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How Brain Development Affects Teen Behavior

Source: nytimes.com By RICHARD A. FRIEDMAN Original Post Date: JUNE 28, 2014 ADOLESCENCE is practically synonymous in our culture with risk taking, emotional drama and all forms of outlandish behavior. Until very recently, the widely accepted explanation for adolescent angst has been psychological. Developmentally, teenagers face a number of social and emotional challenges, like starting to separate […]

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Social Anxiety in Teens

by Christina Suttles Source: YourTeenMag.com All parents hope their children will grow into happy, well-adjusted teenagers. Unfortunately, for some teenagers, the social pressures of adolescence can weigh heavily on them. Social anxiety affects approximately 15 million Americans, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, most of whom begin experiencing symptoms by age 13. This type […]

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What is “Hood Disease”?

By: Mayra Vargas, MFTI ACS Bilingual Intern in After School Program and Substance Treatment Abuse Program. “Hood Disease” is a new terminology that has been associated to describe a complex version of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) that affects the inner city youth. According to the CBS affiliate report it states that 30% is affecting […]

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Ambien Abuse and Teens

By: Tiffany Goodsite Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program Intern According to the Partnership at Drugfree.org, many of today’s teens abuse Ambien.  Often called “A-minus” or “Zombie pills,” the teens who take them report experiencing hallcuinations or blackouts while under the influence of the drug and rather than trying to go to sleep, teens who take the […]

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Organize your Teen for the School Year – 5 Tips

For students across the United States school has started or is a week away from starting. For adolescents organization does not come naturally, but a little organization goes a long way to help relieve stress brought on by school work. Here are some helpful tips for parents to get your child organized before school really […]

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An Experts Advice on Teen Anxiety

Original source: The Globe and Mail Expert: Dr. Alexa Bagnell in Halifax This article is a response to submitted reader questions to The Globe and Mail after a Toronto District School Board survey revealed high levels of anxiety in teenagers. The following answers by Dr. Alexa Bagnell are responses to condensed and edited questions by […]

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