Juvenile stress

Other Names:
Adolescent disturbance
Youth anxiety

The main characteristics of juvenile distress are: (a) a tendency towards anti-social behaviour, particularly as expressed in acts of unprecedented violence; (b) a revolution in sexual mores encouraging a tendency to promiscuity and perversion; (c) a wave of contagion that makes an obsession out of every new kind of stimulus (hot jazz, hot dancing, hot cars); (d) a leaning towards over-conformity with family and community or with a peer group; (e) an associated trend towards static-mindedness, a loss of adventure and creative spark; (f) a tendency to withdrawal, toward a loss of hope and faith, towards disillusionment and despair with progressive destruction of ideals; (g) a failure on the part of the adolescent to harmonize his goals with those of his family or society; (h) a trend toward disorientation, confusion, fragmentation of personal identity; (i) an increasing vulnerability of the adolescent to mental illness, as a result of aggravated orders of social adaptation.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender Equality
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST