Family Focused Therapy Helps Reduce Teen Bipolar Disorder Symptoms

Family Focused Therapy Helps Reduce Teen Bipolar Disorder Symptoms

A recent study done at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) offered some promising results. The research aimed to discover whether the use of Family Focused Therapy along with medication could help reduce symptoms of those adolescents diagnosed with Teen Bipolar Disorder. The study evaluated 145 teens with a Bipolar Disorder diagnosis and compared the use of medication and psycho-education as a form of treatment […]

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Teen Schizophrenia: 13 Habits to Avoid Relapse

Teen Schizophrenia: 13 Habits to Avoid Relapse

Just as in recovering from an addiction, an adolescent suffering from teen schizophrenia can also experience a relapse. Once the symptoms of schizophrenia are stabilized, there is still a chance that your psychological and emotional well being deteriorates. It’s a quick downward spiral from poor thinking to feeling awful to making unhealthy choices to suddenly participating in risky and dangerous behaviors. In order to avoid […]

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The Adolescent Sexual Brain

The Adolescent Sexual Brain

It is a common scenario: a teenager brings her boyfriend over for dinner so that her parents can meet him. However, almost as soon as the front door opens, her parents have an immediate reaction to him. He’s already not good enough for her. The problem is that she is already in love with him, especially if the two are sexually active. Sexual intercourse has […]

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Four Powerful Questions for Teens Committed to Success

Four Powerful Questions for Teens Committed to Success

Okay, you’re feeling the power of your youth. You feel invincible, as though you are the hero of your own life, and you can achieve anything you put your mind to!  This is true! You can, in fact, accomplish anything you want! And to be fair, you can achieve anything you want at any stage in life. The difference with adolescence is the presence of […]

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DBT: A Successful Teen Bipolar Disorder Treatment

DBT: A Successful Teen Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is form of talk therapy, similar to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which has had so much success among adults with Borderline Personality Disorder that it has recently been used to treat teens with this disorder. Teen Bipolar Personality Disorder is characterized the swing of moods between mania and depression. Euphoria, elation, racing thoughts, irritability, and substance use are common symptoms of mania. […]

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Teen ADHD: Signs and Treatments

Teen ADHD: Signs and Treatments

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, impairs a child’s ability to focus and pay attention to the things that are occurring around them. Teenagers with the disorder have long been labeled as trouble children for their inability to stay still or concentrate on a single task. Today, we know that they are dealing with a very real disorder, and thankfully, there are great teen ADHD […]

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Basics of Adolescent PTSD Treatment

Basics of Adolescent PTSD Treatment

Experiencing a traumatic event can be one of the most difficult, life altering parts of a teenager’s life. Even worse, for some, those experiences continue to affect their entire lives in the form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. If you or a loved one have had a traumatic event occur, it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms of the disorder to ensure that […]

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How to Find the Right Help for Teen Mental Health Issues

As a parent, recognizing that your teenager may have a mental health problem can be difficult, and obtaining appropriate teen mental health treatment can be just as challenging.  However, seeking qualified help is crucial if you want your teenager to enjoy better control of the condition and an easier everyday life.  If you keep the following pointers in mind, getting your teenager the treatment that […]

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Teen Anxiety – Disorders and Treatment

Teen Anxiety – Disorders and Treatment

It is often the case that anxiety is a consistent experience for a teenager. However, not all teenagers will experience anxiety to the degree of having a mental health disorder. It is the level and sources of anxiety for an adolescent that can make the difference between typical anxiety and having a disorder. A Teen Anxiety Disorder is a mental illness in which the individual […]

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Methods For Teens Treating Your Anxiety Disorder

Everyone gets nervous and worried every once in a while, but some people need an anxiety disorder treatment to help get through their day-to-day life. If you struggle with regular anxiety attacks, you could benefit from learning ways to treat your disorder without medication or in conjunction with a physician’s prescription. There are many relaxation techniques that can help fend off an anxiety attack, such […]

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