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Dangerously Common: ‘I Have a Depressed 14-Year-Old Daughter’

By | October 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

“I have a depressed 14-year-old daughter,” is becoming a dangerously common phrase. We’ve known for quite some time that depression in adolescence certainly isn’t a rare occurrence, but now it’s becoming painfully obvious that girls are especially at [...]

Resolving a Parent-Teenager Conflict the Right Way

By | April 21st, 2017|Teen Girl Issues, Uncategorized|

When a parent-teenager conflict arises, many parents are at a loss for what to do. Some respond to their teen’s anger with more anger, some respond with extreme consequences, some don’t respond at all—each of these can have [...]

A Craving for ‘Likes’ Can Lead to Social Media Addiction

By | June 9th, 2016|Addiction, Mental Health, Teen Girl Issues, Uncategorized|

Certain reward centers in your brain go off when you win money or eat chocolate--making you want to do it again. This is one of the reasons people suffer from binge eating or an addiction to gambling. According [...]

The Negative Effects of Teen Sleep Deprivation

By | June 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Depression in Teen Girls May Be One of the Negative Effects of Teen Sleep Deprivation With technology today, getting enough sleep can be difficult. There are constant distractions available to prevent us from getting the recommended eight hours [...]

Not Just for Veterans: Recognizing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms

By | March 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

When most people think of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), they imagine a war veteran running for cover after a car backfire. In reality, however, PTSD is common across all demographics – including children and teens. As a matter [...]

The Dangers of the Internet: Preventing Cyberbullying In Teens

By | December 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Many people think of bullying as something that is face to face and physical. But that’s not always the case. In fact, cyberbullying in teens has grown considerably ever since the social media boom of the mid 2000s. [...]

Depression and Anxiety: Physical Activity Can Help

By | July 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Photo Source: Pixabay User – Skeeze Has your 14 to 18-year-old teen daughter experienced changes in appetite, stress level, sleep, overall mood, level of energy or academic performance? Does she seem more withdrawn and worried than normal, or [...]