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Doctor insights on: Peer Pressure Scenarios For Teens

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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 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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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

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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 dont enjoy being told what to do /what is cool and how much you dont 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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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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How to lower high eye pressure for teens?

How to lower high eye pressure for teens?

Go see an : eye doctor as this is serious and could indicate brain tumor and its not clear why you are asking. I hope your eyes are ok and your family's too. Eye pressure should be normal for proper vision. ...Read more

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How to decrease high eye pressure for teens?

How to decrease high eye pressure for teens?

The same way: Treatment of eye pressure high enough to cause problems is the same for teenagers as it is for adults. This would be a sequence of eyedrops, laser and operative surgery. Elevated pressure in teenagers is very uncommon so a good examination by an ophthalmologist should be undertaken to discover any other problems. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the pressure on my teens to act older?

How can I reduce the pressure on my teens to act older?

If the pressure...: ...Is from you, then don't apply the pressure. If the pressure is from another family member, speak with them about your concerns. If the pressure is from peers, there's nothing you can do about it. You can, however, discuss this with your kids so they know you support them and so they have the strength to cope. ...Read more

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Please help, how much lower is blood pressure supposed to be for teens?

Please help, how much lower is blood pressure supposed to be for teens?

Varies: Normal blood pressure ranges for children and adolescents vary based on height and weight percentiles, with 16 year olds nearing the suggested adult pressures (less than 120/80). For a full chart based on height and weight check out the following website: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/hypertension/child_tbl.Pdf. ...Read more

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What is considered high blood pressure in teens?

What is considered high blood pressure in teens?

Teen BP: Among adults, there are clear numerical guidelines for diagnosis, but this is not true for teenagers. This is mostly because teenagers do not have the same risks (such as a heart attack) as adults. As with adults, adolescents with BP levels greater than or equal to 120/80 mmHg should be considered prehypertensive. “Hypertension is defined as average SBP and/or DBP that is greater than or equal to the 95th percentile for sex, age, and height on three or more occasions” “Prehypertension in children is defined as average SBP or DBP levels that are greater than or equal to the 90th percentile, but less than the 95th percentile” ...Read more

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Elevated eye pressure in teens ever happen?

Elevated eye pressure in teens ever happen?

Yes: This is complicated and best discussed with your physician, as there are several possible causes. It (elevated intraocular pressure) can be caused by trauma, glaucoma, idiopathic (without cause) ocular hypertension, certain medications and other things that influence eye fluid (aqueous) production and drainage. ...Read more

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Eye pressure dropped from 28 to 20 in 5 days using drops. Is it reasonable that in 30 days pressure will drop into teens? Would ALT work the same?

Eye pressure dropped from 28 to 20 in 5 days using drops. Is it reasonable that in 30 days pressure  will drop into teens? Would ALT work the same?

No: Each medication may reduce pressure by some number of points. However the pressure reduction, which should stabilize in a day or two, won't keep dropping. As important, if you stop, the pressure will go back up. Alt may reduce the pressure, similar to a drop, but its effect lasts years. ...Read more