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3. It made me realize that the media only uses these ads to target our weaknesses. If we are gullible and weak enough, we submit to their “idea” of beauty. The truth is that beauty is subjective. The media aims to disrupt the subjectivity of beauty to do one thing, and that is to sell. They specifically target teenagers and their problems
because people at this point of their lives are most vulnerable to low self-esteems, making them the ideal customers of their products. Portfolio Output No. 13: Research on Anxiety Disorders/Depression 1. What are anxiety disorders/depression? Anxiety disorders refer to specific psychiatric disorders that involve extreme fear or worries, and include generalized anxiety. Depression, on the other hand, is a condition in which a person feels discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated, or disinterested in life. 2. Who gets anxiety disorders/depression and how common are they? Anxiety disorders affect both men and women, though they occur more often in women because they tend to be more emotional. They are most common in people who have experienced something traumatic way back in their lives and they failed to overcome this fear and anxiety of these experiences happening again. 3. Describe some of the symptoms of anxiety disorders/depression. Trouble concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and helplessness Aches, pains, headaches, or cramps that won’t go away Suicidal thoughts or attempts 4. List and briefly explain some of the main types of anxiety disorders/depression. Generalized Anxiety Disorder by chronic anxiety, exaggerated worry and tension, even when there is little or nothing to provoke it. Panic Disorder by unexpected and repeated episodes of intense fear. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. 5. What type of treatment is available for people experiencing anxiety disorders/depression? Treatments for anxiety disorders may include medication or therapy; both types have been found effective. The decision about treatment is based on your needs and preferences. Consult a doctor or therapist to get a proper diagnosis and to learn about treatment options. 6. What other kinds of support can help a person with anxiety disorders/depression recover? The first is to encourage a person to seek help and support from an adult. Another one is to spend more time with the person and listen to his or her concerns. Be hopeful; help the feel like their life will get better. Stand by them; invite your friend to things that you do. Learn as much as you can about mental illnesses so that you
can better understand what is going on in their minds. Talk to someone about what is happening. This will help you be a better support person. Lastly, put the person’s life before your friendship. If the person mentions thoughts of suicide, don’t keep it a secret, even if he or she has asked you to.

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