Most teenagers draw back further into their isolation which leads to more complicated problems. Conformity is not a friend nor foe, but the effects of choosing to or not to come with consequences. Another leading effect of conformity is depression, though not always serious it could be potentially harmful. Depression leads from how the teenager now fears social rejection and harassment daily for being isolated or pulling away from the societies main stream. Conformity is a major problem in today’s youth.
They are also a greater risk for developing mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, which they may continue to struggle with into adulthood (Stop Bullying N.d.). Eating disorders or disturbed eating patterns can also become a problem for children who are bullied (Stop Bullying N.d.). This is especially true for girls that are teased about their weight. A study that took place from 2009 to 2010 concluded that teasing of overweight girls increased their risk of developing an eating disorder (Quick, McWilliams, and Byrd-Bredbenner 2013:508). However, the victims are not the only ones effected, the perpetrators and bystanders also experience negative effects.
Most of the people don’t like teenagers who have bad habits such as smoking, involve fights, tease other people and rude, but as Mary Lou Kownacki says “There isn’t anyone you couldn’t love once you’ve heard their story. ” Some of the teenagers have these bad habits just because of their interests or peer pressure, but some of them lost their brother or had been in jail; basically they might have real problems; they have stories. Even though Dallas Winston in The Outsiders and Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye lived in different time periods and suffered from different problems, their reactions to their traumas were similar: they both reacted to their traumas with violence, conflict with others and rebelliousness. The traumas experienced
I will even grant you that most guys do not spend the same time on their hair and preparing ourselves to go out as girls do. We certainly do not embellish ourselves to the extent that most girls do, however, body image, is not only a pressing issue for girls, but for guys as well. It’s also valid to state that these pressures are severely harming the youth of our nation. From depression, and feelings of exclusion to, pursuing drastic measures to change their body image, the struggle to be a culturally accepted individual is exhausting and dangerous. But how do we change this?
Poverty has been shown to lead to residential mobility. Residential mobility or simply put as moving can cause different developmental problems. Children that have moved around more have shown poor psychological adjustments, have a harder time making close friends and have more academic troubles. These children tend to have smaller and/or weaker social networks. According to Ferguson "Adolescents with more frequent moves tend to have diminished social networks and hold comparatively less central positions therein and are vulnerable to earlier onset of sexual activity"(448).
Increases in sugar and carbohydrate levels have been linked to increases in breast cancer in some populations. Depression A person’s mental health can also suffer further through binge eating. Their eating habits can make them feel bad about themselves. They may also experience social isolation and live a restricted lifestyle. Gastro oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Binge eating can trigger or make gastro oesophageal reflux disease, a condition where acidic or non-acidic contents of the stomach rise back into the oesophagus, worse in some people.
Alter 30 years of clinical experience, I have come to notice that ALL teenagers create “a sense of self.” Hurt teenagers tend to develop a false sense of self and seek love and belonging in the “wrong” places with the wrong people. On the other hand, healthy attached teenagers will develop a true sense of self and find acceptance and belonging in the right places and with the right people. A teenager with a false sense of self will have a tendency to do the following: • Change attire, hairstyles, morals and opinions to suit the group he or she is a part of or wants to become a part of. • Exaggerate (or lie about) aspects of their live such as: • Saying he lives in a 3 – story house with a private pool. When in reality, he lives in a low-cost flat (personal fable) • Saying he won 2nd place at the science fair.
I can say that as a person who had known people to suffer from depression, that even when they are better, it has an affect on them that normally wouldn't have happened if the illness was properly treated at a younger age. It has been proven already that experiences shapes a person and experiencing depression is no exception to that fact. However, teenagers are most vulnerable to risky behaviors in this stage of their life. Furthermore, the development of the limbic system and the prefrontal cortex has been compared to, “the brakes come online somewhat later than the accelerator of the brain” (Nixon 9). To add on, the prefrontal cortex and the limbic system is responsible for the behaviors we represent and has already been proven to affect adolescents in the process of the brain developing.
It causes stress, anxiety, eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia, and extremely low self-esteem. These aren’t just the effects of failing to reach current “ideal” body images. It is also the beginning signs for another, even worse epidemic that plagues our society
Some victims might take it as a challenge for them and became stronger each time. But for those who cannot handle the situation, it might affect them physically and mentally. According to Veasley (2011), the effects of cyberbullying are it can caused the victims to have low self-esteem, it caused the victims to commit suicide and it also can caused major depression. The first effect is cyberbullying can caused the victims to have low self-esteem. For example, the victims was embarrassed or ashamed of what the cyberbullies did to him or her.
On the other hand, symbolic interactionism might explain the way obese people are discriminated against, and how they might feel socially isolated. Altogether, obesity is a major health and social problem, which in most cases is initiated in childhood. To commence, obesity has contributed in many ways to the problems in our community. As a matter of fact, obesity has caused bullying in our community; likewise, it can possibly result in violence. Additionally, if this issue continues in the life of an adolescent, it can bring a great deal of diseases in the future.
Upon release, many offenders return to the same social environments that added to their trouble in the first place. The inability to withstand peer pressure often results in the perpetrator reoffending. For instance, when people who are lacking funds may try to find other sometimes illegal means to get money. Even as an adult the susceptibility to peer pressure exists. According to Dr. Laurence Steinberg, the brain is still developing maturely in the teen years and well into their mid 20s in areas like reasoning and judgment (Patti R., 2015, P 1).
Drug abuse often is rampant among the lower socio-economic classes. The bill will directly affect families whose benefits are decreased, specifically, the children of the parents who test positive for drugs. This policy seeks to deny aid to the recipients who are using drugs, but benefits will continue for minor children. However, they will continue to suffer because they are dependent on their parents for sustenance. A reduction in benefits will cause families to sink deeper into poverty.
Females are less likely to seek treatment than men and several factors may be contributing to this phenomenon, including stigma – as substance abuse problems are more socially acceptable by males – and family obligations (name, date). Family as well as peer relationships tend to have an effect on youths’ risk of substance use. Positive family relationships that have good parenting practices tend to have protective effect on youths while negative relationships featuring conflicts and abuse associate with a greater risk of substance use (name, date). Youths with friends who encourage the use of alcohol and cannabis is also a risk factor as adolescence may believe by agreeing with their peers and using substances, their popularity in the group will increase (name,
“A federal study, found that as rates of alcohol use by 12-17 year olds increase, grade point average decrease” (alcoholcostalculator.org). This means that underage students that drink are more likely to have “decreas[ing]” grades. Their performance declines as in effect of the use alcohol and/or the impairment the brain has suffered. The student will not do well in school because the brain is intoxicated and will not be able to hold on to knowledge compared to healthy hippocampus. A decrease in grade point average, will limit the opportunity of having a higher selection of colleges.