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How you can help your child with drug abuse

How you can help your child with drug abuse | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it

Teens mainly move forward with drugs for two reasons- either their friends are taking it and they give into peer pressure or there is a situation in their life they are finding difficult to handle.

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The long-term psychosocial effects in adolescent cancer survivors

The long-term psychosocial effects in adolescent cancer survivors | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it

Direct physical long-term effects of cancer also cause an increase in psychosocial functioning. Patients who were overweight or obese showed more signs of depression and anxiety than those of normal weight.

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Four symptoms of bipolar disorder in teens

Four symptoms of bipolar disorder in teens | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that causes unusual mood changes. In addition to affecting adults, it can also be diagnosed in children and teens. During the years of adolescence, many parents dismiss negative behavior as a normal part of puberty. However, teens with bipolar disorder can experience extreme mood swings and have problems thinking clearly.

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When A Parent’s Addiction Becomes A Child’s Depression

When A Parent’s Addiction Becomes A Child’s Depression | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it

A parent struggling with addiction may assume that their addiction does not affect anyone else. In reality, their addiction can affect their children, causing them to develop depression and other mental health disorders as a result of a parent’s addiction.

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Four symptoms of bipolar disorder in teens

Four symptoms of bipolar disorder in teens | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it
The most recognized symptom of bipolar disorder involves manic behaviors. In a full-blown mania, people with bipolar disorder may display delusions of grandeur and feel they can accomplish anything.
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When a parent’s addiction becomes a child’s depression

When a parent’s addiction becomes a child’s depression | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it
A parent struggling with addiction,In reality, their addiction can affect their children, causing them to develop depression and other mental health disorders as a result of a parent’s addiction.
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The effects of media on body image

The effects of media on body image | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it

Internet memes are generally harmless – think pictures of funny-looking cats and so on. However, like any idea, memes can also inspire unhealthy behaviors, particularly those associated with body image or beauty.

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Depression: A teenage mental health crisis

Depression: A teenage mental health crisis | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it

Teenage drinking is down, as are teenage pregnancies. But teenage depression is up, as are suicides. For those 10 to 24 years old, suicide is the third leading cause of death.

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When conventional treatment falls short of treating dual diagnosis 

When conventional treatment falls short of treating dual diagnosis  | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it

Providing effective treatment to homeless people with substance use disorders consistently emphasize that a continuum of comprehensive services is needed to address their safety, health,social and material.

 
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What to do about your family’s addiction genes 

It’s one thing to know alcoholism, addiction or mental health disorder runs in the family; it can be a matter of life and death to fully understand and interpret what that means personally.

 
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E-treatment: New online therapy methods hold promise

E-treatment: New online therapy methods hold promise | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it

The other half received internet-based therapy, where they submitted written reports and received feedback from therapists. The patients who received the internet-based therapy never saw their therapist face-to-face.

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Mental health problems on the rise for military children

Mental health problems on the rise for military children | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it

These military results mirror national estimates that 9 percent all children had a mental health diagnosis in 1996-1998, and 13 percent of children had a diagnosis in 2010-2012,The results also suggest that there is an increasing need for pediatric mental healthcare professionals to provide the needed care.

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Teen problems with marijuana have decreased since legalization

Teen problems with marijuana have decreased since legalization | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it
We don’t know how legalization is affecting young marijuana users, but it could be that many kids with behavioral problems are more likely to get treatment earlier in childhood, making them less likely to turn to pot during adolescence.
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Best practices of family engagement in youth mental health

Best practices of family engagement in youth mental health | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it

Parents recognize that their children may have a mental disorder, they may seek to find a source of blame. In doing so, they may criticize their children, not recognizing or remembering that there are some things that are out of their control.

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Are girls more vulnerable to teen mental disorders?

Are girls more vulnerable to teen mental disorders? | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it

Boys and girls can develop mental disorders, it is important to understand that girls may be affected in different ways and be at greater risk for certain types of disorders. As a parent or trusted adult working with teens, it is essential to know the following information regarding a teen girl’s vulnerability to developing a mental disorder such as depression.

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A helpful guide to books on teen substance abuse

A helpful guide to books on teen substance abuse | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it

One great way to do this is by using books. Books can provide parents with a non-invasive way to teach their teen about the dangers of drugs and alcohol as they read about fictional and real-life experiences.

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Don’t rush to flush: Safely dispose of leftover medications

Don’t rush to flush: Safely dispose of leftover medications | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it
Americans take at least one prescription medication on a daily basis. Prescription drugs are a billion dollar industry and can cause serious side effects including addiction.
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How much sleep do teens need?

How much sleep do teens need? | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it

Experts have stressed that teens are short on rest, needing at least nine hours of sleep per night. Lack of sleep can lead to problems such as reduced performance at school and poor decision making, exacerbating existing mental health or behavioral issues.

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Teenagers and rehab centers

Teenagers and rehab centers | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it
Rehab centers offer the tools necessary for both teens and parents to understand the process after the rehabilitation. Since substance abuse is a life-long struggle, the teen needs to learn the coping mechanisms to help deal with cravings and the parents need to learn how to best support the teen at this time.
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How personality affects mental health

How personality affects mental health | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it

All people have a characteristic style of thinking, feeling and behaving that makes them unique,Personality disorders mental health are more likely to occur when a person has Childhood verbal, physical or sexual abuse or neglect.

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5 Places Where Teens Hide Their Drug Stash

5 Places Where Teens Hide Their Drug Stash | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it

Teens want to decorate their room with items that express who they are, and posters have always been a popular way to do that. However, the space behind posters is also an excellent place to hide drugs.

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How to Identify Bipolar Disorder in Teens

How to Identify Bipolar Disorder in Teens | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it

Teenagers have normal fluctuations in their moods, which are a normal part of the changes in their hormone levels as they develop into adults.

 
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Three types of childhood adverse experiences associated with substance abuse

Three types of childhood adverse experiences associated with substance abuse | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it

The researchers found a significant association between all of the ACEs and alcohol and drug dependence in adulthood,1 in 5 adults with drug dependence had been exposed to sexual abuse.

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It’s easier to get opioids than get help for an opioid addiction

It’s easier to get opioids than get help for an opioid addiction | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it
Buprenorphine – like morphine and heroin – engages the opioid receptors in the brain. Unlike morphine and heroin, however, buprenorphine is not a full opioid agonist but a partial opioid agonist, meaning that its effects are not as strong.
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Three effects of drug use during pregnancy

Three effects of drug use during pregnancy | Sovereign Health Adolescent Program | Scoop.it

If a pregnant mother uses drugs regularly, it can create dependence in the baby, resulting in immediate withdrawal symptoms at birth. Such children can experience subsequent problems throughout life as a result of their mother’s drug use.

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