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How to Help Your Teen Through a Panic Attack

Panic Disorder is an anxiety disorder with periods of intense anxiety that come and go. But one of the most challenging facets of Panic Disorder is the anxiety of not knowing when the next panic attack will happen. If you are a parent with a teen who has been diagnosed with Panic Disorder, you might…

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The Differences Between Stress, Distress, and Anxiety in Teens

  Adolescence can be a stressful stage of life. We all experience and manage stress differently. However, for some teens, stress can turn into anxiety. And that anxiety can become so persistent that teens may need professional assistance in order to manage it. However, distress is something a bit different than both stress and anxiety.…

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Generalized Anxiety Disorders in Teens

  A fantastic resource for teens with mental illness and their parents is this website: TeenMentalHealth.org.   This site contains a thorough description of the many illnesses that can affect teens and how those disorders can get in the way of their lives. Additionally, this site also includes ways to cope with those illnesses as…

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder Doesn’t Have To Be Debilitating

One of the most common anxiety disorders among adolescents is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). It’s a diagnosis given to those teens who experience excessive and irrational worry for at least six months. It might be natural to experience anxiety right before an exam or if you’re about to go on a date. But excessive anxiety…

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How To Manage Panic Attacks and the Pre-Panic Attack Anxiety

Panic attacks seem to be unbearable for teens, not only during an attack, but also leading up to one. In fact, one of the most debilitating symptoms of panic attacks is the anxiety that comes with not knowing when another panic is going to happen.  In fact, pre-panic anxiety is one of the clinical symptoms…

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Teen Panic Disorder: Befriend Fear to Find Freedom

What drives panic attacks is fear. In fact, if you’re frequently experiencing panic attacks and you have a persistent fear about having additional attacks, you’re likely eligible for being diagnosed with Panic Disorder. Typically, teens with this disorder are extremely anxious and fearful, primarily because of the inability to predict when the next attack will…

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The Difference Between Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Worrying

It’s normal to worry. Whether you’re an adolescent or adult, life responsibilities might trigger worry or concern, and this is natural. Worrying accompanies the stress we might feel when we have a large school project to accomplish or a problem among friends or a family conflict. The stress in everyday life can trigger anxiety. However,…

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Getting Help Early Helps Prevent Teen Anxiety

The story of Harvard graduate, Scott Stossel, highlights the benefits of getting mental health professional support for teen anxiety early in life. His anxiety started at a very young age and continued throughout his early adulthood. What kept him going was the psychotherapy and prescribed medication. In his story, written about on the Anxiety and…

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Distress and an Anxiety Disorder in Teens | ParadigmMalibu.com

Knowing The Difference Between Distress and an Anxiety Disorder in Teens

It’s true that adolescence can be stressful – not just for teens but for parents as well! If your child is showing signs of anxiety, you might want to take a look at some of the differences between distress and a disorder.   If your teen has an anxiety disorder, it’s necessary to get the…

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Two Essential Tasks to Recovering from Teen Panic Disorder – Part Two

This is a two part series on what teens can do to facilitate their own healing from Panic Disorder. In the first article, a description of teen Panic Disorder was provided as well as the first essential task to self-healing. That first task is education – educating yourself on what Panic Disorder is, how it…

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Two Essential Tasks to Recovering from Teen Panic Disorder – Part One

In this two part series, you’ll find information that will empower you to heal from Panic Disorders. Traditional mental health treatment methods will also be shared and they are not mutually exclusive. If you’re a teen with Panic Disorder, you’ll find ways that you can help yourself, while also seeing a therapist, and if necessary,…

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