Depression has been one of the major mental health issues for adolescents. Depression causes adolescents to feel sad and lose interest in activities they were once interested in. Adolescents experience many changes during their adolescence years. Due to their changes, adolescents experience several emotional changes. According to Mayo Clinic (2017), some issues that causes adolescents’ constant emotional changes are puberty, academic expectations, and changes of their bodies.
In other cases, such as Billy Milligan’s case, some experienced having a close family member committing suicide. Another factor that can lead to the development of DID would be any type of abuse that is “disorganized or disoriented attachment style and a lack of social or familial support” (Slogar 2011). Before someone is diagnosed, some common symptoms are mood swings, alcohol and drug abuse, sleep disorders — such as insomnia, night terrors, and sleep walking — and depression. Some other symptoms that are stated in the DMS-V for this disorder include suicidal tendencies, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, things that trigger the stimuli such as flashbacks, visual hallucinations, feeling unreal, hearing other voices and eating disorders. Lastly, dissociative amnesia — which is another separate disorder — is linked to DID as a
Children who are abused may not be able to express their feelings safely and as a result, may develop difficulties regulating their emotions. As adults, they may continue to struggle with their feelings, which can lead to depression or anxiety. The following are some of possible effects of child abuse and neglect on a child’s mental health: • Anxiety • Depression • Aggression • sex • Academic problems in school-aged children and adolescents • Self-destructiveness • Lack of trust • Drug and alcohol • Difficulty sleeping • Loss of interest The overall impact of abuse also depends on the child’s natural reactions to stress and ways of coping with stressful situations. Other factors can include age at which the trauma occurred, previous exposure to unrelated traumatic incidents and extent of therapy or timing of intervention. Physical
It will affect their normal life and behaviour causes it to form vicious spiral which exacerbate depression. Therefore, negative thought has caused depression. In conclusion, depression may not be a one-way solution to get help, even though the situation seems hopeless, there is always a way out of that dire situation. Depression can cause a person to have low self-esteem, unhappiness, sorrowfulness. Adolescents and adult should seek the treatment from psychologist because it can help them recover faster and depression is a serious problem that should be addressed immediately in our
However, if you are enduring less serious depression warning signs—such as just sleeping too little or more than usual—you may want to first try tackling that problem on your own. The depression warning signs can be awfully tricky as I have seen in my years of practice. At times, it can be truly hard to tell if you are just having a down period or if something more profound is occurring in your head. Decreased sex drive If you are having this kind of struggle and not knowing for sure, it is helpful to look at the depression warning signs that I will discuss now. Depression Warning Signs Quick Checklist In brief, a depressed person will usually have several of the following symptoms: Inability to enjoy things formerly enjoyed Fatigue Mood swings which can also be accompanied by unexplained crying and weeping Feelings of apathy, worthlessness, helpless, hopelessness, irritability or guilt Sleep problems which may manifest as sleeping far too much or not being able to sleep at all Appetite problems which may manifest as eating too much or too little Aches and pains such as headaches or backaches and digestive problems Difficulty in concentration or making decisions Increased anxiety Decreased sex
Children who suffer from depressive disorders tend to be more withdrawn. However, in some rare cases, children that suffer from this kind of mental illness can also be rowdy and hard to manage since they are seeking attention from others and approval from their peers. After seeing these polar opposites in behavior, the sought out question was, ‘Why?’ Children with depression that are more on the introverted side tend to suffer from more severe cases rather than children who are unruly. The severity does range from child to child and can be taken into account in different ways, which are often shown in behavior amongst their
“A child might develop an anxiety disorder by learning the behavior of one of their parents who has an anxiety disorder,” (Higuera). Even Though this is not genetically caused, it is still very infective to the mind. Lastly, negative experiences, such as physical, mental, or sexual abuse, will cause social anxiety. “Social and medical science have long suspected that childhood
You 're more likely to develop social anxiety disorder if your biological parents or siblings have the condition. • Negative experiences. Children who experience teasing, bullying, rejection, ridicule or humiliation may be more prone to social anxiety disorder. In addition, other negative events in life, such as family conflict or sexual abuse, may be associated with social anxiety disorder. • Temperament.
The individual may engage in behaviors which skirt the edges of the law, or manipulate others (American Psychiatric Association 2013). Usually Those who are diagnosed with Antisocial personality disorder have also been diagnosed with Conduct disorder at a young age. When having this disorder, people tend to act on impulse instead of thinking things through which may cause them to make bad decisions. People tend to be irresponsible, which has been shown throughout the defendant’s
Some might even develop panic attacks and are also at risk for developmental delays, psychiatric disorders, school difficulties, aggressive behavior, and low self-esteem. While being exposed to a traumatic experience can trigger mental health problems, living with a severe mental illness is likely to increase the vulnerability of a person being abused. Some examples of long term mental illnesses are dissociation which refers to feeling like one has “checked out” or is not present. In some instances of dissociation, people may find themselves daydreaming. But in situations where dissociation is chronic and more complex it may impair an individual 's ability to function in the “real” world, such as not being able to focus on work related duties or being able to concentrate on
Anxiety and insomnia are found in patients suffering from PTSD and many other disorders, but one symptom specific to PTSD is a strong feeling of paranoia. Lastly, some sufferers of this disorder participate in self-destructive or reckless behavior. This can be anything from careless driving to suicidal behavior (Friedman). Some symptoms specific to young children are forgetting how to talk, acting out the event he or she is afraid of while playing, or being oddly clingy to a parent or different adult (Post-Traumatic Stress
Of course, there are usually relatively normal periods in between these episodes. Bipolar disorder symptoms can result in damaged performance, and even suicide. In the five factor model some of these symptoms would be described as high neuroticism which results in emotion instability. When you are bipolar it is a struggle to keep your emotions