Essay Anxiety and Depression

Submitted By desirebravo
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Desire Bravo April 17th, 2015
Anorexia and Bulimia Anxiety and depression are mental disorders. Anxiety is when the person has an intense excitement and extreme insecurity. Depression is characterized by sadness and low self-esteem. Studies have shown that teenagers are the ones at most risk of suffering from anxiety and depression, but it can also affect children and adults. However, young girls are always at the highest risk. This not only is a social issue but also increases the chances at suicide cases. The most common signs and symptoms that you can find in a person who suffers from anxiety are cold or sweaty hands, fear, nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath, and trouble sleeping between others. The signs and symptoms mentioned are different from people who suffer from depression, but they are both mental disorders that are frequently connected to the stressful life of the youth and their lifestyles. Mental health is defined as the ability to manage emotions and able to overcome obstacles using control and management tools situations of everyday life. When this capacity breaks, emotional and behavioral disturbances may occur within the brain, commonly recognized as anxiety commonly leading to anorexia and bulimia. Anxiety is frequent and common within children and adolescents. Teenagers and kids with symptoms consult their pediatrician when such irrational signs become more noticeable. Kids usually start by having somatic complaints such as headaches, abdominal pain, crying, irritability and anger. These could be misinterpreted as opposition or disobedience, when in fact they represent the expression of fear or anxiety of the patient or efforts from the child attempting avoid stimuli which causes fear or anxiety. These symptoms may be confusing assessments making the diagnosis difficult. Taking a closer look into adolescence, we discover that they are nervous by nature. This is no wonder due to the variety of changes in the body and in the environment throughout this period of time. However, anxiety must always lie between limits, not to interfere negatively in the adolescent's life. A greater anxiety may cause poorer academic outcomes. Adolescents with high levels of anxiety usually are usually displayed as insecure or perfectionists with great need of approval from others to assure them the quality of what they do. With little confidence in themselves, they fear any situation and require constant adult presence to confront their fears. Continuously, anxiety in its maximum degree abruptly appears in an adolescents life. The most dramatic form is the feeling of impending doom. Some teenagers become self-induced and begin vomiting and commence a laxative abuse. The patient may also feel pressured by the beautiful patterns idealities considered by society, and the need to be slim and sexy to feel accepted. Experiences of social rejection or a sentimental failure can make you believe that losing weight is an essential requirement for success. Here we see anorexia and bulimia being caused by anxiety. Another cause, also present in the disorder anorexia, is a false perception of body image, the patient is fat but their weight is normal for their age and constitution. Eating disorders involve more than simply dieting to lose weight or try exercising every day showing extreme eating behaviors: for example, diets that never end and gradually become more stringent, or people who cannot go out with friends because they believe it is more important to exercise than to counteract the intake of candy. Eating disorders are serious medical illness influenced by anxiety and also producing anxiety. Usually accompanied by stress, anxiety, depression and drug use, people that suffer from eating disorders can also have serious physical problems, such as heart disease or kidney failure. People who weight is at least 15% lower than the normal standard for their height, probably do not have enough resources to keep…