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Generalized Anxiety Disorders in Teens

  A fantastic resource for teens with mental illness and their parents is this website: TeenMentalHealth.org.   This site contains a thorough description of the many illnesses that can affect teens and how those disorders can get in the way of their lives. Additionally, this site also includes ways to cope with those illnesses as…

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Anxiety Disorders | Paradigm Malibu

Anxiety Disorders Among Teens

Occasionally, anxiety can be good. It can serve as a motivation to get a challenging task done. It can help us study harder for an exam or elicit our talents in greater ways when we are faced with a difficult task. However, anxiety isn’t good for everyone, especially when it becomes excessive and frequent. Although…

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MindShift: An App for Teens Facing Anxiety | Paradigm Malibu

MindShift: An App for Teens Facing Anxiety

Anxiety is normal to experience when you’re facing an exam, about to go out on a date, or even if you’re just hanging out with friends. Yet, sometimes anxiety can get more severe than that. You might experience stress and anxiety for no reason. You might feel worry and panic when you wake up in…

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How Teen Anxiety Might Get in the Way of School Success | Paradigm Malibu

How Teen Anxiety Might Get in the Way of School Success

Teens are under a lot of pressure from parents and teachers. They have school, home, and social responsibilities. Although spending time with friends and classmates might not sound like hard work, it is when the life stage you’re in is all about developing a sense of self – which for teens can come through social…

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The Relationship Between Teen Anxiety and Self-Harm | Paradigm Malibu

The Relationship Between Teen Anxiety and Self-Harm

When your teenager experiences anxiety, self-harm is one way he or she copes with intense anxious feelings. Although there are a variety of reasons why your child might be cutting or participating in other forms of self-harm, you might see that anxiety tends to drive this unhealthy pattern.   Anxiety that causes self harm is…

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Anxiety in Your Teen Could Mean Risk Taking Behavior | Paradigm Malibu

Anxiety in Your Teen Could Mean Risk Taking Behavior

Parents, you should know that teens can experience significant anxiety to the point where it can get in the way of functioning in their day to day life. Sure, teens are going to feel certain types of psychological pressure. From friends, they might feel peer pressure, from teachers, a pressure to complete their work, and…

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Finding Your Recovery After Experiencing Teen Depression or Anxiety

You probably don’t have the word recovery in your vocabulary. It’s probably not a word that you say to your friends or even your family. But if you consider the meaning of recovery, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with the term, especially if you’ve been in the mental health field.   Recovery that is…

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How To Facilitate Your Healing While You’re In Teen Anxiety Rehab

If you experience anxiety, you might be feeling anxious about going to teenage rehab. You may not know what to expect or what you’re going to go through. This article is meant to ease your mind a little by sharing a clear description of anxiety rehab. Plus, it will include ways that you can facilitate…

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Teens: Don’t Let Anxiety Get In Your Way

The only way that you can move forward with your life if you’re experiencing anxiety is to find a way to face it. Although it might be easy to ignore it or use drugs as a way to get around it, neither of these solutions are long-term. In other words, neither of these two choices…

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The Anxiety of Adolescence and What To Do About It

Many people today are anxious. It’s not only teens but adults can also experience anxiety. However, teens are in a delicate time of life and so the presence of anxiety can be more of a burden.   Certainly, anxiety can arise for a teen simply because adolescence brings emotional, psychological, and physical change. The incredible…

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Always Self-Conscious: The Fears of Teen Social Anxiety

It can be common for teens to experience embarrassment around their friends. Perhaps you feel always on edge, as though they might reject you, judge you, or criticize you in front of other peers.   This can be a “normal” experience for teens. However, when the experience of teen social anxiety gets in the way…

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