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  • Sam DiFranco

Being a Young Adult

The young adult period is characterized by rapid physiological, sexual, cognitive, and emotional changes. The transition from adolescent to adult becomes apparent as one completes the process of physical maturation.

 Some young adults may find their entry into adult responsibilities overwhelming or confusing, though they may still enjoy the experience. This overwhelm and confusion, along with rapid changes in biological, psychological, and social development, may help contribute to the development of major depression, the rates of which are shown to increase for this age group.

Stepping out into the real world can be an easy transition for some, while challenging for others as mentioned before. When a young adult is being faced with societal expectations, it can lead to troublesome thoughts. Thus, causing anxiety.

The transition to adulthood can develop slowly due to the broad options a person may have. For example, school selections, career choices and other expectations that can influence a decision.

That pressure will definitely affect a young adults mental health and if it becomes too much to handle all at once, therapy is recommended.

At Star Point counseling center, a therapist can help young adults identify and alter negative thought patterns and feelings and work towards personal goals. In therapy, young adults will also typically be encouraged to develop and connect with their support system.

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