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Loving Yourself Isn’t Always Easy When You’re a Teenager

There are many demands from teachers, school staff, friends and family during adolescence, and you might quickly feel like you fall short of those demands. Over time, it’s easy to find yourself with low self-esteem and little self confidence. Or you might not even like yourself. Sure, loving yourself isn’t

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Panic Attacks: Symptoms and Causes

Panic attacks are sudden bouts of extreme anxiety and fear that occur without warning. These attacks can come for no apparent reason, and are debilitating. If you have experienced a panic attack multiple times, it could be indicative of an anxiety disorder. Symptoms of a Panic Attack A panic attack

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The Dangers of a Negative View of Mental Illness

In the early 1900’s, most people with mental illness were sent to institutions. These institutions were similar to prisons. Some patients were chained to their beds and otherwise mistreated. Anyone with a mental illness was seen as a potential danger to society and their communities. Eventually in the 50’s and

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Join the Mental Health Conversation

You always hear that you need to stay healthy by eating right and exercising; but now, you are invited to join the mental health conversation. It is important that you and your family stay psychologically and emotionally strong, as well as being fit physically. Life does not always run smoothly.

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Identifying Triggers of Bipolar Disorder Mood Swings

Having a bipolar disorder can be wildly disorienting, especially if it goes untreated and undiagnosed by a professional. Bipolar disorder can be the source of potentially destructive mood swings, which can sometimes switch off and on like a sputtering light switch. Depressive and manic periods can be particularly harmful, both

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Overcoming Addiction Through Therapy

You have told your self that you can stop, that it is not a problem, that it is just one more time, yet you find yourself once again returning to your old comfort. On one hand it seems like an escape, but on the other hand it is destroying you

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Drug Addiction Treatment Might Include Uncovering a Sex Addiction

Although you don’t read about it too often in the news or media, sex addiction is probably just as common as addiction to alcohol. Often, unhealthy patterns of relationship and dysfunctional sexual behavior aren’t seen as clearly as drinking every night. However, when an individual begins to heal the alcohol

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New Treatment for Teen Depression Brings Hope and Maybe Even Happiness

Depression is a psychological illness that can be debilitating for many children, teens, and adults. In fact, it’s an illness that carries such a stigma that many of those who have the disease don’t end up getting treatment for it. It’s estimated that about 10 to 15 percent of teens

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The Presence of Paranoia in Teens

One interesting psychological trait of teens is the belief in being the center of attention, even when they are not. For instance, an adolescent might be grossly concerned about how he or she looks because “everybody’s noticing”. There seems to be a large imaginary audience for teens that makes them

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Social Coping and Life Satisfaction Linked in Teens

To cope means the ability to deal effectively with something difficult. Certainly, during adolescence social interaction is hard. To interact with someone requires a stable sense of self. It requires knowing who you are. It even requires liking who you are. However, this is the precise dilemma of being a

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