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…
teenage loneliness

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…
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Teen Refuses to Go to School

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School attendance can become a huge flashpoint between and parent and their teen when he or she simply refuses to go to school. All parents are aware that children must attend a around 175 school days during the school year. School attendance…
gender dysphoria in teens

Helping Your Teen With Gender Dysphoria

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A cultural shift is occurring in the rapid escalation of teenagers who do not identify with their assigned gender, that is, with the gender they are born with. Even a decade or two ago gender identity issues among teens were rarely discussed…
mental illness in teens

Does My Teenager Have a Mental Illness?

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Parents will go to great lengths to give their kids the best childhood experience they can. They make sacrifices to ensure their child is able to go to the best schools available or to live in a safe neighborhood. They cook nutritious meals…