Why Mental Health Disorders Often Emerge In The Early Twentys
Written by Craig Rogers, in Section Youth Trends
More and more, young adults are being diagnosed with mental health disorders. But, why is this?
Why are Millennials suddenly displaying the symptoms of mental health issues as the move into their twenties, when they seemed to make it through adolescence with ease? That question may not have an easy answer, but in many cases, it’s anxiety that is a large contributor to the shift in their mental state. Acknowledging and treating young adult mental health problems through positive social environments can certainly help them heal faster, but not all Millennials are willing to admit that anxiety has taken control of their lives.
Mental Health Disorders Are Not Really Diseases
Many young adult mental health problems don’t present themselves until later in life because changes experienced during a young adult’s continuing brain development can be affected by environmental influencers and stressors over time. This allows for the development of mental health disorders which are not necessarily inherited, such as those related to anxiety. Anxiety can take much more time to manifest itself in some people, but many times it is the environmental and social changes that have the greatest effect on a young adult’s mental state.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, most people develop their anxiety disorders just before the age of 21, with women being 60% more likely to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder than men. Additionally, not all anxiety disorders are alike, and depending on the circumstances a young adult is faced with, they could be suffering from more than one kind.
What are the Types of Anxiety Disorders?
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