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Loneliness | Paradigm Malibu

Study Finds Link Between Loneliness and Poor Sleep in Young Adults

Feeling lonely is an experience that one can feel even if friends and family are around. Some experts define loneliness as the distressing feeling that people experience when they perceive their relationships to be inadequate. For whatever reason, the relationships that a person has isn’t meeting their need for connection. Recently, a study done in…

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13 Reasons Why | Paradigm Malibu

Suicide, Television and Social Media: 13 Reasons Why

The popularity of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has highlighted both the importance of talking about preteen and adolescent suicide as well as the media’s role and responsibility with respect to targeted programming and warnings.  13 Reasons Why discusses a number of issues that teens can encounter themselves or through friends, such as bullying,…

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Suicide Danger Signs | Paradigm Malibu

Suicide Danger Signs and What to Do If You See Them

Suicide. It’s something that no parent ever wants to think will affect their child. Unfortunately, suicide is the third leading cause of death for teens and young adults. While suicidal thoughts cannot always be detected before a suicide attempt is made, there are some suicide danger signs that you can be vigilant for when dealing…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder | Paradigm Malibu

Is Your Teen Struggling With Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Winter: Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying that the months of December through February can be dark, cold, and, depending on the climate, isolating. Some children, teens, and adults notice that they have symptoms of depression during these cold months that they don’t have at other times of the year. This…

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Depression | Paradigm Malibu

World Health Organization’s 2017 Campaign for Depression

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the leading cause of disability among teens and adults ages 15-44.  What’s worse is that WHO expects depression rates to increase around the globe. A New York Times article, summarizing the WHO’s projections, indicated that the world population appears to be getting more and more depressed.…

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Anxiety and Depression | Paradigm Malibu

What if My Teen Struggles With Anxiety and Depression Together?

Anxiety and depression are common illnesses for teens. Although anxiety is more prevalent among adolescents (31.9%) compared to depression (14.3%), both illnesses can have a severe impact on the functioning of a teen’s day to day life. But what if your teen struggled with both?   Anxiety Disorders   There are a variety of anxiety…

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