Category Archives: Treatment Trends & News

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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How Treatment Centers for Teenage Depression Accelerate Mood Stabilization

Treatment for Teen Bipolar Disorder Parents of teens diagnosed with depression often wonder what steps clinicians in an adolescent treatment center will take, at the beginning of treatment, to balance the extreme moods and other up-and-down emotional symptoms their teen experiences. For parents of teens diagnosed with bipolar disorder (BD), this is often their main […]

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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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Suicide Risk In Teens – Body Image, Concussion, Mental Health Issues

Increased Risk for Teen Athletes, Boys and Girls with Body Dysmorphic Disorder Over the past several years, national news media published countless reports on increases in mental health disorders among adolescents (age 12-17) and young adults (age 15-29). Before the coronavirus pandemic began, mental health professionals called it a mental health crisis in our teens […]

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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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