one-third of adolescent deaths are suicides triggered by depression. Teenagers may have self-esteem or confidence issues. The feelings of inferiority or superiority often arise from their appearance, and acceptance of their body – skin color, beauty, and figure. Poor performance in academics and low IQ can also demotivate them. They develop the ‘I’m not good enough’ attitude towards life. Depression is one of the common psychological problems associated with adolescence. The stress and pressure of adolescence can create anxiety related issues, while mood swings can lead to conduct disorder or oppositional defiant disorder. Eating disorders are also psychosomatic as they start with the adolescent having a poor self-image and the need to change the way they look by any means.
Emotional changes and problems
Substance Use and Abuse
Social problems – dating and relationships
Sexual health – unplanned pregnancy and STIs
Addiction to cyberspace
Aggression and violence