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Why the Cinnamon Challenge Is Dangerous

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Ahh, the perennial allure of the dare.  Kids and teens have always been known to lay down the gauntlet with a dare, or even a double-dog dare, as part and parcel of the childhood experience.  This silly practice of taunting another to go through…
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Adolescent Residential Treatment Centers for Depression

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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…
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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…
Adolescent Psychiatric

Adolescent Psychiatric Stabilization

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With teens, who by nature are moody and unpredictable, it is sometimes difficult to read their emotional state correctly.  There is a vast difference between an adolescent who is in a foul mood, sad about a specific social incident, or nervous…
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ADHD Teenager Out of Control

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A child’s diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be life altering for parents. Diagnosis is a mixed blessing, Relief in learning what their child is dealing with and methods of managing it, but sadness that the child…
Residential Treatment Centers for Teens

Residential Treatment Centers for Teens

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No one likes to witness their adolescent struggling emotionally.  The teen may be exhibiting behavioral symptoms, such as anger, violent actions, impulsivity, or compulsive behaviors that are deeply concerning.  Maybe the symptoms are psychological,…
Teen Depression Rehab

Teen Depression Rehab Services

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When your teenager is hurting, you hurt right along with them.  All parents remember the tumultuous teen years, the drama, the hormone craziness, and bouts of the blues, making it easy to empathize.  When a teen is experiencing a protracted…
Adolescent Psychiatric Residential Treatment Centers California

Adolescent Psychiatric Residential Treatment Centers California

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Teens are notoriously bent toward drama. Life’s ups and downs are expressed in bursts of intense emotion. But when a teen struggles in daily life, or in the social realm, it may be time to seek help. A school counselor or a private practice…
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Teenage Loneliness and Social Isolation

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A teen’s social world is everything to them. Who they hang out with, the kids they relate to, and the extracurricular activities they participate in all help the teenager to define a sense of self. Most teens are very sensitive to the FOMO…
Psychosis in Teens

Marijuana Causing Psychosis in Teens

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Reefer Madness, that infamous cult film of the 1930s that uses over-the-top effects to warn parents of the harmful effects of marijuana, may have been on the right track after all. Mounting evidence points to some deeply concerning recent revelations…