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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. Common Terms to Know Acute…

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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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The Sexualization of Females from Teen Mental Health Illness-Paradigm Malibu

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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Symptoms of Teen Paranoid Personality Disorder and Treatment Methods-Paradigm Malibu

Symptoms of Teen Paranoid Personality Disorder and Treatment Methods

.What is a Personality Disorder?   A personality disorder is 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. These patterns tend to develop early and are typically unchanging or inflexible, bringing about significant distress in life.…

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The Physical, Sexual and Social Changes of Adolescence | ParadigmMalibu.com

Teen Histrionic Personality Disorder and Treatment

Although personality disorders have recently been categorized differently in the newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Illness (DSM), there continues to be certain traits that would distinguish one personality disorder from another. However, the recent publication of the latest DSM, in May of 2013, grouped 10 personality disorders, those listed in…

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Teen Schizophrenia: Positive, Negative, and Cognitive Symptoms

Schizophrenia is an illness that not only baffles the layperson, but even clinicians and researchers are still investigating the causes of this mental illness. The curiosity of most people has led to movies and books about those affected by schizophrenia, such as the recent film, A Beautiful Mind.   Schizophrenia affects thinking, feeling, movement, and…

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