Sociology 2105A/B Lecture 8: 8. Youth and Health.docx

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Introduction: explore the current health status of youth and young adults, including physical health, mental health and healthy behaviours, highlights associated risk factors and identify groups at greater risk of poor health outcomes of behaviours. This can be done with medication or by having the mental illness under control: a number of factors are commonly used as measures of individual"s mental health. In 2009, 77% of canadian youth and young adults described their mental health as being very good or excellent: common mental illnesses experienced by canada"s youth: mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and suicidal thoughts . Mood disorders: mood disorders include mental illnesses such as depression and bipolar disorder. Anxiety disorders: anxiety disorders occur when the anxiety is exaggerated in degree of duration relative to the stressor and interferes with everyday functioning, panic disorders, phobias, ocd, In 2009, 5% of canadians aged 12-19 reported being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

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