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Hong Kong's young people have to learn to accept life's realities
China Daily (Hong Kong Edition)
  • Lok Sang HO, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
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A survey shows that almost 60 percent of young people between the ages of 18 and 24 are suffering from moderate or severe anxiety and about 22.5 percent of this age group is suffering from moderate or severe depression. The study was done in the wake of the "Occupy Central" movement, attesting to the tremendous social cost of the movement. This survey found that of the entire sample of over 1,200 respondents, almost half suffer from anxiety and about 15 percent suffer depression. Typically, anxiety occurs when there are fears that reality will fall short of what is desired, when there is a lot of uncertainty about what might happen, or when personal relations are under pressure.

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Ho, L.-s. (2015, October 6). Hong Kong's young people have to learn to accept life's realities. China Daily (Hong Kong Edition), P6.