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Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: A Fraudulent Illness - Paradigm Malibu

What is Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy?

It’s not uncommon for mental illnesses to present with physical symptoms. People who have depression may feel fatigued and experience headaches. People with anxiety might have stomach aches or sweat excessively. What is uncommon is for mental illness to cause physical symptoms in someone other than the person who has the mental illness. But that’s…

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What to Expect at a Teen Residential Treatment Center - Paradigm Malibu

What to Expect at a Teen Residential Treatment Center

If your adolescent child is going into a teen residential treatment center, it is understandable that you might feel worried, anxious, hopeful, sad, optimistic, or a combination of many different emotions. Knowing what to expect ahead of time can ease your feelings of apprehension and help you manage your own feelings while helping your teen…

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Healing Power of Animals | Paradigm Malibu

The Healing Power of Animals

Teenagers who interact with animals can reduce anxiety, depression, and loneliness as they enhance their social support and overall well-being. For teens working hard to maintain their mental health in their sobriety, the simple interaction with animals or a pet can alter the tendency of those with mental problems to focus negatively on themselves; as…

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