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Anxiety Treatment for Teenagers

Anxiety Treatment for Teenagers

When to Address Your Child’s Anxiety

Being a parent comes with many challenges. You understand how fragile yet resilient your child is. You know there will be growing pains as they get older. Expecting challenges, triumphs, and everything in between is par for the course when raising children. As much as you may want to help them through every difficulty and struggle, in some cases, these...[ read more ]

The Importance of Emotional Regulation Skills in Anxiety and OCD Treatment

Emotions are very complex experiences, and they are closely connected to our thoughts, our body sensations, and the actions we choose to take. Our emotions are vital to our survival as they facilitate effective intrapersonal (occurring within the self) and interpersonal (between people) communications. Emotions also help us to make sense of our environments and other people within those environments. We...[ read more ]

The Intersection of Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety disorders and Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) are the two most common mental health conditions experienced amongst the world’s population, with 301 million people living with an anxiety disorder and 280 million people living with depression (World Health Organization, 2019). According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 31.9% of adolescents in the United States have an anxiety...[ read more ]

5 Ways to Help Your Teen Navigate Anxiety

photo of a group of teenaged boys sitting on the beach in hoodies with looking at the ocean

The teenage years can be challenging. Stuck between childhood and adulthood, many teens can feel stuck with no clear focus of who they are or who they could be. The teen years are full of hope, disappointment, stress, and drama. It's a rollercoaster of emotions sprinkled throughout a bumpy and shaky ride. As adults, it's common to forget about your...[ read more ]

Emetophobia

What Is Emetophobia and How Does It Develop? Emetophobia is classified as a specific phobia of vomiting and involves significant fear/anxiety related to vomiting-related cues, such as feeling nauseous, seeing or hearing others vomit, and the experience of vomiting. The fear associated with emetophobia is persistent and must last for at least six months in order to be diagnosed as...[ read more ]

School Shootings: How to Face Your Fears About Returning to School

teen girl listening to headphones while working on laptop

It seems as if every time you turn on the news, something terrible is happening in the world. School or college is supposed to be your escape from all of that. Granted, sometimes you need a break from school itself. But, for the most part, it's the safe zone where you are sheltered from all the terrible things happening in...[ read more ]

How Social Media Affects Teen Mental Health

Group of teens standing in the desert looking out at scenery with arms wrapped around each other

Social media is a popular outlet for all age groups. It helps us when we don't live near friends or family. It gives us funny videos when we need comedic relief. It connects us with strangers and allows us to learn new skills or cooking recipes. There are so many great aspects of social media. However, with that said, there...[ read more ]

Dealing with COVID-19: Seven Tips for Teens

What a strange and unprecedented time.  Never in our lives have we had to practice social distancing, stay in our homes, be fearful of giving friends and loved ones hugs, be so afraid of getting sick, do all online learning, miss out on everyday events like participating in class, talking to friends in person, sports, plays, parties, proms, and graduations. ...[ read more ]