Teens and Anxiety
Written by Mark Sampson,
in Section Mental Health
Many troubled teens in our society today struggle to control their anxiety in many different situations. There are many different reasons that an adolescent boy or girl could have anxiety problems, and there are many different ways in which to treat it.
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Anxiety is a growing issue among teenagers in our society today. It is thought to be the root cause of many psychological disorders, including specific phobias, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and many others. Often, teens struggling with anxiety find that their anxiety is at its highest while they are in school, because of all of the peer-pressure we see now. This typically leads to academic struggles for the adolescent. If a troubled teen isn't taught how to properly manage his or her anxiety, it can lead to a number of other issues, such as drug or alcohol abuse. Sometimes the feeling of anxiousness can be overwhelming, so much that the boy or girl feels as if they need something to numb these feelings. This is when they turn to drugs or alcohol, attempting to self-medicate. Many times this leads to either a drug or alcohol addiction or legal troubles.