Author Archives: Angus Whyte

About Angus Whyte

Angus is a writer from Atlanta, GA who writes about behavioral health, adolescent development, education, and mindfulness practices like yoga, tai chi, and meditation.

Is a Psychiatric Hospital the Right Choice for Teens With Depression?

How Much Support Does My Child Need? When your teenager receives a diagnosis for a mood disorder like depression – known by mental health disorder as major depressive disorder – the first thing you want to know is what you should do. Do you listen to the people who say mental health disorders are all […]

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When to Seek Help for a Depressed Teenager

Does My Adolescent Need Treatment for Depression? The teenage years present problems for parents on virtually every level imaginable. With the arrival of puberty – when physical and sexual characteristics mature – children enter a period of psychological, emotional, and behavioral change. This period between childhood and adulthood is known as adolescence. Adolescence is, by […]

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Digital Dating Abuse Among Teens

With each passing year, more and more adolescent development occurs digitally, through online and virtual spaces. This is, of course, a function of the digital age. Before adults rush to condemn the fact that for adolescents, many developmental milestones, breakthroughs, and foundational experiences occur online, we should pause, and look to our own lives to […]

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Social Media Can Lead to Anxiety in Teens

Can Anxiety Be a Sign of Bipolar Disorder? Adults with teenage children have a tendency to blame social media for every behavior they don’t like to see in their teens. They cite excess social media use for changes in the way their kids dress and talk. They say it leads to changes in their interests […]

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Rehab for Teenage Depression: How It Works and Why It Helps

When your teenager receives a diagnosis for depression, their psychiatrist or therapist typically recommends a course of treatment. Some teens with depression may respond to once-a-week with their therapist. For those teens, the process is simple: you schedule appointments, take your teen to therapy, and monitor progress by keeping an eye on your teen and […]

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What Parents Need to Know About Wax, Dabbing, and Vaping Marijuana

This is Not the Marijuana Hippies Smoked at Woodstock After alcohol and tobacco, marijuana is the most commonly used and abused drug among teenagers in the United States. Teen marijuana use became widespread in the 70s, dipped in the 80s, and steadily increased through the 90s, the 2000s, and 2010s. When marijuana vaping products became […]

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Bay Area Residential Treatment Centers for Teens: Homes Away from Home

Residential Treatment Centers for Teens in Northern California Might Surprise You When people think of residential treatment for mental health issues or drug and alcohol problems, two contrasting images typically spring to mind. Media, television, and film reinforce these images to the point that they’ve become well-established cultural tropes. Most of us don’t think twice […]

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How to Get Your Teen to Talk to You When You’ve Burned Bridges in the Past

How to Rebuild and Restore Lines of Communication With Your Teen Parent-teen communication can be difficult. The changes of adolescence drive teens to seek new identities, separate and distinct from those they developed at home and at school before puberty. As they move through the stages of adolescence, their psychological and emotional needs transform at […]

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Why Do Teens Get Anxiety?

Anxiety and the Parent-Teen Bond Everyone worries about things. The common way to say it is “I’m stressing.” Some of us stress over the small stuff – ignoring the adage don’t sweat the small stuff every day – while some of us stress over the big stuff. Small stress or worries include things like focusing […]

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