Family Help & Wellness

Compulsive Lying

Compulsive lying is defined as an act by someone who lies regularly and lacks control over his/her lying, no matter the potential of the lie being discovered or the imminent negative consequences of this act. In most instances, the unreasonable liar has self-defeating qualities to him/her and is of little or no help with his/her

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Noun Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is organized, present-oriented psychotherapeutic modification designed for people with a variety of behavioral health and mental health issues, such as depression and substance abuse disorders. CBT emphasizes transforming a person’s thoughts and cognitions from negative and poor functioning to positive.  The basic premise is...

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Bullying

Bullying is defined as the use of threats, abuse, intimidation, or force to aggressively control others. This behavior is mostly habitual and repetitive. An individual can be said to be practicing bullying if he/she unceasingly acts in an antisocial and aggressive way those surrounding him/her, including family and friends. In most instances, the main motivation...

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Boot Camps for Troubled Teens

Noun Boot Camps for troubled teens are defined as behavioral change programs that are created with the objective of restoring troubled teens through the use of military-like training and discipline. In spite of their popularity, boot camps are highly unsuccessful in their intended goals of promoting realistic, permanent changes in the social patterns of distressed...

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Boot Camp for Boys

Noun A boot camp for boys utilizes negative reinforcement and shock tactics in a controlled military-like environment to counteract destructive behavior.  Usually, the boot camps aim at instilling high sense of structure and discipline in the attendees, similar to a military environment. Most boot camps for young men are grounded on the idea that instilling

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Boot Camp

Noun Boot camps can be state-owned, constituting the penal and correctional system of certain countries, but a large percentage of these facilities are in the USA. Privately owned boot camps use similar approaches and provide programs as short term options for the teens whose parents feel they have lost control or who desire behavior modification.

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Bipolar disorder in teens

Noun Bipolar disorder in teens is also known as manic-depressive disorder and is connected to mood swings ranging from the depths of depression to the peaks of mania. The moment your mood shifts in opposite direction, you may feel energetic and euphoric. The moment you get depressed, you may feel hopeless or sad and lose

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Autism Therapy

noun Autism therapy is used to counteract the developmental and behavioral problems connected with autism and autism range disorders. Its drive is promoting self-reliance and improving the quality of life that people with autism lead. Autism therapy is typically designed to satisfy a person’s needs. Individuals with autism ordinarily start showing indications in...

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Autism

Noun Autism is a serious neurodevelopmental condition that results in a person having cognitive difficulties, social impairments, repetitive behaviors and communication problems. The disorder ranges from mild to severe and occurs in all socioeconomic, ethnic, and age groups. Autism is more prevalent in males than females. In some cases, children suffering from...

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Attitude

Noun Attitude is how a person thinks or feels about something or someone. It is usually revealed in an individual’s position of the body, implying a mental state, or an action. Attitude is the concept that the moods and opinions towards someone/something will, and do, affect the results of interactions with those individuals or things.

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Assessment

Noun Assessment is defined as evaluation method that assists to properly diagnose and assign a person’s needs. Good assessments are designed, applied, and scored in a controlled and steady manner. In most cases, they make use of a multi-choice format, but a number of them include short-answer, open-ended questions to measure a person’s capability and

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Asperger’s Syndrome

Noun According to the medical dictionary, Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental disorder associated with autism. It is marked by a person having above-average intellectual ability combined with compromised social skills and obstructive, monotonous patterns of activities and interest. Individuals that have Asperger’s syndrome are characterized by limited facial...

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