Teen ADHD | Parent Treatment AdvocatesThe new version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the fifth edition, published in May of 2013, outlines a new definition of addiction. It includes a diagnosis for non-substance addictions, such as gambling, and any other behaviors that an individual or teen has lost power over.

The reason for the change stems from a new definition of addiction. The DSM explains that although drugs and alcohol can have a physical and psychological addiction, it is possible to develop an addiction to other behaviors and activities that become the sole focus of one’s life to the exclusion and detriment of other life-activities. 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!

These days, almost everybody spends time everyday on the internet. Teenagers are no exception. In fact, many teenagers spend hours online each day. With the amount of time teenagers spend online, how do you know what is normal and what is teen internet addiction? It can be tricky to distinguish, but there are a few things you can look for that can help you determine whether or not your child has an addiction to the internet. Read more!