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Peer Pressure Scenarios For Teens
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
I am doing a research paper for school, could you give anymore information on how peer pressure can affect a teen's personality?
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
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
I get so much peer pressure to have sex. And don't get me wrong my drive is up there but im nervous and scared its a whole new world. Should I cave?
True to one' self: Good for you. Just because everyone is doing it doest mean you have to follow. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Is my blood pressure too low? My blood pressure was in the 140s over 90s. After taking BP meds, my pressure now is averaging between 110 to 120 over 60s to 70s. It mostly hangs out in the low teens. Is that too low. Should I look into reducing meds
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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?
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