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Mental Illness | Paradigm Malibu

Reducing Stigma of Mental Illness Among Teens

Mental illness and physical illness differ in one clear way. If someone has a physical illness, such as the flu, you often seen their symptoms. For instance, you might see them sweat, hold their stomach, have a pale face, and/or even feel hot to the touch. However, with mental illness, it’s rare that you would…

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Mental Health Basics for Teens and Parents – Part One

If you’re new to the psychology, you’re likely hearing a variety of catch phrases that might get confusing. For instance, you might hear the words “mental health” to describe the field of psychology or the services professionals provide to the community. For instance, you might hear the phrase “mental health field”. You might also hear…

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Neglecting Teen Mental Health Can Lead to Problems Later

The well respected journal Pediatrics recently published a study that might catch the attention of parents. The study found that if the well-being of teenagers is not tended to during adolescence, any problems might develop into larger concerns later in life.  Perhaps it goes without saying that certain problems can grow into larger ones. However,…

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Warning Signs of Teen Suicide | Paradigm Malibu

Parents: Pay Attention to the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide

Although it might not be obvious at first, teens tend to reveal signs of their suicidal thinking. In fact, it’s common for parents and friends to put the signs together after they’ve lost an adolescent they love. Other parents can learn from this mistake by paying attention to the many warning signs of teen suicide…

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The Many Causes of Headaches and Why They Can Be Common Among Teens

Headaches are an uncomfortable and painful experience. Whether you’re a teen or adult, headaches can get in the way of getting homework done, spending time with friends, or enjoying a quiet afternoon.  According to Dr. Nick DeBlasio, a pediatrician in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Pediatric Primary Care Clinic, about 27% of teens experience headaches.…

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Recognizing Teen Depression | Paradigm Malibu

Recognizing Teen Depression

There is no typical picture of teen depression.  Not all teens with depression are going to look alike. However, there are some classic symptoms. There are common signs of teen depression that parents, teachers, and school administrators can look for in teens.   Using common signs can be particularly important when adults can’t tell the…

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