Teen Stress
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1. Is your teenager acting depressed or more moody than usual (doesn't want to do anything, lost interest in favorite activities or hobbies, decreased attention, ineffective)?
2. Is your teen more forgetful than usual?
3. Does your teen overreact to small problems or criticism?
4. Does your teen have trouble thinking clearly?
5. Is your teen 'keyed up' at times (unable to relax, overly anxious, restless, high-pitched voice, nervous laughter)?
6. Does your teen suffer from insomnia or nightmares?
7. Is your teenager eating too little or too much?
8. Does your teen complain of pain in the neck, shoulders, or back, or does he/she get tension or migraine headaches?
9. Does your teen have stomach problems (cramps, heartburn, gas, constipation, diarrhea)?
10. Does your teen get dizzy or have a dry throat or mouth?
11. Does your teen ever have shortness of breath, irregular heart beat or heart palpitations, chest pain, or high blood pressure?
12. Has your teen lost hair?
13. Does your teen seem more 'out of control' than normal (impulsive behavior, emotional instability)?
14. Have you noticed an increase in risky behaviors by your teen (smoking, drinking alcohol, drugs, sexual behavior)?
15. FEMALES: Is your teenage daughter missing menstrual periods or have there been changes in her menstrual cycle?

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