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The Holiday Blues Can Be Avoided by Teens - Paradigm Malibu

3 Ways to Help Your Teen Beat the Holiday Blues

A lot of people experience holiday blues. Holidays can be a rough time for a lot of people–and not just adults. Children and teenagers also experience stress and sadness around the holiday season. For example, children of divorced parents might feel sad about being away from one parent during the holidays, or anxious about having…

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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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