Mar 22, 2013

Symptoms of Adolescent Stress

  • Increased complaints of headache, stomachache, muscle pain, tiredness
  • Shutting down and withdrawing from people and activities
  • Increased anger or irritability; i.e., lashing out at people and situations or Emotional outburs ts
  • Crying more often and appearing teary-eyed
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Chronic anxiety and nervousness
  • Changes in sleeping and eating habits, i.e., insomnia or being “too busy” to eat
  • Risky behaviours-Take help of  alcohol, drugs, sex to deal with their emotions and problems.
  • Physical symptoms like:Nausea, headaches, sweaty palms or chest pain,Rise in blood sugar levels,Increased blood flow to arms and legs ,Increased blood clotting
  • Depression
  • Poor concentration or memory retention
  • Violent or anti-social behavior
  • Nervous habits

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