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Teenagers are typically predictable in their unpredictability. One moment they’re slamming the door in your face--the next, they’re acting like the sweet child they used to be all the time. Adolescence is a roller-coaster of social and hormonal factors, making it a perfect recipe for...

“Eyes are the window to the soul”--a saying that has been passed around for hundreds of years, with no known origin, but seems to resonate. The eyes are critical for making decisions, understanding another person’s emotions, and helping others understand yours. New research suggests that...

At ViewPoint, we have the ability to support teens who have struggled with anorexia in the past, although we are not strictly an anorexia treatment center. We can, however, provide an extra level of care towards other issues connected to the eating disorder. Eating disorders...

Social anxiety in teens is one of the most common anxiety disorders among young people. We all know what it feels like to get nervous around crowds, during a presentation, or when meeting new people--but for people with social anxiety, it’s much more than nerves....

Processing issues in teens are still largely mysterious in how they’re caused. There are so many things linked to processing issues in teens--drugs, alcohol use, ADHD--and now there’s one more, according to a new study. Obesity among youth is increasing and so is high blood...

[caption id="attachment_4169" align="alignright" width="300"] Image source: Flickr user- alyssafilmmaker, Teen Sleep Deprivation[/caption] Teen sleep deprivation can have serious effects on teens wellbeing. As youth are developing, the necessity for quality sleep is extremely important. Their brains and bodies need between 1.5 to 2 more hours of...

Don't Let the Shame of a Teenage Suicidal Attempt Silence Your Story As a teenager, understanding the way you feel is practically impossible. Your emotions are all over the spectrum, constantly fluctuating. Other times our emotions seem as if they are a one-way street. At times...

Behavioral assessments for teens can seem intimidating – after all, when first encountering a treatment facility, many families do not know quite what to expect. In reality, however, there is nothing frightening about behavioral assessments for teens; the term simply refers to a wide range...

Every family fights. It’s just what happens when a group of people live in close proximity to each other for years and years on end. However, sometimes it can feel like these fights will never end. If your children are constantly at each other’s throats,...

Do you feel as though your teen could care less about their school assignments, extracurricular activities, or having a healthy social life? You may have an underachieving teen in your hands. Just because you label your teen as “underachieving” doesn’t mean that have to stay...