Category Archives: Anxiety & Mood Disorders

The Latest Evidence on How the Pandemic Impacted Teens with OCD

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020, mental health experts sounded an alarm. They warned that the pandemic would have a significant negative impact on the mental health of everyone in the country. Adolescent mental health experts warned that it wasn’t only the pandemic itself that would have negative consequences. They worried […]

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The Risks of Social Media to Adolescent Mental Health

If you’re the parent of a teenager in the year 2021, there’s a good chance you worry about the impact of social media on their mental health. You have good reason to worry. Media headlines over the past several years have presented a consistent message: social media is bad for our teens. Data from reputable […]

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How Treatment Centers for Teenage Depression Accelerate Mood Stabilization

Treatment for Teen Bipolar Disorder Parents of teens diagnosed with depression often wonder what steps clinicians in an adolescent treatment center will take, at the beginning of treatment, to balance the extreme moods and other up-and-down emotional symptoms their teen experiences. For parents of teens diagnosed with bipolar disorder (BD), this is often their main […]

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When Is It Time for Parents to Consider Inpatient Teen Depression Treatment?

Professional Help for Teenage Depression: A Life-Changing Choice We’ll open this article by answering the question posed in the title right away. Then we’ll explain the steps you need to take – or may have taken already – before considering or committing to inpatient teen depression treatment. We won’t make you read through the supporting […]

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Suicide Risk In Teens – Body Image, Concussion, Mental Health Issues

Increased Risk for Teen Athletes, Boys and Girls with Body Dysmorphic Disorder Over the past several years, national news media published countless reports on increases in mental health disorders among adolescents (age 12-17) and young adults (age 15-29). Before the coronavirus pandemic began, mental health professionals called it a mental health crisis in our teens […]

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Anger Management for Teens

How to Help Teens Handle Powerful Emotions We all get angry sometimes. Some of us get angry often, while some of us have a sunny disposition by default. We don’t angry very often and don’t get bothered by much. Those of us who do get angry a lot learn how to manage that anger. If […]

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The Link Between Childhood Insomnia and Mental Illness

Many kids have trouble sleeping now and then. But if your child doesn’t outgrow their sleep struggles, they may be at higher risk of mental health disorders like depression and anxiety. New research shows the importance of identifying and addressing insomnia in children as early as possible. Children with insomnia symptoms that persist into young […]

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The State of Teen Mental Health in the US in 2020

Our Teens Need Help: There Are Inpatient Treatment Options for Teens with Mental Health Issues At the end of 2020, the non-profit mental health advocacy organization Mental Health America (MHA) published a report called 2021: The State of Mental Health in America. The report helps anyone interested in mental health issues understand the big picture. […]

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