Family Help & Wellness

Self Harm

noun Self-harm in young people is when a youth deliberately damages or injures their body as a way of expressing or coping with great emotional turbulence. In most cases, individuals engage in self-harming behaviors as a method of easing some kind of bad feeling. Self-harm is mostly characterized by puncturing, carving or cutting of the

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School Refusal

School refusal is when someone refuses to attend school as a result of psychological or emotional stress. There is a difference between truancy (individual skipping classes) and school refusal because teens with the problem of school refusal have developed anxiety or fear towards going to school, while truant children express anger or boredom. An estimated

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Residential Treatment Centers for Teens

Noun Residential treatment centers for teens provide inpatient mental health services for adolescents. Normally, residential treatment centers for young people combine many types of therapeutic techniques to assist in the recovery process of stressed adolescents. Medications may be used in combination with therapeutic approaches, including equine therapy and...

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Residential Treatment Center

A residential treatment center (RTC), is a specialized inpatient therapeutic program that provides intensive treatment for substance abuse, mental illness, and a wide range of other behavioral issues that have not been successfully addressed by outpatient therapy methods. Some professionals consider residential treatment the last alternative in the approach to...

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Residential Mental Health Facilities

Noun Residential mental health facilities provide specialized inpatient treatment services to adolescents battling behavioral and emotional problems. A large percentage of residential treatment facilities offer high-quality supervision and care round-the-clock. Some of the facilities will have highly trained mental health professionals, such as psychiatrists, on...

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Reactive Attachment Disorder

n. noun Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) is a disorder in which a young child fails to establish healthy or emotional attachment or relationship to his/her family members, including the parents. A person who suffers from RAD and fails to engage in appropriate therapeutic treatment normally carries the disorder throughout his/her life. People with RAD do

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PTSD in teens

noun Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe mental condition caused by one or more traumatic events, which may include sexual assault, abuse, neglect, military service, and/or major vehicle accidents. In the event that an individual suffers long-term psychological and emotional consequences, this is usually referred to as post-traumatic stress disorder...

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Psychiatric Hospital

Psychiatric hospital/mental institution/psychiatric “psych” wards may be the constituent unit of a regular hospital or are facilities dedicated to the exclusive treatment of advanced psychological conditions, such as psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, schizophrenia and others. There are various types of psychiatric hospitals, categorized...

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Programs for troubled teens

Noun Programs for troubled teens provide therapeutic services to help adolescents successfully address their behavioral and emotional challenges including defiance issues, depression, eating disorders, and anxiety. Special programs for distressed teens take various forms such as residential treatment centers, therapeutic boarding schools, and wilderness therapy...

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Private mental health hospitals

Noun Private mental health hospitals are live-in mental health facilities offering diagnostic and evaluative services for individuals that want to recover from behavioral and emotional challenges. In these facilities, professionals have an exclusive opportunity to provide personalized services for mental health and/or psychiatric problems. This may include the...

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder

noun No matter how well behaved a child is, in some instances, he/she will be troublesome. However, if a child or adolescent has repetitive and unceasing vindictiveness, irritability, defiance, arguing or anger towards a parent, guardian and other people taking care of him/her, there are high chances he/she has developed Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). If

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Failure to Launch

Noun Failure to launch is a failure to leave the childhood home, either from inadequate preparation or desire, and embark on a journey of independent life. Failure to launch syndrome is an informal terminology for a common issue witnessed among some young adults. There is high likelihood that young adults suffering from failure to launch

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