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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, […]

Cutting Behavior in Teens

Causes and Treatment for Cutting Behavior in Teens

The teen years seem to be increasingly challenging, as new potential sources of pain and strife enter an already complex developmental phase in life. Social media has had a profound impact on this generation’s teens and young adults, afflicting them with feelings of self-doubt, a sense of inferiority, and a growing divide between the haves […]

5150 for Minors

Residential Treatment versus 5150 for Minors (5585 Involuntary Hold)

5150 for Minors also Known as a 5585 Involuntary Hold The 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 […]