Far reached mental illnesses have had detrimental effects on teen health as Teens are often being prescribed medicine for things that don’t require medication, teens are receiving high dosages of these unnecessary medications, and society being “too soft” on adolescents thus leading to the newly found mental illnesses present in today’s society leading to the spiked suicide rates as a result. While some teens have justifiable mental illnesses that require medication to live a normal life, many individuals abuse this leverage resulting in a bigger problem that they began with. Teenage overmedication has become a growing problem in our day and age, and teens being prescribed unnecessary medicines heightens the problem. Incorrect prescription in teens is quite serious and could have a detrimental effect on the teen’s health. For example, an
Since its creation in 2007, e-cigarettes have only grown in popularity, especially with teenagers. All over America, teens in high school and even middle school can be found vaping. Teens are far more likely to vape as they feel pressure to fit in and be cool. Therefore, teen vaping is a problem because it can lead to future health problems, the e-cigarette industry is not fully regulated, and it can lead to nicotine addiction. Vaping as an adolescent can lead to health issues in the future.
Methamphetamine users are also at greater risk for HIV and Hepatitis C and B due to the sharing of blood through needle use. While most of the symptoms will be alleviated with the stopping of meth use, some of the changes to the brain are irreversible. According to drugabuse.gov, a recent study even suggests that people who used methamphetamine have an increased the risk of developing Parkinson 's disease. The worst effect of methamphetamine is an overdose, which can lead to stroke, heart attack, organ problems, and
Drugs such as alcohol have an effect on all users, regardless of their age; however, alcohol has an especially harmful effect on teens since their bodies are still developing. Studies have shown that alcohol has numerous negative effects on a teen’s body and mental health; for example, a study conducted by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention stated that “alcohol consumption affects the brain’s frontal lobes, which is essential for functions such as emotional regulations, planning, and organization” (“Age”). Teens already have high emotions and difficulties planning and organizing; alcohol will only enhance teens’ struggle. The Center of Disease Control and Prevention also found that alcohol consumption at a young age can potentially cause chronic problems such as memory loss, depression, suicidal thoughts, and poor decision making (“Age”). Teens have a difficult enough time making decisions and organizing their lives, but adding alcohol to the mix will only make matters worse; their bodies are still developing, and they are still learning to be adults.
The teen brain is still developing, and it is extremely common for teens to take the most risks compared to other age groups. In his article, “Beautiful Brains,” David Dobbs explains, “Teens take more risks not because they do not understand the dangers but because they weigh risk versus reward differently: In situations where risk can get them something they want, they value the reward more heavily than adults do” (Dobbs). Dobbs’ research suggests the teen brain is still developing thus making the teen know nothing different besides to take risks. It is what the teens get out of taking risks that is so rewarding to them. Overall, Tybalt and his friends take many risks that have the potential for bad consequences, but that does not stop
In the article “Adolescent Angst: 5 Facts About the Teenage Brain” (2012), Robin Nixon states that during a person’s adolescent years they experience many different emotions and experiences that cause them to do certain actions. Nixon also states that brain research could also give reason as to why teens make may make certain bad or impulsive decisions. For example Nixon explains that teens face intense emotions because “the amygdala is thought to connect sensory information to emotional responses. Its development, along with hormonal changes, may give rise to newly intense experiences of rage, fear, aggression (including toward oneself), excitement and sexual attraction.” The actions of Romeo and Juliet correlate with modern brain research
Furthermore, genetic traits such as appearance, intellectual ability, sex and race also contribute to homophilous relationships (Smith & Christakis, 2008). That is to say, that even in childhood we tend to gravitate toward those who are similar to us which immediately limits the scope of social network available to us. People who grow up in high risk areas for drug abuse, for instance, socialise with the other children in the area. The older they get the less likely they would be to extend their social circle, limiting themselves to becoming surrounded by the high risk lifestyle primarily adopted in the area. The stronger the ties to high risk behaviours get the higher the chance of a person partaking in said behaviour.
Introduction+ Thesis We saw a lot of good product ads that stereotype people in different cultures after the post-World War II era. They represent unique values. The numbers of product ads that overuse stereotypes are increasing tremendously and portraying subjects in a negative manner. A sexual representation of model in the product ads is as equally attractive to young teenagers as its message. As young teenagers unintentionally become a victim of ad story created by advertisers, the influence of gender stereotype in product advertising results young teenagers in buying expensive things they don’t need, imitating an inappropriate behavior from good looking models, and facing health problems in their bodies.
After a while, users need higher doses to get the same effect. This leads to dependence and addiction for those users of the drug. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 43 percent of ecstasy users become dependent on the drug. Users are aware of the negative consequences of ecstasy, but their dependence on it prevents them from stopping to use the drug. However, Ecstasy is used medicinally to relieve victims of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Changes in the brain transform how people see the world and limits the abilities they can acquire. The first text, “Embarrassed? Blame Your Brain” by Jennifer Connor-Smith, examines the brain being affected by hormones that make teens more sensitive to embarrassment. On the contrary, the second article, “Use It or Lose It: A good brain pruning” by Laura K. Zimmermann, discusses brain pruning, the process that removes connections between neurons that are not used. This pruning occurs during early childhood and in later adolescence.
Talbot’s, uses the technical consequences to show how these drugs improve our mental development. Those who took the Adderall drug to “performed better on several tasks...and were better in recognizing repeated visual patterns” than those who received a palliative (Talbot 514). In addition, improving the dark side of neurology can be seen as extremely similar to the shady side of cosmetic improvement for beauty. As the neuroenhancing market drugs grows, not only people will feel pressure to take the drugs, but they will also feel pressure to work harder, creating an “even more overworked and driven” culture than what is already present (Talbot 518). To perform better, longer, and faster in the workplace and school increases, “we have to take drugs to keep up” (Talbot, 518).
Age and gender are both individual characteristic that are considered strong risk factors. Young males are typically known to be at greater risk of substance use (name, date). That fact, however, may be changing as recent studies conducted show that girls are beginning to catch up and are becoming more likely to binge drink and use illicit drugs (name, date). Gender not only affects the risk of substance use but also how likely individuals are to receive help afterwards. 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).
Addictive substances stimulate the brain to produce more dopamine and it tricks the brain to create feelings of well-being. “Without extreme amounts of dopamine, addicts feel lifeless and depressed” (“Addiction”). In his article “Many People Are Addicted to Drugs That Were Prescribed for Them in the Past,” Randy Turner
In the same article it was also stated that, “Researchers found that childhood maltreatment was a risk factor for officially recognized delinquency, violent self-reported delinquency and moderate self-reported delinquency. Overall, child maltreatment appeared to be a risk factor for more serious delinquency, such as assaults, but not lesser forms of delinquency, such as underage drinking.” Another form of juvinile behavior they partake in, often tends to lead to drug abuse. They grew up with it being okay to hit someone just for the sake of it. They become used to the idea that these things are normal and they rarely look to see what the consequences of their actions will be in the near future. Lastly this