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, […]

social anxiety in teens

Treatment for Social Anxiety in Teens

All parents want their kids to be happy and confident and able to function normally in most situations. Of course as adults we all remember the horror of having to stand before the class and deliver a book report, recite a poem, or try out for choir, cheerleading, or a sport. We know full well […]

Types of Mental Illness in Teens

Types of Mental Illness in Teens

When your child is hurting, you hurt right along with them. Parents with teens who struggle with mental health disorders are often aghast at the effects of the illness and feel completely hopeless in knowing how to help their child. Teens with mental disorders suffer on many fronts, including being ostracized or bullied at school […]

Behavioral Treatment Centers for Adolescents

Behavioral Treatment Centers for Adolescents

As parents, you may have done everything right, by the book, in raising your child. You have provided a safe, loving, and supportive home life and made every effort to be available for your son or daughter. In fact, in many instances, other siblings—born of the same two parents and raised in the same home—may […]

psychiatric residential treatment teens

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, […]

Suicidal Signs in Teens

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 […]

Teenage Depression and 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 […]

Teenage 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 […]

5150 for Minors

Residential Treatment versus 5150 for Minors (5585 Involuntary Hold)

5150 for Minors also Known as a 5585 Involuntary Hold teen years can be exceptionally emotionally volatile for some.  Many teens are under immense burdens of stress related to academic expectations, which has been one of the factors cited in recent years for increased anxiety and depression levels among teens.  Other factors that may induce […]

Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment Plan

Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment Plan for Teens

Among a group of disruptive behavior disorders is one called oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), a common mental health disorder in children and teens.  ODD behavior patterns are often seen in early childhood first, with kids as young as preschool age being diagnosed with the disorder.  Kids that do not outgrow the symptoms of ODD can […]