Adolescence Disorders

Adolescence Disorders

Problematic Internet Use

In the present century, internet use is considered essential. However, when habits such as playing computer games, or watching very large numbers of internet videos, such as those on YouTube, are troubling to the extent that these activities interfere with normal...

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Body image issues

Growing teenagers spend a lot of time thinking whether they look as attractive as their friends. This can take the form of insecurity about one’s hair, face and other parts of the body. Frequently insecurity regarding one’s body is also associated with low confidence...

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Career issues

The entire journey from board exams in school to a stable job as an adult, which is financially and intellectually fulfilling, is a difficult road to travel. Every parent wants their child to be settled and happy with their work-life and this is one of the primary...

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Relationship issues

At every stage, our life revolves around certain special people who matter to us the most. This is because these people interact with us,help us, influence usand change us in many ways. During the teenage years, an individual goes through a set of physiological and...

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Anger

Anger is a natural and common feeling that everyonehas from time to time. Showing anger is necessary but sometimes, children may show anger at the wrong time and place! Often children find it difficult to manage problems at school and home which make them irritable...

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Confidence issues

It’s a known fact that confidence is key to success. One cannot reach his/her goals without having a good reserve of self-esteem. Though confidence is useful to solve many life problems, it is not easily earned or maintained. It is not uncommon for teenagers to suffer...

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Eating disorders

If you find yourself having a strong fear of becoming fat even though you are underweight or have a normal weight, this might signal a problem. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa are two types of eating disorders that involve disturbed eating patterns and negative...

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Mood Disorder – Bipolar

Mood swings are common during adolescence owing to the hormonal changes that accompany this phase. Some teenagers have more mood changes than others. Nevertheless, some mood swings can appear extreme and limit the teenagers’ ability to function at school and affect...

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Substance use disorder

Teenagers are highly vulnerable to substance use disorder if they lack proper parenting and guidance. Excessive and continuous use of substances such as cannabis/ cocaine/ alcohol/ brown sugar/ marijuana (to name a few) can lead to serious addiction. It may start as a...

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Obesity

Obesity is a condition that is threatening to the health of teenagers. Obesity refers to increased body weight in relation to height. Body mass index (BMI) is a standard indicator of obesity. Obesity puts teenagers at a higher risk of chronic diseases. It is related...

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Personality Disorders

Borderline Personality Disorder Though this problem is not formally diagnosed before 18 years of age, its first signs tend to appear in late teenage years. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is characterised by instability of feelings, sense of identity and mood....

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Panic

How many times have we told ourselves, ‘don’t panic’? Maybe several times. But, in reality, panicis a serious condition where one faces extremely high level of tension for no specific reason that occurs suddenly,peaks briefly and then subsides. During panic, one might...

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Phobias

Are you terrified of something that does not seem scary to others? Do you try to avoid something just so that your fears don’t bother you? Commonly, phobias can include irrational fear of animals, insects, heights, public speaking and being in closes spaces such as...

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Depression

We have all had moments of sadness and despair. Most of them last between a few hours to a few days. But when you have been unable to come out of the low mood and it has been really difficult to concentrate on anything, you know you need professional help. When...

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OCD

Do you find yourself forced to think about something again and again? It is difficult to control the urge to do things repeatedly when you have done them once properly? In some cases, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD might be a reason for this. It may seem like a...

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