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July 2018

Sleep Deprivation in Teens: The Next Mental Health Crisis
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According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two-thirds of high school students don’t get enough sleep. Based on these worrying statistics, it seems sleep deprivation in teens has become a serious issue. Due to the ever-growing burden of school...
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Scared for Your Child’s Transition Back Home? You Have Options
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Are you afraid that your child’s transition back home might pose difficulties? Dealing with problems such as drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, and other antisocial behaviors is never easy. To help their children overcome such challenges, parents often resort to specialized...
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Finding the Best: 5 Elements of a Quality Teen Treatment Center
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What Is a Quality Teen Treatment Center? Quality teen treatment centers offer guidance and compassion to teens struggling with severe emotional and behavioral issues. Top of the line teen treatment centers provide a therapeutic residential boarding environment for troubled teens.  “Residential treatment...
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The Link Between Depression & Teen Social Media Use
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Teen Social Media Use and Mental Health Depression and suicidal thoughts are on the rise among adolescents. A University of Pittsburgh study found that, “negative experiences (on social media) were strongly and consistently associated with higher depressive symptoms.” Social media...
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A New Lens: Seeing Clearly with a Teen Diagnostic Center
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Families experience mental health crises with their teens every day and many don’t know who to turn to for help. Pediatricians may not have the necessary credentials to properly diagnose or treat your teen. Furthermore, when a teen has been...
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Teen Drinking Linked to Lower Levels of Grey Matter in Brain
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A ten-year study of young adults revealed that heavy teen drinking causes changes in the volume of brain matter. Young adults experience essential brain development through the teen years; which explains why heavy alcohol consumption damages the brain early on....
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Tips for How to Successfully Curb Your Child’s Technology Overuse
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When it comes to parenting, living in a highly digitalized world has given rise to new problems and challenges. One of these problems is technology overuse which can have a profoundly negative impact on children’s physical and mental health. A 2006...
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3 Reasons to Pick Alternatives to Boot Camps for Teens
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Over the last decades, boot camps for teens have been the subject of intense debates among both mental health professionals and parents concerned about their children’s well-being. As parents, we want to raise our children in a healthy and safe environment....
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Troubled Teen: 5 Positive Effects of Therapeutic Schools
For parents and family members living with a troubled teen, every day can feel like a battle when traditional treatment options fail to work. While difficult, a teenager whose behavioral issues are excessive, parents need to consider the option of...
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Red Flags: How to Identify Mental Illness in Teenagers
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Identifying the signs early is essential For many concerned parents and family members, it may seem like a daunting task trying to identify mental illness in teenagers. Typical teenage behavior includes moodiness, volatility, boundary pushing, and acting erratically. However, learning...
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