Category Archives: Anxiety & Mood Disorders

What Is Resilience and How Can It Help with Teen Anxiety and OCD?

Teens With Anxiety Can Learn Practical Resiliency Skills When we hear or read the word resilience, most of us know exactly what it means. Resilience, or resiliency, is an ability an individual has that allows them to deal with hardship as it’s happening or bounce back from a stressful or difficult experience after it happens. […]

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Association Between Anxiety and Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents

Childhood Anxiety May Precede Adolescent Bipolar Disorder The relationship between anxiety disorders and bipolar disorder is well established in peer-reviewed scientific journals that publish articles on child, adolescent, and adult mental health. Research shows that in most cases of co-morbid – a.k.a dual diagnosis – anxiety disorders and bipolar disorders, an anxiety disorder appears first, […]

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The Association Between Anxiety and Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents

Can a Teen Anxiety Disorder Lead to Suicidal Behavior or a Suicide Attempt? The short answer: yes. That doesn’t mean a person with an anxiety disorder will attempt suicide. Nor does it mean anxiety causes suicidal behavior. In fact, data from the studies we cite below show that over 95 percent of individuals with an […]

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Little Ways to Help Your Anxious Teen

Practical Tips to Help Your Teen Manage Anxiety Symptoms As the parent of a teenager, you know adolescence is filled with ups and downs. You know because you experienced them yourself. Watching your teen experience them – with your new, adult/parent perspective – can elicit a range of emotion. First, let’s be honest: you may […]

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Anxiety Treatment for Teenagers

Evidence-Based Care for Teens With Anxiety We all know what it’s like to worry about something. From the mundane to the consequential, dealing with anxious thoughts is part of being human. During childhood and adolescence, most of us learn to process our worries – i.e. our anxiety – in healthy and productive ways. Over time, […]

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Teen Mental Health Issues: Don’t Wait for a Crisis

Delaying Treatment Makes Everything Worse If you’re the parent of a teenager, you know the past two years have been stressful. Strictly speaking, by the calendar, it’s been 19 months since schools around the country switched to virtual learning at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Most kids are back in school now, and things […]

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Depression in the U.S. Before and After COVID: Risk of Increased Co-Occurring Disorders

Decades of research and documentation show the relationship between alcohol/substance use disorder (AUD/SUD) and mental health disorders such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder (BPD), and depression. When an individual receives a diagnosis for more than one mental health disorder, clinicians use the terms co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis. Both these phrases mean […]

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Surgeon General’s Advisory: Youth Mental Health in 2021

On Tuesday, December 7th, 2021, the Surgeon General issued an advisory regarding the mental health of children and teens in the U.S. Here’s the short version: Our youth are in trouble – but there are things we can do to help. The rest of this article is the long version. Why a Surgeon General’s Advisory […]

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Teens with Chronic Pain Experience Depression and Other Mental Health Disorders

Mental Health Issues in Teens With Chronic Pain According to a worldwide survey conducted in 2019 that included data from over two-hundred thousand children and teens from 42 countries, 44.2 percent reported experiencing chronic pain. In addition, data from 2008 shows that among children and teens who experience chronic pain, 5.1 percent reported pain so […]

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