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Frustration hit Swedish young people as new wave of mental illness spread among the young

Friday, 11 November 2011
When looking at countries where the youths are being declared “having no future”, a perceived successful country such as Sweden will never cross someone’s mind. The fear here is that Sweden a country of just 9 million  is beginning to fall   into those category of countries where the rich grow fat while the poor get poorer and youths are being to loose their tenant of belong and being.

After all social and economic attainment indications that compare global wellbeing of its citizens persistently show places such as Sweden as model in the world, the reality on the ground seem to be very different from what is in the books. Or that in Sweden the situation is far better that in many countries though here we are seeing a worrying trend.

Already over the week, it has been wildly reported in Sweden that more and more young people are retiring from the job market due to intense stress. These are those who are supposed to build the country in the future but they are struggling to join the production community just because in Sweden getting a job is a privilege not a right.


Then again, scientists warn that a new wave of stress-related mental health problems may be coming in younger Swedish people.
Evidence of this is seen in sleep disturbances, anxiety, and tiredness are increasingly common among young people. When someone have problems functioning at school or at work, they feel anxious and "tired, tired, tired," it may be the first signs that someone is about to enter a state of exhaustion, according to stress researcher, Marie Åsberg, who is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden

In his work, Marie Åsberg interviewed hundreds of people present themselves with so-called chronic fatigue syndrome, which many may think of when they routinely use the word "burnout". Although there is no known exact statistics on how many young people suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, Marie Åsberg feels that the trend is clear. There is increasing such tendency among young people.

She believes now that it is important that the development of young people's mental health status be closely monitored in the coming years.

It's a long process leading to fatigue. When symptoms such as sleep disturbance, anxiety, and tiredness are increasing in this way among young people, it is a major risk factor. There are many indications that we will see increased levels of mental health problems later on, she said.

is another common risk factor in a tough labour market, many run by a "performance-based self-esteem," according to Marie Åsberg. Many of those who go into the wall have a sense of self insufficiency that resonates in their job.

“They think "I'm not good at the job, I'm not worth anything." And this seems to be more common among young people, especially in young women. They end up in the cleverness trap.
By Scancomark.se Team

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