Are Mental Health Disorders in Children Getting Worse?

2018-01-22T18:13:45+00:00Mental Health|

The fast-paced, social media driven, instant gratification world most people exist in has precipitated a more stressful existence than in generations past. Unfortunately, this is particularly true in the case of young people. Often, trying to cope with today’s world manifests in mental health issues. Mental health disorders in children seem to be on [...]

Sexual Harassment – What Your Teens Need to Know

2017-12-19T18:56:21+00:00Mental Health, Trauma|

Sexual harassment is an issue that plagues people of all ages. It is troubling to think that your child might be the victim of bullying or sexual harassment, but it is an issue that often goes unreported in schools. Parents need to pay close attention to changes in their teens' behavior and look for [...]

Teens With Psychotic Depression Disorder

2017-12-09T18:27:08+00:00Depression, Mental Health, Personality Disorder|

Psychosis is one of the scarier and more serious forms of mental illness. A specific type of mental illness that is related is psychotic depression, which includes a variety of symptoms but can be treated. If you are the parent of a teen who you believe has some of the most notable symptoms of [...]

The Dangers of Social Media on the Adolescent

2017-12-05T16:42:34+00:00Depression, Emotional Regulation, Mental Health|

It goes without saying that all forms of change either contribute greatly or negatively to the evolution of mankind and society. Yet in some instances, as in the case with the advancement of technological applications consistently being used to modify communication, change exists as a double-edged sword in which both beneficial and detrimental effects [...]

Signs of Teen Histrionic Personality Disorder

2017-03-29T16:16:46+00:00Histrionic, Mental Health, Mood Disorders|

Do you have that someone in your life that craves attention no matter what is going on, who they are with or where they are? With someone that always seeks attention, who for some reason just has to be the center of things, it can be easy to ignore and walk away. You just [...]

Why Aren’t Today’s Teenagers As “Normal” As They Used To Be?

2017-06-06T00:12:41+00:00Mental Health|

“Why can’t they act normal?” This is a common question adults ask when they are evaluating the activities and behavior of modern teenagers. The fact is that modern-day teenagers are different, compared to the teens from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. Some go even further and say that teenagers in 2017 look like they [...]

When It May Not Be “Just a Phase”

2017-06-06T00:47:48+00:00Conduct Disorder, Mental Health|

When a teenager misbehaves, breaks the rules, lies or just does things that are not accepted in society it is often “Just a phase”. “Just a phase” when it comes to Teenage Conduct Disorder is what many parents, out of love, convince themselves is happening. Parents believe, hope or wish the phase will end [...]

What Actually Causes Teenage Conduct Disorder?

2017-06-06T00:47:08+00:00Conduct Disorder, Mental Health|

Teenage Conduct Disorder or just general conduct disorder is caused by a variety of factors, sometimes alone and sometimes combined. In short there are 3 components that point to “causes” of conduct disorder: Genetic, Physical and Environmental The first to look at are the Genetic causes. If one’s parents suffered with conduct disorder there [...]

Panic Disorder in Teenagers

2017-06-06T00:45:56+00:00Mental Health, Panic Disorder|

By Dr. Laura Cavarreta Panic Disorder in Teenagers Panic attacks are short (typically less than 15 minute) episodes of intense fear that are often accompanied by serious physical symptoms and uncontrollable feelings of dread and doom. A panic attack differs from a normal fear response in that it strikes without the presence of a [...]

The Behaviors of a Teenager Battling Paranoid Personality Disorder

2017-06-06T00:44:49+00:00Mental Health, Paranoid|

By Dr. David Feldman Adolescents who have paranoid personality disorder exhibit long-standing patterns of unescapable suspiciousness and distrust on others. Teens who have this disorder frequently believe that other people have suspicious motives. They tend to assume that people will deceive, harm or exploit them even when there is no evidence to support their [...]