Category Archives: Types of Therapy

DBT Residential Treatment For Teens

How Residential DBT Treatment Helps Adolescents In the 1980s, Dr. Marsha Linehan worked with adolescents with various mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and others. She discovered that among adolescent patients who displayed high emotional reactivity, extreme moods, and unpredictable behavior, typical treatment – such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) […]

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Inpatient Treatment for Adolescent Depression

When Do Teens Need Inpatient Treatment for Depression? There are two types of inpatient treatment for adolescent depression: residential treatment and inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. Both types of inpatient treatment support teens with severe depression characterized by extremely painful, difficult, disruptive, and debilitating behavioral and emotional symptoms. Clinicians describe this level of depression with the term […]

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Terminology Guide: Teen Inpatient Treatment

What’s the Difference Between Inpatient Treatment and Outpatient Treatment? If your child or teen has a severe mental health, behavioral, or alcohol/substance use disorder, they may receive a referral for inpatient treatment. The easiest way to understand the difference between inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment is that a teen in inpatient treatment lives at the […]

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Terminology Guide: Adolescent Mental Health Treatment Centers

What is an Adolescent Mental Health Treatment Center? Adolescent mental health treatment centers – also known as mental health facilities for teens – are designed with one thought in mind: offering teens the help and support they need to manage the symptoms of their mental health disorder or disorders. High quality adolescent mental health treatment […]

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Adolescent Inpatient Treatment: How to Choose a Level of Care

Inpatient Treatment Options for Teens with Mental Health/Addiction Issues In most cases, inpatient treatment for teens with mental health and/or addiction disorders occurs in an adolescent residential treatment center (RTC) or a psychiatric hospital for teens. These two levels of care are similar, but there are important differences. This article helps parents understand those differences. […]

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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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Teens in Treatment: The Value of an Active Lifestyle

Why Residential Treatment Centers (RTC) For Teens Include Exercise in Treatment Programs The benefits of exercise for the mind, body, and emotions are well-documented. Exercise helps people who have no physical, psychological, or emotional disorders maintain a strong body, a sharp mind, and a balanced emotional life. Exercise also helps people with physical, psychological, or […]

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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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