The Link Between Teen Depression and Addiction

Being a teenager is hard. Depression is also hard. But to simultaneously navigate depression and the challenges of being a teen can spiral from hard to overwhelming, and many teenagers turn to drug use to cope with painful feelings if their depression isn’t effectively recognized and treated. As a parent, your love, guidance, and awareness can help your child get the help needed to…

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“Because I Said So!”: Strategies for Managing Problem-Solving with Your Child

How many times have you found yourself saying, “because I said so!” in response to your child’s demands? Especially in frustration after hearing the same question over and over? I get it. Those four little words roll easily off the tongue and aim to shut down the situation as quickly as possible. But, on a second thought, does it actually solve the problem for…

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Could My Habits be Symptoms of OCD?

Each of us have idiosyncratic behaviors integrated into our daily routines, but these behaviors typically are not time consuming, generally, do not get in the way of our everyday lives, and do not cause clinically significant distress or impairment. For some people, these actions have crossed over from normal functioning to maladaptive and restrictive behaviors. The term OCD is often thrown around in casual…

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