Mental wellbeing is a significant factor, which is why we should be vigilant about it. Psych disease is a brain activity condition. They may have many reasons and can happen worldwide, irrespective of region, culture, or socio-economic category.
The mental disorder makes it harder: education, contacts, socialization with others, time with relatives at home, etc. When you meet anyone else who has a psychiatric condition, consider visiting a psychiatrist as soon as possible. The most successful the procedure is, the faster you intervene. A doctor should properly diagnose and recommend an effective procedure.
Among the most common mental problems that adolescents may face, we can list depression, eating disorders, severe anxiety, pathological fears and phobias, post-traumatic stress.
Mental health warning signs
- Lack of happiness, enthusiasm;
- Strong, frequent anxiety states;
- The desire to hurt or hurt someone else;
- Loss of interest in any activity;
- Strong and continuous states of irritability and nervousness.
Myths about teen mental health
1. Adolescents have no real
problems Mental health problems among adolescents exist and are real. They must be treated seriously so as not to evolve until they no longer allow recovery.
Take action from the first question mark regarding a teenager’s poor condition.
2. Adolescents are just looking for attention. You don’t have to worry
Many adolescents with deviant behavior have a mental disorder, so the need for attention or antisocial behavior of a teenager should be taken seriously and first directed to a specialist.
3. Adolescents are too young to suffer from depression
Depression is a mental illness that can set in regardless of age. Untreated, it can lead to suicide.
4. If someone talks about suicide, they certainly won’t do it.
Suicide is one of the main causes of teenagers. When someone talks about suicide, it must be taken seriously and directed to a specialist or an emergency aid point.
Types of mental health problems
The most common types of mental disorders that adolescents may face that they can overcome if they are detected in time and treated according to the recommendations of a specialist are:
It is normal to feel sad or discouraged from time to time and discouraged. They are normal emotions, as reactions to what is happening in our lives. Whether we are talking about the departure of a good friend, a breakup, an argument, a low grade, or the loss of a loved one, these are things that can make us feel sad. These are emotions that a person can normally overcome after a period of time.
Depression, on the other hand, is a permanent state of sadness, discouragement, and even despair—a feeling of hopelessness, energy, or desire to get involved in any activity. A person suffering from depression cannot enjoy anything for months or even longer.
This mental disorder can have several symptoms and is often difficult to identify. People around her may confuse her with a bad mood and a distant or mischievous attitude. However, there is a set of common symptoms that people with depression face: continuous negative and discouraged mood, negative thoughts, lack of energy and motivation regardless of activity, lack of concentration, distance from friends, family, acquaintances, plus symptoms at the physical level: sleep problems, stomach pain, headache, weight gain or loss.
Anxiety Anxiety is a normal reaction of people who activates when a person perceives a threat or risk and is normal. The effects of anxiety are felt on a physical and mental level: alertness, rapid heartbeat, tense muscles, sweaty palms, tight stomach, shaking hands, and feet. The intensity of the symptoms may be lower or higher.
Anxiety disorders involve constant fear, anxiety for no real reason. Anxiety can make you feel alert all the time, without being able to focus on other activities. When anxiety becomes a frequent state, of high intensity, without a real reason and ends up affecting one’s daily life and happiness, it means that the normal conditions have been exceeded, and it is good to turn to a specialist.
How to deal with a panic attack
1. Identify the symptoms of a panic attack: rapid breathing, accelerated heart rate, strong feeling of panic, and sometimes stomach or chest pain. The faster you realize that you have a panic attack, the faster you can reduce its intensity.
2. Try to figure out what’s going on and try to control the feeling. Either by breathing exercises that you practice regularly or by focusing on the fact that nothing serious is happening.
3. Face your fear. If you run away from the fears you have, they will return. Try to think that it is an unpleasant condition that will pass.
4. Identify the causes of panic attacks. What are the stressful situations in your life? Reconsider your lifestyle (try to get enough rest, have a balanced diet that includes fruits and vegetables, avoid fast food and energy drinks or sugary drinks, make sure- that you exercise regularly and exercise)
5. Chat to others around you about what’s going on with you. The next time you get a heart attack, I will help you relax and make sure it’s all right.
