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ADHD Awareness | Paradigm Malibu

ADHD Awareness

October is ADHD awareness month. There are some misconceptions about ADHD and the following facts are here to keep you informed that this is a real condition that affects many people throughout the world.¬†Nearly every mainstream medical, psychological, and educational organization in the United States long ago concluded that Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a real…

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Parent-Teen Arguments Can Actually Be Healthy for Adolescents

  A recent article in the New York Times highlights how certain conflict resolution styles can benefit a teen. During adolescence, parent-teen arguments are likely going to happen. However, a parent can respond to their teen in a certain way that elicit problem-solving skills, empathy, and seeing conflict from multiple perspectives.   The article points…

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How to Help ADHD Teens Succeed in School

  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is an impulse-control disorder that can cause difficulty for teens, especially when they’re in school. For instance, the following are typical symptoms of ADHD that can easily get in the way of a teen’s academic success: Difficulty with organizing ¬†and prioritizing tasks Difficulty with getting started on tasks. Excessive…

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Coping with ADHD Teens and the Holidays

  If you’re a parent of a teen with ADHD, you know how challenging it can be at times. You know there are moments of chaos. You know you have the stresses of your own and that you likely take on the stressful challenges of your teen too. And now, add to all, the stresses…

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Teen Mental Illness | Paradigm Malibu

Untreated Teen Mental Illness Brings Greater Risks

There are a number of adolescents who experience mental health symptoms and who likely have a diagnosis. However, they are not getting the treatment they need. The common forms of teen mental illness, such as Bipolar Disorder and Depression, can lead to suicide or other forms of harm if they go untreated.   In fact,…

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Teen Schizophrenia | Paradigm Malibu

The Differences between Teen ADHD and Teen Bipolar Disorder

Teen ADHD and Teen Bipolar Disorder Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as ADHD, is easy to confuse with Bipolar Disorder. Add to that the chaos of adolescence and the new behaviors your teen might be exhibiting, it could be difficult to know what to share with a mental health professional who is preparing to diagnose…

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