Many adolescents are turning to this phenomena for a coping mechanism and the numbers of self-injurious are on the rise especially cutting. The definition of self-injury appears to differ between researchers and this tends to have an impact on the statistic and reports on this behavior. Self- injury has often been considered an important coping mechanism and means of survival for many adolescences. The typical onset for this behavior is normally at puberty. Many researchers feel that young people who endure in this behavior are crying out for help, it is made known that the child does not want to be dead bu... ... middle of paper ... ...atment it is very important that patient stay actively involved with treatment and aftercare plans are a valuable key this gives patients more support and they eventually even learn new self managing skills and ways to better themselves for the future.
The depression rate in the teen’s generation is rising every day. Teenage depression is not just bad moods and occasional melancholy; it’s a serious problem that impacts every aspect of a teen’s life (“A Guide for Parents”). To better understand why teens are depressed, it would help to know the causes of depression, such as, trauma, life experiences, and social anxiety or peer pressure. Trauma’s can definitely scare someone for a lifetime, but it can also give them depression. The traumatic events during childhood, such as, physical or emotional abuse, and the loss of a parent, may cause changes in the brain that makes a person more susceptible to depression (“Teen Depression”).
Because they are currently my patients, they are still struggling with the addiction--though it may be many years after taking their first sip. I feel it is important to target adolescents and educate and inform them of the implications that may occur if they bring substances into their lives. This topic should be discussed with adolescents in all areas of their lives: at home, in school, during extra curricular activities, and at youth groups. Reinforcement from multiple people/mentors may have a lasting effect on the child. (slide #4) The impact of alcohol on a growing child is profound.
Not all of the reviews I read were pro medication, however, doing, what works best for each child differs. My message of giving the readers a clear understanding of why the use of mediation can be effective. As well as making the choice not to medicate can also be an option. With proper treatment indicated for ADHD as well as parents, doing their part obtaining knowledge through research. Children suffering from ADHD can be controlled and grow up to live a productive and successful life.
What could cause those millions of people to be diagnosed with a mental disorder? There is a variety of factors that can lead to a mental illness, such as, a person’s genetic makeup or a dramatic event a person goes through in their life. However, a huge percent of the Americans that were diagnosed with a mental illness have admitted to substance abuse during adolescence. Substance abuse weakens the teenage brain and allows the brain to become open to mental illnesses. There is a variety of drugs in arms reach of teenagers that could potentially cause harm to their brain in adulthood.
Depression in America's Teens Teenage Depression. Everywhere you look these two words appear together as one, in newspapers and magazines, as well as in scholarly reports. Teenage depression is one of today's "hot topics" this among other teenage mental health problems, has been brought to the forefront of public consciousness in recent years after several incidents involving school shootings (CQ 595). The environment that teens grow up in today is less supportive and more demanding than it was twenty years ago. Not only are the numbers of depressed teens rising, but children are also being diagnosed at younger and younger ages.
Introduction Drugs abuse is serious problem in the United States, especially among teenagers. According to National Drug Intelligence Center (2003) 7.5 million American adolescents aged 12 to 17 used drugs at least once during their lifetime. Teens start to experiment with drugs from a young age and do not think about drugs’ negative consequences. Butler (2010) claims that drug addiction will lead to problems at university or school and loss of alertness, which can cause to injury. Also it will affect mood, change system of values and lead to depression.
Depression is a real disorder that affects about one percent of adolescents by the age of 18 according to the National Comorbidity Survey-Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A). (March, J. 2004) Teenagers who experience depression tend to have similar symptoms as adults who suffer from depression, but there are a few distinct differences between the two. Teenagers who have depression may experience their emotions more intensely and with greater impulsiveness then adults. Teens also may experience irritability, instead of sadness, making them more prone to unexplained outbursts.
In order to help them through their struggle, they can benefit from a psychoeducational group that will teach them parenting skills, social skills, and provide them with the support they need in order to maintain a healthy life style. The population I will focus on is pregnant teenagers and teen mothers from the ages of 15-19. The group can also include teenage fathers. Psychoeducational groups will work best for this population because it will create a safe place where teenagers can learn parenting skills and have the support of one another (DeLucia, 2006). Since each teen is going through the same situation, they will be able to relate to one another and feel understood.
Sometimes the symptoms of mood disorders take on different forms in children than in adults. Adolescence is a time of emotional turmoil, mood swings, gloomy thoughts, and heightened sensitivity. It is a time of rebellion and experimentation. Blackman (1996) observed that the "challenge is to identify depressive symptomatology which may be superimposed on the backdrop of a more transient, but expected, developmental storm." Therefore, diagnosis should not lay only in the physician's hands but be associated with parents, teachers and anyone who ... ... middle of paper ... ...that lie in their paths, there are some who find themselves overwhelmed and full of stress.