Academic paper Title   Briefly explain why HCPs viewing Lagom should know about the insight from your paper.The Experience of Depression: A Qualitative Study Of Adolescents With Depression Entering Psychotherapy   I think this article helps give information about how seeking help and erasing stigmatization can help the journey of someone’s depression and how psychotherapy helped them.  Katharina Weitkamp, Eva Klein, Nick Midgeley
“The Experience of Depression: A Qualitative Study Of Adolescents With Depression Entering Psychotherapy” 
Synopsis of paper    What is the main aim of the paper?   How is the Results section organised?To explain how adolescents and adults cope with depression due to how the age differences affect their ability to handle their irritability, interpersonal problems and thought-processing symptoms. The article also describes their experiences with depression. It also explains how psychotherapy could help them.    Results organised in themes:

Depression in adults and adolescents  Method  Data Data Analysis Results and Discussion  
Prominent experiences identified    Some paraphrasing expected    Suggested things to look out for:  > What did they feel > What sort of situations often happens > What behaviours do they exemplify > What beliefs do they exhibitTheme 1: The effect and difference in depression between adults and adolescents Noticeable significant irritability due to different emotional and cognitive functioning.    Theme 2: Method and Participants  Adolescents who needed parental consent to participate joined. Youths who are of age and criteria joined as well.  Six participants participated in this study.  They were aged fifteen to nineteen, five were female.  They have been experiencing mild to moderate depressive episodes.  Comorbid symptoms of another disorder present. Comorbid symptoms are found in posttraumatic stress disorder and anxiety disorder.  Background of traumatic experiences experienced by participants.  Losing a loved one, sexual or physical abuse was experienced. Participants had depression for years before starting psychotherapy.   Theme 3: Data They are asked about how affects their lives.  They were asked how they perceived their difficulties. They were asked about their journey to seek treatment.  They were asked about their expectations out of therapy.   Theme 4: Data Analysis  One of the participants described expecting a negative reaction from friends. Due to stigma, the participant hid her sufferings and isolated herself.  To ensure data interpretation was grounded in data, the description of the experiences had meaning between the questions asked and participants’ experiences.    Theme 5: Results and Discussion Description of the patient suffering from depression were described as intense. Depression also affected their functioning in detrimental ways.
What do these prominent experiences mean?    Integrate your findings and develop your own summary points.   (i.e. What drove people to describe their experiences that way?)(i) Depression in adults and adolescents Noticeable main symptoms between the two are irritability.   (2) Method Questions asked gave different perceptions from participants.     (3) Data Participants described their experience as intense. Participants related depression to “suffering”.    (4) Data Analysis Accuracy obtained from reviewing participants’ perceptions’ objectively.  Objective meanings are obtained from their perceptions obtained.   (5) Results and Discussion  The subjectiveness of depression was described by the participant.  The participant did not favour therapy as she felt used to depression.   A participant said therapy was the last option. She only sought help due to her low self-esteem.
Anecdotes that you found profoundly impactful   Try to keep it shorter than 5 sentencesParticipant describing how depression affects her:  “Suicidal thoughts, self-harm, just this completely negative attitude in general. Just self-hatred, all that kind of stuff. Intense aggression . . . has always been there. “And also often, that I simply (.) without any reason get in a bad mood or I am totally annoyed.” “I could not sleep at all, just zero. (Shadow)” “Erm, difficulties sleeping”  “Well, I am often sad, um, miss out on school frequently, because, um, I have headaches or just, well, I have to cry a lot, because, well, I am very burdened emotionally. (Anna)” “Well, um, in school I completely deteriorated um in that period of time . . . fortunately that was not long, but it was maybe a month, one and a half months, that was just immediately after it, because it was very acute then and because I, really, I could not concentrate. It was not only school but also football, I did not show any performance. But it came from me, that I . . . broke off contacts with a lot of people, simply because it was just too much for me.”   Finally getting the courage to go for therapy:  “Well, I just did not really realise it or take it seriously. I just thought, that from time to time I am in a bad mood or that I am more irritable than others, but I have never really thought, that I might really have some kind of illness. And that just got worse and worse. . . . well, I just perceived it as normal. But now, in hindsight, I realize that this wasn’t normal at all.”
Using credible guideline(s) related to the topic of your paper, curate:   Key messages for HCP:    Need not be related to your paper.    HCP to patients/patients’ NOK: What do you wish to let your patients know about depression?   HCP to other HCP: What do you wish to let your colleagues know about depression?   HCP to themselves: Did what you have found make sense to (if any) your own experience and understanding of depression? How so?  Other relevant informationHCP to patients/their NOK: Use medication that has proven its effects.   Be sure to be aware of side effects. Update with the psychiatrist during your check-ups.   HCP to other HCP: Rest and take care of your needs to avoid burnout.    HCP to themselves: Depression can only be diagnosed by a psychiatrist.  
Let’s get real   Video, narratives, podcasts, interviews Lived experiences/situations of HCPs with the disease   Synopsis of your resource.   “Healthcare workers sharing feelings of depression, anxiety, and exhaustion”
0:55 She starts to explain what it is like as a healthcare worker, how they handle their job and navigating the patients’ tricky health problems alongside the covid-19 pandemic.

Healthcare workers have pressures and difficulty doing their job.

2:10 She talks about the covid-19 pandemic and how they have to adapt to it and still keep professionalism in their healthcare work.   



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