One in every five teenagers today suffers from common and diagnosable psychological disorders, like depression or anxiety. And the prevalence of psychological disorders in teens is on the rise. According to experts, mental disorders in adolescents are at an all-time high.
Teenage mental health problems, in addition to depression and anxiety, are including trauma, Borderline Personality Disorder, and schizophrenia, adolescent syndrome. Furthermore, adolescent behavioral disorders such as substance abuse and eating disorders are labeled as psychological disorders in adolescents.
It can be difficult to recognize the symptoms of adolescent mental illness. This is because most teenagers are moody and emotional during this period of dramatic physical and mental changes. However, mental illness in teenagers is characterized by far more extreme behavioral and mood changes than is typical.
Today we’ll discuss the common mental disorders in teens.
Serious Depression in Teens
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders among teenagers as well as adults. According to the latest study, major depression diagnoses have increased by 33% since 2013. And, according to teen mental health statistical data, this rate is rising even quicker among millennials, by 47 percent. Besides that, the prevalence of major depression in adolescents has increased by 47% for boys and 65% for girls.
A major depressive episode is defined as a period of at least 14 days of persistently low mood in most circumstances. Low self-esteem, loss of interest in normally enjoyable activities, and sleep, energy, and concentration problems are all symptoms. Functioning, studying, sleeping, and eating are all difficult or impossible for teenagers suffering from major depression. Furthermore, those who have already experienced one episode of major depressive disorder are at a high risk of experiencing another.
Major depression, also known as major depressive disorder or clinical depression, is a mental illness. It is one of the most serious types of depression. As a result, it can appear in bursts and last for extended periods of time. As a result, it has a significant impact on adolescent quality of life.
It’s not always easy to determine when normal adolescent stress becomes anxiety in teenagers. Teens with anxiety disorders, on the other hand, have extremely high levels of anxiety. Furthermore, rather than improving on their own, these feelings worsen over time.
Furthermore, teens with anxiety disorders experience feelings of tension and fear, which can interfere with daily actions at work and school. Moreover, teen anxiety, like other adolescent mental disorders, has an impact on adolescents’ connections with peers and family members.
The most prevalent teen anxiety disorder is generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). This type of anxiety in teenagers is characterized by excessive anxiety or worry about everyday events. Furthermore, the anxiety lasts for an extended period of time. Teens suffering from generalized anxiety face intense emotional stress as well as a variety of anxiety-related symptoms. Furthermore, teens with GAD have excessive worrying as well as low self-esteem.
Anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating abnormality are examples of teen eating disorders. Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any mental disorder, whether due to starvation, metabolic collapse, or suicide. As a result, it is one of the most hazardous adolescent mental disorders.
As a result, teen eating disorders cause severe disruptions in teenage eating behaviors and, as a result, physical health. They do, however, have an impact on adolescent mental health. Eating disorders most often coexist with another type of mental illness.
As a result, adolescents with teen eating disorders are more likely to be moody, anxious, and/or depressed. Teens with disordered eating are also more likely to engage in substance abuse and self-harming attitudes.
Schizophrenia is a chronic illness that lasts a lifetime. Furthermore, schizophrenia behaviors begin to emerge in adolescence. Schizophrenia symptoms often appear in people under the age of 30, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Teenagers with schizophrenia have difficulty processing personal emotions. And they frequently become totally disconnected from reality.
Schizophrenia patients have different brain structures, chemical makeup, and processing abilities. As a result, people with schizophrenia have difficulty comprehending information and processing classes. As a result, they may find it difficult to fully control their disease. As a result, the goal of schizophrenia treatment is to assist the individual in understanding the disease and working hard to keep it under control.
Treatment of Teen Mental Disorders
Treatment by mental health experts makes a significant difference in the treatment of adolescent mental health disorders. However, many adolescents do not receive the necessary mental health treatment. In fact, six out of ten depressed teenagers do not receive treatment. In addition, eight out of ten adolescent anxiety sufferers do not receive treatment.