Fear and anxiety are normal evolved responses in both humans and animals, and physical responses are linked to the "fight-or-flight" system.
Excessive anxiety that causes distress or impairment, or that interferes with normal function, is considered an anxiety disorder.
Abstract Adolescent dating violence (ADV) is a prevalent social and health problem associated with a number of adolescent risk behaviors and negative outcomes.
Additionally, during the 12 months before the survey, 1 in 10 teens reported they had been kissed, touched, or physically forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to at least once by someone they were dating.
We used cross-case analysis to analyze interviews with 88 young adults (men and women aged 18 to 21) who were involved in violent dating relationships as teens.
We identified four patterns of dating violence throughout adolescence.
Victims of teen dating violence are more likely to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety.
They might also engage in unhealthy behaviors, such as using tobacco, drugs, and alcohol.