Adolescent Disorders

Internet Addiction

Internet addiction is described as an impulse control disorder, which does not involve the use of an intoxicating drug and is very similar to pathological gambling. Similar to other addictions, those suffering from Internet addiction use the virtual fantasy world to...

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Body image issues

Body image refers to how people see themselves. Distorted body image (also called negative body image) refers to an unrealistic view of how someone sees their body.  Like eating disorders, it is seen most commonly in women, but many men also suffer from the disorder....

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Career issues

Adolescence is a tricky period, without a proper guidance, the students might find themselves in a difficult position. High school and college are the times when students are looking to spread their wings and fly. They are discovering themselves and they find out that...

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Relationship issues

Being in a healthy relationship is a wonderful thing, but most people agree that maintaining a happy and healthy relationship requires hard work. There are many issues and circumstances that can cause a relationship to falter or even stall, leaving people hurt,...

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Anger

Anger is a natural and common feeling that everyone has 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

Adolescence is a period of Storm & Stress, involving inevitable turmoil that takes place during the transition from childhood to adulthood. Teenagers are confronted with a variety of issues ranging from dealing with changes to their physical appearance to being...

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Eating disorders

In Anorexia Nervosa, a person might be so preoccupied with being slim that she/he might starve herself/himself to achieve weight loss. Anorexia is characterized by an abnormally low body weight, an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted perception of one’s own...

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Mood Disorders

Mental health problems ranging from depression to bipolar disorder are known as mood disorders. Mood swings are common during adolescence owing to the hormonal changes that accompany this phase. Some teenagers have more mood changes than others. Nevertheless, at times...

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Substance Abuse

Adolescence is a time of significant physical, psychological, social, emotional, and intellectual development. Teens tend to be more adventurous than adults, possibly increasing their willingness to take chances and engage in risky behaviours, such as drug use....

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Obesity

Obesity is a lifestyle disease that is threatening 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...

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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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