Case Study – Linda Prepared by Margaret Mills For Human Growth and Development QQI Level 5 Assignment February 2016 Introduction Linda is a 14 year old teenager who comes for respite at regular intervals to the care home I work in. Linda appears bubbly and out going and always mixes well with her peer group. On this occasion I notice Linda appears withdrawn and has lost a lot of weight she is not interacting with the other members for social activities. One of the other teenagers has told me that Linda has confided in her that she is being bullied in school and being called fat so she thinks if she doesn’t eat she will become thin and won’t get bullied. In this assignment we are going to look at how we …show more content…
Eating disorders are very common in teenagers especially girls as popular culture is inclined to portray being thin as how all young girls should be.(mayoclinic 1998-2016) even if they are thin they can still believe they are fat and this can lead to them being obsessed with their weight. Puberty can also be a major problem for teenagers as their body changes and also their hormones are changing all the time. (Girls health may 2014) Intellectual; because Linda is being bullied and told she is fat she has very low self esteem. This can lead to her not wanting to interact with other people her age and spending a lot of time alone this is where councillors can help by talking to her and getting her to talk about her own problems. Psychologist David Elkind argued that adolescents go through a stage of self absorption that leads them to only being able to see the world through their perspective. This is called egocentric pressure where teenagers are conscious of their image at all times and believe every one is looking at …show more content…
A social worker can help Linda and her family deal with any problems they are having and set up support services to help the family. A psychologist or counsellor will discuss any concerns or problems that might have being happening in the past, and how to improve thing in the future. A doctor can help by monitor Linda’s health throughout her recovery, health care support workers and nurses can educated her on her mental health and wellbeing and provide around the clock care and support. Good team work and communication skills are needed between the MDT to provide the best care for Linda and a proper care plan put in place and updated regularly. Regular meeting between the MDT Linda and her family are need to keep an update her progress. They will need to provide the support until such time as Linda is fully
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Perhaps depression, relating to self esteem and body image? You’re doing most things right, but still changes need to be made. This can mean throwing out those greasy bags of chips and tempting bars of milk chocolate and junk food from your lunchbox instead, why not bring in a bag of fresh fruits, a healthy sandwich, or even a salad dish. Hey, why not add an extra 20 minutes of exercise during your daily routine? People, especially teens these days forget that eating right and exercising regularly can help you avoid excess weight gain and maintain a healthy weight.
Approximately 24 million people in the United States struggle with an eating disorder. Almost 50% of these people have depression (11). Depression, anxiety, and anger are very common among people with eating disorders. Chris Crutcher, the author of A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune, uses Angus as a main character who struggles with trying to fit in because of his eating disorder. Angus has struggled with obesity all his life, and a main cause is bullying.
Young girls are high susceptible to depression, eating disorders, and even suicide as a result of many microaggressions as the go through physical, mental, and emotional changes during puberty. Girls or all race, and social class will undergo these changes and they will constantly wonder how they can adapt to the new changes. An example of these changes combined are girls in gym class: constantly comparing measurement and ways that they can reach them. They might be overly developed or underdeveloped and think of ways to increase their own development of “fake ‘til they make it.” If they get caught faking it, it leads to harassment from others among the student body
ED in preteens 1. Why are eating disorders becoming more common among the pre-teen population? Eating disorders are becoming more common among the pre-teen population because of hormones, puberty, body dissatisfaction, depressive symptoms, and low self-esteem. Moreover, changes related to puberty can lead to irritability, lack of confidence, and other mood swings.
Even as Western culture no longer relies on tribalism for survival and lauds individual autonomy, adolescent 's bodies may be pushing them to conform to peer pressure in order to protect their health later in life. How They Studied This: Like the Movie Boyhood, Without the Cameras The researchers ' most recent round of health tests was done on 171 people 27 years of age, comparing their body mass index, depressive symptoms, anxiety, and overall health. But these are the same 171 people that the researchers have been following for the past 14 years, starting when they were in 7th or 8th grade.
The Fan Club Did you know that an average of 160,000 teens will skip school everyday due to bullying? Information found from dosomething.org. Man, that's a lot of students who are affected that much, then feel the need to skip school due to pain and embarrassment. In the story, The Fan Club, by Rona Maynard main character Laura feels as if popular crowd is snickering and whispering behind her back. She is struggling internally trying to understand why.
Normally people think that youngsters who eat junk food would be fine because they are still young and able to lose weight later, but most of the obese people are from the group of adolescence. This is because of their parents’ lifestyle that influence kids to follow. For example, parents who are working couples may have no time to prepare their children food after went back from work. To make things easier and faster, they tend to bring takeaway dishes from restaurant or fast food. Besides that,
Life course perspective is used in social science to help understand human development. It takes into account how a person grows and changes through life experiences. It looks at historical events as well as cultural changes that affect a person’ evolution over their life (The life course perspective, 2003-2018). Life course perspective states that there is complex interaction of social and environmental factors mixed with biological, behavioral, and physiological issues that define the course of a person’s life. Each stage in life exerts influences on the next stage, social, economic, and physical environments and they also have influences through a person’s life course.
It is hard to say what exactly causes them or why some people get them while others do not. What can be proven is that social media and school activities do trigger them in some people. Unfortunately, living in an image conscious culture encourages people to improve their appearance. And if they are told they must be a certain weight, they will do whatever it takes to lose weight. When younger people see advertisements to lose weight or if they notice someone they look up to looking smaller, they will try to achieve that because they believe it will make them happy.
Obese teens have been labeled as inactive teens who does nothing beneficial during the day. Exaggerated truths are given that obese teens usually are most likely spending their days eating and watching television encouraging an out of shape body. Untruths about obese teens is that due to their out of shape body it 's common that usually they lack a healthy diet or lack exercise. Obese teenagers
Question 1 Based on psychosocial stage, Eric seems to be in stage 3 where conflict about initiative and guilt arise. This is because, it was mentioned that Eric is currently in kindergarten and according to Erikson's stages, stage 3 involve individual age between 3 to 5 years old (Cloninger, 2013). Moreover, individual in this stage should start to challenge themselves and exploring the world by trying on their own. Success in this stage will lead to sense of initiative where it provides aim or direction while failure in this stage lead to sense of guilt making them fear to try new thing.
It is pertinent that patients suffering from this particular disorder receive the education on the disorder and how it can be treated. The most important thing is that patients need to understand that it is not their fault nor vanity, and not just a normal adolescence appearance. Many people assume that adolescents suffering from this disorder are just going through a phase of being a teenager and concerned about how they look; however, it is more than that. It is also important for them to know that they are not alone. It is a common disorder and there are available treatments to help.
Girls compare they self to other girls , they tend to do this because they feel they are not prettier or popular like others. Young people have an tendency into having a perfect body, Teens will look at pictures of models or most pictures that are photoshopped and that makes a person want to maintain a “perfect body” that would get teens to think that they need to hit the gym to look like the models. This will disorder people thoughts and feelings about themselves. Teenagers tends to look at the bad side of them and not look at the good
Social media is much to blame for this. There is an enormous amount pressure placed on young girls especially to look a certain way. Scrolling through a social media feed and seeing a page full beautiful models with perfect bikini bodies causes girls, and boys, to stress over having that same perfect body. They feel like they need to look the same way in order to be seen as beautiful. Social media is a huge misconception.