Teen Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder typically begins in the teen years. Therefore, it is important for parents and healthcare professionals to familiarize themselves with the most common bipolar symptoms in teens, as well as treatment strategies. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, bipolar disorder impacts approximately 2.6 percent of American adults. However, the […]
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More than 10 percent of American children are taking ADHD medication. According to some studies, that number is actually 15 percent. These statistics clearly warrant closer examination by mental health professionals, doctors, and parents. While experts agree that ADHD is real, there are many children and teens who do not have the disorder, yet are […]
Our young people need a new approach to mental health treatment. Since 2003, the number of ADHD diagnoses has increased by 43 percent. In some states, more than 10 percent of children are taking medication for the disorder. Meanwhile, another 5 million American youth, ages 17 and under, are using antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs. Are […]
Newport Academy is proud to sponsor a cutting-edge conference for professionals working in the addictions and behavioral health fields. The US Journal Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders is scheduled for November 2–4 in Newport Beach, California, offers a comprehensive view of today’s most relevant topics in the mental health and substance abuse fields. […]
By Heather Senior Monroe, MSW, LCSW Trauma has a powerful impact on teen mental health. It doesn’t matter whether the trauma is ongoing, such as sexual abuse, or the result of a single incident, such as a car accident or house fire. However it occurs, trauma negatively affects everyone who experiences it, including children, teenagers, […]