Archive for the ‘Mental Illness’ Category

  • Tips On How To Cope With A Child's OCD - TeenDrugRehabs.com

    How To Cope With A Child’s OCD

    Mar 31, 15 • 1118 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on How To Cope With A Child’s OCD

    Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a condition most often associated with adults. However, a small percentage of children also have OCD. Most kids affected by OCD will typically see symptoms around the age of 10, and this can be very challenging for...

  • PTSD In Girls Exposed To Parental Aggression - TeenDrugRehabs.com

    Heartbeat Changes Predict PTSD In Girls Exposed To Parental Aggression

    Feb 20, 15 • 1317 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on Heartbeat Changes Predict PTSD In Girls Exposed To Parental Aggression

    Changes in the function of the nervous system help explain the adult onset of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in teenage girls who witness parental acts of aggression, researchers from the State University of New York at Albany report. Only a minority...

  • Helping Teens Awareness Of Mental Illness-Mental Illness Week-TeenDrugRehabs

    Helping Teens Build Awareness Of Mental Illness

    Sep 30, 14 • 1472 Views • Featured, Mental IllnessComments Off on Helping Teens Build Awareness Of Mental Illness

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) engages the American public and encourages each of us to think more about mental health throughout the year. NAMI is dedicated to bringing awareness to the issue of mental health and providing help and resources...

  • Impending Mental Disorders Predicted Via Brain Scans - TeenDrugRehabs

    Impending Mental Disorders Predicted Via Brain Scans

    Sep 23, 14 • 1115 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on Impending Mental Disorders Predicted Via Brain Scans

    Depression and bipolar disorder are two mental health diagnoses that carry a strong genetic influence. While scientists do not fully understand the mix between genetic and other factors in the development of the two disorders, research has shown that...

  • Chronic Pain And Depression Go Hand-In-Hand For Adolescents-TeenRehab

    Chronic Pain And Depression Often Go Hand-In-Hand For Adolescents

    Aug 28, 14 • 1125 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on Chronic Pain And Depression Often Go Hand-In-Hand For Adolescents

    Research from Norway finds that young people who are struggling with certain mental health conditions often experience chronic pain at the same time. The research highlights the need for increased mind and body treatment planning for adolescents. The study...

  • Teens and Steroid Abuse – A Dangerous Combination

    Teens And Steroid Abuse – A Dangerous Combination

    Apr 15, 14 • 3727 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on Teens And Steroid Abuse – A Dangerous Combination

    When it comes to teens and substance abuse, parents often worry about alcohol or drugs such as marijuana, meth or heroin. However, there’s another type of drug that typically gets much less attention but still has a significant negative impact on teens:...

  • Tracking Psychopathic Traits in Teenagers

    Tracking Psychopathic Traits In Teenagers

    Mar 26, 14 • 4624 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on Tracking Psychopathic Traits In Teenagers

    Psychopathic traits are personality traits centered on such things as disregard for other people’s feelings, impulsive actions, recurring use of manipulation or deception, and an unusually narrow emotional range. In a study published in September 2013 in...

  • Identifying Mood Disorders and How To Find Treatment

    Identifying Mood Disorders And How To Find Treatment

    Mar 6, 14 • 1667 Views • Mental Illness, UncategorizedComments Off on Identifying Mood Disorders And How To Find Treatment

    Mood disorders include major depression, dysthymic disorder and bipolar disorder. As recently as just a couple of decades ago, experts believed that these occurred only in adults, but now we know that children, teens and young adults can be afflicted as well...

  • How Can Social Anxiety Disorder Limit A Teen’s Success In School, Life

    How Can Social Anxiety Disorder Limit A Teen’s Success In School, Life?

    Feb 24, 14 • 1738 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on How Can Social Anxiety Disorder Limit A Teen’s Success In School, Life?

    Most of us feel a bit uneasy about new social situations. There is a certain degree of pressure everyone feels about performing in some way publicly. Social anxiety disorder (also called social phobia) is more than common jitters. It is a medical condition...

  • What Does Teen Depression And Mental And Medical Illness Have In Common

    What Does Teen Depression And Mental And Medical Illness Have In Common?

    Feb 14, 14 • 1321 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on What Does Teen Depression And Mental And Medical Illness Have In Common?

    Depression usually travels with company. When teens are diagnosed with depression, most times they are also assessed for other mental or physical illnesses. Many studies have concluded that in order for a teen’s depression to be successfully treated, they...