Mar 23 , 2024

4 Lesser Known Mental health disorders among youngsters & teens

By True Scoop

Anxiety Disorders: Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent. It is characterized by excessive fear or worry in situations that are not threatening.

Depression: Depression is the second most common mental health disorder. In the US, 9% of youth in the U.S. suffered major depression.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Youths suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder have difficulty paying attention and become easily distracted. ADHD affects a child’s ability to learn and often requires creativity in classroom and home environments.

Eating Disorders: As per the (US) National Alliance on Mental Illness, eating disorders are “much more common” during the teenage years & into one’s early 20s. While girls and young women are more likely to struggle with an eating disorder, it’s important to recognize that boys and men often go undiagnosed.

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