A-Z Teen Health Glossary

A Neurobiological Discovery for Teen ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a psychological illness that has gained increasingly more attention in the last 20 years. The American Psychological Association (APA) included the disorder in the clinician’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual in the 1980’s.  Since then, there has been extensive research and study on it because it is a diagnosis given…

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The Past, Present, and Future of Teen ADHD | ParadigmMalibu.com

The Past, Present, and Future of Teen ADHD

There have been significant advances in the way that scientists saw Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in children and teens. Initially, it was seen as a behavioral disorder that was the result of inconsistent parenting, environmental issues, and early childhood experiences. In the past, the psychological illness was treated with stimulants to keep teens focused and on…

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How Parents Can Support Their Kids with Teen ADHD in New Ways – Part Two

This two part series is a venue for providing suggestions on how to work with your teen’s ADHD symptoms. As mentioned in the first article, sometimes medication just doesn’t work. Either it comes with too many unmanageable side effects or it doesn’t address the symptoms. For this reason, it’s necessary at times to explore other…

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How Parents Can Support Their Kids with Teen ADHD in New Ways – Part One

Teens with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) struggle with attention, focus, organization, excessive talking, and fidgeting. They may be hyperactive, impulsive, and even insensitive at times. Clearly, these symptoms can get in the way of a teen’s ability to do well in school. They may have behavioral issues, academic concerns, and conflicts with their peers.  …

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The Executive Functions Impaired in Teen ADD and ADHD

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have received much attention in recent years. This is partly because of a rise in adolescent and teen ADD/ADHD cases in the past 20 years. And this is partly because of the tendency for clinicians to make this diagnosis freely and the tendency to prescribe amphetamines…

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Treatment of Teens with Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), research indicates that all lifetime cases of mental illness begin at the age of 14. Evidence points to the presence of a psychological illness in these teens even before symptoms develop.   Through more and more thorough research on the brain, scientists are learning about parts…

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Parent-Teen Conflicts Increase With Teen ADHD and ODD

The Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology recently published a research study in which they explored the quality of relationships between parents and teens. The study looked specifically at teens with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD).   To better understand the results of the study, the following describes each of these psychological…

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