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8 Tips For Parents Of Teens With Depression

Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents

By Cari Nierenberg, Contributing writer Published: 05/01/2014 10:53 AM EDT on LiveScience The teenage years are notoriously turbulent. Adolescen...

Teens With These 3 Behaviors Might Face Higher Psychiatric Risks

Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living

It may not come as too much of a surprise that more teens who use substances experience mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression, than...

What Schools Are -- And Are Not -- Doing To Treat Mental Illness In Teens

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

MIAMI (AP) — After his father was diagnosed with cancer, a 15-year-old Champaign, Ill., teen started skipping school, erupting in angry outbursts, y...

Getting the Right Help for Troubled Teens

Virginia Gilbert, MFT | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Virginia Gilbert, MFT

Residential treatment centers focus on helping the child take personal accountability. Through individual, group and family therapy, residential staff work on shifting the child from blaming others for his problems to acknowledging that he is where he is because he made poor choices.

Stimulants: The Art of Diagnosis

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 08.15.2012 | Education
Nancy Rappaport

You might think I am duped daily by entitled kids who want medications to get better grades. As one girl bragged to Schwarz, "If you keep playing the angsty-teen role, you'll get something good." Give me a break.

Why Treatment Is Critical for Youth With Mental Illness

Michelle Roberts | Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roberts

Childhood is supposed to be a time of curiosity, learning and growth. But children and teens with serious emotional or behavioral problems often miss out on these normal developmental phases.