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What Is Internet Addiction?

It’s no secret that the internet can be a powerful tool for connecting with others and exploring new worlds. But for some teenagers, internet addiction can become a severe problem. According to a recent study, internet addiction is now one of the most common addictions among young people. These problems can take on specific forms,…

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Why So Many Teens Seem To Be Turning to Drugs

Substance use disorders among teens are not uncommon. Teens are experimenting and developing substance use disorders from cocaine to heroin and even prescription drugs. Many teens experimented with drugs by the twelfth grade. Many of us wonder, “why do teens turn to drugs?” Many experience traumas and challenges without professional support to help them manage…

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5 Ways to Treat Trauma

When a teen undergoes a traumatic experience, the best way to help them is by identifying treatment options. Traumas such as sexual abuse, bullying, grief, and witnessing violence can leave teens feeling isolated, fearful, and in some cases, totally withdrawn. When teens feel that they cannot release their pain, they often end up facing anxiety…

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Is Childhood Trauma Permanent?

Imagine witnessing constant violence in your life. How do you believe that would impact your emotional stability? For children who have experienced traumatic experiences, the memories can be long-lasting. It is not uncommon for trauma to lead to anxiety or depression in young adults. In some cases, trauma, anxiety, and depression combined can lead to…

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Is OCD Curable?

Imagine constantly feeling like you need to remain clean, so you wash your hands repeatedly to avoid feeling dirty or feel like you have to hoard food in your closet or under your bed to not worry about being hungry. These are examples of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a mental health disorder that emerges in childhood…

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What Is OCD?

We’ve heard of teens obsessed with video games and seemingly cannot do anything else. Is this a sign of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? Although sometimes, it can just be a passion or enjoyable pastime, some teens genuinely do suffer from OCD. Psychology Today even suggests video games can irritate OCD symptoms. If your teen is showing…