Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment Plan

Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment Plan for Teens

5150 for Minors

Residential Treatment versus 5150 for Minors (5585 Involuntary Hold)

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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, […]

signs of a suicidal teenager

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 […]

teen self harm

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 […]

Teen Psychiatric Evaluation

Teenage Psychiatric Evaluation and Stabilization

There are abundant reasons why a teenager might seem to be in the throes of emotional distress. These tumultuous years are, at the least, marked by moodiness and drama, and by depression and social anxiety at the more serious end. Hormonal fluctuations, school-related stressors, social issues, and difficult family events such as a divorce or […]

Adolescent Psychiatric

Adolescent Psychiatric Stabilization

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 about an exam and a teen experiencing serious emotional distress.  When a teen begins […]

Adolescent Psychiatric Residential Treatment Centers California

Adolescent Psychiatric Residential Treatment Centers California

Psychosis in Teens

Marijuana Causing Psychosis in Teens

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 about marijuana causing psychosis in teens. While that may sound a bit melodramatic, the publication […]

Panic Disorder in Teenagers

Panic Disorder in Teenagers

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 of breath, and heart palpitations that resemble an ensuing heart attack. These events are referred to as panic attacks, […]