one that is necessary to be treated early. Closely related anxiety also has many negative consequences in an individual's life, which can impair his work efficiency and social relations. However, there are still too many people who prefer to shut themselves in and are convinced, that something like this would never affect them. Despite the internal pain they may be experiencing, they remain silent and are outwardly showing a different image - which is why awareness of mental disorders, that should be present as early as in a child's early age, is so important.
In bachelor's degree, we first define the definition of depressive disorder and different ways of diagnosing it. We describe the criteria and the symptoms that are taken into account in the diagnosis, as well as its causes and factors that may affect its occurrence. We also describe the treatment options and research that have been conducted among students and young people around the world. We also review research on mental disorders in general, both in the world and in Slovenia as we also determine the connection between mental disorders and depression in young people.
In the following, we also defined the basis regarding anxiety disorders - the definition, diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, and studies performed on the topic of students. We focus on studies conducted on anxiety in students and describe the statistics and results that have been identified. We are also determining which mental disorders may also be associated with the onset of anxiety. We also delved into the differences between the sexes, which was the part of the research, done in the last part of this paper.
In the final part, we also conducted a study related to students of the Faculty of Security Sciences and a comparison between the frequency of anxiety and depressive disorders in the period before exams and after - also at the beginning of the Covid-19 epidemic. We also investigated whether female students experienced more distress than male students, determined what percentage of all male students experienced symptoms of anxiety and depression, compared Group 1 and Group 2, and determined the statistical significance of the data. In conclusion, we gave the limitations of our research and also the possible directions and applicability of the results in practice.|