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Doctor insights on: How Does Peer Pressure Cause Youth Violence

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Are there any particular psychological or health related problems caused by peer pressure?

Are there any particular psychological or health related problems caused by peer pressure?

Many: Peer pressure, like any other psychological stress, can make a person uncomfortable, irritable, or distracted. Health problems can result if this pressure leads the person to act in unhealthy or risky ways. Common problems include smoking, irresponsible sex, unsafe driving, drug use, etc. Although resisting peer pressure can be hard, it's often the smartest & healthiest choice. ...Read more

Violence (Definition)

Violence is described by the World Health Organization as the use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological ...Read more


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What are the type of peer pressure?

What are the type of peer pressure?

Many: Peer pressure can try to influence behaviors (pressure to have another drink, be more sexually active, vote for a certain person) or may try to influence thinking and values. It can be direct with peers verbally making statements that encourage thoughts/behaviors & it can be indirect with peers behaving in a way and rejecting when others do not fall into line. Seek wise counsel to find your way. ...Read more

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What is the solution of peer pressure?

What is the solution of peer pressure?

You are responsible: For you no matter what others say and do.. Think about what is right and wrong and decide for yourself what is the right thing to do. Develop inner strength and self-confidence, stand firm, walk away when necessary, resist doing something when you know better. Appropriate worthwhile peers will respect you. The others are not worth your time and likely have ulterior motives. Live strong and well! ...Read more

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What are the solutions for peer pressure?

You are bit older to: Be asking. I would talk to someone who you trust. Give yourself some time alone to make important decisions or those you trust who have had a history of making decisions in a sound manner. Give more space to those pressuring you and let them know you don't enjoy being told what to do /what is cool and how much you don't measure up. Part of growing up is knowing who you are and being ok with it. ...Read more

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Can peer pressure ever be good for my child?

Can peer pressure ever be good for my child?

Depends on type: Certainly peer pressure to drink alcohol, do drugs, have sex, etc. Has very negative implications for the one being pressured or bullied. However, in other environments peer pressure can help kids stay away from these things and do better in school. ...Read more

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How would peer pressure change a person's personality and behaviour?

How would peer pressure change a person's personality and behaviour?

Multiple factors:: Stress, tension, anxiety, bullying, depession, drugs: need I say more: choose your friends wisely and ALWAYS COMMUNICATE ...Read more

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What effect does peer pressure have on drinking?

What effect does peer pressure have on drinking?

Peerpressure=alcohol: The adolescent substance abuse knowledge base reports 30% teens are offered drugs in middle- high school.
According to the national household survey on drug use and health from the U.S. Department of health and human services, 74.3% of high school students have tried alcohol. To combat 'peer-pressure' parents should 'talk to their teenagers', know their friends and stay involved. ...Read more

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How does peer pressure affect a teen's sexual development?

How does peer pressure affect a teen's sexual development?

Sex and teens: Peer pressure can disrupt a teens normal sexual development if a teen is pressured and gives in to sexual activity before he or she feels comfortable and ready. Sexuality is an important aspect of development and impacts a person's identity, self-worth, self-image, and emotional stability among other areas. It is important to respect your own sexual boundaries as well as others. ...Read more

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How can peer pressure have a positive affect on the health decisions of a teenager?

How can peer pressure have a positive affect on the health decisions of a teenager?

Positive peers: If a teen's friends are choosing to make decisions that are healthy, then that teen has a higher chance of making his/her own healthy decisions. ...Read more

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I am doing a research paper for school, could you give anymore information on how peer pressure can affect a teen's personality?

I am doing a research paper for school, could you give anymore information on how peer pressure can affect a teen's personality?

Peer Pressure: If you go to the American Psychological Association website you will find good research and information about peer pressure and lots of other things. Here's a link
http://www. Apa. Org/search. Aspx? Query=peer%20pressure

Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are kids under greater peer pressure to misbehave in HS or college?

Are kids under greater peer pressure to misbehave in HS or college?

Interesting question: Kids are always under peer pressure. As kids mature, they become more self assured & independent (usually following ideals instilled by parents) rather than depending on others for validation. College represents a problem in that this is the first place young adults are completely on their own to make good or bad choices. A person is always responsible for their actions high school or college. ...Read more

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What can I do in the baby's youth to help mitigate high blood pressure later in its life?

What can I do in the baby's youth to help mitigate high blood pressure later in its life?

