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Teen Depression Treatment | Parent Treatment AdvocatesThe amount of stress that comes with high school can be overwhelming. It sometimes requires your will and determination to manage the demands placed on you by friends, parents, and teachers, not to mention your own self-imposed expectations.  When you’re feeling a high level of stress, remember that not all stress is working against you.

Although stress is the number one cause of physical illness, it’s important to keep in mind that a certain level of stress is needed to actually promote health and well-being. For example, having some stress can motivate you to study for an exam. Feeling the pressure of getting into a good college might encourage you to fill out college applications. The strong desire to have a date for the party this weekend might prompt you to ask a girl out. Read more!

Teen Depression Treatment | Parent Treatment Advocates

Psychotherapists report that depression is the most common mental illness that they see in their practice. Despite this, there is still question about the most effective ways to treat depression. Specifically, what are the best ways to encourage a depressed teen towards recognizing dysfunctional thoughts, regulating their emotions, and finding hope long enough to move through depression into a lasting sense of happiness? Read more!

Parenting Teens with Internet Addiction

Since Internet addiction is a relatively new problem that has just developed in the last few decades, many parents are at a loss for what to do when this problem affects their own children.  Effectively helping and parenting Internet addicted teens can be a challenge, but parents will find the process easier if they keep the following two guidelines in mind.   Read more!

Teen Bipolar Disorder If you have an adolescent who has been diagnosed with teen Bipolar Disorder, one challenge you experience is managing his or her moods. Supporting your teen through the depression and especially the mania might feel overwhelming. Mania, in particular, can be accompanied with risky behavior, impulsivity, overspending, and other dangerous behavior. Read more!