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Teenage Addiction and Self-Harm: Co-occurring Disorders

Nonsuicidal self-injury disorder, better known as self-harm, is characterized by the purposeful actions of causing physical harm to oneself without the…

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When Typical Teenager Behavior Becomes Troubled Teenager Behavior

As teenagers begin to assert their independence and find their own identity, many experience behavioral changes that can seem bizarre and…

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Why is my Child Sad All the Time?

As a parent, it can be heartbreaking to see your child sad or upset, even if it is momentary. Most children…

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Can the Holiday Season be a Trigger for my Child’s Depression?

Just like adults, children and teenagers often exhibit signs of stress around the holidays. If a child is known to have…

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Is My Teenager Depressed?

Teenagers face a host of pressures, from the hormonal changes of puberty and building their self-esteem, to facing peer pressure about…

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Seeking Help for Your Teenager’s Depression

Studies have shown that approximately one in five teenagers suffer from depression at some point in their life. Depression is highly…

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How Can I Tell if my Teenager is Suicidal?

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide each year, making suicide the 10th…

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How Can I tell if my Teen is Cutting?

Cutting is a common form of self-harm behavior that is used to relieve inner stress and anxiety. Cutting refers to taking…

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How to Seek Help for my Teenager Who is Cutting?

Cutting refers to using a sharp object such as a razor blade or a knife to cut into the skin. This…

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