Biological Changes In Adolescence

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Adolescence is one of the most sensitive life stages, which is the period of transition from childhood to maturity, occurring between 10 and 19 years of age. In this sensitive period, adolescents exposed to a lot of health problems, such as homicide, suicide, smoking, motor vehicle crashes, substance use and abuse, sexually transmitted infections, teen and unplanned pregnancies and homelessness. Most of these health, social and behavioral problems are related to the biological changes of puberty. Through the research it becomes clear that the most health problems that occur in adolescence leads to suicide. In other words, a lot of research considers adolescent suicide is the result of the adolescent health problems. Suicidal behavior is not…show more content…
There are many major causes of adolescent suicide, and it is a complex and overlapping. However, mental disorder is considered a leading cause of adolescent suicide. The statistics indicate that the pre-existing psychological disorders, such as a depression or anxiety are common among adolescents who attempt suicide. Traumatic events are associated with the suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. The probability of suicide increased among adolescent who exposed to one or more negative life event by 1.4 times. In addition, disruptive behavior, drug abuse and alcoholism, affective disorders, anxiety disorders, thought disorders, problems in social relationships, and physical health problems all of these factors are leading to suicide. (Murrell, et al.,…show more content…
In the study was conducted among Secondary School students in India. The randomly Sample size was 300 student (150 male, 150 female), the age range of 15 to 18 years with the mean age of 16.5 years. Students in this sample do not have history of suicide attempts. This study reveals that the prevalence of suicide ideation to be higher among female students compared to male students. The result is attributed to the teenage females are more vulnerable to depression and anxiety disorders that considered the risk factors to

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