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  • Improving Communication with your Teenager

    Improving Communication with your Teenager

    If you have problems getting through when you try to talk to your teenager, there may some ways to improve communication. Too many parents fall into the trap of engaging with their teenagers in a confrontational way. Instead of having conversations with their teenagers, they end up bickering or nagging. Research suggests teenagers switch off…

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  • Social Media Addiction: When is my Teen Online Too Much?

    Social Media Addiction: When is my Teen Online Too Much?

    With the increasing popularity of social media, teens can unfortunately become addicted to social networking websites. Teens who use social media excessively are at the highest risk of becoming addicted to it. According to a 2016 study in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, 4.1 percent of boys and 3.6 percent of girls who are…

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  • My Teenager is Making Me Depressed

    My Teenager is Making Me Depressed

    Depression can strike at any time, even among parents. According to data from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey, five percent of parents in two-parent households and 11 percent of single parents experience at least two symptoms of depression.1 Parents of teenagers can be especially prone to depression. Depression among Parents of Teenagers The teenage…

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  • Mental Health Treatment Options for Your Child: A Guide

    Mental Health Treatment Options for Your Child: A Guide

    This article is part of a series. For the fully designed ebook, click here. Unfortunately, fewer than half of adolescents who have a mental illness receive any kind of treatment. But mental illnesses are highly treatable through medication, psychotherapy or a combination of the two. Treatment can help your child recover from or manage their…

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  • Adolescent Mental Health Treatment and Risk Factors

    Adolescent Mental Health Treatment and Risk Factors

    This article is part of a series. For the fully designed ebook, click here. Risk Factors and Protective Factors for Adolescent Mental Illness Some adolescents have a higher risk than others for developing a mental illness, including a substance use disorder. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, risk factors include genetic,…

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  • Common Mental Illnesses Among Adolescents: Definitions and Effects

    Common Mental Illnesses Among Adolescents: Definitions and Effects

    This article is part of a series. For the fully designed ebook, click here. One in five adolescents has a history of serious mental illness, according to the Office of Adolescent Health1. The most common mental health conditions among adolescents are anxiety, depression, ADHD, eating disorders and substance use disorders. Anxiety Disorders Around 32 percent…

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