What is Avoidant Personality Disorder?

Avoidant Personality Disorder

Many teenagers and adults suffer from social anxiety. This is a condition that can make them feel nervous and physically ill when they have to interact with others. Particularly if they will be the center of attention (such as when they must give a speech) or when they think others will be looking at them […]

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Simple and Easy Stress Relief Techniques for Teens

stress relief techniques

Today’s teenagers are under a lot of stress: Between school, extracurricular activities, after-school jobs, volunteer opportunities, and family obligations, adolescents can find their daily lives to be stressful. That’s not counting the normal stress of navigating the journey from childhood to adulthood, which is often filled with friendship dramas, dating issues, and boundary-pushing as they […]

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What Are the Signs of OCD In Teens?

signs of ocd

Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m OCD about that,” when they are describing their cleaning routines or how they want their desk to look and function? You might be surprised to know that OCD, which stands for obsessive-compulsive disorder, does not mean that someone is what you might call a “neat freak.” Instead, it […]

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10 Warning Signs of Teen Bulimia

Teen Bulimia

Bulimia, also called bulimia nervosa, is an eating disorder that generally includes bingeing on large amounts of food and purging by vomiting or using laxatives. Bulimia can affect anyone of any age, but adolescent girls, are the most prone to teen bulimia. If you notice any of the warning signs of bulimia in your teenager, […]

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Teen Benzo Abuse Signs and Symptoms

Teen Benzo Abuse

Prescription drug abuse has soared in recent years, and teenagers have not been excluded. Nearly any teen can get hold of benzodiazepines, also known as benzos, because they tend to be readily available in the medicine cabinets of homes they visit. Some common drugs that fall into this category include Xanax, Valium, and Ativan. If […]

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment: What to Expect

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual diagnosis is when an individual is diagnosed with both an addiction and another mental health issue. The addiction might be to a substance or to a behavior (such as compulsive gambling or internet addiction). The mental health issue could be depression, OCD, anxiety, or almost anything else. Treatment options for dual diagnosis are varied […]

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What is Considered Normal Teenage Behavior?

normal teenage behavior

A decade or more ago, you made it through the “terrible twos” with your child. Now that he or she is a teenager, you might feel as though you’re playing a whole other ballgame. Your adolescent is transitioning from a child into an adult, and they might exhibit some behaviors that are puzzling or concerning […]

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