Youth have more Mental Health Issues

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    Study: Youth now have more mental health issues - Yahoo! News
     
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    I doubt it is more than back then it's just in today's world we are more likely to complain and seek help regarding such issues.
     
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    There's much more to it than that. What was the normal mind set and education levels of people in the 30s, 40s and 50s compared to now. Most importantly what were peoples expectations back then as opposed to now. If the study does not take these parameters into account then it is horribly flawed or purposely skewed.
     
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    I really doubt it.

    One of the ways for psych students to get their doctorate is to discover a "new" mental malady.
     
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    It is those darned gay teletubbies fault!
     
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    I wonder if this study was funded by drug companies so they can make more money selling depression and ADHD drugs.
     
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    quite likely.
     
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    I agree 100% that too many people rely on drugs to solve their problems. It seems if something is "wrong" then just go to the doctor and he'll prescribe you some nice little pills.


    But, having worked with truly mentally disturbed youth, there are some that not only need some meds but behavior modification and counseling too. I did part of my student teaching in mental hospital for teens, I taught high school english there. Part of their 'reward' was being able to come to class. That was looked on as a privilege for these kids. They were there because it was the last place for them to be, after all other options had run out.
     

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