Teen Issues

By: Cheyanne Conyers


Anorexia is a medical condition it is also a lack or loss of appetite for food. Many teen girls suffer from this each year. 90 - 95% of teen that have Anorexia are females also 20% of teens that have Anorexia will die this is the highest death rate among any mental health condition. Many teen girls suffer from this illness because they convinced themselves that they were fat or that the body their trying to make is a perfect body. The symptoms for Anorexia are Dramatic weight loss, feeling fat, fixation on body look, starvation or too much exercise. Anorexia has some very important issues it can threaten conditions that affect their lives by emotional and physical. There are many solutions to Anorexia that can help those who have Anorexia they are psychological therapy and also gain. Also supervised weight and eating.


Sexual Infections

Sexual Infections is an infection transmitted through sexual contact, caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Many teens and adult suffer from STDs or STI more than half of the people will have STDs or STI at some point in life. Many people are involved in sexual intercourse with a partner or multiple partners. Many symptoms are Fever and flu-like symptoms, Genital itching, burning, or discomfort,Vaginal discharge in women,Swollen lymph nodes and feeling of pressure in the abdomen. Some sexual infections are gonorrhea and chlamydia infect your sexual and reproductive organs. Others such as HIV, Hepatitis B, and also syphilis. Solutions for not getting any sexual infections are avoid sharing towels or underclothing,wash before and after intercourse, get tested for HIV and also consider that not having sex is only sure way to pervent STDs.
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Drug Abuse

Drug abuse is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions or a strong will. In fact, because drugs change the brain in ways that foster compulsive drug abuse, quitting is difficult, even for those who are ready to do so. Drugs are very addictive many people suffer from drug abuse everyday some people its a everyday struggle for them. Many people receive treatment but most don't. Symptoms for drug abuse is

start with experimental use of drugs in social situations, feeling that you

have to use drug regularly, having intense urges for the drug, making certain that you maintain a supply of the drug. The issue about drug abuse is 23.5 million from 12 and up need treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol. There are many solutions for drug abuse treatment consists of psychiatrists, physicians, psychologist, physiotherapist and counselors.
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Bullying is very improtant bullying is use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants. Many teens commit suicide by bullying many teen get bullied because of they way they look or the way they dress or people make them feel unwanted. 70 to 80 percent of teens commit suicide from bullying. Teens that get bullied there symptoms are they may be physical, emotional, and behavioral damaged. Bullying is linked to many negative outcomes including impacts on mental health, substance use, and suicide. There are many solutions to stop bullying and they are

1) increase your own awareness

2) Respond forcefully and respectfully

3) Teach your kids protective skills

4) Become involved


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BULLY-FREE ZONE! (Anti-bullying song for kids!)

Teen Pregnancy

Teen pregnancy is very normal in the state of South Carolina. Teenage pregnancy is defined as a teenage girl, usually within the ages of 13-19, becoming pregnant. There are many cases of teen pregnancy. There many symptoms for preganancy and they are Abdominal distention,Breast enlargement and breast tenderness,Fatigue,Light-headedness or actual fainting.,Missed period,Nausea/vomiting, and also Frequent urination. If you get pregnant at age 14- 25, your risk of having a baby with Down syndrome. At age 40, the risk is 1 in 100. If you'll be 35 or older on your due date, you'll be offered genetic counseling. Many teens can solve this problem by not have sexual intercourse with out any protection.
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