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Teenage Depression | Paradigm Malibu

How Boys and Girls Experience Teenage Depression Differently

You might be surprised to learn that teenage depression can affect boys and girls differently. While both teen boys and teen girls can suffer from depression, the symptoms and the potential outcomes differ according to sex. Of course, every teen is different and your son might experience depression that is more similar to the way girls…

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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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Depressed Teen | Paradigm Malibu

Being Supportive to Your Depressed Teen

As a parent, it’s natural that you want to support your child through whatever they are going through. Up to this point, you might have been helping your teen through the ups and downs of school, friendships, sibling rivalry, and other issues that you went through yourself during your younger years. If your teenager has…

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Bipolar Disorder | Paradigm Malibu

Challenges Facing Teens With Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder (bi meaning two) is characterized by the swing of moods between mania and depression. In fact, a teen’s levels of dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephine are often so chaotic, it is difficult for them to remain emotionally stable throughout the day. For instance, an adolescent might wake up in the morning with such a…

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Sleep Helps Antidepressants | Paradigm Malibu

Sleep Helps Antidepressants

When starting a new medication especially an antidepressant, it usually takes about six weeks for it to start to really work. Research has shown that getting at least eight hours of sleep helps antidepressants be more effective within those taking them. Researchers at the University of Michigan who specialize in both psychiatry and sleep medicine made…

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