Category Archives: Types of Therapy

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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Effective Outpatient Treatment in Preventing Adolescent Suicide and Self-Harm

What Type of Outpatient Treatment Works Best? In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released an astonishing report. That year, suicide became the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-24. Then, in 2017, they revised that finding to define suicide as the second leading cause of death for adolescents ages 15-19. For […]

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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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DBT More Effective in Preventing Suicide and Self-Harm

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Lasting Effect, Less Time to Symptom Reduction A random controlled trial (RCT) called “Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents With Repeated Suicidal and Self-harming Behavior: A Randomized Trial” examined the effect of a short-term DBT treatment program designed for adolescents (DBT-A) on self-harming behavior, suicidal ideation, and depressive symptoms. Researchers compared the […]

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Effectiveness of Outpatient Treatment for Teens with Substance Abuse Issues

How Effective is Outpatient Treatment in The Case Of Substance Abuse in Teens? Drug use among adolescent is a serious issue in the U.S., made more serious by the emotional, psychological, and behavioral stressors teens faced over the past two years, during the upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The latest data on drug use […]

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Research Report: Treatment for Teen Addiction Has Surprising Result

Substance Use Disorder Treatment Can Reduce Symptoms of Another Common Disorder When parents seek treatment for a teen with an alcohol use disorder or a substance use disorder (AUD/SUD), their primary goal is to help their teen stop using alcohol or drugs. They understand that substance use and addiction can lead to a wide range […]

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Complex PTSD (CPTSD) in Teen Girls after Sexual Assault: Diagnosis and Treatment

Sexual Assault Can Affect Victims for Decades: What Type of Treatment Can Help? Sexual assault is a crime that affects millions of people in the U.S. The emotional and psychological consequences of sexual assault can cause severe, lifelong impairment. We’ll discuss these consequences and the details of the impairments below, but it’s important, first, for […]

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Our Changing Understanding of the Course and Outcomes for Adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder

New Insight on Trajectories for Adolescents With BPD Adolescent borderline personality disorder (BPD) is one of the most challenging mental health disorders we know about. For decades, clinicians avoided diagnosing teens with BPD for fear of misinterpreting typical adolescent turmoil as atypical behavior. They feared pathologizing typical behavior, which can lead to inappropriate and potentially […]

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