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How to Stop Your Teen from Sneaking Out at Night

  If your teen is sneaking out in the middle of the night, there are all sorts of trouble he or she could get into. There might be drinking, drugging, or dancing all night. In fact, this article doesn’t need to go into all the dangers your teen is vulnerable to when out alone in…

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Emotional Health and Anger Management for Male Adolescents

  Teens can exhibit a variety of intense emotions during adolescence. In fact, this stage of life is characterized by being more emotional versus rational, more impulsive versus cautious. However, it seems that males have a tendency of exhibiting their emotions more than female teens. For instance, male and female adolescents can express anger differently…

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Causes and Contributing Factors to ADHD in Teens | Paradigm Malibu Blog

Causes and Contributing Factors to ADHD in Teens

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is very common disorder among teens. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one to three teens in a classroom of 30 students has ADHD, affecting between 5% and 7.5% of adolescents. Interestingly, boys are three to six times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than girls. According to…

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Finding School Help for Your ADHD Teen | Paradigm Malibu

Finding School Help for Your ADHD Teen

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is an impulse-control disorder that is a common mental illness among children and teens. In fact, ADHD is the most frequently diagnosed childhood mental illness.   The benefit of there being so many children and teens with ADHD is that there is a growing understanding and acceptance of the illness – particularly…

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Overcoming Teen OCD | Paradigm Malibu

Overcoming Teen OCD

You may not think of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) as an illness that shows up in adolescence, or even childhood, but it does. It’s not only adults that suffer from this type of anxiety disorder; it’s also teens and young children.   Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an illness that can easily interfere with enjoying life!…

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Teen Gambling Addiction and How To Tell If You Have A Problem

Gambling can be fun and exciting. If you’re living in anywhere on the West Coast, taking a trip to Las Vegas and having fun with the millions of choices for gambling from playing the slot machines to working the tables. There’s no question there’s a rush of excitement, even when you win a mere $50.…

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At Risk Youth, Mental Illness, and Addiction

The term at-risk youth is used frequently, but what does it mean exactly? Those in the mental health field tend to use the phrase freely but it’s worth explaining more clearly what the term means.   In general, at-risk youth are those children who have had distressing childhoods and by virtue of their circumstances are…

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