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Information and Resources for Teens with Mental Illness

  It’s very common for a teen to have symptoms of a psychological disorder and not realize that they have one. They might be experiencing a low mood, irritability, mood swings, and other symptoms and feel that it’s all just a part of being a teenager. This type of thinking is also true for parents.…

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Using the National Alliance on Mental Illness as a Resource for Teens

  The National Alliance on Mental Illness, otherwise known as NAMI, is a well known grass roots type of organization that is dedicated to assisting teens and adults who have a mental illness. What’s great about the organization is that it is both national and local. In other words, there is a national presence as…

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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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The Challenging Life of a Bipolar Teen

Bipolar Disorder is not an easy illness to cope with. It’s somewhat tricky because parts of the disorder itself feels good. Bipolar is a mood disorder that consists of both depression and manic periods. When the depression hits, you know you’re not feeling so good. But when you’re in a manic episode, you feel great.…

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The Difference Between Bipolar I and Bipolar II in Teens

Teen Bipolar Disorder is an illness of the mind that affects an adolescent’s mood. While most people are familiar with depression and its associated experience of low energy, many teens and their parents don’t understand the complex nature of Bipolar Disorder – and for good reason. It’s a psychological illness that is multifaceted.   Bipolar…

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Bipolar Disorder in Teens Versus in Adults

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Bipolar Disorder affects approximately 5.7 million American adults, or about 2.6 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year. For children and teens, Bipolar Disorder will develop in about 1-5% of those under 18 years of old. However, when Bipolar Disorder develops…

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Questions and Answers on Teen Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is an illness of the mind that affects an adolescent’s mood. While most people are familiar with depression and its associated experience of low moods, many individual’s don’t understand the complex nature of Bipolar Disorder – and for good reason. It’s a psychological illness that is multifaceted. How can you tell if someone…

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Teens with Bipolar Parents May Display Risky Sexual Behavior

Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a mood disorder, a mental illness experienced by teens, adults, and even children. It’s considered to be a mood disorder because someone with this diagnosis experiences disturbances in mood, ranging from the highest of highs (mania) to the lowest of lows (depression). You might also know this disorder as “manic depressive”,…

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From Depression to Bipolar, Mood Disorders are No Longer Just for Adults

Traditionally, the field of psychology saw major mood disorders as existing in adults only. However, today, those disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder, are seen in adolescents. In fact, recent studies have found that as many as 15%-18% of teens have experienced a mood episode by age 18.   A mood episode is either an…

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Teen Treatment Resistance To Bipolar Disorder and Depression

Typically, when teens experience a mental illness, there are clear forms of treatment that have shown to work in psychological study and research. However, there are some cases in which treatment doesn’t seem to be effective. Some teens with bipolar disorder or major depression do not respond to the typical treatment that works well for…

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Teen Bipolar Disorder: Clear Answers To Complex Questions – Part Two

This is a two part series covering teen Bipolar Disorder along with diagnosis and treatment. These two articles are meant to provide clear and simple information so that your questions can easily get answered.   The first article in this series defined the disorder, its symptoms, and what teens can expect. This article will explain…

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