Family Help & Wellness

Therapy

Noun Teen Therapy often includes a therapeutic program that focuses specifically on the issues relating to the adolescent’s past. There are many different forms of therapy that can be used, including group and equine therapy. The point of all of these different forms of treatment is to provide everlasting help for the adolescent in terms

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Residential Treatment Centers

Noun Residential treatment centers for teens are specialized facilities which provide in-patient mental health treatment for adolescents. Oftentimes, the therapeutic approach is customized to the individual’s needs, and can include a variety of methods, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, equine therapy, counseling services and/or medication. Many residential...

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PTSD

Noun Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental issue caused by a traumatic event such as abuse, major car accidents, or sexual assault. When traumatic events cause lasting emotional and psychological consequences, this can oftentimes be identified as post traumatic stress disorder. People with PTSD may experience feelings of fear, guilt, anger, and...

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Psychiatric Treatments

Noun Adolescent psychiatric treatments are specialized therapies designed to treat young developing minds. Teenager’s process information much differently than adults, therefore, their psychiatric treatment needs to be designed specifically for their unique mindset. Moreover, it is imperative for parents of a psychologically troubled teen to search for an...

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Mental Health

Teenage mental health refers to a young person’s mental well-being, and their ability to handle common forms of stress, whether it be at home or at school. The number of young people experiencing mental health issues is growing, and a teen with poor mental health may display a number of behavioral, emotional or psychological issues.

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Depression Test

Noun When a teen is displaying symptoms associated with depression, such as loss of interest, low energy, sadness, social isolation and substance abuse, a trained mental health professional may use a depression test to confirm their diagnosis. Depression tests will take into account the individual’s behaviors and symptoms, and use the information to decide on

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Boot Camps

Noun Boot camps for troubled teens are behavioral modification programs that are designed with the intentions of rehabilitating troubled adolescents. Despite its popularity, boot camps have been proven, as a whole, to be ineffective in promoting true, long-lasting changes in the behavioral patterns of troubled teens and can sometimes result in a child returning...

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Bipolar Disorder

Noun Previously referred to as manic-depressive disorder, bipolar disorder is a mental condition characterized by significant changes in mood, ranging from depression to mania. For a teen, the symptoms of bipolar disorder are often more extreme, and can be accompanied by feelings of rage. While experiencing a manic episode, individuals will often display an...

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Behavioral Health

Noun It is normal for children and youth to experience various types of emotional distress as they develop and mature. For example, it is common for children to experience anxiety about school or to experience short periods of depression that are impermanent in nature. If symptoms persist, it may be time to seek professional assistance.

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Anger Issues

Anger is a normal emotion with a wide range of intensity, from mild irritation and frustration to rage. Anger is a warning bell that tells us that something is wrong. It is a reaction to a perceived threat to ourselves, our loved ones, our property, self-image, or some part of our identity. Young adults who

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ADHD

Noun Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a very common condition that affects millions of children and young adults. ADHD is a mixture of several different problems that may include impulsive behavior, difficulty sustaining attention, and hyperactivity. Often times, young men and women who struggle with ADHD also have trouble maintaining...

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Young Adult

Young adults are individuals aged 18 – 24, they are considered and expected to act maturely. This is the “student age,” thus most are schooling and either living with a roommate or alone, with a mentality that adult life is stress-free. To many youth, this seems to be the best age set of their life.

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