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Author: Randi Nelson

Social media has some of the most incredible potential; it can connect people oceans away from each other, it can create support groups for those in need, it can provide a platform for those without a voice to gain one--the possibilities are endless. Yet there...

According to the National Sleep Foundation, teenagers don’t get near enough shuteye at night. To function well, the teen brain needs around 8 to 10 hours of sleep--which is nowhere near what the majority gets. Only 15 percent of teens have reported sleeping 8 and...

Most parents know how far the power of an out of control teen can go. It can escalate from slamming doors in your face mid-sentence to sneaking out at night to breaking into buildings to abusing drugs. Teen angst is a normal part of growing up,...

It turns out that symptoms of depression in teens may show up much earlier than previously thought. New research has discovered early signs of depression through brain scans of infants. This research could mean earlier identification in young people, leading to more efficient and effective...

Teenage personality disorders still contain many mysteries we’ve yet to discover and solve. While we can now treat them effectively, methods for identification and treatment can always be improved. A recent discovery has found that the actual shape of a person’s brain can tell us...

Teen body image is an enormous part of the adolescent years. The state of someone’s body image during these critical years can shape not just their physical health, but their mental health for the rest of their life. Many studies now link various forms of...

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a terribly misunderstood disorder by the public. There’s a common misconception that if you like to plan meticulously, organize your things, and keep things clean, that you probably have a little OCD--but this downplays what people actually receiving treatment for...

Stress and trauma are deeply linked. Traumatic events are traumatic because of the extreme stress they cause in the moment and afterwards--days, weeks, even years later. In trauma treatment, we come across many different cases with many different origins for trauma. One possible cause of...

Teenagers are notoriously moody—every parent knows this. Sometimes it’s more than just moodiness and hormones, though. Sometimes it’s depression. Depression treatment is among one of the most needed mental health services among the adolescent age group. It can be caused by a host of issues...

Mental health treatment for teens is incredibly important, yet often overlooked by society. While more and more people are drawing attention to the destructive power of untreated mental illnesses, we still have a very long way to go. Mental health and physical health are inherently...