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Depression to Bipolar, Mood Disorders | ParadigmMalibu.com

From Depression to Bipolar, Mood Disorders are No Longer Just for Adults

Traditionally, the field of psychology saw major mood disorders as existing in adults only. However, today, those disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder, are seen in adolescents. In fact, recent studies have found that as many as 15%-18% of teens have experienced a mood episode by age 18.   A mood episode is either an…

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Teen Treatment Resistance To Bipolar Disorder and Depression

Typically, when teens experience a mental illness, there are clear forms of treatment that have shown to work in psychological study and research. However, there are some cases in which treatment doesn’t seem to be effective. Some teens with bipolar disorder or major depression do not respond to the typical treatment that works well for…

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Teen Substance Abuse | ParadigmMalibu.com

Harvard Study Shows Marijuana Does Not Cause Teen Schizophrenia

On the Internet recently, there have been many articles that connect schizophrenia and the use of marijuana. On Everyday Health, for instance, an article described a study that indicated teens with a genetic predisposition for schizophrenia and who use marijuana could face an increased risk of schizophrenic psychosis.   Furthermore, there is some evidence that…

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Teen Schizophrenia Myths | ParadigmMalibu.com

Seeing Through 13 Teen Schizophrenia Myths – Part Two

This article is the second in a series on teen schizophrenia, intending to break through general myths most people tend to have about the illness. In general, schizophrenia is a disorder that can frighten most people. Fear and judgment are common reactions to mental illness. However, this series intends to provide truth about schizophrenia so…

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Teen Schizophrenia Myths | ParadigmMalibu.com

Seeing Through 13 Teen Schizophrenia Myths – Part One

Schizophrenia is a disorder that can frighten most people. In fact, it can be scary not only for the person inflicted with the illness but also for family, friends, and even strangers nearby. For instance, if you see someone on the street talking to themselves and who appears to be homeless, there’s a chance he…

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Teen Bipolar Disorder: Clear Answers To Complex Questions – Part Two

This is a two part series covering teen Bipolar Disorder along with diagnosis and treatment. These two articles are meant to provide clear and simple information so that your questions can easily get answered.   The first article in this series defined the disorder, its symptoms, and what teens can expect. This article will explain…

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Teen Bipolar Disorder | ParadigmMalibu.com

Teen Bipolar Disorder: Clear Answers To Complex Questions – Part One

Bipolar Disorder is a complex mental illness. For this reason, gathering information about the illness shouldn’t be difficult. Any parent or caregiver as well as teens should be able to access the information they need, when they need it.   The following questions and their answers are meant to provide simple information using simple language…

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Teens With Psychotic Illnesses Are More At Risk for Suicide

Having a psychological illness can be a frightening experience. Yet, unlike depression or anxiety or post traumatic stress disorder, the illness of psychosis is somehow in its own category. When an adult or teen is first diagnosed with a disorder of psychosis or a psychotic disorder, it is often a very scary experience.   Psychosis…

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Psycho-Education for Teen Depression Treatments | ParadigmMalibu.com

Teen OCD: ERP Therapy Works

Imagine having irrational thoughts, intense rituals of washing your hands repeatedly, for instance, and strong fears. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be a debilitating psychological illness if not treated, and it’s a disorder that affects millions of children, teens, and adults.   OCD was once categorized as an anxiety disorder; however in the most recent revision…

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Psycho-Education for Teen Depression Treatments | ParadigmMalibu.com

Teen Bipolar Disorder Treatment: Building Structure and Stability

Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder, a mental illness experienced by teens, adults, and even children. It’s considered to be a mood disorder because someone with this diagnosis experiences disturbances in mood, ranging from the highest of highs (mania) to the lowest of lows (depression). You might also know this disorder as “manic depressive”, which…

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Learning to Problem Solve | PardigmMalibu.com

Teen Mental Health: Exploring Normal Adolescent Development – Part One

This blog often contains articles about what’s wrong with teens. From posts on teen depression, anxiety, OCD, and ADHD, there’s little information for parents and teens to know what is typical for teen mental health and development. Finally, the three articles in this series will do just that. This and the following two articles will…

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