Teen Dissociative Disorder From Childhood to Adulthood

Dissociation is an experience that many adults and adolescents experience.  However, in children and teens dissociation tends to look a little different. This article will explore the differences in dissociation between childhood, adolescence, and adulthood as well as compare the types of dissociation from mild to severe. Teen Dissociative Disorder According to the International Society […]

Is Your Teen a Highly Sensitive Person? Here’s What You Should Know

Is your teen a highly sensitive person? Some children are very sensitive and their parents find that they need extra help when it comes to balancing their emotions, relating to other people, and feeling good about themselves. These highly sensitive children often grow into highly sensitive teens. Teenagers have a lot more responsibilities and expectations to […]

5 Types of Behavioral Addictions Common Among Teens

Most people think of drugs and alcohol when they think of teen addiction. However, the illness of addiction can develop with certain rewarding behaviors as well. For instance, it’s possible for a teen to become addicted to the following five types of behaviors: Internet: Research indicates that 1.4% to 17.9% of adolescents around the world […]

5 Types of Counselors for Teens

When you hear the word “counseling,” you might have a set picture in your mind of what that would look like. On the other hand, you might not be sure what to expect if you need to take your teen in for therapy. The fact is, there are many different types of therapists and counselors for […]

Mental Illness Risk Factors and Protective Factors

If two teens experienced the same trauma, they will vary in their response to that trauma, depending upon the risk factors or the protective factors in their lives. For instance, if a teen was exposed to violence and it was a traumatic experience for them, not having anyone to talk to about it can be […]

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and Your Teenage Daughter

Your teenage daughter struggles with the regular highs and lows of being a teenager, as well as hormonal fluctuations that go along with her menstrual period. As many as three out of four teens deal with premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. Your daughter might have mood swings, a larger appetite, and some physical symptoms like sore […]

Teens: It’s Normal To Question Your Sexual Orientation

Many teens question who they are; it’s a very normal and in fact necessary part of adolescence. And a part of uncovering one’s sense of self is questioning sexual orientation. To question whether you’re gay, lesbian, or bisexual is a normal part life and a natural process of discovering who you are. Currently, heterosexuality is […]

Knowing the Three Stages of Adolescence Might Help You Understand Your Teen

Well, perhaps completely understanding your teen may be a stretch. But certainly understanding the typical stages of adolescence might give you insight into the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors your teen may experience.  With this information you might be able to be pick your battles, be more compassionate, and learn to roll with what your teen […]

What It’s Like Inside a Teen Psychiatric Ward for Teen Mental Health Treatment

In a recent article published by U.S. News, more than four million children and teens have a mental illness. Sadly, a study by University of California, San Francisco revealed that hospitalizations for teen mental health treatment increased for teens by 24% between 2007 and 2010. The results of the study indicated that one out of […]

Teen Anger: What’s Normal, What’s Not

Anger: We all deal with it, and if you have a teenager, you might feel as though you’re dealing with it more than usual. Teens often get frustrated through the course of the day or week. They’re pushing boundaries, learning to become more independent, and traveling at what seems like breakneck speed toward adulthood. Sometimes, […]