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Book Review - Journal of Mental Health and Aging (2022) Volume 6, Issue 6

The Role of Perceived Social Support in the Relationship and Mental Health Difficulties in Adolescents

Mahsa Sarya*

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Aleppo University, Aleppo, Spain

*Corresponding Author:
Mahsa Sarya
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, Aleppo University
Aleppo, Spain

Received:05-Nov-2022, Manuscript No. AAJMHA-22-81155; Editor assigned:06-Nov2022, Pre QC No. AAJMHA-22-81155 (PQ); Reviewed:21-Nov-2022, QC No. AAJMHA-22-81155; Revised:23-Nov-2022, Manuscript No. AAJMHA-22-81155 (R); Published:30-Nov-2022, DOI: 10.35841/aajmha-6.6.130

Citation: Sarya M. The role of perceived social support in the relationship and mental health difficulties in adolescents. J Ment Health Aging. 2022;6(6):130

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The purpose of the study was to determine whether experiences of being bullied or cyberbullied are associated with mental health issues and whether these associations are influenced by gender and perceived social support. An online survey was used to obtain information from 3737 year 8 students (aged 12 and 13; 50.1% male). The online survey includes questions about mental health challenges, perceived social support, and bullying victims. We tested whether perceived social support and gender had any moderating effects on the links between bullying, cyberbullying, and mental health issues. In order to examine different sources of perceived social support, four models were estimated (from family, friends and peers, professional sources, and the perception of having no support). The findings of these analyses suggested.


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The two conditions that affect mental health the most frequently are depression and anxiety. These are frequently linked to somatic problems, increased healthcare costs, absenteeism, reduced productivity, loss of family income, and unemployment. Finding resources for its prevention and treatment is therefore crucial. Social support is the perception of having other people in one's life value, respect, care for, and love them. It could originate from a variety of places, including one's family, friends, instructors, community, or other social groups to which one belongs. Social support can take the shape of material aid given by others or it can take the form of perceived social support, which measures people's trust in the availability of sufficient support when needed [1].

The likelihood of mental health issues and decreased engagement rise with the presence of a neurodevelopmental disorder (NDD). We looked into the patterns of participation and mental health issues in adolescents with NDD and contrasted them with patterns in peers without NDD. Investigations were also conducted into the connections between participation, mental health (well-being), and mental health issues [2].

The growth of problematic Internet use (PIU) during adolescence, a time of substantial changes in social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioural domains, has been made possible by the growing use of Internet resources. This study looked at the relationships between the PIU, mental health issues, the strength of the parent-child bond, and adolescent-parent conflicts in teenagers [3].

Conflict between teenagers and their parents was also positively correlated with a negative relationship's quality while negatively correlated with disclosure, a positive relationship's quality, and prosocial behaviour. According to multiple regression analysis, problems and adolescent-parent disputes were significantly predicted by excessive Internet use and its social benefits. Prosocial behaviour and adolescent-parent disputes were predicted by disclosure and positive quality relationships, whereas problems and adolescent-parent conflicts were predicted by negative quality relationships. These findings clarify the relationship between the PIU, the strength of the parent-child bond, adolescent-parent conflict, and mental health issues. This would have significant repercussions for stopping the spread of these issues [4, 5].


Adolescence has been described as a time of intense emotional reactions and a peak in a significant number of mental health issues. Nearly 50% of all mental health issues, such as anxiety, aggression, and depression, appear to begin before the age of 14. With incidence rates of between 10 and 20 percent worldwide, mental health problems among teenagers are a serious public health concern. In all locations, neuropsychiatric and drug use disorders are the main contributors to teenage disease burden. Adolescents with poor mental health are more likely to engage in risky behaviours that will last well into adulthood, including lower educational achievement, higher health-care costs, substance addiction, aggression, self-harm, and even suicide. Additionally, China's obligatory education programme has been extended to nine years.


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