Teen Anxiety

A Reaction to Stress

What Causes Stress?

Stress can be caused by tests, meeting new people, speaking in public, going on a date, and competing in sports. Some teens react to the situation much more strongly then others. Even thinking about the situation can cause them to panic.


Anxiety can be good when it helps you to deal with situations. For example, when you're anxious about a test and it causes you to study. Sometimes, though, it's harmful, especially when it's irrational and excessive. It's normal to worry when things are hectic, but when it gets overwhelming you might feel like the worry is running your life. That's when it becomes anxiety.


If you spend too much time worrying or have difficulty sleeping because you're anxious or nervous, a faster heartbeat and breathing, tense muscles, sweaty palms, a queasy stomach, and trembling hands or legs may be symptoms of anxiety. They're caused by chemicals and adrenaline that trigger the fight-flight response.


If you're suffering from anxiety you can get help from mental health professionals or therapists. Talk to a parent or adult, get a checkup, work with a mental health professional, get regular exercise, good nutrition, and sleep. You'll start to feel like yourself again.
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