Parenting: Kids Mental Health

Too young for anxiety medication: Have we made being a teenager too stressful?

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jayjay91262

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Too young for anxiety medication: Have we made being a teenager too stressful?

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alexis allen

Yes! It is way more stressful now than when I was a teenager. I think social media has a huge part in that.

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darkfirefly

Yes there is much more stress stress for teens this age and day. My mom had less to deal with them when I was in highschool. She only had to deal with bullying through school and in the communtiy. My gernration has ciber bulling and texts school and public in there community. I suffer from anxiety and high school made it so much worse for me. Plus with tv and the interent makes it much easer to be influnced.

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Alice Morgan

The speed of modern communication, the instant visibility in the world around us is stressful to everyone. It accelerates what we feel. We all think that "we can deal with it and so too should others". So it is easy temptation to dismiss medication for a teen as "excessive overmedication"

NO, not until you see the painful and sometimes tragic results this kind of anxiety can bring. Tragic because this kind of medication exists for a reason.

There are times where its best to tell your kind to "suck it up" and there are times when doing that - especially in the face of available remedy - is just cruel

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Tia Gertrude TuAuntie

This is ridiculous. Kids today (and in this country) have it so easy!

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JessicaFitz

yes and blame the media and technology for that. for screwing up all of us. #IMissthe80's

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Mily6000

Absolutely! everyone is too busy, there are too many diversions and distractions, too much on TV, on the internet, cell phone, texting, apps, ichat, games, it goes on and on.
I HATE when i see a mother on her phone texting while pushing a stroller not giving her child any attention. I think it is soooo unhealthy for the future.

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Daniel Doman

Sadly yes... Kids can be so cruel at this age. Social media outlets multiply the effects exponentially

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bame1994

I think medication should be a last resort. Therapy, meditation, yoga, naturopathic remedies first. If nothing helps then I think medication should be considered. But as a LAST resort.

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jayjay91262

Yes! Today's societal pressures are just too much. The biggest pressure on teens, I think, is social media. Too easy to "see" when/if they're being left out, who's hanging out without them, who was accepted to what college, who's dating an ex, etc. It's just too much!!!

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Karen Cahn

Absolutely. Too much technology is making everyone anxious. Teens and adults alike.

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