(MENAFNEditorial) SAN DIEGO, Dec. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Recover.com releases a new page focusing on teenage suicide, mental health, drug addiction and how social media is playing a key role.
The mom or dad notices that their is sad, overly emotional, anxious, moody or simply just acting different, something is not quite right. Chances are the parents thoughts or hunches are possibly right. The facts are that according to the American Psychiatric Association about 50% of mental health cases among teenagers start at around 13 years old and the odds for depression, severe anxiety or bipolar nearly double during the ages of 13 to 18 years of age.
Dr. Harold Koplewicz, founding president of The Child Mind Institute, a nonprofit children's mental health advocacy group is quoted as stating, "Teenagers have a different kind of depression. They don't seem sad. They seem irritable," he said. "This really has an effect on your concentration, which will affect school. It will affect your desire to continue playing sports. It'll affect your desire of being with your friends." What happens next is the need to escape and in the case of the school yard and social media there are many ways to ease the pain or the discomfort the teenager lives with in his or her own skin. Drugs are rampant in most every high school and junior high, everything from and Adderall to heroin; weed now is child's play. The kids have graduated early, at a very young age. Things are changing and not for the better for our future generation is in turmoil. Dr. Koplewicz also notes that the suicide rate among teenage girls hit an all time 40 year high. He also states, 'Warning signs also include the duration and the degree of symptoms. Take notice if your teen is experiencing moodiness or irritability for more than two weeks and it's occurring every day, for most of the day, and if you see a change in sleep patterns and a change in desire to work and socialize."
The use of Adderall has also reached an epidemic proportion in high schools and colleges as and anxiety are causing the drug to be one of the most sought after for school studying help and overall focus. The student does not realize what he or she has started when they dabble with the potent Adderall. Warning signs also include the duration and the degree of symptoms, he said. Teens and college students go from taking Adderall as prescribed for A.D.H.D to using it as a party drug and snorting it, staying awake for days at a time. Adderall is prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a neurobehavioral condition marked by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsive. The side effects can be loss of sleep, moodiness, irrational or illogical behavior. Some college athletes, in particular baseball players say it gives them a huge edge in focusing on the ball and making the game much easier. The problem lies just down the road as when the game is over has a grip on the unaware student athlete and their lives start to crumble.
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