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Adolescent Eating Disorders | Paradigm Malibu

Adolescent Eating Disorders Impact their Developing Brains

It may seem obvious that the teen brain is affected by an eating disorder. Not only are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and other adolescent eating disorders a physical illness, they are also psychological illnesses. This means that thinking, feeling, and behaving around food becomes impaired and a teen is no longer able to make choices…

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Teen Eating Disorders | Paradigm Malibu

What Parents Need to Know About Teen Eating Disorders

Teen eating disorders are more than just a phase. Although it’s easy to believe that your teen is now focused on their body more than ever because they want to impress their friends, the truth is that if you see repetitive eating behaviors in your teen, it’s worth getting checked out.   Problems with Eating…

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Teen Mental Health | Paradigm Malibu

Types of Self-Evaluation Tools to Assess Teen Mental Health

Whether you suspect mental illness in your teen or you want to chart the progress towards mental health in your adolescent, self-evaluation tools are easy to use. Plus, they do not require the expertise of a mental health provider. Many assessment tools are meant to be used at home to help clarify whether you need…

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How to Help Your Teen See Academics as a Priority

Most parents are proud of the fact that their child is doing well in school. However, when a teen ignores academic responsibilities or makes other facets of life a priority, parents might feel frustrated and even angered by this. Some teens simply don’t care about school. They might find their friends, social engagements, creativity, or…

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Online Resources for Teens with Eating Disorders

    An Eating Disorder is a complex psychological and physical illness.  It requires attention on not only the physical aspect of a person’s well being, but also the psychological. And although some might think there is only one kind of eating disorder, actually there are three main types. Most men and women with eating…

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What To Do When Your Body Image Interferes with Your Happiness | Paradigm Malibu

What To Do When Your Body Image Interferes with Your Happiness

One area of focus that many teens tend to have is their appearance. And it’s natural to wonder about how attractive or appealing you are to others. But during adolescence, appearance can go much deeper than attracting a relationship. For instance, your style of dress can point to who you’re friends are and your hairstyle,…

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