Family Help & Wellness

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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Drug Rehabilitation

Noun Also referred to as rehab, drug rehabilitation is a facility or program that specializes in assisting people who are addicted to drugs or dependent of harmful chemicals. Individuals who are battling with an addiction to intoxicating substances such as prescription drugs, cocaine, alcohol, methamphetamine, or heroin, can find the help they need to recover

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Drug Abuse

Noun Drug abuse is the detrimental use of habit forming substances or drugs, typically in large quantities, that usually leads to craving, psychological injury (such as memory loss, dysfunctional behavior patterns, hallucinations), and/or psychological injury (including damage to liver, kidney, heart) or in the worst scenario death. It is also referred to as...

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Diagnosis

Noun Diagnosis means recognizing the causes underlying a certain phenomenon or issue. Experts use diagnosis for diverse purposes with variations in the application of analysis, logic, and experience in determining “cause and effect” of specific scenarios. In computer science and systems engineering, it is used to figure out what brings about symptoms, solutions...

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Destructive Behaviors

Noun Destructive behaviors are the undesirable behavioral patterns that individuals display and that have the potentiality to negatively impact the quality of life he/she leads. When persons display undesirable behaviors, they are being influenced by ongoing issues that are destabilizing their normal psychological balance. The type and severity of destructive...

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Depression Test for Teens

Noun Depression testing for teens is the assessment of a teen’s indicators of symptomology, with an emphasis on those that are likely to detect depression. These symptoms typically include loss of interest in activities, withdrawn nature, impulsivity, academic difficulties, substance abuse, lack of control over anger, and negative issues with authority personnel...

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Depression

Noun Depression is defined as a mood changing disorder that can cause an unending feeling of loss of interest and/or unhappiness. Clinical depression or major depressive disorder changes a person’s feeling, thinking, and behavior. It can cause a large variety of psychological and/or physical problems. An individual with depression will most probably experience...

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Defiance

Noun Defiance is when a person or thing resists conforming to or behaving as what it is expected or asked. A person that confidently resists an opposing force or authority, not minding the consequences or outcomes, is said to be defiant.

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Day Treatment

Day treatment programs are intended to address the needs of people that have behavioral management disorders relating to advanced emotional turbulences. Day treatment is especially important for people who have failed to succeed in an outpatient setting, but don’t need full-time care. Often the programs are in line with a person’s work, home, and/or studies

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