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Teen Stress Sweat glistens on the boys forehead His eyes locked in complete concentration His fingers felt stiff his body tenses his heart races The pressure mounts as he soon decides to throw down the remote controller to the video game 007 in defeat Parents would not consider this to be an abnormal trait but every day children give up on their own video games of life Teenagers are driven to desperate measures to divert pressure society places on them today Teens can go as far as eating disorders depression or even suicide but we can possibly prevent this from occurring Eating disorders are just one of the many effects stress has on teens today Society praises those who are bequeathed with the perfect figure For example youll never see an even slightly larger girl on the cover of seventeen magazine Because of this many teenagers are driven to eating disorders They see how the model maintains the perfect body and assumes the only was to achieve this is to starve themselves These diets are growing rapidly both in men and in women Disorders include anorexia and bulimia A person would turn to these diets if the were when they feel they do not fit the social norm According to Cooping with Family Stress by Kimberly Goodness Susan is just another example of eating disorders Amy Susans sister is a perfect size six on the honor roll and is captain of the cheerleading squad Susan says that she feels fat ugly and dumb Later Susan was diagnosed with an eating disorder This disorder grew until she died Susans life may have been spared if students today were aware of the signs These warning signs include feelings of self awareness or constantly putting themselves down Teens can turn to eating disorders in the time of stress Another affect of stress is depression Depression effects students every day In fact one in every five are
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