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The Brain Differences in Risk Taking Teens

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), unintentional injury is the number one cause of death for adolescents. The CDC recognizes behaviors among teens that specifically lead to violence such as carrying a weapon, carrying a gun specifically versus other weapons, being in a physical fight, experiencing being hit, slapped, or physically hurt intentionally…

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Excessive Media and Little Sleep Can Put Teens At Risk For Mental Illness | Paradigm Malibu

Excessive Media and Little Sleep Can Put Teens At Risk For Mental Illness

A recent article in Medical News Today describes a research study that found certain risk factors for teens and the development of mental illness. The study revealed that teens who get little physical exercise, who do not get the adequate amount of sleep, and who spend large amounts of time in front of the television…

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You Might Have Heard the Phrase Evidence Based But What Is It?

For teens who suffer from a mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder, you probably want to know that the treatment you receive is going to work. You likely don’t want to go to a therapist or psychologist who is using a form of treatment that is hardly known with little success rates.…

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Eating Disorders and Teen Depression | ParadigmMalibu.com

Teen Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment: Eating Disorders and Teen Depression

Although it’s not always common for psychological illness to occur together, it frequently happens. For instance, teens might experience substance abuse addition and depression, one contributing to the other. In another scenario, research indicates that teens with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder typically have additional mental illnesses than those who do not have OCD. Depression, anxiety, and…

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Co-Occurring Anxiety and Depression in Teens

It’s very common for anxiety and depression to become co-occurring disorders. Although frequently anxiety occurs without depression and depression occurs without anxiety, the two can mutually affect each other. For instance, negative thinking and heavy mood can lead to feelings of uncertainty, which can cause anxiety. And when a teen feels uncomfortable with who he…

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Teen Body Image | ParadigmMalibu.com

Treating Female Teen Mental Illness: How Does She Develop from Confusion to a Capable, Strong Woman?

There are certain mental illnesses that female teens tend to be more vulnerable to. Studies have shown that they are more prone to eating disorders, body image disturbances, depression, and other mood disorders. For this reason, female teens need support that might vary from male teens.   For instance, for female teens, there is a…

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Teen Bipolar Disorder | ParadigmMalibu.com

The Mental Illness of Isla Vista Shooter: Depression, Anxiety, or Asperger’s?

The recent shooting in Isla Vista California is not a new experience for America’s schools. There seems to be a pattern of school shooters having a history of mental illness and previous suspicious behavior, eventually leading to that student becoming the perpetrator in a mass killing.   For instance, it’s no different for the 22-year…

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General Anxiety Disorder | ParadigmMalibu.com

Teen Girls with Mental Illness are More Likely To Get Pregnant

In May of 2014, a new study examined the fertility rates of adolescents between the ages of 15-19 and its relationship with mental illness. The research revealed that those females with teen depression, bipolar disorder, and other psychotic disorders are three times as likely to become pregnant versus those girls without a mental illness. The…

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How Teen Borderline Personality Disorder and Teen Bipolar Disorder Differ-Paradigm Malibu

Teens Who Hide Their Mental Illness

Whether it’s violence towards themselves, such as suicide, or violence towards others, such as shooting students at school, we’ve seen it too often in the news. Teens are turning violent, and it seems they’re crying for help. The mental health/mental illness of adolescents is becoming necessary to tend to.   On May 19, 2009, Kenny…

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Why Too Much Texting Can Add to Mental Illness | ParadigmMalibu.com

Texting: Why Too Much Texting Can Add to Mental Illness

It’s well known in the study of psychology and brain research that improving performance in school, sports, or relationships requires focused concentration. When the mind is scattered, there’s more of a chance that a person’s performance will be not as effective as when he or she is focused.   For instance, let’s say you’re driving…

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The LETS Club: Let’s Erase the Stigma of Mental Illness

Perhaps the rise in student mental health concerns is a national trend, particularly given the recent school shootings. Yet, it has been difficult for some schools to know the rates of psychological illness in their student body because they do not have the means to assess for mental illness.   Screenings for mental illness has…

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