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Talking About Depression with Your Friends | Paradigm Malibu

Talking About Depression with Your Friends

There are many teens who experience depression and who say nothing about it. Sometimes these teens simply want to keep it to themselves to avoid the stigma of having a mental illness and remain in good standing with their friends. At other times, teens who keep their illness to themselves end up doing something harmful…

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What To Do If You Suspect Depression in Your Friend | Paradigm Malibu

What To Do If You Suspect Depression in Your Friend

Noticing signs of depression in someone you care about can be a tricky situation. You might want to say something to them, but at the same time, you don’t want to offend them. You might want to encourage them to seek help, but they may not even want to admit that they are feeling depressed.…

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Teens – Some of Your Habits Might Contribute To A Depressed Mood

They say about 50% of our day is done out of habit. We are thinking the same thoughts, responding to life in the same way, and acting out the same routine day after day. But what if you realize that you want to do something different. If you’re a teen, for example, and you realize…

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Tending To Teen Depression During the Holiday Season

The holidays are not always easy. Sure there are usually celebrations happening and family getting together, but this isn’t the case for all teens or all families. For instance, just last week, the news reported that two teenage girls lost their mother to cancer. Although their mother was struggling with cancer for two years, she…

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Treating Teen Depression with Anti-depressants

Teen depression continues to be common, and it can disrupt your child’s life as well as the life of your family. However, research shows that the combination of medication and individual therapy are quite effective for treating most mood disorders, such as Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).   If your teen has been diagnosed with MDD,…

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Teen Depression Might Be Linked to Early Maturity Levels

In a recent survey done at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, researchers found that those adolescents who mature early might be at a greater risk of depression.   Certainly, adolescence is an awkward time. There are biological changes that are occurring at a different pace than psychological and emotional ones. Knowing about these…

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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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Finding Your Way Through Teen Depression Rehab

It might sound like a prison sentence. If you’ve been sent to Depression Rehab, perhaps you’re feeling like you’ve been sentenced to living at a juvenile detention center. But the truth is, it’s not that bad. Although it sounds like you should expect the worst, actually the opposite is often true. Let’s break this down…

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Teen Insomnia Could be Related to Anxiety and Depression

More and more scientific evident is revealing a link between sleep-related disorders, anxiety, and depression. This was recently confirmed by an Australian study done on the amount of sleep that teens get and how that’s related to mental illness. The University of Adelaide surveyed 300 high school students to better understand their sleep habits and…

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The Danger of Suicide For Teens Who Take Antidepressants

In a way, it’s ironic that the very medication meant to manage depression in teens might cause suicide. Although this isn’t true for all teens, the risk of suicide appears to be present for some teens who take antidepressants.   Antidepressants work well because they adjust the chemicals in the brain. Antidepressants affect the levels…

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Untreated Teen Depression Can Lead To Suicide

Depression is often ignored. And perhaps it’s ignored for what appears to be a good reason – because it comes with a stigma, because it’s hard to tell anyone, because if your friends found out they might be judgmental. But, the truth is, if depression goes without being properly treated, it can get worse and…

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