Dr Amer Siddiq on Mental Health
National Symposium of Adolescent Health
Adolescent development time is very important!
Traits: Curious, risk taking, experimenting
Off-the-shelf ‘drugs’ such as alcohol, tobacco are easily available.
Highly likely to progress to heavy drugs: cocaine, heroin, marijuana
They will likely fall behind in school.
Medical health will also be affected.
Deliberate self harm or suicide is also related to substance abuse.
- increasing number of new drugs
- delivery of drugs is a problem
Social media addiction can also lead to depression.
Be vigilant with monitoring kids. Be apart of the development.
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