Young Adult Mental Health Insights

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In today’s North America, people’s early twenties are often a time of great personal stress. One way or another, young folks are leaving their structured family nests and are heading out into the Great World to launch themselves into adulthood — whether to attend college and/or professional or graduate school, to join one of the armed services, to start an exciting job located far from where they grew up, to get married, or to become parents themselves whether or not they’re really ready to be taking that step … And often, with no one now standing in their way, if they choose to, keeping themselves continually drunk or stoned, or having frequent wild sex with multitudes of people. As the saying goes, ‘Burning the candle at both ends.’

Some of this is the human equivalent of what many other creatures do, in moving out of the parental nest and creating an independent life of their own. But some of it, obviously, consists of the effects of human social environments. ‘Nature and nurture.’ Modern Psychology is hard at work trying to sort this situation out, and is making some progress; but real breakthroughs always seem to remain just around the next corner.

One good bit of recent progress by Modern Psychology has been to establish that human  brains are still growing, developing, and changing well into people’s twenties decade; it was formerly believed, not so very long ago, that brain physical development was all wrapped up quite a bit earlier than that, like right after the end of childhood. A corollary to this continued brain-growth process is that most young-adult mental-health maladies actually begin earlier in life, during adolescence or even during childhood, and just reach ‘full flower’ during young-adulthood.

Another recently-established conventional-wisdom takeaway has been that a person’s genetic heritage can in some cases have important implications for their mental health. Schizophrenia and bipolar or ‘manic-depressive’ disorder are somewhat inheritable — at least, a tendency towards either of them can be genetically based. For depression and for anxiety mental disorders, genetic influences are very much smaller. In any case, the interaction between a person’s genetic background and their environment is crucial to understand, when evaluating his or her mental health.

Whatever a person’s genetic inheritance is, serious mental-health problems aren’t necessarily foreordained. It’s very important for anyone at risk of serious mental illness to get started early in dealing with it, before it has permeated his or her entire personality, and to actively seek out a helpful social environment. Early mental-health treatment may cost some serious money, but it will in the long run cost far less than temporizing and not dealing with the problem. True, many unwanted twenties mental-health conditions do go away naturally as people get older. But not all of them do, and professional advice is a warranted sound idea when trying to distinguish what will go away from what won’t. Unfortunately, preventive care for mental health is an idea that has not yet fully taken root in our society.

Parents provide both genetic inheritance and upbringing. If a parent has been a psychopath, that’s a sure-enough risk factor for his or her children. But childhood social awkwardness and parental overprotection can also be risk factors. Parents should let their offspring face a few Real Life Problems on their own, and coach them when necessary, rather than trying to do everything for them.

People often use Internet resources such as WebMD for information about mental-health issues, since they can connect to those resources without showing their concerns publicly. Surfing the Internet for mental-health information can be a good first step, as long as ‘nutty’ websites are avoided. Putting an Internet-derived label on one’s mental condition can be helpful for some people, although it can be harmful for others. But early professional help is still the best idea.

Recent progress has been less than what many workers in the mental-health field had expected and hoped for. It’s been quite a while since a really important new pharmacological mental-health medication has been introduced. The introduction of genetic understanding into mental-health studies has of course been very helpful, but one of its effects has been discouraging — everything just turns out to be more tangled-up together and more complicated than what was formerly understood.

So, twentysomethings should hang in there, and carefully consider the possibility of getting professional advice about their mental health. And now there’s one all-natural herbal preparation, CLE Holistic Health Mood Effex, which is a blend of the extracts of seven herbs that have been used for centuries or even for millenia in traditional Asian medicinal practice for mental-health problems. CLE Mood Effex can at the very least help distressed twentysomethings to cheer up! It is provided as accurately premeasured 500-milligram vegetarian capsules. Since it is not known to interact with most prescription medicines, you can generally try it regardless of other medications that you may already be taking. However, if you are female and pregnant, you should wait until your baby is delivered before you start taking Mood Effex.  Like other CLE vegetarian health products, Mood Effex is prepared from herbs grown organically on CLE’s own land, and harvested and processed according to CLE’s own proprietary methods, for strict quality control. So, why don’t you give Mood Effex a try?

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