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Table 1 Stressors categories and examples

From: Characterizing individuals accessing mental health services in the UAE: a focus on youth living in Dubai

Stressor type Examples
Family Parents’ divorce, separation from one parent, poor relationship with a family member, conflict with stepmother/stepfather, abusive parent, alcohol dependence in the family, death of a family member, mental illness in the family
Friends No friends, social isolation, death of a friend, fighting with best friend, friend moved abroad, bullying, difficulties with romantic relationships.
Academic School change, decline in academic performance, failing in school, failing an exam to get into desired school, school drop out
Health Hair loss, motor problems, kidney problems, gastric ulcer, recent surgery, puberty, frequent headaches, poor sleep, lack of appetite
Religion Worry about death and judgment day, lack of faith, feelings of guilt.