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A Companion Animal Can Help With Mental Health Recovery

3 Ways a Companion Animal Can Help With Mental Health Recovery

It’s becoming more and more common for a companion animal to be used in therapy sessions or for mental health recovery purposes. Some therapeutic interactions with animals may sound strange to some. Most pet owners can testify to the comforting aspects of having an animal companion.Furthermore, it’s not at all unusual for animals to serve…

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Self Appreciation Is The Recipe for Success in 2020 - Paradigm Malibu

Help Your Teen Start the New Year With Self Appreciation

It’s common for teens to occasionally struggle with their self-esteem and diminish their self appreciation. The teenage years can be challenging and sometimes confusing, and when teens begin to struggle, it’s easy for them to internalize their frustrations, which can result in them feeling bad about themselves. But confidence and self-esteem are key ingredients for future…

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How Parents Can Help Teens Cope With Chronic Illness - Paradigm Malibu

Helping Teens Cope With Chronic Illness

Navigating the teenage years with a chronic illness or disability. This is a developmental period when peer relationships and fitting in are especially important, and chronic illness can complicate that. Teenagers are also wrangling with their self-esteem and their sense of themselves as independent people during this developmental stage, and dealing with a chronic illness…

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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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