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Is There a Correlation Between Teen Depression and Substance Abuse?

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 8, 2023Updated: March 29, 2023Mental health issues can be difficult for anyone. They can especially complicate a teenager’s life because they already have pressures from school, peers, and changes in their physical, cognitive, and emotional development. Depression causes severe symptoms that…

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Is it Possible to Treat a Teen for a Mood Disorder?

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 8, 2023Updated: February 22, 2023According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 14.3% of adolescents have mood disorders, and 11.2% of them suffer severe impairment from mood disorders. Mood disorder treatment for teens is complex, but it is the best…

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Situational Depression in Teens

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 7, 2023Updated: February 23, 2023Depression affects millions of people in the US. Similarly, teens can suffer situational depression due to traumatic events or significant changes in their lives. Fortunately, teens struggling with this mental disorder can get help from an adolescent…

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Stress Management Techniques for Teens

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 4, 2023Updated: February 23, 2023When a teenager is going through a moment of depression or anxiety, we often feel like they are just, ‘being a teen’. However, teenagers often go through emotional highs and lows due to stress. Stress management techniques…

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Common Mood Disorders in Teens

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: December 4, 2022Updated: December 28, 2022During the transition from childhood to adulthood, teens experience many emotional, hormonal, intellectual, physical, and social changes. Combined with other stressors, they easily feel overwhelmed and develop certain mental health issues. In particular, mood disorders in teens…

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Group Therapy for Depression

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 21, 2022Updated: October 3, 2022One of the most powerful and effective types of therapy for depression offered by adolescent treatment centers is group therapy. This type of therapy is also essential for treating several concerns in addition to depression, including anger,…

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What Is Equine Therapy?

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 11, 2022Updated: August 12, 2022There are many types of therapy available for those who need help to recover from substance use disorders and other mental health concerns. Equine therapy is one approach that uses horses to help people heal both physically…

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5 Signs You Have Co-Occurring Disorders

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 4, 2022Updated: August 8, 2022For some teenage boys who are struggling with substance use disorders, co-occurring mental health conditions may be a contributing factor. Depression and anxiety disorders are common among adolescents, and they can make it more likely for teens…

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Mood Disorders in Teens: What Are the Signs to Look Out for?

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 23, 2022Updated: May 10, 2022Identifying common mood disorders in teens can be difficult. Many of the symptoms of mood disorders mimic the normal moodiness and angst most teens go through at some point. The fact that teenagers have a more difficult…

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3 Tips for Overcoming Depression Triggers

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: February 25, 2022Updated: February 2, 2022Depression affects people from all walks of life. Today, teenagers are increasingly likely to suffer from depression. Social media, isolation, video games, academics, and life pressure can all affect a teenager’s mental…