Adolescent Anxiety

What is Adolescent Anxiety?

Adolescent anxiety frequently revolves around issues with social acceptance, changes in how the adolescent's body feels and looks, and fights over independence. Anxiety may also appear at times when teenagers think to perform well in class, at exam or while interacting with others. Adolescents may appear incredibly shy, timid and vulnerable when they are overwhelmed with anxiety. They start avoiding doing their typical activities or reject trying something new and become aloof. They are confused between how they should feel and things that are expected of them.

Adolescent Anxiety

Causes

  • High Expectations from Others ;
  • Disapproval by Parents ;
  • Issues of Self-doubt and Self-image ;
  • Hormonal changes ;
  • Peer Pressure ;
  • Generation Gap ;
  • Smoking and Alcohol ;
  • Underlying Sadness and depression.

Signs & Symptoms

Anger

Anger

Breathlessness

Breathlessness

Emotional Outburst

Emotional Outburst

Exhaustion

Exhaustion

Increase Heart Rate

Increase Heart Rate

Irritation

Irritation

Loss of Apetite

Loss of Apetite

Restlessness

Restlessness

Self Harm

Self Harm

Sleep Disturbance

Sleep Disturbance

Sweating & Shaking

Sweating & Shaking

Trouble Concentration

Trouble Concentration

Self - Care Tips

Adopt some Hobbies and activities

Adopt some Hobbies and activities

Go for meditation

Go for meditation

Get good quality sleep

Get good quality sleep

Meeting and communicating with friends

Meeting and communicating with friends

Enjoy nature

Enjoy nature

Switching off your mobile phones whenever possible

Switching off your mobile phones whenever possible

Do something good to other people

Do something good to other people

Limit the use of energy drinks or coffee

Limit the use of energy drinks or coffee

Frequently Asked Questions

Its normal to be anxious, to do tasks, work or studies and examination. However, people who suffer from anxiety disorders usually worry and panic excessively over ordinary happenings. Anxiety disorders sometimes involve recurrent spells of severe anxiety, fear, or terror that peak in a matter of minutes (panic attacks). These uncomfortable, hard to regulate, out-of-proportion to the real threat, and persistent sensations of worry and panic interfere with daily tasks. To know more you can take free self-assessment to understand if you are anxious.

If you’re concerned about your child’s anxiety, it’s a good idea to seek professional help by best online clinical psychologists, if your child:

  • constantly nervous, on edge, or unable to stop or control worrying
  • has overwhelming feelings that go on for weeks, months or even longer
  • has obsessed thoughts and feelings that interfere with their schoolwork, socializing and everyday activities.

The teens suffer from may include the following:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic attacks
  • Social anxiety
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Separation anxiety

If you're seeking for a convenient and cost-effective therapy option, you might want to consider online counselling for anxiety. For a variety of reasons, you might be considering online psychotherapy. You can focus on developing coping mechanisms that you can use treatment and therapy to change how you view the world and how you respond to it with the help of your therapist.



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