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ADHD Symptoms in Teens to Look Out For

If your teen had ADHD as a child, you are probably familiar with the symptoms and how the condition affects your teen in particular. Some adolescents will tend to start growing out of ADHD, while many others will still need treatment, including medication and cognitive behavior therapy, possibly for a lifetime. If your teen hasn’t…

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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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The Struggle of Teens Who are Adopted or in Foster Care

  Teens who do not live with their biological parents might have greater mental health concerns than other teens who do. Of course, there are many children and teens who reside with foster or adoptive parents and who have developed a strong bond with their caregivers. However, for those teens who never had the opportunity…

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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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Helping Your Teen Succeed Academically

  When your teen isn’t doing well in school there can be many repercussions. There might be more fights between, your spouse, and your teen. There might be more arguments with teachers and school administration. There might even be concerns that your teen is involved in drugs or is suffering from a mental illness. And,…

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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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Causes and Contributing Factors to ADHD in Teens | Paradigm Malibu Blog

Causes and Contributing Factors to ADHD in Teens

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is very common disorder among teens. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one to three teens in a classroom of 30 students has ADHD, affecting between 5% and 7.5% of adolescents. Interestingly, boys are three to six times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than girls. According to…

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Finding School Help for Your ADHD Teen | Paradigm Malibu

Finding School Help for Your ADHD Teen

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is an impulse-control disorder that is a common mental illness among children and teens. In fact, ADHD is the most frequently diagnosed childhood mental illness.   The benefit of there being so many children and teens with ADHD is that there is a growing understanding and acceptance of the illness – particularly…

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Four Ways to Make the Life of Your ADHD Teen Easier | Paradigm Malibu

Four Ways to Make the Life of Your ADHD Teen Easier

Having children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be a challenging experience. And when these children grow to be teenagers, the task of parenting can get incredibly more intense.   However, because of the rise in ADHD diagnoses over the last 20 years, there has been more and more research on effects, coping tools, and…

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A List of Self Care Tips for Parents of ADHD Teens

If you’ve raised a child with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), you’ve likely seen plenty of struggle, hyperactivity, impulsivity, and excessive talking. You’ve probably faced some difficult parent-child moments! For that reason, this article will provide some tips to find some moments of care for yourselves and for the family.   It’s hard to have an…

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