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Adolescent Mental Illness | Paradigm Malibu

9 Common Misconceptions About Adolescent Mental Illness

There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding mental illness. This is particularly true when the mental health conditions affect children and teenagers. Take a look through this list of nine common misconceptions about adolescent mental illness and see if you believed any of the fallacies. Even better, make it a point to point others in the right…

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Mental Illness in Prisons | Paradigm Malibu

Mental Illness in Prisons is Common and Needs to be Treated

When a person is incarcerated and removed from society, their mental illness follows them. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that over half of all inmates experience mental health episodes while in jail. The statistics are similar for both State and Federal prison systems.   This shouldn’t be too surprising, right? A person’s mental illness…

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Mental Illness | Paradigm Malibu

Parents: Don’t Be Afraid of Mental Illness

Mental illness is one of those subjects that many families don’t talk about. It’s a type of problem that members of other families get. It’s the type of illness that other people around the world experience. However, it’s likely that mental illness can touch your family because one in four individuals will experience some sort…

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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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How to Help Your Teen with Perfectionism

  Perfectionism is a common pattern among teens. Perfectionism is a person’s striving for flawlessness and setting excessively high performance standards. Perfectionists tend to compulsively reach for their goals and measure their self-worth by productivity, accomplishment, and the quality of their work. It is often born out of feelings of shame and a need to…

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Reflective Parenting Can Help Your Teen Thrive

  You probably haven’t heard of reflective parenting because it’s different than most traditional parenting philosophies and techniques. However, parents who have begun to utilize a reflective parenting style have found that their relationship with their teen has grown stronger.   Reflective parenting aims to keep the relationship at the center of parent-teen interactions. The…

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