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  1. Mar 2018
    1. Unfortunately, these well-meaning friends and family cannot understand why the person-in-recovery reacts so negatively to their genuine efforts to help them "get over it." These sorts of techniques may be useful for coping with ordinary anxiety, but are not effective once anxiety has reached a pathological level.

      Helps show that it can be hard for most of us to understand what the other people are going through when it comes to anxiety, so we should leave it up to the professionals to treat and help the issue. Research a little more on what can maybe help acute cases of anxiety, which more people deal with!

    2. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH, 2008), approximately 40 million American adults (i.e., 18.1 %) have an anxiety disorder in a given year, with their first episode occurring before the age of 21.5. This prevalence rate is really quite astonishing: roughly one person in five will have experienced an anxiety disorder during that year

      PROVES that this is a very serious and very relevant topic in today's world. Writing that people will typically have their first episode of this disorder before the age of 21.5 will shock people and hopefully help them to understand that they are not struggling with this disorder on their own.

    3. the difference between normal anxiety and abnormal anxiety is this: anxiety is considered normal and adaptive when it serves to improve peoples' functioning or wellbeing. In contrast, abnormal anxiety is a chronic condition that impairs peoples' functioning and interferes with their well-being. This impairment causes them significant distress.

      Since a good portion of my paper is focused on the difference between different kind of anxieties, and this would be really great to add in. Knowing that not every person that will read this essay will be currently suffering from a serious anxiety disorder, but rather that they be suffering from acute cases of anxiety would be a strategic way to keep the readers engaged.

    1. Another social anxiety triggered by online media is the fear of missing out; pictures of a party where the user was not invited, or yet another wedding they weren't able to attend thanks to their grueling work schedule can take a toll on self-esteem, say mental health specialists.

      This is something that I know that I do not struggle with myself. This idea would explain why teen depression is on the rise and how depression and anxiety are related in yet another way. Being addicted to social media wouldn't help the person dealing with anxiety whatsoever.

    2. social media has become an anxiety-provoking factor.

      Use this as a quote in your paper. Statistics to help support this statement would help it to be a stronger point and key idea. Talk to Jenessa to see if her topic about social media could be interlinked with this paper.

    3. Feelings of self-consciousness or a need for perfectionism can arise, which often manifests itself into social anxiety or pervasive thoughts indicative of Obsessive-compulsive Disorder.

      Being a teenager in an age of media and social networking has led us to be addicted to our devices, so this can very easily happen. Add this idea to prove that it is possible that many people suffer from this kind of acute anxiety on a day to day basis.

  2. Feb 2018
    1. Still, the number of distressed young people is on the rise, experts say, and they are trying to figure out how best to help. Teen minds have always craved stimulation, and their emotional reactions are by nature urgent and sometimes debilitating. The biggest variable, then, is the climate in which teens navigate this stage of development. They are the post-9/11 generation, raised in an era of economic and national insecurity. They’ve never known a time when terrorism and school shootings weren’t the norm. They grew up watching their parents weather a severe recession, and, perhaps most important, they hit puberty at a time when technology and social media were transforming society.

      Because of national insecurity since 9/11, adolescents have been used to terrorism and school shootings. Watching their parents deal with the recession must have taught them several things that led them to have more emotional reactions. Media plays a big role.

    2. In 2015, about 3 million teens ages 12 to 17 had had at least one major depressive episode in the past year, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. More than 2 million report experiencing depression that impairs their daily function. About 30% of girls and 20% of boys–totaling 6.3 million teens–have had an anxiety disorder, according to data from the National Institute of Mental Health.

      It seems like I have heard so many of my classmates telling me about their time, long, short, or periodic, of being in a depressive state. A great question to ask on my survey would be: have you ever felt depressed at some point in time, past the feeling of just deep sadness? I wonder if more teens have greater anxiety going to public or private school? It seems unnatural to have 3 million teens dealing with some sort of depressive episode(s).

    3. Adolescents today have a reputation for being more fragile, less resilient and more overwhelmed than their parents were when they were growing up. Sometimes they’re called spoiled or coddled or helicoptered. But a closer look paints a far more heartbreaking portrait of why young people are suffering. Anxiety and depression in high school kids have been on the rise since 2012 after several years of stability. It’s a phenomenon that cuts across all demographics–suburban, urban and rural; those who are college bound and those who aren’t. Family financial stress can exacerbate these issues, and studies show that girls are more at risk than boys.

      It is important to state that females are more susceptible to stress and anxiety. Adolescents do not have anxiety because they have been treated so gently in today's society, but because of too many years of perfect societal stability. This means that depression has been on the rise since 2009, and it has been growing in all demographics.

    1. Facts and Statistics Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting children and adults. An estimated 44 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders. Only about one-third of those suffering from an anxiety disorder receive treatment, even though the disorders are highly treatable. Find more facts about anxiety disorders.

      Facts and statistics will be key to this research essay because they will bring things into perspective and reality. To know that in America alone, 44 million people suffer from anxiety disorders. To know that these disorders are the most common psychiatric illness affecting children and adults is important to know about our society. Clicking the link provided will be a great source of information.

    2. Anxiety disorders are real, serious medical conditions - just as real and serious as physical disorders such as heart disease or diabetes. Anxiety disorders are the most common and pervasive mental disorders in the United States. The term "anxiety disorder" refers to specific psychiatric disorders that involve extreme fear or worry, and includes generalized anxiety disorder (GAD),  panic disorder and panic attacks, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, selective mutism, separation anxiety, and specific phobias. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are closely related to anxiety disorders, which some may experience at the same time as depression. What is Anxiety? (from ADAA's partner organization Anxiety.org) is an in-depth analysis and explanation of key anxiety disorders written by ADAA member experts. 

      Although everyone deals with occasional anxiety, there are serious conditions of anxiety that can lead to unfortunate circumstances. In this research paper, it would be important to define the different types of anxiety and explain how different all of them can be and how serious their effects are. To get a full image of anxiety, before researching and writing about it, would help to avoid little mistakes and misunderstandings about the medical condition.

    3. It's a normal part of life to experience occasional anxiety.

      It is important to define the subject of the research paper with clear definitions and examples. Anxiety has become much more prominent in today's society because of mental health. The reason this quote would be great in this article is because it is important to understand that now, just about everybody deals with occasional anxiety and it is not a disease or injury.