Some teens feel stress much more deeply and become overwhelmed by stressful situations. Even thinking about the pressure can cause great distress.
Signs To Watch Out For
When worries become overwhelming, some teens can have a hard time completing daily tasks and maintaining their busy schedules. Sometimes, teenagers may not even be aware of how much the stress is affecting them.
The following are some possible signs that an adolescent may be experiencing anxiety:
- Changes in teen sleeping habits
- Physical symptoms (stomach aches, headaches, and other “illnesses”)
- Avoidance of school and other activities
- Changes in eating habits
- Withdrawal or isolation
Strategies That Help
Biofeedback, meditation and other types of stress relief techniques can also be effective in reducing teen anxiety. A few techniques that can help are: