Stress In Adolescence Essay

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Adolescence is the period in one’s life when there are new experiences that set off unfamiliar emotions and evoke unusual actions in response to the stimuli. This stage in one’s life may be overwhelming and confusing because he/she is not a child anymore nor an adult. Adolescents are receiving more responsibilities, more expectations, and more difficult tasks to complete in order to transition into an adult. Even though this means more freedom and more opportunities, growing up is not easy. It is not a surprise to know that adolescents are getting stressed from the cluster of events in this stage of life. Stress is a normal part of everyday life; however, a continuous cycle of being highly stressed is a dangerous situation for an…show more content…
The authors plausibly argue that as adolescents mature and their cognitive worlds expand, the possibilities of hurt increase. (143)
The possibilities of hurt increase due to the many factors that play a role in an adolescent’s life. Whether it is dealing with school, coping with family problems, or just constantly judging themselves due to their cognitive worlds expanding, stress can cause much harm to an adolescent’s health. The most common thing that comes to mind when the word “health” is heard is the physical well-being of a person. Stress has the power to physically harm an adolescent, giving warning signs before it completely overpowers them. The warning signs are the body’s way of saying that it needs help before it shuts down. An adolescent may experience headaches, muscle tension, neck or back pain, an upset stomach, a dry mouth, chest pains, a rapid heartbeat, difficulty falling or staying asleep, fatigue, loss of appetite or overeating comfort foods, and increased frequency of colds (“Listening to the Warning Signs of Stress”). A continuous cycle of warning signs left untreated may lead to diseases or illnesses. “Stress that is left unchecked or poorly managed is known to contribute to high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and suicide” (“Listening to the Warning Signs of Stress”). As a result of having problems with
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