Category Archives: Family & Home Life

Texting While Driving and Addiction in Teens

Is Texting While Driving a Warning Sign or Risk Factor for Addiction? There’s an interesting phenomenon in the field of mental health research that’s developed over the past fifteen years. We should clarify that. The phenomenon developed in a subfield of mental health research: addiction research. The subject of the phenomenon we’re talking about goes […]

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Fatal Adolescent Drug Overdose: New Report Shows Alarming Trend

Fentanyl-Involved Deaths Drive Increase If you read or follow national news at all, you know that for the past decade, the nation has been in the grip of what’s called the opioid crisis. The opioid crisis – or the opioid epidemic, as it is also called – actually began over twenty years ago, around 1999, […]

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Is Your Teen Developing a Gambling Problem?

Problem Gambling Among Adolescents When parents think of the behavioral, mental health, or emotional disorders their children might experience or develop during adolescence, a gambling addiction or disorder typically isn’t at the top of their what should I worry about? checklist. During this pandemic era, most parents have their attention on the mental health issues […]

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Intimate Partner Abuse and Teen Dating Violence Risk Factors and Interventions

Expanding Our Understanding of Dating Abuse and Violence In an article called “INTIMATE PARTNER SEXUAL ABUSE:  Who Are the Victims, What Are the Risks? Adults, Teens, and Children” published in the judicial periodical The Judge’s Journal last year, author Lynn Hecht Shafran addresses a serious problem in our society: sexual violence between people who are […]

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Planning for Summer for a Teen With Depression

Structure Without Pressure: Active, Busy, But Easy-Going It’s hard to believe summer 2022 is almost here. Every year it sneaks up on us. But every year we know it’s coming. Teachers wrap up their curriculum objectives, get in their final instructional time, and update all the grades and assignments on the virtual platforms for parents […]

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Family Risk Factors in Adolescents with 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 Bullying and Psychosomatic Symptoms: The Impact of Parent Support

A Focus on the Father-Child Relationship Bullying is an unfortunate part of growing up. Almost all kids encounter bullying at some point during their lives. It may start as early as kindergarten, preschool, or grade school, but in most cases, bullying starts in middle school and continues through the high school years. Evidence shows kids […]

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