Teen Phobias – What You Need to Know


Diagnosing and Treating Phobias in Teens Phobias are a common type of mental health problem suffered by children, teens, and adults. A teen phobia involves an extreme and irrational fear of a specific object or situation. Teenagers are just as prone to phobias as adults, and many people develop lifelong phobias while growing up. [...]

Can Social Media Impact Your Childs Happiness?

2017-12-26T22:10:02+00:00Anxiety, Depression|

As understanding of mental illness such as depression increases so does the imposing of social media into our lives. It's so commonplace that learning someone doesn't have Facebook or Instagram can raise eyebrows. However, there's reason to believe social media has negative effects on our minds, particularly those that are developing. For children and [...]

Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder


Introduction At times, anxiety is not a bad thing as it can motivate someone to maintain focus amid the pressure. On the other hand, anxiety can lead to worries, panic attacks and fears which can interfere with someone’s way of life. When this happens, the person is said to be suffering from an anxiety [...]

When Social Anxiety Disorder Strikes Your Teenager


The teenage years are already difficult because of the hormonal changes that children have to go through. But on top of this, there are a lot of societal pressures that they have to deal with too. And if they don't know how to handle the stress of it all in a healthy way, they [...]

Social Anxiety Disorder in Teenagers


It's normal for teenagers to be slightly nervous or anxious about social situations, but some teens become so anxious that it starts to negatively affect their lives. These teenagers may suffer from a condition known as social anxiety disorder. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders by the American Psychiatric Association, [...]

Tips for Parents: Handling Teen Anxiety and Depression

2017-06-06T00:19:42+00:00Anxiety, Depression|

By Michelle Robinson, LCSW Teenagers witness a series of emotions and challenges after attaining adolescence. Right from handling the changes that one experiences during the puberty phase to finding answers to questions like what they aspire to become in future to peer pressure, teens are expected to tackle each and every aspect of their lives [...]

Adolescents Dealing with GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder)


By Dr. David Feldman This is the age of tremendous competition. As a teenager in school, there is competition to excel in studies. Parental pressure accompanied by peer pressure can cause even the perfectly healthy teenager to break down completely. This pressure can create a feeling of anxiety in a teenager. In the normal course [...]