mood disorders in teens

Severe Mood Swings and Mood Disorders in Teens

Parents can be flabbergasted when their once happy-go-lucky child morphs into a teenager who is suddenly riddled with extreme moodiness. The mood swings seem to appear out of nowhere, leaving parents at a loss as to how to manage this new version of their child. Loud, angry outbursts may give way to mania in an […]

teens and alcohol

What to Do When you Find Alcohol in your Teen’s Room

So, you are putting away your teen’s laundry when you happen upon their stash of vodka hidden in the sock drawer. Stumbling onto a teenager’s hidden alcohol can be an extremely distressing event for a parent. Feelings of fear and shock are common reactions for parents in this dreaded situation. No matter how aware you […]

Violent Video Games Effects on Teens

Violent Video Games Effects on Teens

In the wake of a spate of new mass shootings, our nation is mystified as to why these (mostly) young male shooters are triggered to inflict such carnage on humanity. Discussion centers around mental illness, political motivations, and the availability of automatic weapons as possible explanations for the spike in these violent acts. But more […]

adolescent compulsive lying

What Parents Can Do About Adolescent Compulsive Lying

anger coping skills for teens

6 Anger Coping Skills for Teens

Teen Treatment Center California

Teen Treatment Center California Heals and Empowers Adolescents in Distress

It could be that your teenager was always unique and challenging, a handful so to speak. On the contrary, your teen may have only recently begun exhibiting outward signs of internal turmoil. Regardless of how long a history your adolescent has with behavioral or psychological issues, when the disorder reaches a crescendo, threatening to cause […]

what teenagers need during a pandemic

What Teenagers Need During a Pandemic

When most of us think about the coronavirus pandemic we are considering its effects from an adult frame of mind. We worry about the practical issues like having enough food in the pantry or toilet paper in the house to get us through the crisis. But the coronavirus is impacting teens in a significant way, […]

isolation in teens during the coronavirus

Help for Feelings of Isolation in Teens During the Coronavirus with These 5 Tips

Teens were already feeling lonely before we even had to lockdown in our homes due to the coronavirus pandemic. Teen rates of anxiety and depression had been steadily climbing for years, and a major driver of these mental health conditions was loneliness. Social media and text messaging has overtaken face-to-face communication, an insufficient replacement for […]

Teen Depression Rehab

Teen Depression Rehab Services

Signs of Heroin Abuse in Teens

Signs of Heroin Abuse in Teens

One of the most troubling statistics about the resurgence of heroin abuse in recent years is the rise in teens who dabble in prescription opioids and then find themselves using heroin when the cost of the opioid becomes untenable. According to information provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the greatest increase in heroin […]