Teen OCD: ERP Therapy Works

Imagine having irrational thoughts, intense rituals of washing your hands repeatedly, for instance, and strong fears. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be a debilitating psychological illness if not treated, and it’s a disorder that affects millions of children, teens, and adults.   OCD was once categorized as an anxiety disorder; however in the most recent revision […]

Teen Bipolar Disorder Treatment: Building Structure and Stability

Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder, a mental illness experienced by teens, adults, and even children. It’s considered to be a mood disorder because someone with this diagnosis experiences disturbances in mood, ranging from the highest of highs (mania) to the lowest of lows (depression). You might also know this disorder as “manic depressive”, which […]

A Neurobiological Discovery for Teen ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a psychological illness that has gained increasingly more attention in the last 20 years. The American Psychological Association (APA) included the disorder in the clinician’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual in the 1980’s.  Since then, there has been extensive research and study on it because it is a diagnosis given […]

The Past, Present, and Future of Teen ADHD

There have been significant advances in the way that scientists saw Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in children and teens. Initially, it was seen as a behavioral disorder that was the result of inconsistent parenting, environmental issues, and early childhood experiences. In the past, the psychological illness was treated with stimulants to keep teens focused and on […]

Teen Sexting, Sexual Behavior, and Sexual Addiction

There’s a debate going on around the country about whether sexually explicit material in text messaging is a risk behavior for teens or simply an extension of the flirting and teasing that occurs naturally between adolescents. The results of a recent research study contribute to this ongoing conversation with information leaning toward sexting as a […]

Teens: Let’s Talk About Masturbation & Sex Addiction

Although it’s embarrassing to talk about, discussing a topic can be the venue for learning more about it. Besides, masturbation is a normal part of sexuality. Because it carries a strong stigma in society talking about it with friends or family rarely happens. Society delivers many messages that say masturbation is bad for you, that […]