Helping teenagers deal with stress can be an emotional roller coaster. Just like adults, stress affects the health of a teen. Some sources of stress that can cause stress is: a change of schools, school demands are too much to handle, problems at home, or problems with other teenagers within the school. Teen health can be affected by all of these aspects and can lead to depression, negative thoughts, insomnia, high blood pressure, ulcers, nausea, loss of appetite, muscle tension, severe headaches or migraines, teeth grinding which leads to TMJ, or excessive nervousness.
Stress can affect teen health by other means as well, like an increase of prescription medications or sleeping pills. High levels of stress could lead your teen to drinking, smoking or even drugs. Teen health is something that needs to be taken care of all the way until adulthood. Anything like drugs, excessive alcohol use or smoking can cause health problems later on down the road He or she may tend to be more accident
The physical signs of stress that a teen may show are lip biting, nail biting, tooth grinding, and palm sweating. These are just a few. They may tend to be more angry and restless than usual and easily frustrated. They may become withdrawn and stay by themselves a lot which is also a sign that your teen may be suffering from depression as
Some positive ways of dealing with stress is to exercise. Exercising releases tension and helps you to relax. Avoid caffeine, it can increase the anxiety of a teen or anyone for that matter and cause more problems. Try to keep everything in perspective. If you are nervous about taking a test in school, ask yourself, "what is the worst that could happen if I don't do well on the test?" Stressing over something so trivial is not worth compromising your health. If you are feeling overwhelmed by a big project, try breaking it down into smaller pieces. Don't look at it as a whole, look at it as sections and complete a section before moving...
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