Teens: Stand Up for What You Believe In

As an adolescent, you’re still developing your unique sense of self. At the same time, you might see the world in unique and distinctive ways. You might have developed ideas, beliefs, and thoughts about how the world, or perhaps your community, could be improved or made a bit better.   Yet, one of the biggest […]

Male Teens with Borderline Personality Disorder

It’s common to associate Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) with females. And if BPD shows up in adolescence, it’s even more likely to assume that the teen is female. Yet, one clinician and author recently wrote a book highlighting men who have BPD as well as pointing out the severe neglect of this topic. Joseph Nowinski, […]

Managing the Stresses of Adolescence and ADHD

ADHD is a disorder characterized by difficulty in paying attention to details. It includes symptoms of impulsivity, hyperactivity, making careless mistakes, trouble listening to others, problems with organization, and distractibility.  However, if you’re ADHD child is now a teen, life might be getting more and more hectic for parents. ADHD typically shows up in children […]

Fears and Phobias In Teens

According to an online definition, fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous and it’s likely to cause pain or be a threat. You could also say that phobia is a form of anxiety. It brings on stress or, in many cases, fear is the result of stress. […]

Therapy That Includes Mindfulness For Teen Borderline Personality Disorder

Mindfulness is the practice of becoming conscious of your internal and external environment. It is a mental state achieved by focusing on the present moment, while acknowledging and accepting the existing feelings, thoughts, bodily sensations, and surrounding activity. Today, it is often used as a therapeutic practice among therapists and psychologists. There is a unique […]

Teen Panic Disorder: Befriend Fear to Find Freedom

What drives panic attacks is fear. In fact, if you’re frequently experiencing panic attacks and you have a persistent fear about having additional attacks, you’re likely eligible for being diagnosed with Panic Disorder. Typically, teens with this disorder are extremely anxious and fearful, primarily because of the inability to predict when the next attack will […]

Questions and Answers on Teen Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is an illness of the mind that affects an adolescent’s mood. While most people are familiar with depression and its associated experience of low moods, many individual’s don’t understand the complex nature of Bipolar Disorder – and for good reason. It’s a psychological illness that is multifaceted. How can you tell if someone […]

Teens with Bipolar Parents May Display Risky Sexual Behavior

Bipolar Disorder (BD) 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”, […]