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Teens: Let’s Talk About Masturbation & Sex Addiction

Although it’s embarrassing to talk about, discussing a topic can be the venue for learning more about it. Besides, masturbation is a normal part of sexuality. Because it carries a strong stigma in society talking about it with friends or family rarely happens. Society delivers many messages that say masturbation is bad for you, that…

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The Executive Functions Impaired in Teen ADD and ADHD

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have received much attention in recent years. This is partly because of a rise in adolescent and teen ADD/ADHD cases in the past 20 years. And this is partly because of the tendency for clinicians to make this diagnosis freely and the tendency to prescribe amphetamines…

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Why Too Much Texting Can Add to Mental Illness | ParadigmMalibu.com

Texting: Why Too Much Texting Can Add to Mental Illness

It’s well known in the study of psychology and brain research that improving performance in school, sports, or relationships requires focused concentration. When the mind is scattered, there’s more of a chance that a person’s performance will be not as effective as when he or she is focused.   For instance, let’s say you’re driving…

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Teen Alcohol Abuse ParadigmMalibu.com

To Recover from Teen Alcohol Abuse Don’t Force Sobriety, Face Recovery

All right, let’s say you realize there’s a problem with your drinking. You notice it getting in the way of your grades, your relationships, and your performance on the football team. Perhaps you see yourself slowing down compared to your peers.   When you decide to go into recovery, you’ll probably find that it’s a…

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Prescription Drugs | ParadigmMalibu.com

Parents: When It Comes to Teen Addiction, Ask Questions, Don’t Give Orders

It’s hard if you’ve been to the hospital three or four times already with your teenage son or daughter for alcohol poisoning. Likely, you’re at a point where the drinking and drug use has got to stop. You’re watching your child destroy his or her life and you’ve pulled all the cards already. There aren’t…

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Teen Alcohol Abuse | PardigmMalibu.com

The Health Hazards of Teen Alcohol Abuse

When the weekend rolls around, it’s time to go out with friends. No matter what teens do together, there’s a very high probability that alcohol will be involved. There is often an excessive amount of drinking that happens among adolescents, which can bring on severe health concerns, including teen alcohol abuse.   In a recent…

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Teen Anxiety | ParadigmMalibu.com

Teen Self Injury Treatment: From Self Harm to Self Love

In recent years, a common pattern among teens has been to inflict injury upon themselves. Recent studies have found that one third to one half of adolescents have engaged in some kind of non-suicidal self injury.   Self injury is harming one’s own body, without the intention of committing suicide. It can include cutting, biting,…

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Teen Depression | ParadigmMalibu.com

Treating Teen Sex Addiction: Finding The Way to Health

A sex addiction can easily go unnoticed. It’s the kind of addiction that’s fueled by the patterns of Western society, a society that has a dysfunctional relationship with sexuality. It’s both obsessed with sex, as in being a theme in most commercials, movies, and television shows, and it’s afraid of sex, as in the taboo…

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Adolescent Depression | ParadigmMalibu.com

When Lack of Sleep Creates Teen Academic Issues

If you’re a teacher, especially an instructor to a first period high school class, you’ll likely have insight into which of your teen students are not getting the right amount of sleep. Although the day is early and it’s common to see some sleepy and tired faces, you’ll likely notice the students who regularly come…

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Physiological Contributors to Teen Depression and Adults – Part One-Paradigm Malibu

Teen Self Injury Treatment: Addressing the Endorphin Effect

As sad as it might sound, self injury can at times become a trend among teens. If a teen finds out that her friends are doing it, the clandestine quality to cutting might make it attractive to young adolescents. However, it’s not the trendy attraction to cutting that keeps them doing it; it’s the endorphins…

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