A-Z Teen Health Glossary



Depression | Paradigm Malibu

World Health Organization’s 2017 Campaign for Depression

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the leading cause of disability among teens and adults ages 15-44.  What’s worse is that WHO expects depression rates to increase around the globe. A New York Times article, summarizing the WHO’s projections, indicated that the world population appears to be getting more and more depressed.…

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Bipolar Disorder | Paradigm Malibu

Challenges Facing Teens With Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder (bi meaning two) is characterized by the swing of moods between mania and depression. In fact, a teen’s levels of dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephine are often so chaotic, it is difficult for them to remain emotionally stable throughout the day. For instance, an adolescent might wake up in the morning with such a…

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Breaking the Addictive Cycle of Ecstasy

  MDMA, also known as Ecstasy, can be addictive. This can make it difficult to stop using and even require professional assistance. When a teen is hooked on Ecstasy, it can cause increased cravings for the drug. And when a teen tries to ignore the cravings in order to quit, they may experience depression, insomnia,…

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Teenage Rebellion May Mean More Than You Think

It’s common for parents to expect some type of rebellion in their teens. This is a time when adolescents are learning to find their own way in the world. They’re likely going to push buttons, stretch your limits, and test the boundaries you set for them. In fact, when your child becomes 13 or 14…

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Preteens and Suicide: Preventing Your Worst Nightmare

    Believe it or not children between the ages of 5 to 14 years old can experience depression and even commit suicide. According to research, there is a clear relationship between depression and suicide. And among preteens suicide is the sixth leading cause of death. Approximately 2% of preteens experience depression.   Depression is…

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How to Change Negative Self Talk

  Okay, from time to time you might hear yourself talking in your mind. For the most part, you might be simply talking out the things you need to get done or a reminder like, “Oh yeah, I need to ask my dad about the car on Friday night.” This kind of self-talk is natural…

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