High School Stress

Is your high school graduate in a state of stress?
Mental Health
Another school year is coming to a close, and the 2015 graduating class will embark on a new adventure. Because of all the changes that occur, this transition can be one of the most stressful. For first-timers, moving away from home and family, living alone or with strangers, managing schedules, and taking on financial management responsibilities can be stressful. Parents should be as helpful as possible and keep an eye out for probable anxiety and other mental health disorders in late adolescence and early adulthood.

"A wide spectrum of mental health disorders – disorders that influence your emotions, thinking, and behaviour," according to Mayo Clinic. Depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and addictive behaviours are all examples of mental disease. Many people suffer from mental health issues at times.

When persistent indications and symptoms create regular stress and impair your ability to function, a mental health condition becomes a mental disease.

Anxiety symptoms vary depending on the type of anxiety disorder, but general symptoms include panic, fear, and uneasiness, as well as problems sleeping, cold or sweaty hands and/or feet, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, an inability to be still and calm, dry mouth, numbness or tingling in the hands or feet, nausea, muscle tension, and dizziness, according to Mayo Clinic.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Diseases (DSM) is the standard reference for psychiatry published by the American Psychiatric Association. It contains over 450 different categories of mental disorders. Panic disorders, social anxiety disorder, phobias, and generalised anxiety disorder are among the conditions classified as mental illnesses, according to the DSM.

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