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Statistics say that 49% of the general population has a history of anxiety, depression, substance abuse or some of all three of these major problems. As time goes by, the rate of teens with anxiety has increased. More and more students worry about passing their classes, getting into college, and finding a job. Another big thing known to cause stress is the common S.A.T.; students spend a large amount of time trying to study for it, especially because the score can affect what college they will be able to get into. Studies say the average high school student today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950’s.  

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According to a World Mental Health Survey, even though they have more basic life necessities to worry about, people in developing-world countries such as Nigeria are up to five times less likely to have the same anxiety level that Americans have. Some of the reasons students may have such high stress and anxiety levels is because of decrease in “social connectedness.”  This includes moving more often, changing jobs, participating less in civic organizations, and being less likely to participate in religious communities. Robert L. Leahy, the author of the article ‘Anxiety Flies’ quotes “All of these factors can contribute to worry, uncertainty, anxiety and depression.”

There are a few steps students can take to manage anxiety, though. “School projects. They stress me out. I exercise to relieve stress,” claims Ryan Riser. “What really stresses me out is trying to make sure that I balance my home and work life, and the way that I relieve stress is through yoga because the stretches and breathing exercises really help me relax.” says Mrs. Briden, the art teacher here at A.C. Reynolds. “School work stresses me out. To deal with it, I have a balanced schedule for homework, food, and friends,” says Sophomore Sarah Sellers. Aside from creating a balanced schedule, the CDC has a helpful list of tips to control stress.  Also, there is an instructional video on how to do yoga which also helps relieve stress and anxiety.

 

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One Response to “Study shows student anxiety level at all time high”

  1. Micayla Bitz on January 22nd, 2015 6:49 pm

    This was a really well-written article, but if you follow AP style the grade level of a student shouldn’t be capitalized.
    example: sophomore Micayla Bitz

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