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Crisis Intervention

for Adolescents

Mental health issues

Looking for information about mental illness or mental health tips? You'll find it here.

It's normal to feel sad, stressed, angry, or anxious at different times. But if these feelings last longer than usual and start to interfere with your daily life, it's important to find out what's going on and what you can do about it.

Anxiety

Feeling anxious, fearful, or nervous, even for no apparent reason. These may be signs of an anxiety disorder. Other symptoms may include physical discomfort such as a racing heart, sweating, shaking, or shortness of breath. 

 Compulsions

Constantly washing your hands, counting things, or repeating procedures can describe compulsive behaviors. The compulsions are usually accompanied by feelings of anxiety and panic.

Addiction

In addiction, a person feels an overwhelming desire for the addictive substance and will try anything to get it. Using the substance becomes more important than anything else.

Depression

Depression affects a person's mood and behavior. It can make you feel sad, hopeless, or empty and cause you to lose interest in activities you normally enjoy. Other symptoms may include trouble sleeping, changes in appetite, loss of energy, and difficulty concentrating.

 

Manic-depression (bipolar)

When behaviour alternates between manic and depressive episodes, it is called bipolar disorder. During manic episodes, people feel impulsive, euphoric and hyperactive. During depressive episodes, the mood is sad, hopeless and disinterested in activities.

 Eating behaviour problems

Issues related to eating behavior can manifest in various ways. Symptoms may encompass weight loss, compulsive calorie counting, and unusual eating habits. Eating disorders comprise anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder.

Concentration problems and hyperactivity

In adolescence, problems with attention and hyperactivity can lead to difficulties at school, social isolation, or family problems.

Trauma

Trauma disorders in adolescents can result from different types of traumatic events, such as abuse, violence, accidents, natural disasters, or war experiences. Symptoms of a trauma disorder may include flashbacks, nightmares, avoidance, emotional numbness, hyperexcitability, and irritability.

Autism

Symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are in the areas of language, social interaction, and repetitive behaviors and special interests.

Gender Incongruence

Gender incongruence in adolescents refers to a discrepancy between biological sex and perceived gender identity. This can lead to significant distress in affected adolescents.

Psychosis

Symptoms of psychosis include hallucinations, delusions, disorganised thinking and speech, and social withdrawal. They often first appear in adolescence.

Personality & identity problems (borderline)

Problems with personality and identity may be manifested by unstable interpersonal relationships, mood swings, impulsive behavior, and self-harm. Symptoms may be particularly pronounced during adolescence, when identity formation and emotional regulation are not yet fully developed.

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