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Signs & Symptoms of Depression in Teen Girls

By | January 17, 2017 03:52:13 PM|

Depression is a mood disorder characterized by disturbances in emotional response and thoughts. It disproportionately affects adolescent girls at a rate of twice as much when compared to adolescent boys. There are theories as to why girls are more likely to suffer from depression, such as it being a consequence of the earlier development of emotional sensitivity and recognition[1]. But recognizing depression in teen girls isn’t a[...]

Common Behavioral Problems in Adopted Teens

By | January 17, 2017 03:01:23 PM|

When adopted teen girls are struggling with the dramatic physical, emotional, and social changes experienced during adolescence, behavioral problems are not uncommon. The following examines some of the most common behavioral problems in adopted teens, as well as why they are more likely to be troubled and how parents can help them become the healthy and happy teen girl they deserve to be. Behaviors to Watch Out For While all teen girl[...]

Trauma And PTSD How To Recognize It And Help A Teen Girl

By | November 1, 2016 02:25:21 PM|

What Is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? The Department of Veterans’ Affairs describes Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a psychiatric disorder that occurs after an individual has experienced an event that caused them harm or was potentially life-threatening. The may suffer from stress and re-live their negative experiences with flashbacks or nightmares. An individual may feel detached and have difficulty in sleeping[...]