Co-Occurring Disorders | Paradigm Malibu

What Are Co-Occurring Disorders and How Are They Treated?

For a number of years, mental health experts asked themselves: does depression bring on addiction? Or does addiction bring on depression? However, what mental health researchers have found is that both can happen. Teens who struggle with mental illness can turn to drugs and alcohol to feel better, which can lead to an addiction. At…

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Teen School Refusal | Paradigm Malibu

What To Do About Teen Anxiety and School Refusal

Many teens experience anxiety about attending school. They may have anxious thoughts and feelings about school for a variety of reasons, including social and academic ones. When anxiety becomes more and more pronounced, some teens may begin to refuse to go to school. School refusal can easily result when teens are feeling overwhelmed or intimidated…

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Relaxation Techniques | Paradigm Malibu

10 Relaxation Techniques and Mindfulness Resources for Teens

If your teen is struggling with a mental illness, especially anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, or addiction, providing them with relaxation techniques will be essential in their recovery. And even if a teen is not struggling with any kind of mental illness, relaxation techniques can help them function better in school, maintain positive relationships, resist peer pressure, and more.…

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