bipolar disorder in teens

Jekyll and… some more Jekyll : Bipolar Disorder in Teens

One of the most common misconceptions about bipolar disorder in teens is that it can instantaneously switch their personality from manic to depressive. The reality is, while the moods can reach extreme highs and lows, it would be more accurate to describe them as general phases guided by an overarching theme of depression or mania. …

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disordered eating

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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borderline personality disorder in teens

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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stigma of depression

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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panic attacks

Panic Attacks: The Hallmark of Panic Disorder

Is your child suffering from spells of intense fear or discomfort? They may be experiencing panic attacks. Panic attacks can cripple an adolescent’s development and progress. They often hit with no warning and most adolescents are not equipped to deal with them. Unmanaged attacks can lead to increased issues such as severe anxiety or depression. …

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anxiety in teens

A Fear of Missing Out Is Increasing Anxiety in Teens

When you think about the typical teen, it’s hard to not imagine them staring at a phone texting or checking social media. Becoming more connected through social media has created a new pressure to constantly check updates and keep up with what’s going on in the world; it’s created a fear of missing out (FoMO). …

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borderline personality disorder in teens

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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oppositional defiant disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder: Therapies vs. Drugs

Are doctors prescribing antipsychotic meds too much and too soon? Many studies have shown the increasing use of antipsychotic medications for pediatric patients. And, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2.4 percent of adolescents on Medicaid are prescribed antipsychotic medications. Medicating too soon? Pediatricians and psychiatrists from the University of Vermont are startled by the increasing rates …

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