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The Brain Differences in Risk Taking Teens

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), unintentional injury is the number one cause of death for adolescents. The CDC recognizes behaviors among teens that specifically lead to violence such as carrying a weapon, carrying a gun specifically versus other weapons, being in a physical fight, experiencing being hit, slapped, or physically hurt intentionally…

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More Than Sad: Psycho-Education for Teen Depression Treatments-Paradigm Malibu

When Teens Have Dissociative Disorder and What To Do About It

Dissociation is often the psychological response to a traumatic event. Although not all traumatic events cause dissociation, trauma is frequently the main cause of dissociation for teens and adults alike. However, children and teens are more susceptible to trauma because their brains are still in development and they don’t yet have the psychological resiliency that…

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Teen Schizophrenia Myths | ParadigmMalibu.com

Seeing Through 13 Teen Schizophrenia Myths – Part Two

This article is the second in a series on teen schizophrenia, intending to break through general myths most people tend to have about the illness. In general, schizophrenia is a disorder that can frighten most people. Fear and judgment are common reactions to mental illness. However, this series intends to provide truth about schizophrenia so…

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Teen Schizophrenia Myths | ParadigmMalibu.com

Seeing Through 13 Teen Schizophrenia Myths – Part One

Schizophrenia is a disorder that can frighten most people. In fact, it can be scary not only for the person inflicted with the illness but also for family, friends, and even strangers nearby. For instance, if you see someone on the street talking to themselves and who appears to be homeless, there’s a chance he…

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Teen Bipolar Disorder: Clear Answers To Complex Questions – Part Two

This is a two part series covering teen Bipolar Disorder along with diagnosis and treatment. These two articles are meant to provide clear and simple information so that your questions can easily get answered.   The first article in this series defined the disorder, its symptoms, and what teens can expect. This article will explain…

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Teen Sex Addiction | ParadigmMalibu.com

Delinquent Teens are More Likely to Die Violently Later in Life

A new study, published in the July 2014 issue of Pediatrics, surveyed over 1800 children and teens from the ages of 10 to 18 who were detained at the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago. The participants of the study were interviewed and then followed for up to 16 years.   Of the 111 participants…

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Push Pull Relationship with Your Parents | ParadigmMalibu.com

The Challenges of Parenting Teens and Why They Need Boundaries

Healthy boundaries are essential for the psychological well being of children and teens. Although it’s hard for some parents to set those boundaries, feeling as though they are being too rough or too strict, boundaries help a child develop a sense of self.   When parents do not establish boundaries, teens have a hard time…

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Teen Bipolar Disorder | ParadigmMalibu.com

Teen Bipolar Disorder: Clear Answers To Complex Questions – Part One

Bipolar Disorder is a complex mental illness. For this reason, gathering information about the illness shouldn’t be difficult. Any parent or caregiver as well as teens should be able to access the information they need, when they need it.   The following questions and their answers are meant to provide simple information using simple language…

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Teen Sexual Health | ParadigmMalibu.com

Teen Sexual Health: Statistics on Addiction, STD’s, and Pregnancy

Although there are many risks for teens who engage in sexual activity, the rate of adolescents who are sexually active has gone down in the past two decades. However, even though there are a number of campaigns educating teens on sexual health, recent data indicates that the rates of unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases…

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Teens With Psychotic Illnesses Are More At Risk for Suicide

Having a psychological illness can be a frightening experience. Yet, unlike depression or anxiety or post traumatic stress disorder, the illness of psychosis is somehow in its own category. When an adult or teen is first diagnosed with a disorder of psychosis or a psychotic disorder, it is often a very scary experience.   Psychosis…

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