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Teen Bipolar Disorder | ParadigmMalibu.com

Teen Bipolar Disorder: Don’t Get Lost Behind the Diagnosis

When you go to a doctor or psychologist with your symptoms and they respond with giving you a diagnosis, it’s easy to take on that diagnosis as though you’re ready to wear it like a sign. It’s easy to cling to that diagnosis as though it’s a new part of who you are.   In…

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Teen Bipolar Disorder | ParadigmMalibu.com

Terms to Know On Teen Bipolar Disorder – Part Two

This is the second of two articles providing psychological and medical terms on teen bipolar disorder, which you might need when having conversations with professionals in the mental health field. You might particularly need this if you’re just learning about a bipolar disorder diagnosis, either for yourself, or if you’re a caregiver, perhaps for a…

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Teen Borderline Personality Disorder | ParadigmMalibu.com

Terms to Know On Teen Bipolar Disorder – Part One

When you’re making your way through the mental health field, there are many medical terms that might throw you off. If you’re helping a teen with bipolar disorder or if you’re attempting to wade through the world of psychological health yourself, the following terms and their definitions might be useful.     Acute – relatively…

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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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Borderline Personality Disorder Teens | ParadigmMalibu.com

The Difference Between Teen Depression and Teen Bipolar Disorder

If your teen is experiencing psychological symptoms and his or her level of functioning at school, home, or work is not as high as it could be, then you’re likely focused on getting your child the right treatment. This can include finding the right psychologist to work with, the best psychiatrist, and working with school…

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Teen Academic Issues | ParadigmMalibu.com

Impulsivity in Adolescents and Related Teen Mental Illnesses

It’s true that teenagers can be impulsive. It’s the way they are wired. Although some might say that their impulsivity is simply characteristic of being adolescents because, in a way, they’re still lingering in childhood as they make their way towards adulthood. However, the impulsivity of adolescents is in fact mostly due to how their…

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Helping Teen Mental Health Issues Transition to Healthy Adulthood

Moving from adolescence to adulthood is not an easy task. Imagine if you were faced with moving out, finding a job, discovering your occupation, and beginning college all at the same time. Doing this at any age would be a daunting task. Furthermore, doing this during adolescence, while the brain is still developing and while…

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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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Adolescent Mental Health Disorders in Young Elite Athletes | ParadigmMalibu.com

The Brain Imbalances of Teen Bipolar Disorder

Everyone has their own way of balancing their internal states. Perhaps on the way to school, you pick up a Starbucks latte, which blocks the chemical in the brain called Adenosine causing drowsiness. Or another way you might start your day is going for a run, pumping up the shots of dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephine…

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Teen Paranoid Personality Disorder | Paradigm Malibu

Symptoms of Teen Paranoid Personality Disorder and Treatment Methods

What is a Personality Disorder?   A personality disorder is considered to be a mental illness in which there are long-lasting unhealthy behaviors, thought patterns, and inner experiences, which seem to hold true across many areas of an adolescent’s life and are not usually well accepted in the culture. These patterns tend to develop early…

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