A Problem of Anxiety Among Teens

Anxiety is the fear of the unknown or the future.

We chose the article Anxiety In Teenagers because we both have experienced anxiety. We want to raise awareness, and we want to learn more about it.

Anxiety isn’t a fad. If you don’t treat it, it could lead to depression or suicide.

Anxiety is interesting to us because we both have it and we wanted to learn more about how it can effect me and how to deal with it.

My personal feelings about anxiety is that when I get it I bit the inside of my lip. I am very fidgety and I can’t sit still. I just wanted to be able to learn more about how to cope with it and how to deal with it.

Something that stood out for me in the article is that sometimes just recognizing what is giving me anxiety can reduce the amount of anxiety. Something else that surprised me in the article is that I have high anxiety most of the time just because I’m scared for something for no reason at all. I also have high anxiety when I can’t function with homework sometimes. If it’s really stressful I will break down and cry and I won’t be able to complete the homework. So I just take a break and watch Netflix or YouTube.

What happens to me when I get really anxious is that I bit the inside of my lip. I fidget a lot. I get anxious when I have to speak in front of the class. When I have a soccer game. When I embarrass myself in front of people. When I make a mistake. When I break something. When I get a bad grade on a test and I’m afraid to tell my parents because I think that I let them down. And the list goes on.

It’s bad to experience anxiety all of the time because when your anxious all of the time your brain will start to release stress hormones frequently which will increases the symptoms of dizziness, headaches, and depression. When your anxious all of the time most people want to stop feeling this way. So they think about committing suicide or people do commit suicide just from being anxious.

The top ten causes of middle-aged kids stress inventory:

  • Death of a parent
  • Divorce
  • Death of a brother/sister
  • Involved with drugs or alcohol
  • Death of a friend
  • Failing a grade
  • Begin dating
  • Getting into trouble at school
  • Moving to a new school
  • Cut from a team or not making an activity

Personal Stress Inventory- Taking a personal stress inventory of all the stressors you have had. You give them a point value. See which one’s have made you the most stress, this way, you can figure out what stresses you out the most and avoid that stressor.

It is unknown if anxiety is inherited or not. It has been found with twins that some disorders such as panic disorders or phobias could possibly be inherited. But if both of their parents have a anxiety disorder it is only a 25% chance that one of their kids would have some sort of anxiety disorder.

Work Cited:

  1. https://teens.webmd.com/anxiety-and-teens#1
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9696919
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