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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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Suicide Prevention Month | Paradigm Malibu

September is Suicide Prevention Month

As the 10th leading cause of death among adults and the 2nd leading cause of death in young people aged 10-24, suicide claims over 40,000 lives every year. September is Suicide Prevention Month. It’s a time to raise awareness of the issues surrounding suicide, because the more awareness surrounding the risk factors and signs of…

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Teenage Depression | Paradigm Malibu

How Boys and Girls Experience Teenage Depression Differently

You might be surprised to learn that teenage depression can affect boys and girls differently. While both teen boys and teen girls can suffer from depression, the symptoms and the potential outcomes differ according to sex. Of course, every teen is different and your son might experience depression that is more similar to the way girls…

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