depression test for teens

Depression Test for Teens

As if parents didn’t have enough to worry about in 2020, early data is revealing the impact of the pandemic on their teenagers’ mental health. Teen depression, in particular, has garnered the spotlight in a recent news article from NPR. Depression rates had already been on the rise prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, but are […]

Teenage Anger and Depression

Teenage Anger and Depression

Because parents have a deep love for their children, it is difficult to acknowledge signs that something is not right with their teenager. Falling back on memories of their own angst-ridden adolescence to explain troubling moods and behaviors expressed by their teenager, parents prefer to accept such changes as normal for the age. The statistics […]

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Teenage Issues Today and Mental Health

Although it is widely agreed upon that the teen years are a particularly challenging chapter of life, teenage issues today seem to be of a more serious nature than in generations past. Generation Z, those ages 4-24, are grappling with a rapidly shifting culture mainly due to the acceleration of technological advances. While technology can […]

How to Help a Suicidal Teenager

How to Help a Suicidal Teen

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 under construction, so the executive functions, such as impulse control, self-monitoring, reasoning, and regulating emotions are not fully developed. Today’s teens experience a […]

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Los Angeles Psychiatric Residential Treatment Teens

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 something has gone wrong. This may be due to social struggles, […]

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Suicidal Signs in Teens

One of the more alarming societal trends in recent years is the escalation in the rates of suicide among teens. In fact, teen suicide has increased by over 30% in individuals ages 15-19 since 2007, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In this environment, parents are right to express concern when their own child […]

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Teenage Depression and Self Harm

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 first become curious that something might be going on when their adolescent refuses to […]

Therapy for Teens

Inpatient Therapy for Teens Struggling with Depression or Anxiety

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, but at some point they may need a more intensive therapeutic intervention such as can […]

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Adolescent Residential Treatment Centers for Depression

Teen depression is a serious and often misunderstood mental health condition that should never be ignored.  Understandably, many parents chalk up their teen’s persistent low mood as just a typical teenage trait, right up there with hormone fluctuations and social angst.  In most cases, moodiness in teens is indeed a feature of that stage of […]

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

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 loneliness. Social media and text messaging has overtaken face-to-face communication, an insufficient replacement for […]