Withdrawal Symptoms of Teens with a Vaping Addiction

Withdrawal Symptoms of Teens with a Vaping Addiction

People vape for many reasons. One of the primary reasons teens (and adults vape) is because they believe it is safer or less addictive than smoking cigarettes. Some may also feel that vaping is an ideal way to quit smoking because the properties of vape liquids are perceived as less addictive than smoking. There are…

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The Truth About Teen Internet Addiction Disorder

The Truth About Teen Internet Addiction Disorder

The internet has wide-ranging impacts on our daily lives, regardless of age. People of all demographics and from all age groups use the internet in some form to communicate with others. Despite the dramatic effect the internet has on people worldwide, there is little research available on the effects of regular or excessive internet usage…

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5 Common Myths About Mental Health in Teens

5 Common Myths About Mental Health in Teens

Despite many common misconceptions and beliefs, illnesses related to mental health do not selectively target only adults. Mental health conditions are becoming increasingly common among youth and teens throughout the United States and worldwide. Recent studies suggest that approximately one in five teens have symptoms of at least one diagnosable mental health condition. A study…

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Prescription Drug Abuse in Teens

Prescription Drug Abuse in Teens

Prescription drugs are among the most widely abused substances by teens in the United States. In the last decade, rates of prescription drug abuse among teens have more than doubled. Unfortunately, many parents may not recognize that there is danger before addiction has already developed.    Teens and Prescription Drug Abuse Research suggests young Americans,…

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8 Things to Know About Substance Induced Mood Disorder

Substance Induced Mood Disorder

The term mood disorder is an umbrella term used to describe all types of bipolar disorders and depressive disorders. Mood disorders are severe mental health struggles that can impact anyone of any age. Like many other mental health conditions, how mood disorders present in children and teens will look different than when they present in…

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Most Misunderstood Facts About Paranoid Personality Disorder

If your teen struggles with a paranoid personality disorder, they struggle with feelings of paranoia and an unrelenting mistrust and suspicion of those around them. These feelings are not reserved for strangers or community members. They also extend to family, friends, and loved ones the teen may know well. These feelings occur even when there…

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What Triggers Paranoid Personality Disorder?

Paranoid personality disorder or PPD is part of a group of conditions sometimes referred to as “cluster A” personality disorders. This group of personality disorders involves odd or eccentric ways of thinking. Teens with PPD also suffer from paranoia or an unwavering mistrust and suspicion of others, even when there is no reason to feel…

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Do You Have an Avoidant Personality Disorder?

Many people struggle with a certain degree of shyness. However, a small segment of the population suffers from shyness so severe that it brings about significant social inhibition. What is Avoidant Personality Disorder? Those with an avoidant personality disorder experience extreme shyness and an overwhelming fear of rejection. For these individuals these emotions bring about…

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Is Sex Addiction a Mental Illness?

Compulsive sexual behavior, teen sex addiction, or hypersexuality are terms often used interchangeably to describe the actions of a person who either with or without intention engages in sexual behavior. Someone with sexual addiction will experience excessive preoccupations with sexual fantasies, urges, or behaviors that are difficult to control. These behaviors and fantasies eventually cause…

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Are ADHD and Autism Related?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism can present in very similar ways. Children and teens with either disorder can have difficulty focusing, struggle with impulsivity, and have a hard time communicating. They may also experience problems at school with schoolwork and relationships both in and outside of school. Difficulty concentrating, inability to focus on…

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