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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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Types of Stress Teens Might Experience

Teen Stress – What are they going through? Stress can be described as the physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral responses to challenging events. However, there are different types of stress, even a form of stress that can be positive and supportive. This article will discuss various forms of stress your teen might experience and what…

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5 Types of Behavioral Addictions Common Among Teens

    Most people think of drugs and alcohol when they think of teen addiction. However, the illness of addiction can develop with certain rewarding behaviors as well. For instance, it’s possible for a teen to become addicted to the following five types of behaviors:   Internet: Research indicates that 1.4% to 17.9% of adolescents…

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If Your Teen Has a Mental Illness, Should You Seek Treatment Right Away?

  If you recognize symptoms of mental illness in your teen, you may be wondering whether or not to have your teen seen by a mental health provider. In most cases (if not all), seeking assistance for a mental or psychological illness is just as important as getting help from a physician or hospital for…

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The Benefits of Behavioral Therapy for Teens

    Behavioral therapy is a type of therapy often used with teens and adults who need help changing potentially self-destructive behaviors. Self-destructive behaviors can be symptoms of addiction, obsessive compulsive disorder, or depression. This form of therapy can also be used with phobias, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.   Essentially, behavioral therapy works to change…

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Preteens and Suicide: Preventing Your Worst Nightmare

    Believe it or not children between the ages of 5 to 14 years old can experience depression and even commit suicide. According to research, there is a clear relationship between depression and suicide. And among preteens suicide is the sixth leading cause of death. Approximately 2% of preteens experience depression.   Depression is…

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Reasons Behind Why You Feel Crappy From Time to Time

There are a lot of words that can describe feeling bad about yourself, others, or the world. You might feel sad, depressed, lost, confused, worried, or downright crappy. Sometimes, you don’t know why you’re feeling that way, you just are.   Yet, for some reason, it can be useful to identify the cause behind your…

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How to Change Negative Self Talk

  Okay, from time to time you might hear yourself talking in your mind. For the most part, you might be simply talking out the things you need to get done or a reminder like, “Oh yeah, I need to ask my dad about the car on Friday night.” This kind of self-talk is natural…

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