A-Z Teen Health Glossary

Teen Mental Health: When Your Adolescent Dresses and Behaves Oddly

Okay, many teen dress oddly. It’s natural. They’re in the process of discovering themselves; they’re trying out new clothes, new roles, and new social groups. They’re trying to figure out where they belong.   And it’s a natural part of this stage in life. Normal psychological tasks for adolescence include finding their independence, their uniqueness,…

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National Mental Health Awareness Month

May 2014 is declared National Mental Health Awareness Month! By educating about and bringing public attention to mental health, we can reduce the stigma associated with mental illnesses. Spread the word about mental health, seeking treatment, and supporting those who are living with mental illnesses. Thanks, President Obama, for addressing such an important issue!  …

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The APA Makes a Distinction Between Teen Grief and Teen Depression-Paradigm Malibu

The APA Makes a Distinction Between Teen Grief and Teen Depression

In May 2013, the American Psychological Association (APA) published a new edition of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the standardized text and clinical reference used by psychologists and therapists across North America to diagnose their clients. The manual includes the names, features, symptoms, and demographical information on all the recognized mental…

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The Brain’s Role in Teen Mental Health Treatment-Paradigm Malibu

The Brain’s Role in Teen Mental Health Treatment

There is more and more research that indicates a healthy brain plays an essential role in teen mental health treatment. Teen Mental Health Treatment For instance, researchers are beginning to see that the shapes of certain parts of the brain are different among those who have Bipolar Disorder, for instance, versus those who don’t. Another…

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Using Mindfulness for Teen Mental Health Treatment in High Risk Teens-Paradigm Malibu

Using Mindfulness for Teen Mental Health Treatment in High Risk Teens

As any parent, teacher, school counselor, or therapist knows, it is challenging to work with high-risk teens. They say in the teen mental health field that those who are the hardest to love need it the most. This is certainly true for adolescents with challenging backgrounds. Or all teens for that matter, given the challenging…

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The Mental Health Challenges of Gifted Teens-Paradigm Malibu

The Mental Health Challenges of Gifted Teens

There are some teens that are incredibly gifted intellectually, musically, or artistically. However, that gift might come with mental illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, social ineptness, and even psychosis. Gifted Teens Typically, we want to think that those children, adolescents, and adults who are gifted lead very fulfilling and rewarding lives. Their mental prowess might…

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