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9/10 Substance Abuse Addictions Start Before Age 18 | ParadigmMalibu.com

When Your Autistic Child Grows into an Autistic Teen

Autism is a developmental disorder that has wide levels of variation. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a general term for a variety of complex disorders of the brain, which are typically recognized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behavior. Up until recently, there were variations or subtypes of ASD, considered…

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Teen Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: What the Stress Does to the Mind and Body-Paradigm Malibu

Teen Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: What the Stress Does to the Mind and Body

When you are in a life-threatening situation, something in your brain changes. What becomes of most important is survival. The need to stay alive despite the situation you’re in that has you on the edge of life or death. To do this, here’s what happens: The body produces increased blood sugar levels to provide extra…

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Facing Life, Death, and Freedom: Existential Teen Depression in Gifted Teens-Paradigm Malibu

Facing Life, Death, and Freedom: Existential Teen Depression in Gifted Teens

Teens who are gifted in some way, whether intellectually, creatively, or artistically, or in leadership, tend to have certain psychological impairments that other children may not have. After hearing the news of 20 elementary school-aged children dying in the Newtown, CT school shooting, Tyler immediately turned on the television to grasp what was going on.…

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Adolescent Depression vs. Adult Depression-Paradigm Malibu

Adolescent Depression vs. Adult Depression

It was originally thought that the symptoms of children and adolescent depression are different than those experienced by adults. Clinicians and researchers believed this until about the 1970’s. And who can blame them. The adolescent brain is still developing. For this reason, it is easy to imagine that teens would experience depression differently. Adolescent Depression…

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Ruby: A Novel by Cynthia Bond, Paradigm Malibu’s Therapeutic Writing Coach

Cynthia Bond’s novel:  Ruby – Reviewed and praised by Shelf Awareness.   “Memory, racism, community and the resilience of the human spirit are weighty and complex themes around which to build a story that won’t suffer under their burden. Cynthia Bond’s Ruby, however–lush, poetic, and brilliant in its use of imagery–manages to fully explore these…

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Paradigm Malibu is JCAHO Accredited & Proud!

As the only residential teen treatment program for drug abuse, addiction, mental health, and behavioral health issues owned and operated by licensed mental health professionals, Paradigm Malibu prides itself as being one of the only 6% of treatment facilities in the United States that are JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) accredited. In other words, we…

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