teen issues today

Teenage Issues Today and Mental Health

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Oh the teen years! While they have always been a challenge to parents, teen issues are much more intense these days. Gen Z, the current crop of teens, is grappling with a quickly shifting culture. Tech advances happen at lightning speed and…
How to Help a Suicidal Teenager

How to Help a Suicidal Teen

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The teenage years have always been trying. Adolescence has perennially been an emotionally challenging developmental stage, due to hormone fluctuations, social struggles, increasing academic pressure, and shaky self-esteem. Teen brains are still…
psychiatric treatment teens

Los Angeles Psychiatric Residential Treatment Teens

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No one wants to see their teen move forward toward a successful, fulfilling life more than his or her own family. Parents and siblings may have watched the teen grow from a child, full of promise and enthusiasm for life, into an adolescent where…
teen self harm

Teenage Depression and Self Harm

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Parents of teens who engage in self-harming behaviors usually had no clue that it was going on. Teens who do self-harm are usually discreet about these practices, hiding the signs of self-injury under long sleeve shirts and pants. But many parents…
Therapy for Teens

Inpatient Therapy for Teens Struggling with Depression or Anxiety

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Parents are often stymied by their teen’s emotional struggles, not knowing what to do to help them.  A teen suffering from serious depression or anxiety disorders may be helped to some degree on an outpatient basis through a family doctor,…
isolation in teens during the coronavirus

Help for Feelings of Isolation in Teens During the Coronavirus with These 5 Tips

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Teens were already feeling lonely before we even had to lockdown in our homes due to the coronavirus pandemic. Teen rates of anxiety and depression had been steadily climbing for years, and a major driver of these mental health conditions was…
Panic Disorder in Teenagers

Panic Disorder in Teenagers

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Everyone has experienced that rush of adrenaline that accompanies a situation that evokes feelings of fear. For some individuals, the body immediately goes into panic mode, with symptoms of shaking, sweating, chest pain or tightness, shortness…
social anxiety in teens

Treatment for Social Anxiety in Teens

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All parents want their kids to be happy and confident and able to function normally in most situations. Of course as adults we all remember the horror of having to stand before the class and deliver a book report, recite a poem, or try out for…
Body Dysmorphia in Teens

Body Dysmorphia in Teens

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Usually beginning in early adolescence, a heightened sensitivity to appearance sets in. This is the age that young teens become hyper aware of what the culture has determined constitutes physical attractiveness. The early teen years are a vulnerable…
Types of Mental Illness in Teens

Types of Mental Illness in Teens

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When your child is hurting, you hurt right along with them. Parents with teens who struggle with mental health disorders are often aghast at the effects of the illness and feel completely hopeless in knowing how to help their child. Teens…