A-Z Teen Health Glossary

Benefits of Therapeutic Writing

Paradigm Malibu’s Cynthia Bond speaks about her opportunity to work with teens, helping them express themselves and tell their stories through the art of therapeutic writing. She highlights the positive effect  engaging in multiple, diverse therapies has on teens struggling with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues.  These therapies work in conjunction with one…

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Depression Among Athletes | ParadigmMalibu.com

The Female Teen Athlete Triad Syndrome – Part Two

The Female Athlete Triad, as this disorder is commonly known, is a psycho-physiological disorder and the focus for this two part series. The first article reviewed the fundamentals of this illness, while this second article will get into the details of the disorder as well as examine why some professionals believe it is a myth.…

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Teen Eating Disorders | ParadigmMalibu.com

Teen Eating Disorders: Disturbances in Body Image and Appetite

We all have a certain preoccupation with how we look, and that, in turn, might influence our appetite. We want to stay under 150 pounds, for instance, and so we don’t eat the chocolate cake for dessert or the extra pancake. However, when those preoccupations become obsessions, they might point to a disturbance of mind.…

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Teen Anorexia to Bulimia to Bipolar Disorder | ParadigmMalibu.com

Abby’s Story: From Teen Anorexia to Bulimia to Bipolar Disorder

When she was 14 years old, Abby began her struggle with mental illness. At that age, she was already heavily focused on the scale with a growing disturbed relationship to food. In an article published on the website for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Abby admitted, “I measured my life by the changing number…

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Teen Eating Disorder | ParadigmMalibu.com

Sue’s Teen Eating Disorder Story: Eating, Binging, and Vomiting

Sue is a thin 18-year-old ballet student whose parents are very concerned about her eating habits. Her experience with eating has escalated to the point that her mental health is at risk and the professional assistance of a psychologist or therapist is warranted. Sue has had a very strong love of ballet since early childhood.…

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Typical Signs of a Teen Eating Disorder

It might be difficult to tell whether your teenager is developing an eating disorder. In fact, it might slip right by you because of the ways society itself is unaware of how it contributes disordered eating. It doesn’t help that the fast-paced Western lifestyle, which tends to focus on one’s exterior image versus inner beauty…

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Teen Eating Disorders | Paradigm Malibu

Types of Teen Eating Disorders

You don’t hear about teen eating disorders too much in the media. It’s still not a topic that is well discussed. Although the discussion has improved immensely in the last 20 years, there is a long way to go in terms of giving these teen eating disorders the attention they deserve.   The problem is…

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