Teen girl struggling with eating disorders vs disordered eating

Eating Disorders vs. Disordered Eating

Eating disorders are not always easy to identify. For many people, someone struggling with an eating disorder looks like a very thin teenage girl. However, eating disorders affect people of all genders, weights, ages, and backgrounds. An element that complicates the issue even more is the difference between disordered eating and eating disorders. While many…


Ascend Healthcare Coronavirus Protocols

Ascend Healthcare is taking important steps in the admissions process and daily programming in response to COVID-19. In an effort to best protect our team and clients we have implemented comprehensive guidelines. These guidelines were created after consulting with our medical team. Ascend’s COVID-19 clinical and medical management guidelines include the following: All admissions must…

ADHD and addiction in teens

ADHD and Addiction

What is ADHD? Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder of the brain which is identified by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development, especially in school while young. Kids with ADHD are more prone to being made fun of and isolated by peers for being disruptive or socially inappropriate,…