mood disorders in teens

Severe Mood Swings and Mood Disorders in Teens

Parents can be flabbergasted when their once happy-go-lucky child morphs into a teenager who is suddenly riddled with extreme moodiness. The mood swings seem to appear out of nowhere, leaving parents at a loss as to how to manage this new version of their child. Loud, angry outbursts may give way to mania in an […]

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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 […]

Violent Video Games Effects on Teens

Violent Video Games Effects on Teens

In the wake of a spate of new mass shootings, our nation is mystified as to why these (mostly) young male shooters are triggered to inflict such carnage on humanity. Discussion centers around mental illness, political motivations, and the availability of automatic weapons as possible explanations for the spike in these violent acts. But more […]

Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment Plan

Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment Plan for Teens

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Teens at Home During the Coronavirus Lockdown

As difficult as the stay-at-home orders have been for adults to handle, imagine how awful it has been for teens. Adults, at least, have maturity on their side. Adults have learned over the years how to manage adversity or overcome life’s many surprising setbacks. Teenagers, on the other hand do not have any real experience […]

5150 for Minors

Residential Treatment versus 5150 for Minors (5585 Involuntary Hold)

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6 Anger Coping Skills for Teens

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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Teen Treatment Center California Heals and Empowers Adolescents in Distress

It could be that your teenager was always unique and challenging, a handful so to speak. On the contrary, your teen may have only recently begun exhibiting outward signs of internal turmoil. Regardless of how long a history your adolescent has with behavioral or psychological issues, when the disorder reaches a crescendo, threatening to cause […]

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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, […]