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Mental Health

The effect of social media on teen mental health depends on how it’s used. Living with mental illness can be an isolating experience, even though 1 in 5 people are affected by it at some point in their lives. It’s hard to speak up about...

More therapeutic programs are integrating holistic drug-free approaches into their treatment plans based on their low risk and accessibility. A recent study conducted by The University of Vermont found that patients responded positively to structured exercise programs offered in inpatient psychiatric facilities. In inpatient treatment,...

While teenagers are moving towards other social media platforms, Facebook remains one of the top social networks used by the age group. It’s becoming clearer and clearer that mental health issues are incredibly prevalent in the youth population. It looks like Facebook is striving to...

Teen health isn’t just about washing your hands and staying active--it’s much more than that. To build overall wellness, physical and mental health have to be taken into consideration. As a society, we tend to focus on physical health because it’s easy to see and...

In a psychiatric assessment for teens, the goal is to clarify an individual’s diagnosis and make sure it’s correct. Licensed experts such as a psychologist, psychiatrist, professional therapist, and psychiatric nurse practitioner review a teen’s current diagnosis and medication for accuracy and effectiveness--then improve it,...

Depression isn’t rare--studies have found that around 3 million teens, ages 12 to 17, experience at least one major depressive episode in a year. That’s a high number and should make it clear that getting an assessment for depression isn’t anything to be embarrassed about....

In our incredibly fast-paced society, it’s easy to get lost in the habit of “go, go, go” and not rest often. While completely tasks and goals is an important part of life, our bodies and minds need time to rest and recover. Restfulness is just...