If you’re going through adolescence, you’re going to experience teen anxiety and related stress. There’s no way around that. You may be concerned about your grades, fitting in, being liked by your peers, pleasing your parents, and perhaps finding a date for prom. You may be worried about acne, getting chosen for the basketball team,
Hearing voices and feeling paranoid are sometimes thought to be symptoms of psychosis or schizophrenia. However, the document entitled “Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia” from the British Psychological Society suggests otherwise. Rather than labeling these symptoms as a mental illness, the document argues that they are common experiences, often caused by trauma, abuse, or deprivation. Schizophrenia is
There has been much research about genetics and schizophrenia, starting with a Swiss-German psychiatrist, Eugen Bleuler, who in 1911 pointed out that schizophrenia runs in families. His theory wasn’t confirmed until the nineteen-sixties, when psychiatrists studied schizophrenia in twins. They found that if one twin has schizophrenia, then the other had a 40 to 50 percent chance
Adolescents tend to have higher levels of anxiety and fearfulness than children and adults. What is causing all of this adolescent “angst”? Readers on NY Times discuss the possible physiological and cultural factors. Click HERE to see what people are saying.
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, about one out of five adolescents has a diagnosable mental health disorder, and nearly one third of teens show symptoms of teen depression. Part of what contributes to the high rate of depression in teens is the fact that their brain is still growing. As