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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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Tips to Support the Physical and Mental Health of Your Athletic Teen

  If you are parents of a teen who is heavily involved in sports, there are some cautions you might want to take on behalf of your adolescent. For instance, not only are young athletes faced with academic stress but they may also feel the pressure to perform, to keep their bodies in shape, and…

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Adolescent Self-Harm | Paradigm Malibu

Steps to Take and Tips to Remember with Adolescent Self-Harm

Often parents are at a loss when it comes to adolescent self-harm and self-injury. At first glance, the behavior of harming oneself seems strange – why would anyone want to hurt themselves? At other times, parents might wonder whether self-harm is an attempt at suicide. Also, discovering that their teen is participating in some form…

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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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Types of Mental Health Emergencies for Teens

  Because of risk-taking, rebelliousness, and drug experimentation, you might imagine that teens might end up in the hospital for one reason or another. However, there are some common reasons that tend to bring a teen to the emergency room. This article will list those common situations as well as provide parents and caregivers with…

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Types of Club Drugs to Warn Your Teens About

Many teens are going to experiment with drugs and other risky behavior. It’s a natural part of adolescence. However, research finds that parents who clearly articulate that they disapprove of their teen’s use of drugs have fewer problems than those parents who don’t talk to their teens about drugs.   For this reason, it’s important…

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NAMI’s Facts About Teen Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a well known resource for families, parents, educators, and caregivers to go to for help with psychological illness. It is a private organization whose mission is to support those who struggle with mental illness. As a resource organization, they often publish information about various forms of mental…

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