Category Archives: Types of Therapy

Why Adolescent Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment Works

Most borderline personality disorder (BPD) treatment programs focus on treating adults. People with this complex condition face significant stigma, even among mental health treatment providers. Borderline personality disorder is difficult to navigate because there is no clear path to treatment, nor is there a straightforward cure for the condition. These factors caused clinicians to avoid […]

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The Roles We Play: Family Therapy and Teen Substance Use Disorder

If your teen receives a diagnosis for a substance use disorder, the diagnosing clinician will most likely recommend treatment at one of the following levels of care: Residential Treatment Center (RTC) Teens with severe substance use disorder who are not stable at home and cannot participate in school life may need the full support of […]

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Preventative Psychiatry for Teen Mental Health

Teen mental health is a primary concern in our society right now. The pandemic significantly disrupted the end of the 2019-2020 school year and the entire 2020-2021 school year. So far, the 2021-2022 school year – fingers crossed – appears to be a return to our regularly scheduled programming. Or, at very least, most high […]

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How Stress Affects the Adolescent Brain

For centuries, our practice of medicine and understanding of disease was limited by one simple factor: we couldn’t look inside the human body. When pioneers began peering inside the human body, that always happened after a person was deceased – and that practice itself was considered heresy by the dominant powers of the time. Fast […]

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Residential Treatment for Teens: When is it the Right Choice?

If you’re the parent of a teenager in 2022, the past two years have most likely been challenging for everyone in your family. You and your teen faced new circumstances. Some were no big deal, while others may have caused significant stress. In some cases, the stress and disruption led to the development of mental […]

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ADHD Treatment in Teens: The Role of Diet

If you’re the parent of a child or teen with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you most likely know a great deal about ADHD treatment in teens. You’ve also most likely had your share of people in your life who suggest alternative treatments for ADHD, or offer explanations about why your teen has ADHD that have nothing […]

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Mental Health Treatment Centers for Teen Addiction

If you’re a parent who recently discovered your teen has an addiction disorder, the first thing you want to do is find them the help they need. That means you’re probably thinking, “I need to find a drug rehab center for my teenager.” That’s a good idea, and it will put you on the right […]

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Psychosis During Adolescence: Diagnosis and Treatment

New Evidence on Importance of Early Detection and Intervention for Disorders with Psychotic Features Psychosis is one of the most loaded words in all of mental health. It’s also one of the most misunderstood. That’s why most parents get scared when they hear the word psychosis or psychotic associated with their child or teen. Parents […]

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New Directions: The Lived Experience of Self-Harm in Teenage Girls

Understanding the Intricacies of Self-Harm in Teen Girls For people who have never engaged in self-harm, the behavior is difficult to understand. When a parent learns their teenage child engages in self-harm, their first response is most often shock. Quickly followed by fear and worry. Anger may be part of the mix, too. A parent […]

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