Teen Insomnia

 

 

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Plight of the Teenage Insomniacs

Rachel Estrella, A high-school senior in Barrington, R.I., gets into bed every night before 10, hoping to beat her insomnia. One frustrating hour later, she gets up. She reads. She writes. She waits. Finally, at 1 or 2 a.m., Estrella's mind and body give in. On average, she gets four to five hours of sleep a night—nowhere near the nine recommended for teens. "I'm exhausted," she says. "There are times when I feel like I want to be knocked out because there would be some relief." Rachel Estrella, A high-school senior in Barrington, R.I., gets into bed every night before 10, hoping to beat her insomnia. One frustrating hour later, she gets up. She reads. She writes. She waits. Finally, at 1 or 2 a.m., Estrella's mind and body give in. On average, she gets four to five hours of sleep a night—nowhere near the nine recommended for teens. "I'm exhausted," she says. "There are times when I feel like I want to be knocked out because there would be some relief." More.

 

Teen depression focus of program

Excessive sleeping or insomnia, mood swings, changes in appetite, withdrawing from society and loss of interest in favorite things, are hallmarks of the illness. "The main thing to look for is an overall change in a person," Matthew said. Continued

 

'Risky behavior' linked to teenage depression, suicides

Other risk factors include a history of physical and/or sexual abuse, poor communication with parents, incarceration, and lack of access or an unwillingness to seek mental health treatment. To control teenage depression would directly help in reducing suicidal tendencies in them. It is important to see what is teen depression. Teenage depression isnt just bad moods and occasional melancholy. More.

 

 

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