Navigation Links
Canadian teens keep problems to themselves

Several teenagers in Canada are suffering with their problems alone in spite of most of them telling it out that they are stressed-out//.

A recent on-line poll revealed that 42% of the teenagers hardly seek help when they feel besieged. According to the researchers, 1 in every 5 teens, who reported the maximum level of stress, resort to drugs or alcohol instead of seeking parents’ help to manage stress. On the contrary, these teens say that parents are the main cause of stress.

“It's too high a percentage of teens that, for whatever reason, are not seeking help when they need it,” Dr. Patricia McDougall, a psychology professor at the University of Saskatchewan and one of the lead researchers of the study.

Over 1000 teenagers and 460 parents from across the country took part in the on-line survey. Friends were the best confidants for 67% of the teens while their mothers were for 60% of them and fathers for 32 % of them.

“The kids that do routinely ask for help, report that they get help almost every time. It's just a matter of going out there and getting it,” Dr. McDougall said.

The survey reveals that teens feel comfortable to talk about several once-taboo subjects to their parents. Around 50% of them are at ease talking about bullying/harassment, drugs and alcohol to their parents. While, only 25% were comfortable talking about sex.

Most of the causes of stress for teens are known. According to the survey, the cause of stress was school for 69%, money for 24% and physique for 24%. Surprisingly, parents also predicted the school to be the largest source of stress for teens, succeeded by physique (25%) and self-esteem (22%).

According to the study, the rise in stress resulted in predictable behavioural changes. This led to eating more in over 40% of the teens and turning to alcohol or drugs in 10 % of them. Embarrassment and fear of judgment or punishment are the main reasons according to t eens for not talking openly with their parents. According to Dr. McDougall, it is essential for parents to develop an open relationship with their teens.

Dr. McDougall said, “ The study suggests that support is needed for programs run in schools, where most of the stress is accumulated, to give kids an outlet. The majority of teens and parents say that the most meaningful conversations are held at the dinner table, in the car or before bed.”

“The implication is that we need to nurture those times,” she said.

Source-Medindi
GYT
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Frozen Canadian baby stages miraculous recovery
2. Canadian Youth at risk of heart disease
3. Canadians flocking to India for quick and efficient medical treatment
4. CPHA Offers HIV Information Packages To Canadian Football League Teams
5. Insomnia Hits Many Canadians: Survey
6. Canadians Oblivious About COPD, A Debilitating Lung Disease
7. Disparity In Survival Rates In US and Canadian heart Patients
8. Canadian Street Prostitutes Requests Protection
9. Canadian health on the decline, due to a drinking problem
10. Lack of facilities in emergency rooms, warn Canadian nurses!
11. Canadian Sikh Community Donates To Hospital Project In Canada
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... launch of its 60-day free trial program for all of the company’s desktop ... offer a truly hassle free experience. , FlexiSpot’s unique desktop risers use an ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... ... The annual time frame to change Medicare health and prescription drug coverage, known ... Medicare beneficiaries who are looking to switch from their current plan to a Medicare ... during this period order for their new policy to go into effect in 2017. ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... With the number of pain management programs available ... must find the one that works for them. When an inventor from Suisun City, ... worked and decided to share it with others. , He developed a prototype for ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Dr. Raffi Hovsepian, a leading ... the 2016 “Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” for seven consecutive years. The ... education, experience, and professional associations. , One the most frequently honored surgeons ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Mediaplanet is proud to announce ... covers the innovative treatments, therapeutic technologies, and revolutionized nutrition that are helping patients ... life 6 years in the last 3 decades,” says Dr. Valentine Fuster, a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J. , Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... critical care immunotherapy leader commercializing its European Union approved ... in critically-ill and cardiac surgery patients worldwide, announced that ... present at the 9th Annual LD Micro Main ... 8 th , 2016 at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... LYME, Conn. , Dec. 1, 2016  Today, ... has announced the honor of being selected as winners ... include: Simpson Healthcare Executives Website at the PLATINUM level, ... Conversations Training Module at the GOLD Level, and our ... At Simpson Healthcare Executives, we are excited ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... YORK , December 2, 2016 ... of its past losses following Trump,s victory early in ... potential, and fund managers are now predicting an uptick ... at four equities to see how they have fared ... CLDX ), Amicus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: