What Are My Child's Options for Bipolar Disorder Treatment?

When your child gets diagnosed with bipolar disorder, the natural next step is bipolar disorder treatment. For parents, this can be confusing. There are many options available–which is good–but can be overwhelming at first. Overall, it’s important to go through all options and find the right fit for your individual child. No child is the …

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Understanding OCD in Youth

Mental illness is extremely common within our society, but people often forget that mental illness is something that effects both adults and youth. Due to the stigma of mental illness, many people do not openly discuss or understand the variety of common mental illnesses individuals struggle with. This lack of acknowledgment—which leads to a lack …

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Research Suggests New Brain Area of Interest in Teen Depression 

How The Brain Manages Teen Depression When you think about the human brain, you would assume that everyone’s brain would have the same basic operating system that tells you how to do simple functions. Breathing, eating, walking, and sleeping are frequent things that we never consider being possible because of our brain. These actions have …

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Six Steps to Overcoming Social Anxiety in Teens

Six Steps to Overcoming Social Anxiety Everyone can relate to feeling anxious before giving a presentation or participating in class. Social anxiety in teens is the third most common psychological disorder and a common problem in today’s society. Social anxiety in teens also accounts for thirteen percent of youth that meet diagnosable criteria for this disorder. …

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Video Game Addiction Treatment Needed for Sleep Loss and Obesity

Nowadays, video games are essentially everywhere. Instead of a board game or a stack of cards, it’s an Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo, or Wii. That’s all fine and good–except some kids are finding themselves in need of video game addiction treatment. Video game addiction has been linked to ADHD, self-harm, sleep deprivation, and disorders related to …

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The Anxious Hero: Chris Evans Changes Views on Youth Mental Health

Rolling Stone recently interviewed Chris Evans–otherwise known as Captain America–who opened up about his anxiety from big, flashy hollywood social situations. The public views Chris Evans is known as the put-together, successful, all-American superhero. In reality, though, he grapples with anxiety like many, many other Americans. In the interview, he opened up about his issues …

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Rebellious Teens: What a Parent Needs to Know About Defiant Disorder

Teens will be teens. Unfortunately for parents, some fights with your children are unavoidable: it’s a natural part of growing up. Testing boundaries and pushing rules allows a child to develop their individuality. In some cases, however, the fights get out of hand. Instead of being an occasional occurrence, they become a staple of everyday …

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Noticing the Symptoms: Five Signs Of OCD in teens

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder found in children and adults from all races and ethnic backgrounds. Although OCD in teens is neurobiological — meaning it has to do with an abnormality of the brain — it is similar to any common illness in that it is highly manageable once treated. However, the first …

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