Adety And Anxiety

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As many people may imagine, pregnancy can be a very difficult process to live through, especially if you are a teenager. There are many drastic changes that occur, that are more extreme and quick advancing than puberty. As a teenager, they do not only have to undergo bodily changes, but also alterations in family dynamics, social environment, as well as emotional and psychological stability. Along side social isolation and possible neonatal injury, the teenage mother may undergo extreme anxiety. Anxiousness can interfere with daily activities of the mother that are essential in maintaining the health of both the mother and the child. Furthermore, anxiety can greatly affect the child in later years, resulting in emotional, behavioral, learning…show more content…
The following essay will explain how the use of a therapeutic environment, along with collaborative care and community resources will provide coping strategies to both manage and free the mother of anxiety.
Intervention
Amongst teenage pregnancy, anxiety may be associated with stresses such as worries about the health of the baby, inadequate income as well as the lack of resources (Ryan, 2013, p.17). To begin, it is important to facilitate a therapeutic environment, this may entail many different approaches and techniques (Perry, Hockenberry, Lowdermilk, Wilson, Sams. 2013). Therapeutic interaction creates an open conversation between the nurse and the mother; it will allow the mother to gain a sense of trust. Encourage her to express her concerns, understand her perspective, and seek to understand concerns that may be contributing to her anxiety (Klossner & Hatfield, 2010). Her priorities are vastly changing, and being aware of that sets a strong communicative foundation. Provide behavioral interventions such as suggesting more sleep, more exercising,
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These providers implement natural, non-invasive, and non-medicinal approaches. To begin, According to Cooley et al., (2009), naturopaths have the ability to provide dietary counseling, deep breathing exercises, and herbal medicine that would greatly decrease anxiety (p.1). For example, most naturopaths would suggest consuming omega-3 fatty acids (such as walnuts) because they are natural mood boosters (Rope, 2012, p.1). They would also suggest decreasing the intake of refined sugars and chocolate, which are linked to increasing anxiety (Rope, 2012, p.1). Secondly, psychologists may offer numerous therapies such as the following: cognitive behavioral therapy (provides new approaches to managing thoughts and emotions), light therapy (exposure to artificial light to reduce anxiety), or psychotherapy (the use of conversation to overcome personal problems) (Rope, 2012, & Cooley et al., 2009). Psychologists seek to discover the root problem rather than attempting to make it manageable on a day-to-day basis. Lastly, Traditional Chinese medicine may offer the use of acupuncture. Studies done by Bosco (2007), found that acupuncture is an effective approach to reducing anxiety symptoms and improving the quality of life. The treatment causes the release of serotonin, surpassing the therapeutic effect of medications such as amitriptyline (pg.2).
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