Critical Essay

The Link Between Drug Use and Mental Health Problems Among Adolescents: Gender Differences

6 pages | 1390 words

This essay looks at the link between drug use and mental health problems among adolescents. It discusses how mental health problems can be exacerbated or even caused by drug use, and how this is a cause for concern given that adolescence is already a vulnerable time during which many mental health disorders first emerge. The essay also looks at gender differences in substance abuse and mental health problems among adolescents, with girls being more likely than boys to suffer from anxiety and eating disorders, and boys being more likely than girls to suffer from ADHD.