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What are common teenager’s health issues? – Part 2

What are Mood Disorders?

• Another health issue is the increased likelihood of developing mood disorders during adolescence.
• Mood disorders like depression and bipolar disorder may require professional medical help.

Common factors responsible for mood disorders

• Genetics
• Chemical imbalances in the body
• Damage to the central nervous system
• A head injury
• His or her mental health
• Exposure to violence
• Extreme stress
• Loss of an important person

The following are descriptions of some of the mental, emotional, and behavior problems that occur during childhood and adolescence.

What are Anxiety Disorders?

• These disorders are the most common of the childhood disorders.
• Phobia- an unrealistic and overwhelming fears of some object or situation.
• Generalized Anxiety Disorder- a pattern of excessive, unrealistic worry.
• Panic Disorder- terrifying panic attacks that include physical symptoms like rapid heartbeat and dizziness.
• Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder- being trapped in a patterned of repeated thoughts.
• Post-traumatic Stress Disorder- a pattern of flashbacks and other symptoms like a psychologically distressing event such as physical or sexual abuse, being a victim or witness of violence, or exposure to some other traumatic event such as a bombing or hurricane.

What is an Acne Problem?

• One of the most common teen health issues is the appearance of acne on the face, back and neck.
• Acne can last throughout the teen years and into the early twenties.
• Acne occurs due to the heightened activity of hormonal glands in teenagers, usually during the normal progression of puberty.
• Acne vulgaris (cystic acne or simply acne) is a common human skin disease.
• Acne affects mostly skin with the densest population of sebaceous follicles; these areas include the face, the upper part of the chest, and the back.
This is characterized by areas of skin with:
– seborrhea (scaly red skin)
– comedones (blackheads and whiteheads)
– papules (pinheads)
– pustules (pimples)
– nodules (large papules)
– scarring

Signs and symptoms of Acne
• Scars
• Pigmentation
• Boils
• Eczema
• Blackheads
• Whiteheads
• Allergies
• Freckles
• Moles
• Age Spots
• skin infections
• Hormonal changes
• Stress
• Sunburn
• Pollution

Causes of Acne
• Hormonal
• Genetic
• Psychological
• Infectious

General treatment for Acne
• A mixture of lemon juice, rose water and honey taken in equal parts serves as one of the most effective cure of acne.
• A face mask can also be prepared from these ingredients by adding one teaspoon of gram flour, a pinch of turmeric and one teaspoon of yogurt in it.
• Mixing rose water and yogurt in a powder of lemon and orange peels that have been dried can be mixed and applied.
• Applying mashed green papaya for fifteen minutes is one of the cures.
• Soak four almonds in water overnight.
• In the morning, remove their skin and then grind them and add some honey and a few drops of lemon juice in the grind-ed mixture.
• Apply this paste on the face for about twenty to thirty minutes and then wash it off.

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