International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Psychiatry | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023

Stress among Teenagers is Underlying Psychometric Factor for Causing Onset of Anxiety at an Early Age

Kalpna Verma | Anupma Verma | Aisha [156] | Subhash Kumar Yadav | Vandana Ranjan

Abstract: Background: Stress originated mental, behavioral and neurological disorders are breaking its age boundaries with recent reported cases among children and teenagers, yet a few studies have paid attention to this sensitive issue. The cases include traits of depression, panic attack, social isolation trends, fear of being negatively evaluated and humiliated or judged by others. This leads to poor academic performance, suicidal tendency, violent behavior etc. which affects the quality of life for the particular person as well as their family and society. The aim of this study was to assess prevalence of such undesirable traits among teenage population to address the root-cause towards providing remedial measures. Methods: DSM IV & V manual was used to develop a self-assessment questionnaire including three anxiety scales (GAD-7, PSS-10 & BFNE) and administered to 208 teenagers, between 13-19 years of age, including males and females. The response-data was evaluated to categorize respondents into healthy and pathological range of anxiety scales followed by data validation using SPSS statistical software. Results: This study has found that approximately 58% of the teenage population, under study, has shown the developing traits of generalized anxiety disorders, with females being more susceptible than males; and 99% were experiencing the fear of being negatively judged by others. The 86% of teenagers were found susceptible to perceived stress traits which eventually lead to development of GAD at an early age.

Keywords: Anxiety, Teenage, GAD-7, PSS-10, BFNE

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,

Pages: 463 - 469

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