teen refuses to go to school

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…
how can i help my depressed teenager

How Can I Help My Depressed Teenager?

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When a child is hurting, parents hurt, too. Nothing is more painful to a parent than witnessing their teen in emotional pain. Teenage depression is real. This condition differs from occasional bouts of the blues caused by an upsetting event…
conduct disorder treatment

Conduct Disorder Treatment for Teens

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A teen that exhibits disruptive, aggressive, or defiant behavior is bound to become persona non grata in the school and social settings. These teens have a propensity to picking fights with others and to disregard social norms, making them unpleasant…
severe clinical depression in teens

Treating Severe Clinical Depression in Teens

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As most parents are aware, their teen’s blue moods are usually transitory. Often, the bouts of sadness are directly connected to a slight, a rumor, a criticism, or unrequited love. Teens are emotionally sensitive by nature, so social issues…
addiction recovery for teens

Addiction Recovery for Teens: Treatment and Aftercare

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It has never been more challenging to raise teenagers. Teens are exposed to things that their parents may try valiantly to protect them from, but often feel hamstrung in their efforts. The proliferation of social media no only introduces them…
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…
addiction and the teen brain

Addiction and the Teen Brain

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Teens have historically gravitated towards pushing boundaries. Experimenting with drugs and alcohol is also not a new development among teenagers. What is new is the clinical research and brain imaging studies that have shed light on the differences…
teenage girl mental illness

Understanding Teenage Girl Mental Illness and Treatment Options

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Teen girls struggle with a mental health disorder, especially mood disorders, at double the rate as boys, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Teenage girl mental illness tends to appear most in depressive disorders,…