The Cause and Effects of Teen Stress

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Do you know someone who says they hate life? Do they talk about death? Have they turned to drugs or alcohol? Is this person in their teenage years by chance? If you answered yes to all of these questions, most likely that person is dealing with teen stress, possibly depression. During teenage years, kids can become overwhelmed with the importance of looks, achievement, fitting in, and being accepted. While going through emotional changes, and physical changes, they are also going through changes involving hormones. Such changes that happen inside the brain which involve serotonin. When stress arises in the brain it can throw off the serotonin level which affects your moods, emotions, appetite, and you sleeping habits according to many internet articles.

A personal friend of mine who shall remain nameless, started to become stressed out with the pressure that he dealt with, from his father and his grandfather. They began hassling him about his decisions after high school. Which involved an argument from the father wanting his son to attend the same college he did and as well as his grandfather attended and graduated from. During the major dispute my friend turned to alcohol. He started binge drinking on a daily basis, with

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