Teen School Refusal | Paradigm Malibu

What To Do About Teen Anxiety and School Refusal

Many teens experience anxiety about attending school. They may have anxious thoughts and feelings about school for a variety of reasons, including social and academic ones. When anxiety becomes more and more pronounced, some teens may begin to refuse to go to school. School refusal can easily result when teens are feeling overwhelmed or intimidated…

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Social Anxiety Disorder | Paradigm Malibu

How to Support a Teen With Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder is a condition that goes beyond shyness or the awkwardness of the teen years. All adolescents feel unsure of themselves at times. Some are introverted, which means that they need time alone to refresh themselves after being out with friends or in a large group. Some are shy, which means that they…

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Anxiety and Depression | Paradigm Malibu

What if My Teen Struggles With Anxiety and Depression Together?

Anxiety and depression are common illnesses for teens. Although anxiety is more prevalent among adolescents (31.9%) compared to depression (14.3%), both illnesses can have a severe impact on the functioning of a teen’s day to day life. But what if your teen struggled with both?   Anxiety Disorders   There are a variety of anxiety…

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Stress Management Techniques | Paradigm Malibu

9 Stress Management Techniques Your Teen Will Benefit From

Let’s face it: The teen years can be stressful! Between schoolwork, sports, extracurricular activities, friends, applying for college, applying for jobs, dating, household responsibilities… for a teen, there’s always something to be concerned about. In addition to all of that, the task of growing up is looming for adolescents, and that alone is stressful. If…

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