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Understanding the Diagnosis of Teen PTSD

Judith Herman, clinical psychology professor at Harvard University wrote one of the most meaningful books on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma and Recovery. Both patients of PTSD as well as clinicians can significantly gain from reading it. The book highlights the history of PTSD and how the clinical community has responded to it over…

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The Physical, Sexual and Social Changes of Adolescence | ParadigmMalibu.com

The Physical, Sexual and Social Changes of Adolescence

There is an uncomfortable gap for teens between the process of physical maturity and social maturity. Often, the biological changes begin to take place without the equivalent social, emotional, and psychological development. Adults who meet grown teens for the first time might expect more from them because of their physical size and treat them differently…

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For PTSD Teens: Learning Emotional Awareness – Part Two

This three part series on Emotional Awareness includes what it means to be emotionally aware, the consequences of avoiding emotions, and tools to cope with emotions in a healthy way. The first part of this series defined emotional awareness and discussed some of the benefits to being emotionally aware.   This article will explore the…

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PTSD Teens | Paradigm Malibu

For PTSD Teens: Learning Emotional Awareness – Part One

If you suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, or teen Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), you might feel as though emotions come out of nowhere and that they are too chaotic to manage. It might feel like they are unpredictable and disrupting.   However, developing the skill of emotional awareness can provide a sense of control.…

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The Dangers of Trauma During Adolescence

A teenager is already vulnerable to certain psychological and emotional stressors at this stage of life. It’s a time of discovering identity and, to do that, needing to pull away from the family. With this, they may even feel, although faintly, a sense of loss from that experience. Teens are at a crossroads between childhood…

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