Category Archives: Anxiety & Mood Disorders

Teen Rumination: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescent Depression

Teen Rumination Can Lead to and Exacerbate Depression Depression is a mental health disorder the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V (5th Edition) defines as a mood disorder, which is a class of disorder used to describe all the various subtypes of depression and bipolar disorders. Among depressive disorders, the DSM-V identifies nine […]

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Outpatient Treatment for Adolescent Depression

How Effective Is ACT In Outpatient Treatment for Teens With Depression? Adolescents diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) often resist treatment. They may resist because of the stigma attached to being diagnosed with a mental health disorder, or the misunderstandings around teen depression treatment. They may fear their diagnosis and not want to believe they […]

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Family Risk Factors in Adolescent Recurrent Depression

Maternal Mental Health and History of Psychiatric Problems When a teen receives a diagnosis for major depressive disorder (MDD), one thing they learn is that recovery from depression is a process. Once they receive a referral for and begin treatment, such as outpatient therapy, virtual outpatient therapy, intensive outpatient treatment (IOP), partial hospitalization treatment (PHP), […]

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Teen Panic Disorder: How Adolescents Experience Panic Attacks

Teens With Panic Disorder Describe What They Feel Like We’ve all heard of panic attacks. Many of us have had them. But for those of us who haven’t, it’s not obvious how intense and overwhelming they feel. The phrase itself should tell us how serious they are, but it’s been used so much it’s lost […]

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Risk of Suicide in BPD Teens with Prior Suicide Attempts

What Increases Risk of Subsequent Suicide Attempts in Teens with BPD? Over the past two years, we’ve published several articles on borderline personality disorder in teens. Our primary objective in all of these articles is to help parents of teens with BPD and teens with BPD learn as much as they can about the disorder. […]

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Is Your Teen Resilient? Can You Train Resilience?

Building Resilience in Adolescents During the Extended Pandemic The past two years have tested us all in ways in which we never could have predicted. We’ve all faced adversity before. Maybe not all of us, but let’s assume, for the sake of argument, that we all have. As adults, we face things like how to […]

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