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Author: Randi Nelson

Throughout adolescence we are constantly developing physically and mentally. How do these changes and maturities effect our overall wellbeing and mental health? CBS News recently released an article discussing new research that has discovered how teens’ brains mature and how that can explain the development...

As a parent, I know that the thought of parenting teens in today’s world can seem a little scary. When we turn on the news nowadays, it seems like we’re bombarded by violent news. Another child abducted after being lured through the internet. Another bombing...

    Do you suspect that your teen is displaying bipolar disorder symptoms? Are you unsure of a previous diagnosis of some other mental health struggle from your child’s clinician? A recent article by CBS News discusses a study that found that many people wait years and years...

When the average person thinks about OCD in teens and adults, what comes to their mind? Usually, it’s something along the lines of neatness, obsessive organizing, or the detective character from the television show Monk. These are stereotypes and cause a lot of confusion relating...

Teen anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other issues can become overwhelming--sometimes teens and parents turn to “home remedies” to help, but this is often dangerous and ineffective. The New York Times recently published an article discussing one of the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) ways people try to cope...

“Talk therapy” can be expensive and it’s not always effective for depression in teens and adults. Every person is different and for those that “talk therapy” doesn’t work for, there aren’t many options, but one may have just been added to the list. Live Science...

Mental illness is extremely common within our society, but people often forget that mental illness is something that effects both adults and youth. For teens, struggling with mental illness can be detrimental to their wellbeing, especially due to the stigma on mental health issues. A...

The Washington Post recently reported that it looks like the 18-year-old Munich shooter that killed 9 people was an isolated and depressed teen who had experienced bullying. Investigators also say he had issues with panic attacks when thrown into social situations and was obsessed with...

Nearly 5 percent of adolescents struggle with mood disorders in teens. Mood disorders are issues like depression, dysthymic disorder, and/or bipolar disorder. Of the varying mood disorders in teens, we’re going to discuss bipolar disorder and its connection to self-hatred today. Psych Central recently published...