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Patient discussion about teenager

Q. what are anxiety symptoms for a teen? before i get to school my heart beats really fast when i talk to someone i somtimes get hot or start to sweat. i dont feel like myself i also don't talk to some people anymore because i'm scared its going to be akward..

A. Sounds like social anxiety.The butterflies people get when getting ready to speak in front of a group, for example. Start off by talking to one person at a time. and build up from there.

Q. Are there any forums for teenagers who suffer from arthritis? I think it's really important- they don't know how to handle such a thing in such a young age...suddenly not being able to do what you could before and was a great part of your life- sports for example...

A. great! thanks justin...

Q. can a teenager be bipolar? My son is 13 and has a drinking problem. I just thought after reading some posts of this community, that his drinking might be a result of some kind of depression he is having. what do you guys think?

A. Thanks brandon, unfortunately, I guess you were right. Finally, he let me take him to therapy, where they found out he does have depression. this is so sad for me, I feel I have failed as a father.

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The body of the male teenager, who was also about 17, suffered two gunshot wounds in the neck and three in the face.
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When Spokane's daily newspaper, The Spokesman-Review, heard that West was trawling the Internet for gay teenagers, the paper began trawling the Internet for West.
While younger children may require a more obvious hands-on role, parents of teenagers say the years when their children are aged 13 to 18 are the hardest, according to the recent Lever Faberge Family Report 2004.
The county's probation department also provides intense supervision for teenagers, requiring them to get help if they have emotional problems or addictions.
This novel doesn't skimp on any of the drama associated with being a teenager in today's hectic society.