Yes: Teach your child to eat healthy with a low salt diet, exercise, and to maintain his or her ideal weight. ...Read more

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If mother & daughter both have glaucoma will pressure be more easily controlled in daughter because of youth?

If mother & daughter both have glaucoma will pressure be more easily controlled in daughter because of youth?

No: Pressure will not be more easily controlled. Each is individualized. Although with age the optic nerve is more susceptible to damage, as well the longer you have higher pressure the more likely hood of damage. ...Read more

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What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

Depends on you: An erection relies on blood flow and pressure, thus all blood pressure medications can in theory cause ed. However, the beta blocker family has been the most notorious for causing these issues, but it is also one of the classes of pressure medications which contributes to the health of the heart. Even within the class, there are variations. Talk to your physician about your concerns to try options. ...Read more

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What can pressure headaches be caused by?

What can pressure headaches be caused by?

Muscle contraction: Most often, they're caused by tension due to contraction of the muscles of the face (involuntarily and often without awareness). ...Read more

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What causes painful pressure to the sinus?

What causes painful pressure to the sinus?

Painful Sinuses: Pain is not a a primary symptom of sinus blockage, but it can happen with air pressure "trapped" in the sinuses, a condition called barosinusitis. If pain is the major symptom, consider migraines as a more likely cause. Does the pain/pressure get worse when the weather changes, you fly, or you dive under water? If so, this is air trapped. ...Read more

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What causes pressure to build up in the head?

What causes pressure to build up in the head?

Too many to answer: Causes can be:
tumor, infection, bleeding, trauma, lymphoma, idiopathic- we don't know why,
from surgery, sinus leaks, and so many other reasons, I can't list them. ...Read more

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Why does high pressure system cause migraines?

Why does high pressure system cause migraines?

Changes: Migraine is frequently triggered by changes in your environment-atmospheric pressure is one example. ...Read more

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Can the trigeminial nerve cause pressure headaches?

Can the trigeminial nerve cause pressure headaches?

Trigeminal neuralgia: Trigeminal nerve pain can definitely cause pain and or headaches. Whether or not is is a pressure headache is difficult to say. No doubt it causes pain. Pressure headaches could be from other cause such as sinuses or tension. ...Read more

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What could daily pressure of the head be causes by?

What could daily pressure of the head be causes by?

Many possibilities: One would be to tight a hat.

But really, there are many possibilities, listing all of them would just cause anxiety over things that are prob not even possible.

Best to get an exam, and get a correct DX and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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What could cause a feeling of pressure in my chest?

What could cause a feeling of pressure in my chest?

Chest pain: Chest pain can be due to an heart attack, esophagitis, acid reflux, musculoskeletal problems, gall bladder disease, pericarditis, pneumonia, pleurisy etc. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can the trigeminial nerve cause a pressure headache?

Possible: But other causes including local causes, migraine and problem inside the head may need to be ruled out
Please see a physician ...Read more

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What can cause feeling of pressure in head, comes and goes?

What can cause feeling of pressure in head, comes and goes?

Many things: Many things can be responsible for this. You need to be examined by a physician who will determine if you need a neurologist, an ENT specialist or tests. ...Read more

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Can wiping too much or roughly by putting pressure on anus cause hem to occur?

Can wiping too much or roughly by putting pressure on anus cause hem to occur?

No: Aggressive wiping does not cause hemorrhoids however it can cause anal irritation, pain, bleeding. ...Read more

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What causes pressure an pain in my lower back? It hurt to stand or sit for very long.

What causes pressure an pain in my lower back? It hurt to stand or sit for very long.

Possible DJD: Possible degenerative joint disease of ur lower spine. May analgesics and back strenghtening exercise if confirmed. ...Read more

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What are some causes for pressure like feeling in head that has occurred for 3-4 days on and off randomly?

What are some causes for pressure like feeling in head that has occurred for 3-4 days on and off randomly?

Many possibilities!: Causes for a pressure-like feeling in the head can be from a number of things, including a viral infection (cold, flu, etc.), sinus congestion (sinusitis, allergies, etc.), stress (tense muscles, tense neck, etc.), medications, other "drugs" (drug use, drug withdrawal, caffeine effects, etc.), hydration changes, blood sugar changes, fumes (carbon monoxide, etc.), rare tumors, rare aneurysms, etc.. ...Read more