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Zayn Malik Brings More Awareness to Teenage Anxiety

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Globally, anxiety affects around 1 in 4 people at some point–whether that’s severely or mildly–yet there’s such a stigma against mental illnesses, including anxiety disorders. Zayn Malik, formerly part of One Direction, reminded the world that anxiety affects everyone, including celebrities. This is especially good for bringing awareness to teenage anxiety since his fans tend to be on the younger side. The Guardian recently reviewed why Zayn decided to cancel his gig at the Capital Summertime Ball.

Zayn says he was experiencing the “worst anxiety of my career”

Before the performance was set to begin, Zayn released a message on social media detailing his struggle with anxiety when performing:

“Unfortunately, my anxiety that has haunted me throughout the last few months around live performances has gotten the better of me…With the magnitude of the event, I have suffered the worst anxiety of my career.”

Anxiety is something many performers suffer from, including Adele, Emma Stone, Lena Dunham, Chris Evans, and John Mayer. There’s probably many more that are just afraid to come forward because of the stigma placed on those that do.

What this means for teenage anxiety

Anxiety often begins in the adolescent years, making it an important time to recognize it and seek out help–but many teens don’t. Teenage anxiety isn’t rare; about 1 in 4 teens struggle with it, yet rarely do they receive the treatment they need. Zayn Malik is helping break the stigma. Many teens look up to him, which means when he comes out about his anxiety and speaks about seeking help, others will, too. Even if it’s just a few, that’s a few teens that aren’t suffering through teenage anxiety alone anymore. By admitting his issue to the world, he’s brought a new awareness to teenage anxiety.

Solstice East can help

Solstice East is a residential treatment center for girls, ages 14 to 18, grappling with depression, teenage anxiety, trauma, and other emotional or behavioral issues. We strive to help our girls lead themselves back onto a path of health and happiness.

For more information about how Solstice East handles teenage anxiety, please call 828-484-9946.

Teen Anxiety: More Common in Young Women

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Research Suggests That Women Are More Likely to Experience Teen Anxiety

Teen anxiety disorders can make life extremely difficult for individuals. Typical symptoms of teen anxiety disorder include increased worrying, tension, tiredness, and fear. These symptoms in teens often prevent them from living normal lives and keeping up with their everyday routines. It can be detrimental to their success in school and on their relationships with their peers. Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental disorder present within the general population. The CDC estimates that the lifetime prevalence of teen anxiety and other anxiety disorders is more than 15 percent. A recent article by Medical News Today, states that a review of previous research has found that teen anxiety is more common in young women.

The Research

Researchers led by the University of Cambridge, examined the findings of 48 reviews of anxiety studies. The reviews included content on the development of teen anxiety, anxiety in relation to addiction, and anxiety related to other health conditions like cancer and heart disease. On top of this, the reviews also looked at anxiety in different settings, including clinical, community, and different places around the globe.

Conclusion

According to the reviews, the group of people who were most affected by teen anxiety and other anxiety disorders were young women and people with other health conditions. Around 4 in every 100 people overall are reported to experience a form of anxiety. The United States has one of the highest rates of anxiety in the world. While anxiety disorders are a growing area of interest for research, there are limitations on what existing research is present. Select groups are underrepresented in reviews that the researchers looked at. Even with a reasonably large number of studies of anxiety disorder, data about marginalized groups is hard to find. These are the people who are likely to be at a greater risk than the general population.

By identifying these gaps, future research can be directed towards marginalized groups and include greater understanding of how findings can help reduce individual and population burdens brought on by teen anxiety or other anxiety disorders. It is important to understand how common teen anxiety and other anxiety disorders are and which groups of people are at a greater risk.

Solstice East can help

Solstice East is a residential treatment center for girls, ages 14 to 18, grappling with teen depression, anxiety, trauma, and other emotional or behavioral issues. We strive to help our girls lead themselves back onto a path of health and happiness.

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