Author Archives: Evolve Treatment Centers

About Evolve Treatment Centers

Evolve teen treatment centers are located throughout California and offer the highest caliber of behavioral health care for adolescents 12 to 17 years old struggling with mental health issues or substance abuse.

Real-Life Support Helps More Than Social Media, Study Says

Adolescents are social creatures who need social outlets to stay healthy. Many teens rely on social media to connect with others. It’s free, widely used, and easily accessible. And while social media is a reliable source of support for teens, a new study shows it’s less effective than real-life support. Social support provides a sense […]

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Family Dynamic

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people physically, emotionally, and financially. New research shows it also has had a detrimental impact on the family unit. A study from Penn State shows a heavy impact on family well-being during the first few months of the pandemic. Researchers used data from 129 families they began gathering years ago, […]

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Concussions in Teens: Be on the Lookout for Mental Health Issues

Concussions are common among children. Kids have the highest rate of emergency department visits for traumatic brain injury of all age groups, with one-third of children suffering a head injury before they turn 13. What Is a Concussion? Known in the medical world as traumatic brain injury (TBI), a concussion is a mild TBI often […]

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A Brief History of Treatment for Eating Disorders

If you have an eating disorder or witnessed the effect an eating disorder has on a friend or loved one, you know how difficult it can be to manage. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, orthorexia, and others can cause lasting damage to the body. These disorders can also have a devastating effect on […]

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Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders

Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, and other eating disorders are quite a serious problem – in fact, for many patients, they can be deadly. Estimated mortality rates hover in the four to five percent range, and that number climbs higher when including co-occurring disorders. A person with an eating disorder has an elevated risk […]

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Major Depressive Episodes are More Common than Previously Believed

Major depression is a serious, often chronic mental health issue that may come and go throughout a person’s entire life. It causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It can change how a person feels, thinks, and even behaves. Severe depression – known as major depressive disorder (MDD) – is a potentially […]

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Conflict Between Divorced Parents Can Harm Kids’ Mental Health

Roughly 40 to 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, and one-quarter of American children live with only one parent. Separation and divorce can be hard on children, but tension and fighting among divorced parents can be more damaging than the divorce itself, according to a new study from Arizona State University. Parental conflict fuels […]

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Returning to the Classroom: Six Ways to Prepare For a Successful Transition

Vaccination rates in the U.S. are increasing and reported COVID-19 cases are declining. With the publication of new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on opening schools safely, many educational institutions around the country are beginning to open for in-person instruction, if they haven’t opened already. This news comes as a relief for […]

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More Time on Social Media Increases the Risk of Cyberbullying

The average teenager spends seven hours online every day for entertainment. While spending more time online is a reality of modern life, it changes the way adolescents interact with one another, often in negative ways. For example, too much time on social media can increase your child’s risk of being bullied online and becoming a […]

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