6. Make an appointment with a psychologist or school counselor. A specialist can recommend a treatment that suits you.
Most people commit suicide, so they try to rid themselves of the sentiments they experience: rejection, suffering, loss, feelings of remorse or embarrassment, concern, or fear of disillusionment between friends or relatives. Others like they’re not needed and welcomed, they’re not respected, they’re the victims of violence, or they feel a strain on others.
We all have periods when we feel overwhelmed by such emotions or difficult situations, but most look at problems in perspective and look for solutions and continue their lives either hoping for more beautiful moments or realizing that such a state can be temporary.
If a situation, no matter how difficult, can be overcome, why do some people fail to see any other escape and choose to take their own lives? The answer would be that many people who commit suicide suffer from depression.
Depression affects how a person thinks so that he can no longer see any way out of an unpleasant situation. Often people who think about suicide do not even realize that they are suffering from depression and do not realize that the condition is what makes them think that there is no escape from their condition, not the situation itself is without escape. . Treating depression progressively improves the way a person perceives reality.
Adolescents who have problems with drugs and alcohol are at greater risk of suicide. Both alcohol and certain drugs have depressive effects on the brain. The problem is amplified by the fact that young people with various problems tend to use drugs and alcohol as a method of escape. It’s just that, beyond the depressive effects, alcohol and drugs affect judgment and influence the perspective on risks, decisions, and solutions to problems. Many suicide attempts take place under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Suicide can be planned, other times, these thoughts appear suddenly after a situation in which the person feels helpless (an argument with the parents, a breakup, a low grade at school).
Alarm signals and what to do:
When someone talks about suicide, moves away from friends, family, no longer participates in activities that would normally please him, talks a lot about helplessness, despair, or as if you feel a burden.
If you feel intense sadness for a long time and think about suicide, seek help as soon as possible.
Talk to an adult you have faith in. Depression does not go away on its own it needs professional care. Chat with a mom, instructor, or school advisor.
Food conditions are more than either a weight reduction diet or a regular workout. These are serious in eating conduct and eating prospects. A diet that never stops and becomes more rigid or guilty with every meal or snack are symptoms of an eating disorder. Anorexia and bulimia are two popular eating disorders.
People who suffer from anorexia have a constant fear of gaining weight, and the perception of their own body is wrong, always having the impression that they have gained weight. The result is that they eat very little and lose much weight. Many teens with anorexia limit daily meals to extremely severe diets and excessive exercise. Every food is kept to a minimum, and calorie counting becomes an obsession.
Negative effects on the body:
- Decrease in blood pressure, pulse and respiration;
- Hair loss and nail weakening;
- Menstrual cycle disorder;
- Difficulties in maintaining attention and concentration;
- Fragile bones.
People who have bulimia eat in excess so that in a short time, they feel guilty and vomit or take laxatives so as not to gain weight. In the long run, this disorder is dangerous, both physically and emotionally.
Unlike those who suffer from anorexia (very weak), people with bulimia may look normal or may even be overweight.
Negative effects on the body:
- Constant stomach pain;
- Damage to the stomach and kidneys;
- Tooth degradation (due to stomach acid);
- Menstrual cycle disorder;
- Loss of potassium (heart problems and even death).
Signs of eating disorders:
- Visible, excessive weight loss;
- Obsession with calories, exercise, diet;
- Obsessive weighing;
- Reduction of food portions;
- Avoiding parties and celebrations where there is food;
- Constant fear of gaining weight;
- Inventing excuses to go to the bathroom after every meal;
- Purchase of diuretics and laxatives.
Eating disorders can be treated. These involve both the body and the mind, so that the treatment will involve both nutritionists and therapists. Treatment options depend on the person. It is important to talk to a trusted adult to take the first step in the right direction (parent, teacher, school counselor, coach, neighbor, nurse, etc.).
Learning to love your body and accept yourself can take time, but it is a pleasant and satisfying feeling worth your effort.
To treat mental health and psychological risks, you have to join recovery groups apart from the medical treatment.