Category Archives: Treatment Trends & News

Research Report – Study Defines Stages of Engagement in ADHD Treatment 

Helping Families Navigate the ADHD Treatment Process ADHD is one of the most common behavioral disorders among children and teens in the U.S. Data from the Centers for Disease Control published in 2016 and 2019 show the prevalence of ADHD among children age 3-17 increased between 2003 and 2011, then decreased between 2011 and 2019: […]

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Association Between Anxiety and Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents

Childhood Anxiety May Precede Adolescent Bipolar Disorder The relationship between anxiety disorders and bipolar disorder is well established in peer-reviewed scientific journals that publish articles on child, adolescent, and adult mental health. Research shows that in most cases of co-morbid – a.k.a dual diagnosis – anxiety disorders and bipolar disorders, an anxiety disorder appears first, […]

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The Association Between Anxiety and Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents

Can a Teen Anxiety Disorder Lead to Suicidal Behavior or a Suicide Attempt? The short answer: yes. That doesn’t mean a person with an anxiety disorder will attempt suicide. Nor does it mean anxiety causes suicidal behavior. In fact, data from the studies we cite below show that over 95 percent of individuals with an […]

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Anxiety Treatment for Teenagers

Evidence-Based Care for Teens With Anxiety We all know what it’s like to worry about something. From the mundane to the consequential, dealing with anxious thoughts is part of being human. During childhood and adolescence, most of us learn to process our worries – i.e. our anxiety – in healthy and productive ways. Over time, […]

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Can a Video Game Detect ADHD Symptoms?

Researchers Attempt to Create Objective Diagnostic Test for ADHD Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common behavioral disorders in the U.S. and the world. Although adults can have ADHD, it’s typically diagnosed between the ages of 3 and 12. In children, teens, and adults, the disorder is characterized by an impaired ability […]

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Teens with Chronic Pain Experience Depression and Other Mental Health Disorders

Mental Health Issues in Teens With Chronic Pain According to a worldwide survey conducted in 2019 that included data from over two-hundred thousand children and teens from 42 countries, 44.2 percent reported experiencing chronic pain. In addition, data from 2008 shows that among children and teens who experience chronic pain, 5.1 percent reported pain so […]

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How ADHD Can Lead to Depression in Teens

Do Peer Relationships and Academic Attainment Play a Role? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder among children and teens in the U.S. and the world. The same is true for depression. In fact, depression (major depressive disorder, or MDD) is a leading cause of disability in the U.S. and the world. […]

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Teen BPD Associated with Increased Risk of Dating Violence

Teens with Borderline Personality Disorder at Risk of Being Perpetrators and Victims of Teen Dating Violence Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is one of the most confounding mental disorders we know about. It’s a serious mental illness. For family members, loved ones, and friends of people with BPD, the symptoms and behaviors associated with BPD can […]

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Teen DBT Programs Part Two: How DBT Helps Teens

DBT Helps Teens Manage Emotions and Tolerate Distress In our last article on DBT – Teen DBT Programs Part One: What Is DBT? – we presented an overview of DBT. We discussed the history of DBT, explained where you can find DBT treatment for your teen, and addressed what types of issues DBT helps, and […]

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Teen DBT Programs Part One: What Is DBT?

Can Dialectical Behavior Therapy Help My Teen?When your teenager receives a diagnosis for a mental health disorder, life changes – for everyone in your family. Things change for your child, of course. They also change for you, your partner/co-parent/ spouse, if you have one, and your other children, if you have more than one child. […]

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