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Adult and teen addiction is often looked at as a sinful behavior--something lifelong, incurable, tainting, and debilitating. This isn’t true, though, and Maia Szalavitz has made it her mission to transform adult and teen addiction treatment. NPR recently had an interview with her concerning her...

Teen stress and trauma has the ability to turn into more dangerous, more disruptive issues like depression. The more we understand about the effects of teen stress and trauma on the brain, the better professionals, parents, and teachers can help those suffering from related issues....

A teen assessment center is all about clarifying a teen’s diagnosis and making sure it’s correct. Licensed experts such as a psychologist, psychiatrist, professional therapist and psychiatric nurse practitioner will review an adolescent’s current diagnosis and medication for its accuracy and effectiveness, then improve it...

5 Ways to Help Coping with Failure [caption id="attachment_4385" align="alignright" width="150"] Photo Credit: flickr user - .jocelyn.[/caption] As a teen, failure can seem like the end of the world. We learn throughout adolescence, that failure is a part of life. It’s a setback, an emotional letdown, a...

In a recent New York Times article, the link between teen mental health and physical health was explored. The article emphasized a lack of treating children’s pain--something you’d think wouldn’t be an issue--because of a misunderstanding of how it works, and how it affects them later in...

CNN recently reported on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) newly released new data from their Youth Risk Behavior Survey--which has been going on every other year since 1991. It outlines common teen difficulties, like alcohol use, cigarette use, driving drunk, and much...

Diet, Mood, and Dealing with Depression [caption id="attachment_4158" align="alignright" width="300"] Image source: Flickr user- David Saddler[/caption] Feelings of depression can often be related to poor body image, body dissatisfaction and eating disorders. When dealing with depression, the first step is to take care of yourself. That can...

Among teenage behavior problems, inappropriate cell phone use is a relatively new one that really only begun about 10 to 15 years ago. In an article by TIME magazine, the issues surrounding teen cell phone use were discussed. CommonSense Media recently released a survey reporting...

Emotional Life Influenced by if You Had Healthy Family Relationships While growing up, we learn a lot from our families, even our friend’s families. Some of us develop healthy family relationships, while others have more difficulty staying connected. Either way, our families plays a large role...