Understanding Alcohol & Drug Addiction
What are Adolescent Mental Health Issues?
Mental Disorders among adolescents are described as serious changes in the way adolescents typically learn, behave, or handle their emotions, which usually causes distress and problems in getting through the day.
Why Best Treatment?
Don’t delay modern treatment:
Family history and genetics. A family history of mental disorders increases the risk of a child developing a disorder.
Prenatal and neonatal risks: Poor growth in the uterus (severe intrauterine growth restriction), exposure to alcohol or drugs before being born, premature birth, and very low birth weight have been linked with mental disorders.
Psychological trauma: Psychological trauma or abuse in early childhood may affect brain development and increase the risk of mental disorders.
Physical trauma: Head injuries or nervous system infections might play a role in the development of mental disorders.
Environmental exposure: Exposure to high levels of toxins, such as lead, has been linked to an increased risk of mental disorders.