A recent study from San Diego State University can confirm the thoughts you’ve been having about the kids your kids have been hanging out with (and yours some days). They’re not on drugs or anything, which is a relief. The study states that the young people today are much more mentally unstable and prone to anxiety attacks than ever before. They have more anxiety and mental health issues like anorexia, dyslexia, insomnia, etc.
According to the study, “Overall, an average of five times as many students in 2007 surpassed thresholds in one or more mental health categories, compared with those who did so in 1938.” It appears they’re trying to tell us that if you have had a child between 1938 and 2009, they are much more susceptible to mental illness than any time before.
But, what is the culprit you ask…MTV. The video age has taken the stage and music videos are not just for fun. They see these things on television and want to try and emulate them. Everyone grows up with childhoodpeer pressure, but now it is the law of their interactions and their “stylo”. Now that little morsel is called ” ‘hypomania,’ a measure of anxiety and unrealistic optimism (from 5 percent of students in 1938 to 31 percent in 2007)” as you will see in the report.
Don’t run out and get your child tested for ADHD just yet, all of the reports findings pertain to high school and college level students. Read the full report here.