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Loving Teens with Low Self-Worth | ParadigmMalibu.com

Loving Teens with Low Self-Worth

There are some core beliefs that begin the cycle of low self-worth. Typically, these debilitating beliefs stem from experiences in early childhood, such as trauma or simply living among dysfunctional family relationships. These core beliefs are: I am bad. I am unworthy. I am unlovable. I am unacceptable.   Both teens and adults hold onto…

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Adolescent Depression Treatment | ParadigmMalibu.com

Adolescent Depression Treatment – Medication and Therapy

Depression continues to be a common mental illness among teens. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately, 8% of teens meet the diagnostic criteria for major depression. Across the length of adolescence, one in five teens have experienced depression at some point in their teenage years. NAMI also points out that in…

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Teen Depression | Paradigm Malibu

Teen Bipolar and Depressive Disorders: Types and Treatment

There are many different groups of disorders that psychologists and therapists might choose from when making a diagnosis. Of course, this depends on the symptoms you’re having, the level of impaired functioning at school or work, and the impact on your relationships with friends and family. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth…

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Avoidant Personality Disorder | Paradigm Malibu

The Laypersons Suicide Assessment – For Teen Suicide Risk

The assessment tool below is just that – a tool. It’s not provided here to make your own judgment about whether a teen needs hospitalization. Rather, it should be used to determine whether or not to call a mental health professional. A therapist, counselor, or psychologist can assess the severity of any suicidal thoughts and…

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Supporting your Teen with Medication Treatment

Most teens, even adults, have a hard time accepting medication treatment as their treatment method. There continues to be a stigma against those who need psychotropic drugs, along with a judgment for having a mental illness in the first place. Nonetheless, medication brings reprieve of challenging symptoms, and that alone is a reason to take…

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ADD/ADHD: Most Common Adolescent Mental Health Disorder | Paradigm Malibu

Teen Depression and School Performance

There’s a clear relationship between adolescent depression and how well a teen does in school. In fact, lower grades might be the first noticeable sign of depression. Research indicates that adolescents who suffer from depression are less likely to graduate. Unfortunately, it’s easy for parents and other family members to miss signs of this mental…

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