Manic Depression in Our Teen Girls

Manic Depression in Our Teen Girls
Stephanie Bourne
PSYC 1010
Michelle Gipson
08/25/2011


Manic Depression in Our Teen Girls

In our society today our teenagers are in a position in their lives when they must face significant transitions and peer pressures. The pressure comes from us parents, to do well in school so they can get into college and the pressure on themselves to try to identify who they are to fit in their world. But our teen girls are more likely have a higher chance of depression then the boys because of the high amount of pressure they ...

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and girls exhibit depression at about the same rate up until puberty. By age 15, girls are twice more likely to suffer from major depression than boys are. (Mollinea, 2010) By junior high, girls have already moved into a dangerous time that will put a lot of pressure on them. Some would ask what do girls face that is may make them depressed. The answer is many things: puberty, body image, needing to be smart, flawless, athletic, well-dressed, sexy, in a good mood, and most importantly, to be thin. Media images emphasize the importance of appearance in defining social acceptability. (Bessette, 2011)
Puberty for some girls is that they mature faster than others and become self-conscious about their developing bodies. Girls who negatively compare themselves to their peers may suffer low self worth which can subsequently turn into depression. Girls develop hip and breasts as well as accumulated more layers of fat during this time and see it as distasteful while boys view becoming ...

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the most common clinical signs of depression in our teenage girls. Here are some signs to what for: the most common sing of depression in our teenager girls is a change in appetite. Dietary change commonly present as a loss of appetite. The change associated with eating patterns may be difficult to detect but become more pronounced over time. Sleep problems is another sign of depression in teenage girls for they find it difficult to fall or stay asleep. They also tend to experience nightmares according to "overcoming Teen Depression: A Guide for Parent" by Miriam Kaufman. (Broemmel, 1999-2011) Social isolation is common when teenage girls begin to limit contact with their peers and ...

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