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Five Ways to Help Your Struggling Teen

As any teenager can tell you, growing up isn’t easy. However, sometimes normal teenage problems swing out of control – whether a result of an underlying mental health issue, peer pressure, or some other factor – and become something that needs to be addressed. While raising a struggling teen may be difficult at times, there …

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Eating Disorder? More like Disordered Eating

A fully-blown eating disorder, such as anorexia or bulimia, often has clear-cut signs. But what happens when there are issues that do not quite qualify? Enter “disordered eating”. While many symptoms of disordered eating match habits seen with eating disorders, disordered eating is typically more mild and encompasses a wider range of potential eating and …

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Emotional Turmoil and Destructive Relationships: Borderline Personality Disorder in Teens

Does your teen act unstable and impulsive? Are they constantly acting out to get the attention of those around them? If so, they may be suffering from borderline personality disorder. Being a teen is rough and emotionally tumultuous as it is. When you throw in a mental issue like borderline personality disorder, life can seem …

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Boys Don’t Cry: Working through the stigma of depression

People don’t talk about depression out in the open. There’s something that stops people from wanting to talk about what they’re feeling inside. It’s a fear of judgment, of feeling like you’re different from everyone else. It’s a stigma. The stigma of depression has definitely gotten less prevalent over the years, but it still very …

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What is Borderline Personality Disorder in Teens?

Teens with borderline personality disorder engage in more extreme behaviors — and more often –than the average teen, and these behaviors impair their social, school and working lives. — Dr. Alec Miller Borderline Personality Disorder in Teens Borderline personality disorder in teens is often mistaken as an angsty phase that’ll pass, but what happens when it …

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Low Teenage Self-Esteem Has Negative Impact on Relationships

With February declared as the month of love, it is a good time to look at our teens and their relationships. Though 80 percent of parents do not think relationship abuse among teens is an issue, it is much more prevalent than one might realize. One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, …

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Useful in Treating Depression

When first seeking help for depression, many psychiatrists will quickly suggest medication as a primary form of treatment. Although there is an immense amount of research detailing the mental and physical benefits to depression medication, there are other options available and substantially helpful for those diagnosed with depression or anxiety disorders. Cognitive behavioral therapy is found to …

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