Those that suffer from social anxiety can be subjected to other disorder such as “depressive, substance use and other anxiety disorders” (Mehtalia, Vankar, 2004). Social anxiety can be caused by an experience that has tainted their view of social events. It can also be caused by lack of experience at social events. Many adolescents have struggled and are struggling with social anxiety. This state of unease has many consequences as stated by Mehtalia & Vankar “Adolescents with SAD had more associated difficulties in coping with studies.”
There are many different types of anxiety disorders, the most common being generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). A person diagnosed with GAD would experience excessive worry over everyday things and have a negative outlook for no apparent reason. Social anxiety is another common disorder. Someone affected by social anxiety would have difficulty with a normal daily routine. They may be unable to complete school, have trouble interviewing and getting a job, and may be incapable of friendships or romantic relationships, making them feel alone or even ashamed.
Depression is a medical problem that causes persistent sadness and loss of interest in activities. This affects how teens think, feel, and behave. Depression can also cause physical and emotional problems. Common things that occur in adolescence, such as peer pressure and academic expectations, can have a much stronger effect on some teens when compared to others. The lows that they experience are not something normal.
The most common causes of depression evolve from children who have been abused, who have chaotic families or households, non-consistent parents, neglect, or other stressful events. Children who experience loss or who have learning disorders are more likely to be diagnosed with depression. If bad things happen to a child and there is a family history of depression, a depressed child is a very likely outcome. Unlike depressed children, those who are without so many stresses in their lives do not have as much likelihood to become easily depressed as they get older. Each child's depression is individual, and causes will be different for each one.
Sufferers develop low self-esteem from thinking that they are different from not being able to communicate properly and thinking that other people are thinking of them in a humiliating and negative way. Often people with social anxiety believe that they are worse than others, and are not loved. Depression soon arrives after thinking negative thoughts for such a long time that it over takes them and consumes their minds. Depression can lead to the person having suicidal thoughts which can eventually lead them to taking their own life. Because of the severity of social anxiety, it should be treated as a mental illness.
This child’s situation is just one example of many that occur of depression and other emotions with adolescents around the world. Depression has a negative impact on children that occur along with suicidal thoughts, anger, and violence; however, types of treatment can help to increase their quality of life and health. Those who know hold background information, and have knowledge of depression and various emotions within adolescents. Depression is a mood disorder that is often found in adolescents and if not treated properly, can lead to stress or suicide.
It focuses on identifying irrational, distorted and/or maladaptive patterns of cognition and belief, replacing them with more realistic thoughts and thereby modifying both emotions and behavior (Probst, 2008). The use of CBT with adolescents that have depression involved the application of specific, empirically supported strategies focused on depressogenic information processing and behavior (McGinn, 2000). Personally, I believe that CBT is effective when working with children and adolescents diagnosed with depression. However, without the evaluation of research it will be difficult to distinguish effectiven... ... middle of paper ... ...J., Simmons, A., Vltiello, B., Walkup, J., Emslie, G., Rosenburg, D., March, J. (2005).
Those that are affected by a severe sickness and are forced to live life with it. What happens to their sickness and how do they cope with it? Society tends to push them aside as they fear the ill. Illnesses such as sadistic personality disorder is one that society fears because of its’ violent nature. Sadistic personality
Although this makes it confusing to know if anxiousness is normal or a serious disorder, social anxiety tends to emerge between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five years old (Rachman 138). Shyness and social anxiety are related, but they have drastic differences. A primary difference between the two is the degree to which it affects a person's daily life. Social anxiety is debilitating to one’s daily routine and can cause an inability to form new relationships, while shyness is a personality trait that will affect the type of people a person surrounds themselves with. Other symptoms that can help to distinguish shyness from Social Anxiety Disorder are the intensity of the adolescents fear , level of avoidance of social events, and the impairment of functioning (Kahn 369).
And children who suffer from depression are more likely to develop other serious illnesses during adulthood. Children with depression may be terrified of leaving a parents side, or may begin worrying about the death of a parent. Children may also get into trouble and feel like no one understands them. These are sometimes seen as part of being a child and going bthrough changes, which is an inaccurate generalization. By the time teens turn fifteen years old, girls are twice as likely as boys to have suffered from a depressive disorder.