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.

ADHD, Girls, and Sports

In years past, adults limited the types of sports girls played. In many cases, adults – both male and female – discouraged girls from participating in sports at all. They’d say things such as: “It’s not ladylike.” “Sports are for boys.” “Girls should learn…” We won’t even finish that last sentence, because simply typing these […]

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January is Codependency Awareness Month

Most of us have heard the term codependency and carry a working definition of what it means in our heads. Most of us also believe it’s an official clinical diagnosis, like those found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Behavioral Disorders (DSM-5), the go-to reference manual mental health professionals use every day to diagnose […]

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80% of Young Adults Report Depression During COVID-19, Study Says

The mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are just beginning to be understood. According to early studies, young adults feel the impact of social isolation and loneliness more than other age groups. For many, the pandemic derailed their hopes and plans during a critical transition into adulthood. Lost wages, less time with friends, missing […]

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National Hobby Month: Where do Hobbies Come From?

Every year during the month of January, people in the U.S. celebrate National Hobby Month. Enthusiasts around the country share information about their hobbies with friends, try new hobbies that interest them, and dive deeper into the hobbies and activities they love. It seems like hobbies have been around forever. They’re a natural way to […]

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January is Mental Wellness Month

The new year is here. We hope you’re ready to start off on a good foot and make this year great, because we are. We won’t mention why we want 2021 to be an amazing year, or why we – at the very least – want it to be better than 2020. To be fair, […]

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A History of Drug Use Part I: Prehistory to The Classical Era

Drugs and People: A Long, Strange Trip Earliest Human Drug Use: Archaeological Evidence Evidence confirming human drug use dates back further than most of us realize. While written documentation from the Pre-Classical (2,000 B.C.E – 1,000 B.C.E.) and Classical (1,000 B.C.E – 500 C.E) periods conclusively verify the use of opium, cannabis, alcohol, tobacco, and […]

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For Therapists: The Challenges of Working With Teenagers

At Evolve Treatment Centers, our mission is to support adolescents with mental health, alcohol, and/or substance use issues. Our clinicians are committed to helping each of our teens create a life worth living, despite the challenges they face. Whether those challenges are related to emotional disorders/dysregulation, defiant/life-interrupting behavior, or the disordered use of alcohol or […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist?

Parents of children who need support for a mental, behavioral, or alcohol/substance use disorder have to learn a lot of information fairly quickly. When they first learn their child has a condition or disorder that benefits from treatment, they learn everything they can about the diagnosis. Parents of kids diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) […]

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Virtual School: How to Reset for a Better Second Semester

By now we should all be experts at virtual school. We had a practice run last spring, time to recalibrate over the summer, and then a second shot at virtual school this fall. This article is for families that haven’t quite got the hang of virtual school yet. We understand. Virtual school is not for […]

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Making New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

Last year at this time we published an article about New Year’s Resolutions. What we talked about was unconventional, as far as New Year’s resolutions go. We didn’t advise making typical resolutions like learning a new skill, exercising more, being more responsible with money, or losing weight – although we think those are all great […]

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