The CRISIS Of Teenage Mental Health | Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar

Krystal and Saagar talk about the proliferation of psychiatric drug prescriptions for teenagers and the broader crisis it represents in teenage mental health

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  1. The boomers used this country up. They gave themselves golden parachute retirement plans and Medicare, social security…. Things I will not have when I am their age. We have a government that war mongers and sends all of our money over seas. I work 10 hours a day and 3 hours of that goes to the government. What’s not to like around here, tell me why I should be happy with the state of our nation?

  2. So at the same time as all this trends trans reaffirming care is going on mentally unstable children are killing themselves at record numbers funny how you don't make a correlation between those 2 things

  3. I was put on Ritalin and later Adderall+Zoloft all thru Jr high and high school. As an adult I have difficulty feeling anything other than anxiety and resulting anger from frustration by the fact I seem unable to feel genuinely happy/excited about Anything big or small. When I was diagnosed and the therapist listed the reasons why I was being put on medication, even my 11 year old self thought "This sounds like everyone in my grade level." Now I wonder what lasting effects the long-term combination pharmaceutical amphetamines and downers has had on my ability to regulate mood-altering hormones

  4. Plastics are leeching endocrine hormonal affecting chemistry into the environment.
    Hormonal issues effect emotional reactions and emotional mental stability.
    It’s simply impossible to have logical cognitive functions and critical thinking mental processes while in a extreme mental state.
    Emotional reactions facilitate cognitive dissonance facilitating cognitive biases.
    Strong emotional reactions are the basis for advertising, propaganda and psychological warfare techniques.
    When a scammer is able to create a emotional reaction facilitating cognitive dissonance… they have success. It’s how con artists do what they do.
    When someone is in “Love” and being irrational… it’s due to their emotional state of mind.
    Micro plastics have wide ranging psychological emotional effects creating psychological paradigm shifts in behavior due to emotional instabilities created by exposure to endocrine hormonal affecting chemistry related to plastic pollution.
    People are looking at all these symptoms and not recognizing the causes.

  5. I was put on adhd meds as a kid and they exasperated my undiagnosed schizophrenia. It was horrible and I didn’t get off of them until I started forgetting to take them in college which I ended up dropping out of.

  6. I don’t want to raise kids here. The things I saw as a middle school teacher made me want to cry daily. Nothing but kids comparing their lives to made up lives on the internet and not gaining real social skills needed to cope with reality.

  7. I'd recommend Saagar and others to read up on PSSD cause it's one of the many risks of taking serotogernic antidepressants. In SSRI/SNRI side effect leaflet it's vaguely described as: "sometimes the sexual side-effects are persistent after the treatment". The condition is way worse than that and can be completely crippling to one's life. It's a wide range of sexual, cognitive and psychiatric symptoms that are persistent after the medication is discontinued. It can last for months, years or indefinitely with no real treatments to manage the symptoms, cure is non-existent at the moment. Many of the people have not been warned of a possibility of such risk and now often are dismissed by medical community and are left to deal with this horrendous disease completely alone.

  8. Not to mention the silent epidemic of sibling sexual assault tied with a ongoing fear of what may happen by just going to school. You tie that in with cyber bullying and a general lack of direct communication and socialization skills due to social media and devices the gigantic recipe for disaster.

  9. No one is really talking about children growing up with social media and the toxic nature of those platforms. There was a reason Steve Jobs didn’t allow his children to be on screens until a certain age. 🤔

  10. Everybody loves to demonize mental health care, it's an easy target. Psychiatry and psychology are fairly new sciences. I worked in psych for 20 years and nobody wants to deal with it, other people in the hospital even think you are weird for working psych. Medications are often over prescribed or wrongly prescribed, but that has as much to do with Big Pharma pushing new drugs as anything else. I've seen pretty blonde drug reps take a psychiatrist to lunch and later that day everybody was on the drug she was peddling.

  11. Solutions for teen depression: 1. 8:30 or later start time for school. 2. Extend lunch/recess to one hour a day. 3. Extend the school year so pace of school is improved. 4. Allow parents to have more time off from work to be present and patient. 5. Structure school day so there's more classwork, less homework.
    6. Encourage parents to be more authoritative as parents; not letting teens isolate but get them involved in friends and community. 7. Allow children,/teens to interact with one another unsupervised in neighborhoods so they develop independence. 8. Real solutions for climate change so they don't believe they're growing up in the apocalypse.
    9. Reduce screen time. 10. Schools go back to using textbooks rather than internet for reading materials so kids aren't required to be on the internet for daily homework.

  12. Not saying there isn't a problem, but one point is always ignored. When people are extremely depressed they often lack the motivation to do anything about it, oddly that includes killing them self. When they take medications and begin to improve, that is when they are most at risk, they have more energy and are then most at risk for suicide. ( 20 years working in psych)

  13. Our culture is failing our kids in all socioeconomic levels. Then when u get into the particulars of certain cultures within socioeconomic and other factors like racial identity and that whole insanity of grouping people… maaan of course kids coming up in this world and technology!?!? Bruh. We done for

  14. I have mixed feelings on SSRIs. They helped me get through a very difficult time in my life where I was suffering from crippling panic attacks, but getting off them was a special kind of misery and I don’t think physicians fully understand that process nor do they appreciate the extent of the withdrawal symptoms.

  15. Corporations pay off agencies to approve their products like a rubber stamp now. Lots of dangerous stuff harming us thanks to US agencies not standing up to these insidious companies. Mind altering drugs, live action, online repeated murder video games. They deny it is causing any harm as they rake in billions. No regulation. It is up to parents to be on their toes and deny dangerous product access to their kids. Parents can explain why it is bad. Parents should not allow corporations to talk directly to our children.

  16. you should talk to @healtygamergg, he is an expert in this field and he is exploring this problem online along with the audience. he is a board certified physician, he worked at Massachussets general hospital, he is a psychologist and also studied to become a Budhist monk.

  17. Careful what you wish for.
    Mental health "experts" are the ones promoting "gender affirmation" rather than extended counseling for troubled teens.

  18. "Imagine a society that subjects people to conditions that make them terribly unhappy, then gives them the drugs to take away their unhappiness. Science fiction? It is already happening to some extent in our own society… Instead of removing the conditions that make people depressed, modern society gives them antidepressant drugs. In effect, antidepressants are a means of modifying an individual's internal state in such a way as to enable him to tolerate social conditions that he would otherwise find intolerable." ~ Theodore Kaczynski

  19. A guy I work with and I would agree with Saagar about teens not having enough sex.

    The guy i work with pointed out how many teen virgins there are. He asked "what are they doing with their time?". He went on to say that when he was a teen everything he did from the route he took to school to where he hung out after school was about getting girls.

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