Blog Posts on Anxiety and Stress in Teenagers

Mentor profile
National Institutes of Mental Health, Research Assistant
Project description

For some time, this student had been noticing how stressed and anxious teenagers could be. It seemed to him that anxiety in teenagers has been on the upswing, even before the pandemic. For his Polygence project, the student chose to explore why this was the case. After reading countless research papers, he carefully crafted six blog posts: Positives of Stress, Early Risk Factors, Neuroimaging, COVID-19, Neurobiology, and Anxiety in Females vs Males. His main goal for these blog posts was to learn why anxiety was so prevalent in adolescents and to make the information he learned accessible to the wider public.

Project outcome

The student created a series of blog posts that tackled different aspects of anxiety and depression in teenagers.

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Student background

10th grade student from California.

Student review

The overall experience was great, I had a wonderful mentor who had the same interests as me and we got to talk about not only the project but got to connect with each other one-on-one. During my sessions, I got to learn how to read higher-level research papers and be able to analyze data more effectively.

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