Clearing Up Rules for ADHD Children Helps Them Succeed June 22, 2016
In a recent article by Psych Central, a new study conducted by the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) revealed that unspoken or unclear rules are especially difficult for ADHD children to understand. It showed that ADHD children often have a hard time seeing when a situation’s tone changes, like from play-time to test-time. Researchers think this is part of the reason ADHD children are often labeled as “trouble-makers” or called out for...
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Three tips to diffuse an Angry Teen June 15, 2016
There are a few tricks to help diffuse an angry teen, counselors from all over the nation share their top tips and advice to help parents in tough situations. The first and most important piece of advice is to make sure yourself and the teen are not in a place where physical harm may come to you or them.  These tips are focused much more on teens that are emotionally angry and not threatening you, themselves,...
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13 Mental Health Benefits of Exercise in Teens June 14, 2016
How to Promote Health Benefits of Exercise in Teens Overtime, exercise has been proven to have wonderful effects on physical and mental health. Regardless or physic or age, studies have shown that making time for exercise provides multiple benefits. Developing good mental health and brain function as a teen is incredibly important to achieve overall well-being. The health benefits of exercise in teens can eliminate potential risks in areas across the spectrum. The Huffington Post discusses...
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Teenage Problems: A Part of Life June 10, 2016
Understanding Emotions when Dealing with Teenage Problems Teenage problems are something that everyone goes through. When you’re a teenager, you are in one of the many stages of life, where you get to begin to discover who you are. You start to learn what your interests are, what heartbreak feels like, and the type of people you want to build friends with. These experiences, or sometimes teenage problems, open up a new world of emotions that...
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A General Understanding of Eating Disorder Behaviors June 9, 2016
What Someone with Eating Disorder Behaviors Looks Like Many people don’t realize that anyone around them could be struggling with eating disorder behaviors. The most common image of someone with eating disorder behaviors, is a skinny, young, Caucasian girl. While girls do struggle with a greater amount of societal expectations to be skinny, curvy in the right ways, and to have the beauty of a Greek goddess, they aren’t the only people who suffer from these...
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The Two Components of OCD in Teens June 5, 2016
Understanding OCD in Teens The first component found in OCD in teens is obsessions. Obsessions entail recurrent thoughts, impulses, and mental images. The second component found in OCD in teens is compulsions. Compulsions consist of repetitive behaviors that an individual feels driven to perform in response to the obsessions. The obsessive thoughts connected to OCD in teens are unlike usually teenage worries about real-life problems. They rarely have any relation to real-life problems. Compulsions usually represent...
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Multiple Personality Disorder Related to Childhood Trauma June 1, 2016
ScienceDaily published an article concerning recent developments on the connection between childhood trauma and multiple personality disorder. King’s College London discovered that multiple personality disorder develops from childhood trauma (ex. neglect) rather than a “proneness to fantasy” or “suggestibility.” Controversy around multiple personality disorder Around one percent of the general population is estimated to struggle with multiple personality disorder, otherwise known as dissociative identity disorder (DID). People with DID are often misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder or...
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Stress in Teens : A Genetic Solution June 1, 2016
We try to achieve happy and healthy lives by exercising daily, maintain a nutritious diet, and developing stable relationships. We try to live long and prosperous lives but recent research suggests that certain elements can reduce lifespan. School, family, friendships, or sports can all cause stress in teens. An article by Medical News Today discusses how researchers may have found a link to mood and stress and its correlation to reduced lifespan. A project conducted by...
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Troubled Teens and Sleep Patterns May 29, 2016
How much sleep does a person need? Sleep is like food, too much can be bad for you, too little can be bad for you. At the end of the day you need to get the right amount and right kind of sleep. It is not a secret and it can be hard to force your troubled teen to sleep but the health benefits both physically and emotionally.  But what is right for them and how...
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Resources to help troubled teens May 28, 2016
Resources to help troubled teens can be the difference between finding solutions at home and sending your child to a residential treatment program.  While residential treatment is the right choice for many situations you owe it to your family to try to solve the problem at home. The next three titles are books that not only sell well in stores, but have actual clinical support for their methods.  All created from a research perspective they provide...
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