programs for troubled teens

Parenting a troubled teen is a challenge no one would ever ask for. Surely, the typical teen presents plenty of challenges to his or her parents, that’s a given. But when a teen’s behavior becomes so disruptive that it impacts the entire family, the situation has become serious. It is easy to see why parents […]

therapeutic boarding schools in california

When behavior problems or mental health issues interfere with a teen’s academic progress they may benefit from a residential therapeutic boarding school. These are specialized programs that help adolescents better manage their emotional challenges while moving forward scholastically. To achieve this end will entail a combination of psychological support and a dedicated academic support team. […]

psychiatric 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, […]

teen rehab los angeles

“Troubled teen,” what a disparaging term that is. This widely used label only serves to minimize what could be a serious mental health crisis, or stigmatize a teen who is simply struggling with typical teenage angst. Without a doubt, passing through the tumultuous phase of adolescence can cause emotional strife and behavioral upheaval. If, however, […]

Teen Psychiatric Evaluation

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 […]

Cough Syrup Abuse

Purple is an edgy hue that has long been associated with music. From the 70s hard rock days when the color helped name the band, Deep Purple, and Jimi Hendrix’s famous song, Purple Haze, to Prince’s 1984-era chart topper, Purple Rain; purple is a color that has evoked fervor, intensity, and drama. These days, however, […]

teenage depression treatment centers

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 fluctuations and social angst.  In most cases, moodiness in teens is indeed a feature of that stage of […]

Residential Treatment Centers for Teens

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, such as those associated with anxiety, depression, mood swings, or a personality disorder, which can be even more worrisome.  A parent knows their […]

addiction and the teen brain

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 between the adult brain and the teen brain, and how those differences impact decision-making, impulsivity, and the […]

depression in teen boys

When it comes to teen depression, most of the attention about this serious mental health disorder has been directed towards girls. While true that girl teens struggle with depression in greater numbers than boys, boys are more inclined to choose an impulsive solution for the disorder, including suicide. Among teens that do complete suicide, the […]