He isolates himself from others
From a jovial and lively child, has your teenager turned into a pessimist who is no longer interested in anything that used to make him happy? He talks to you less and less, but do you notice that at the same time he isolates himself from those who were his friends? Moreover, does he have insomnia, and do you see him tired and depressed all the time? You may think that he is in love and that he suffers because of it. However, if this was the reason for your child’s sadness, it would be natural for him to tell you about it. However, it could be depression, a mental condition that must be treated with specialized counseling and, if necessary, with specific medication.
He has provocative behavior
It’s true, teenagers can be eccentric without there being anything wrong with them. But everything has a limit. If he becomes aggressive and means to everyone, if he gets in trouble at school because of his behavior and starts to lose interest in all the things he used to enjoy and starts to hide from you and ask you for more money than usual, then he is no need to worry. It can be a sign of bipolar disorder, a mental condition that consists of successive episodes of excesses followed by depression.
He consumes alcohol and drugs
Addictions are considered diseases by psychiatric specialists because the entire behavior is modified when the substance that led to the addiction is missing. That is why the teenager could be agitated, scared, anxious, and with poor school results. If the teenager consumes alcohol or drugs, there is a need for psychological counseling and treatment in rehab centers. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of criminality among those addicted to such substances. Moreover, early and untreated addictions can destroy the emotional health of the child and can favor the emergence of serious mental illnesses.
A teenage girl too skinny?
Are diets the order of the day or, worse than that, does the teenager refuse food or if she eats she vomits everything? Is she depressed, has no self-confidence at all and claims she is too fat? It could be anorexia, a disorder that especially affects girls. The causes can be many, but at the forefront is the intense desire at this age to be attractive to the opposite sex, superimposed on a lack of confidence in personal charm. Sometimes, anorexia can lead to the opposite pole, that is, to bulimia, which involves excess food, followed by an acute feeling of guilt and depression. If you notice such behaviors, you should intervene immediately because the effects of these eating disorders on the physical health of adolescents can be immense.
Early treatment, is the only chance
If the adolescent suffers from a mental disorder, the early treatment ensures effective control of the disease and, implicitly, ensures a normal life. But, when a serious emotional disorder of a teenager remains untreated, the impact can be particularly serious on his future as well as on the family because mental illnesses worsen over time.