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What’s The Deal With Situational Depression?

Many people suffer from depression through the year for various reasons. Depression has a variety of triggers ranging from event specific depression to seasonal depression. Situational depression is a form of “event related” depression. Situational depression is short term in duration and develops after the person experiences a stress related event. Situational depression, sometimes called [...]

2020-01-23T07:16:50-08:00Teen Mental Health|

Autism and Gender: Diagnosis and Residential Treatment

Contrary to popular belief, autism is not a single diagnosed disorder, but a spectrum of closely related disorders. These disorders share a specific core set of symptoms. This is where the phrase “autism spectrum disorder” or the statement a child who is “on the spectrum” tends to rise from. Every individual who is diagnosed as [...]

Spotting Teen Dissociative Disorder

Teen Dissociative Disorder (or Dissociative Identity Disorder) was previously known by another name. Some of you may be more familiar with Multiple Personality Disorder or Split Personality Disorder. In 1994 the American Psychiatric Association officially changed the name in its diagnostic manual. A diagnosis of dissociative disorder is not very common, occurring in only one [...]

Depression Dangers in the Winter

The holidays are upon us. The decorations, the lights, memories made with family and oh yea…holiday stress, anxiety, and depression. From January through December, everyone is dealing with events and “obligations” that bring with them higher levels of emotional distress than any other time of the year. The remaining winter months consist of short days, [...]

2020-01-13T12:47:46-08:00Teen Mental Health|

Co-Occurring Disorders

The term co-occurring disorders in teens could be described as a condition where a person has a co-existing substance use disorder and mental illness. While typically used to refer to the combination of mental and substance use disorders, the term additionally refers to different combinations of disorders, such as intellectual disability and a mental disorder. [...]

Depression, Social Media, and FOMO

The holidays are a time of joy, family, and gift-giving, but FOMO (the Fear of Missing Out) can cause depression in teens who spend a ton of time on the internet. There is always something going on, somewhere, with someone. Social media is the provider of information overload for teens who are constantly connected. They [...]

2020-01-06T06:51:05-08:00Teen Mental Health|

Suicide Prevention and Hope

Studies show that around 90% of people who have committed suicide were experiencing a psychological illness at the time. Depression was the most common mental illness reported. Impulsivity and substance abuse, including drugs and alcohol, likewise warning signs for raised suicide risk. It is crucial to keep in mind that suicidal thoughts and behaviors aren’t [...]

2019-12-26T11:22:36-08:00Teen Mental Health|

Stalking and PTSD

The obsessive pursuit of another has, for quite some time, been portrayed in scientific and fiction literature, but was conceptualized as “stalking” only recently – first, came under the guise of celebrity stalking and, then, as a public health issue known to be affecting the general population. A meaningful working definition of stalking goes as [...]

2019-12-27T08:07:49-08:00Teen Mental Health|

Boys Battling Eating Disorders

There is a common misconception that eating disorders occur only in women and young girls. Contrary to this popular opinion, approximately one in three people struggling with an eating disorder is male. Additionally, eating disordered behaviors such as binge eating, purging, laxative abuse, and fasting for weight loss are nearly as common among men and [...]

How Can Residential Treatment Break Your Teen’s Phone Addiction?

Teen phone addiction treatment is often called a social disorder, described as a teen’s obsession or fixation with their cell phone. While most teenagers possess a smartphone, cell phone, or smartphone addiction is characterized by excessive cellphone/smartphone use, causin g harm and trouble in a teenager’s life. Activities that they may be addicted to incorporate [...]

2019-12-16T06:29:53-08:00Teen Addiction|