Adolescent Health Problems

Adolescent Health Problems


Acne in Children

Acne is a disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Hair follicles are the areas around the base or root of each hair. Sebaceous glands are the tiny glands that release oil (sebum) into the hair follicles. The sebum moistens the skin and hair. The sebum and hair get to the skin surface through tiny holes called pores.

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Major Depression in Adolescents

Depression is a mood disorder that involves a adolescent's body, mood, and thoughts. It can affect and disrupt eating, sleeping, or thinking patterns.

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Bulimia Nervosa in Adolescents

Bulimia nervosa is defined as uncontrolled episodes of overeating (bingeing) usually followed by self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, enemas, or medications in an attempt to control weight.

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Obesity in Teens

Obesity is when a teen has too much body fat. Obesity is a serious, long-term disease.

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Teens and Prescription Drugs

Many young people take prescription drugs because they believe they are safer than street drugs, but they can be just as dangerous if taken improperly.

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Adjustment Disorders

Adjustment disorders are quite common in children and teens. They are an excessive reaction to stress.

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Anorexia Nervosa in Children

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that is a form of self-starvation. A child or teen with anorexia has abnormally low body weight, a distorted body image, and an intense fear of gaining weight.

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