A-Z Teen Health Glossary

The Difference Between Teen Depression and the Blues

  Most teens will be emotional from time to time. In fact, being emotional is a natural expression of adolescence. At this stage of life, teens are more emotional than rational, more impulsive than logical, and more creative than sensible. And this may mean that teens will experience sadness and sorrow from time to time,…

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Teens: You Might Actually Enjoy Therapy

  Sometimes therapy gets a bad rap among teens. There you are sitting in front of someone you barely know and you’re supposed to share your deepest thoughts and feelings. Sure, that’s what it might feel like in the beginning. However, if you give therapy a chance, you might find that it can be supportive…

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How to Help ADHD Teens Succeed in School

  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is an impulse-control disorder that can cause difficulty for teens, especially when they’re in school. For instance, the following are typical symptoms of ADHD that can easily get in the way of a teen’s academic success: Difficulty with organizing  and prioritizing tasks Difficulty with getting started on tasks. Excessive…

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For Teens Who Are Looking for Help

  If you’re a teen and you’re experiencing symptoms of mental illness, there are many ways in which you can get help. If you feel comfortable, you can talk to your friends. You can talk to parents, teachers, and guidance counselors, and you can always search the internet. It’s important to know that you’re not…

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The Likelihood Your Teen Will Inherit the Mental Illness in Your Family

  There are many reasons why a person develops a mental illness. Certainly, genetics is one of them; however, it’s not the only reason. Mental illnesses are complex disorders that result from a variety of factors. Genes can play a role in whether a person develops an illness, but it’s not the only contributing factor.…

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Parents: Try to Understand Teens Who Self Harm Not Punish Them

  If you’re a parent and you find out that your teen is scratching, scraping, poking, burning, or cutting themselves, you’re probably terrified. Out of fear, you might demand your teen to stop or you might remove their privileges in order to make them put an end to it. However, because teens who self harm…

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Parents: Encourage Teens to Talk about Their Mental Health

  Mental health is a sensitive topic, regardless of your age. However, with teens, being seen as different because of a mental illness can feel like life or death. Since appearance and social status are so important among teens, disclosing that you have a mental illness is a big deal. In fact, for some teens,…

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Coping with ADHD Teens and the Holidays

  If you’re a parent of a teen with ADHD, you know how challenging it can be at times. You know there are moments of chaos. You know you have the stresses of your own and that you likely take on the stressful challenges of your teen too. And now, add to all, the stresses…

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When Mental Illness Gets in the Way of Your Teen’s Life

  There are millions of people around the world who would qualify as having symptoms of mental illness. For instance, people might experience anxiety, signs of depression, even hear voices from time to time. However, it is when those experiences interfere with the life that they want to have that it begins to be problematic.…

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