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A Companion Animal Can Help With Mental Health Recovery

3 Ways a Companion Animal Can Help With Mental Health Recovery

It’s becoming more and more common for a companion animal to be used in therapy sessions or for mental health recovery purposes. Some therapeutic interactions with animals may sound strange to some. Most pet owners can testify to the comforting aspects of having an animal companion.Furthermore, it’s not at all unusual for animals to serve…

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Eating Disorders in Teens - Paradigm Malibu

Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Screening, Indicators & Signs

In 2020, National Eating Disorders Awareness Week runs from February 24th to March 1st. This year, learn about the indicators, signs and screening tools to identify and properly treat eating disorders. According to the National Eating Disorder Association, this year’s theme is Hindsight is 20/20. The idea behind the theme is to reflect on positive…

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How Physical Environment Affects Your Teen’s Mental Health

Mental health isn’t something that happens entirely inside a person’s head. Yes, mental health problems often involve brain processes and brain chemistry, but other factors matter as well, including the physical environment a person lives in. The physical environment can trigger dormant mental health problems or exacerbate existing mental health problems. This may be especially…

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Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome or PAWS: Symptoms & Treatment

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome or PAWS: Symptoms and Treatment

If you or a loved one are struggling with a substance abuse problem, then chances are that you might understand the difference between acute withdrawal symptoms and their successor, post-acute withdrawal syndrome or PAWS. People who suffer from addiction disorders often experience acute withdrawal symptoms when they first give up a substance that they’ve been…

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Self Appreciation Is The Recipe for Success in 2020 - Paradigm Malibu

Help Your Teen Start the New Year With Self Appreciation

It’s common for teens to occasionally struggle with their self-esteem and diminish their self appreciation. The teenage years can be challenging and sometimes confusing, and when teens begin to struggle, it’s easy for them to internalize their frustrations, which can result in them feeling bad about themselves. But confidence and self-esteem are key ingredients for future…

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