About Mental Health
Teens tend to think with their emotions—because the connection between the emotional part of the brain and the decision-making center is still developing at this age.
  Teens and Depression
Depression in teens is more than just a phase. It is a real condition that can interfere with daily life—but it's also something that can be successfully treated.
  Teens and Anxiety
Unlike periods of anxiety that everyone feels because of stress, anxiety disorders are ongoing, marked by excessive, irrational fear and dread.
  Teens and Eating Disorders
Eating disorders run in families, especially among teens with perfectionist, obsessive-compulsive traits. Teen stress plays a role, too.
  Teens and Substance Abuse
Teens who are at higher risk for substance abuse include victims of abuse and youths with mental health problems.
  Teens and Tough Issues
Adolescence is a challenging time of life made more stressful by issues such as parental divorce, depression, or peer pressure.
  A Healthy Outlook
Teach your teen to tackle life without worrying about failure. The fear of failure takes away one of his or her most valuable learning tools—mistakes.


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