The worries that young people confess to clinical psychologist Amy Mariaskin have changed drastically over time.
Just a few years ago, they stressed about stereotypical pre-teen and teenage problems, such as how to fit in.
Today, they fear they will die in a mass shooting.
“I’ve seen a shift from the sources of anxiety,” said Mariaskin, director of the Nashville OCD and Anxiety Treatment Center. “It went from, ‘Does this person like me?’ or ‘Am I going to be successful?’ to ‘What’s going to happen to my country?’ and ‘Am I going to be targeted?’” (Excerpt from an article by David Plazas in the Nashville Teneseean- read more)
Working with teens for 20 years, I asked them a simple question, “What do you wish your parents knew more of to improve your life?” Here are their answers. – See more
FEBRUARY 9, 2016, 8:42 AM|From power struggles to angst over body image, the teen years are filled with new challenges. Psychologist Lisa Damour, author of new book, “Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood,” joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss how to have smarter conversations with your teenage daughter on topics ranging from choosing friends to dealing with sexuality.
From CBS broadcast- listen to segment
The effects of sleep deprivation on teenagers has been widely studied, and new research published in Physiology and Behavior adds to the mountain of evidence that indicates Americans are not taking sleep issues among teenagers seriously enough. Seven out of 10 American teens are sleep deprived. Not getting enough high-quality sleep has been shown to cause poor physical health and lower cognitive functioning.
The newest research shows that not getting enough sleep can also make teenagers more reactive to stress. What if the explosive, dramatic responses to stress from teenagers could be curbed? What if it wasn’t just the age and stage of development that caused teenagers to be so reactive, but rather the unhealthy expectations of trying to perform well with inadequate sleep?
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/2714026/serious-side-effect-of-poor-sleep-quality-among-teens-revealed/#ugxR3ITm8jMykDt6.99
Stress — we all have it. Between tests, term papers, finding a date to winter formal, working a part-time job, and dealing with family drama, it’s amazing we get anything done. The American Psychological Association defines stress as “an emotional experience accompanied by predictable biochemical, physiological and behavioral changes,” and 80% of college students experience it daily.
Excerpt from Kate Dwyer’s article in TeenVogue– Read more.