Anorexia Nervosa, depression and anxiety can be found in any ordinary person. Anorexia is a life-threatening eating disorder that consists of starving one’s self weight loss. Depression is a mental disorder that makes a person feel hopeless, helpless, and worthless. Depression can also lead to self harm and in the worst case scenario, suicide. Anxiety is a feeling of being worried, nervous or uneasy.
Due to stereotyping, the minority groups of adolescents are going through negative consequences such as depression and anxiety; self-esteem issues; substance abuse; and interruption of daily activities. Losing the confidence, and accepting that the majority groups are superior over them will lead to continuation of the stereotyping among minority groups of adolescents. The minority groups of adolescents have to find a way to successfully avoid the stereotyping matters in order to overcome the negative psychological and physiological consequences that affect their
Adolescence is a time when teenagers are subject to pressures. Many of their troubles arise from the culture in which they live. They feel as if they are different and that they don’t belong. Marie G. Lee 's “Finding My Voice”, explores how the life of a teen is influenced by others. This story revolves around the challenges and uncertainties of adolescence.
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.
It is now too often the case industry conveys that information about mental disorders. While this education may be very beneficial in sensitizing populations to the mental health needs of children and adolescents it also holds the risk of distorted messages being conveyed to an anxious and needy populous, may limit the full potential of an appropriate diagnostic evaluation and limit the treatment options considered. Furthermore, oppression and domination are known to impact children and young adults in the foster care system. “Young people that are obstructed or prevented from becoming competent or from being able to communicate their opinions, desires, and emotions experienced a form of oppression” (Bruskas, Delilah, R.N., M.N. 2008).
Teens have many emotional issues as they grow up due to hormone imbalances and stress management being insufficient and underdeveloped. This can lead way to many physical and emotional problems. These problems can consist of depression, and bullying can push toward eating disorders in order for the teen to feel in a way that they have the ability to control a small portion of the chaotic world around them. The human mind can only take so much abuse, as “Bullying damages self-esteem and destroys body image, both which can make an individual – child or adult – susceptible to developing an eating disorder, such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating. ... Changes in eating patterns, such as bingeeating or skipping meals…”
Many are the result of unresolved childhood abuse issues. The reasons are complex, yet for some survivors ongoing internal disorder keeps the foundation of the establishment of regularity, predictability and consistency. Numerous survivors live in 'crisis mode', reacting with provisional fixes to circumstances that don't resolve the fundamental issues. This can be exhausting and frustrating and add to sentiments of vulnerability and sadness. (Impact of Child Abuse, n.d.)
Due to their not fitting in, the child could be ostracized and be deemed an outcast. A major part that contributes to social anxiety is the way one's peers react to and treat them. "… A review of the literature leads to the conclusion that individuals with the most severe forms of craniofacial deformities are at greater risk for experiencing social and psychological stress…" (Pruzinsky, 1992).
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.
Atypical Depression is a deficiency in interpersonal being and social skills due to the dangerous and understanding of denial. For the reason that these folks are extremely sensitive, and they exaggerate and in excess of thinking other’s people’s comments and ideas, and accept as true actions that are individual assaults. Several people that are suffering from atypical depression statement that this understanding started in their early childhood and may perhaps during times gone by of physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse (Fields, 2013). Social Anxiety Disorder consists of devastating uneasiness and being self-consciousness roughly on a daily social situations. This uneasiness frequently centers itself on the panic of being judged by other
Adolescents who lack a secure attachment relationship with their caregivers are at a greater risk for dysregulation of affect when experiencing trauma and the developing the symptoms of posttraumatic stress. Insecurely attached children and adolescents do not seek comfort in their caregivers so when exposed to trauma, their coping abilities are significantly hindered. When not able to seek protection and comfort in their caregivers, insecurely attached youth are more likely to be overwhelmed by stress; coping alone with limited resources may cause hyperarousal or disassociation (Perry, 2001). Likewise, an adolescent with a secure attachment can act as a layer of defense against the potential adverse effects of trauma (Finkelhor & Browne, 1984). A secure attachment also provides a safe a nurturing environment that enables the adolescent to process the traumatic events and become more equipped to return to a sense of safety and wellbeing- at least the same level experiences prior to the traumatic experience.
Children who are shy, timid, withdrawn or restrained when facing new situations or people may be at greater risk. • New social or work demands. Meeting new people, giving a speech in public or making an important work presentation may trigger social anxiety disorder symptoms for the first time. These symptoms usually have their roots in adolescence,
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
From the moment a child is born, he or she has basic needs for comfort and affection that should be met. Children that are not properly nurtured early in life do not form quality attachments with adults and learn that they cannot be trusted to meet the child’s needs. Reactive attachment disorder can develop when the child does not form loving, secure, and stable attachments with others, caused by inadequate or inconsistent care, maternal depression or separation, abuse, or neglect, among other things. As the child ages, this can lead to a myriad of difficulties, some examples being issues regulating emotions and behavior, a lack of cause and effect thinking, a desire to be in control, poor peer relationships, lying, and a destructive, impulsive, and manipulative nature. It is believed that children with reactive attachment disorder have the ability to form secure attachments, but this capacity has been compromised by their experiences early in life.