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Teen Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are serious, treatable process disorders that can affect people of every age, gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. The exact causes of eating disorders are unknown, but research has led to a growing consensus that a range of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors contribute to the occurrence of an eating disorder.   Common…

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Understanding Teen Depression

It is difficult to wrap one’s head around the idea of teen depression. After all, we were all teenagers once, and for most of us, there was no such thing. Unfortunately, it is real. Teen depression is a mental health problem where a teenager experiences feelings of despair, sadness, hopelessness, and/or anger for a long…

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Teenage Depression and Social Media

With teens dealing with depression, social media can be a double-edged sword, and indeed in today’s world there’s even the term “social media anxiety.” Some reports say spending too much time on social media can increase teenage depression, while other reports show how social media can help if it’s used correctly. One of the conundrums…

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Bipolar Disorder and Teen Rehab

Missy is fifteen and often experiences extreme lows and extreme highs. One day she’s in a good mood and gets along with her family, friends, and teachers, and the next she goes into explosive rages and trashes her bedroom, lashes out at her loved ones, or hides in her bedroom and seems deeply depressed. Jamey…

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Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

Teen prescription drug abuse is a major concern in the United States, for families, schools, law enforcement, rehab facilities, and the juvenile court system—almost anyone who interacts with teenagers. What often starts as a diagnosis and a prescription to address that diagnosis often ends in an unintentional or intentional abuse of the prescription. These prescriptions…

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Teen Anxiety: Types and Treatments

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problems affecting millions of Americans. They differ from normal anxiety in that they involve prolonged and excessive worry. People who have normal anxiety are able to deal with stressful situations. Individuals with anxiety disorders have irrational fear, worry, and cannot deal with stress. It negatively affects their…

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The Realities of Teen Anxiety

A current documentary that was made for PBS is entitled “It’s ‘Just’ Anxiety”, and this movie couldn’t have been given a more ironic title. Whenever you do a news search on teen anxiety, a lot of stories will pop up, because teenagers are suffering from it now worse than ever. It was even a cover story…