A-Z Teen Health Glossary

If Your Teen Has a Mental Illness, Should You Seek Treatment Right Away?

  If you recognize symptoms of mental illness in your teen, you may be wondering whether or not to have your teen seen by a mental health provider. In most cases (if not all), seeking assistance for a mental or psychological illness is just as important as getting help from a physician or hospital for…

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The Benefits of Behavioral Therapy for Teens

    Behavioral therapy is a type of therapy often used with teens and adults who need help changing potentially self-destructive behaviors. Self-destructive behaviors can be symptoms of addiction, obsessive compulsive disorder, or depression. This form of therapy can also be used with phobias, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.   Essentially, behavioral therapy works to change…

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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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How to Use Reflective Listening with Your Teen

There can be an odd parent-child relationship that develops when children become teenagers. For most part, you may have had a healthy and happy relationship with your child – up until now. Now that your child is in adolescence, perhaps they don’t talk to you as often. Perhaps they are a bit more edgy, standoffish,…

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Reasons Behind Why You Feel Crappy From Time to Time

There are a lot of words that can describe feeling bad about yourself, others, or the world. You might feel sad, depressed, lost, confused, worried, or downright crappy. Sometimes, you don’t know why you’re feeling that way, you just are.   Yet, for some reason, it can be useful to identify the cause behind your…

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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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Teen Suicide Prevention | Paradigm Malibu

Teens: Donate Your Social Media to Help Prevent Suicide

  Okay, your social media content might be a little personal and you likely wouldn’t want to share it with people who are going to investigate it. But what if it were used to prevent a friend, classmate, or peer from taking their own life?   Researchers have developed a new way of collecting data…

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The Psychological Task of Adolescence and How Parents Can Help

    When a teen reaches about age 13 or 14 they begin to enter a stage in life where they will reach for their independence. As you already know, a teenager is at a unique crossroads. They are at the uncomfortable intersection between being a child, under the influence of parents and teachers, and…

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