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The Differences Between Adolescent Angst and Mental Illness

What makes the difference between adolescent angst and a diagnosable mental health disorder? It’s crucial to understand what is going on with your teen so that you can give him the proper care that he needs. Several factors can contribute to developing a mental health disorder during adolescence. It’s important to stay alert and understand…

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EMDR Might Help Adolescents Process Depression Due to Life Changes

Today, depression is at an all-time high. According to the ADAA, the leading cause of disability in the United States is major depressive disorder, affecting more than 3.2 million teens. This statistic by itself may be troubling. However, when you couple that with the fact that depression often leads to other conditions, such as anxiety…

Could You Spot Depression In Your Young Child?

Depression can be caused by a number of life experiences and circumstances. For young children, there usually have not been enough significant life events to cause depression, though it can happen. In younger children and adolescents, the occurrence of depression is usually the result of a genetic predisposition for depression or other mental health conditions.…