There are many symptoms of alcohol abuse. It is a progressive disease that does not discriminate age, race, gender, education or social status. Recognize some of these signs in friends, family and possibly yourself. Don't make excuses if you exhibit these signs to warrant them as just the occasional drinker:
Many young adults and teenagers may cut themselves because they are experiencing some sort of depression, self-identity issue, a form of immediate release of pleasure, dealing with difficulty and emotional pain. They conduct it in secrecy on their arms or legs thinking that it will relieve it in some way and can become addictive.
It is found that persons who cut themselves even suffer from an eating disorder, and possibly have a history of sexual, physical or verbal abuse. Many are overachievers and perfectionists. Cutting begins as a protective strategy or defense to their environment and is their way to gain control of their life.
Self-Harm can also be associated to a psychiatric problem such as anxiety disorder, bipolar, borderline personality disorder and schizophrenia. Many psychiatrists believe that self-harm or cutting has a similar effect to cocaine and other drugs that release endorphins to create a feel-good feeling.
Signs of Self-Harm or Cutting
If treatment isn't sought, over time cutting escalates by occurring more frequent and a higher number of cuts; the more blood the better. Self-harm is not a problem that youths simply outgrow as they have fewer resources for dealing with stress factors and fewer coping mechanisms.
Bipolar disorder, despite huge advances, much remains to be learned about this condition that affects millions of Americans with its extreme mood swings from depression to mania, it used to be called manic-depressive disorder. Bipolar disorder is very serious and can cause risky behavior, damaged relationships and careers, and even suicidal tendencies.
Although bipolar disorder is more common in older teenagers and young adults, it can affect children as young as 6. Bipolar disorder and ADHD are being diagnosed more often in American children and teens. There are some similarities in symptoms. Bipolar disorder often runs in families, and researchers believe there is a genetic component.
Bipolar disorder affects men and women equally, as well as all races, ethnic groups, and socioeconomic classes. Although bipolar disorder cannot be prevented, early recognition of bipolar warning signs and seeing your doctor regularly can allow you to monitor your mood and medications and keep the illness from escalating. There are many symptoms and various types of bipolar.
All types of Bipolar involve depression and mania.
If Bipolar disorder becomes complicated, self-injury, self-mutilation and harm is an individuals attempt to cope with overpowering negative emotions like anger, and frustration and is a repetitive act.
The third leading cause of death among young adults between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is a significant issue but there are things you can do like find out if the individual has a suicide plan and the means to do it, state you will do whatever is necessary to prevent it, Be ambivalent as most people do not want to die, tell the individual that they do not have to solve their problem on their own, acknowledge that although suicide is one solution to their problem but it is not the only one and not the best solution, remove potentially harmful means of suicide like guns, knives and prescriptive and potentially harmful medications and finally remind them that death is final and emphasize is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
Several factors can put a young person at risk for suicide:
These signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss or change.
Additional Warning Signs of Suicide
Seeking assistance is the first preventative measure, as one needs to see a doctor or mental health professional.
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