Family Help & Wellness

Adolescent Behavioral Health

Noun Normally, children and youth experience a wide range of emotional distress during development and maturation. For example, it is not strange for a child to experience short-lived, impermanent depression or to experience some anxiety about school. If the symptoms persist or continue to negatively impact quality of life, the individual may need professional...

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ADHD in teens

Noun Currently, there are millions of young adults and children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a term used to encompass several associated problems such as hyperactivity, impulsive behavior, and inability to sustain attention. Frequently, young adults who are struggling with ADHD have symptoms such as low self-esteem, inability to...

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Addiction

Noun Addiction is the process by which a person becomes physically and/or mentally dependent on a substance or behavior that initially elicited a high for the user. Frequent use of substances such as drugs or alcohol, or engagement in addictive behavior such as gambling, can lead to addiction.  There are multiple factors that lead to

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ADD

Noun Attention Deficit Disorder, also referred to as ADD, is the term previously used for a learning disorder in which an individual has an unusually high quantity of energy and cannot adequately maintain focus. While the terminology Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is in common use by many, the revised American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5 no longer

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