social anxiety in teens

Treatment for Social Anxiety in Teens

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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…
Body Dysmorphia in Teens

Body Dysmorphia in Teens

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Usually beginning in early adolescence, a heightened sensitivity to appearance sets in. This is the age that young teens become hyper aware of what the culture has determined constitutes physical attractiveness. The early teen years are a vulnerable…
Types of Mental Illness in Teens

Types of Mental Illness in Teens

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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…
How does social media affect teens mental health

How Does Social Media Affect Teen Mental Health?

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The current generation of teens has social and emotional challenge never before experienced. Not that long ago, a teen might have been socially stigmatized by a rumor floating around the high school campus. They may have been the brunt of a…

Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents and Stabilization

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Your teenage daughter is an enigma. One day she is exuberant, joyful, and loving, full of intense productivity and rapid chatter. The next day she is sullen and sad, sitting in her dark bedroom alone, even refusing to come down for dinner. What…
Cutting Behavior in Teens

Causes and Treatment for Cutting Behavior in Teens

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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…