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Adolescents
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Male Eating Disorders

“Because of stigma and stereotypes, males often have a harder time being diagnosed and receiving treatment for an eating disorder,” – Lauren Smolar, director of

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Addiction Treatment for Teens
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Cannabis and Psychosis

“Psychosis is associated with more frequent and longer use of cannabis.” – Di Forti et al[1] After alcohol, marijuana is the most used psychotropic drug

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Dissociation
Co-Occurring Disorders
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Understanding Dissociation

“People have a range of capacities to deal with overwhelming experience. Some people, some kids particularly, are able to disappear into a fantasy world, to

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overdose
Addiction Treatment for Teens
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The Stigma of Overdose

“Stigma is a process by which the reaction of others spoils normal identity” ~ Erving Goffman We recently discussed the tragic death of Dr. Laura

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teen drug use
Addiction Treatment for Teens
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Teen Drug Use and Isolation

“We don’t heal in isolation, but in community” – S. Kelley Harrell Recently, a tragedy occurred. We would like to offer our condolences to television

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Living in the solution
Anxiety
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Living in the Solution

“A lot of things that mental health professionals try to exterminate and fix have their origins as solutions to very complex problems.” ~ Bessel van

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delusion
Co-Occurring Disorders
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Delusional Disorder

“Delusions are distinguished from mistaken beliefs in that delusional beliefs remain unchanged in the face of clear, reasonable evidence to the contrary” ~ Dr. Carol

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Existential Crisis
Adolescents
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Understanding Existential Crises

Experiencing crisis goes hand in hand with being human. An existential crisis is defined as, “a psychological episode in which a person questions the meaning of their life and of existence itself.”

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