Dr Amer Siddiq on Mental Health

Episode 32

National Symposium of Adolescent Health

Mazran Zulkifly published on

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.

Challenges:

  • 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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