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ADHD and Girls

Sunday, January 8, 2012,
Author: Jack Hinman
Categories: Behavioral Health
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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most diagnosed psychiatric disorders in children and is typically associated with a marked level of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity.

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Quick Tips for Divorced Parents

Wednesday, September 14, 2011,
Author: Jack Hinman
Categories: Family System
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Divorce, even under the most amicable of circumstances, represents a trauma for the family system, impacting not only the couple, but all members of the family. Many parents in therapy quite aptly describe their experience of divorce as a kind of death.

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Alcohol Use and the Adolescent Brain

Tuesday, August 23, 2011,
Author: Jack Hinman
Categories: Adolescents
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Scientific research is revealing that the human brain continues to develop into the early 20s. The immature brain of the adolescent may help explain their tendency toward impulsivity and poor decision-making.

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The Sexualization of Girls

Wednesday, July 27, 2011,
Author: Jack Hinman
Categories: Adolescents
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The sexualization of girls is a widely pervasive and ever-increasing problem that comes with a strong cost to girls. Virtually every media form studied provides ample evidence of the sexualization of women, including television, music videos, music lyrics, movies, magazines, sports media, video games, the Internet and advertising (Zurbriggen, 2007).

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Teens and the Internet: How Concerned Should You Be?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011,
Author: Jack Hinman
Categories: Adolescents
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First, the good news: The Internet is an effective and helpful tool for practical applications, such as research, work and social communication, academics, shopping, commerce and networking. In most work and academic settings, the effective and appropriate use of the Internet is a critical skill. Mastery of Internet applications can have positive results for young people not only academically, but socially as well. Teens can build a supportive social community online and remain in contact with friends.

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Adolescent Bipolar Disorder

Tuesday, April 5, 2011,
Author: Jack Hinman
Categories: Adolescents
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Bipolar disorder is a serious but treatable disorder characterized by extreme, alternating moods that range from depression to mania. Irritability, silliness, moodiness and rapid speech are symptoms of bipolar disorder, but they are also normal parts of adolescence. The diagnosis of teen bipolar disorder is further complicated by the fact that its symptoms differ from those of adult bipolar disorder and often mimic the symptoms of other disorders, such as ADHD.

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Cutting and Self-Harm

Monday, February 7, 2011,
Author: Jack Hinman
Categories: Adolescents
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Cutting, or self-harming, is intentional self-injurious behavior resulting in tissue damage, illness, and/or risk of death. Cutting is generally not done with suicidal intent, though teens who engage in self-harming behaviors are at a statistically higher risk for suicide. Despite what your teen may report, these acts of self-mutilation do not represent typical or harmless adolescent behavior. Self-harming behavior is symptomatic of serious underlying emotional or mental health issues that should be addressed with the support of a mental-health professional.

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Adoption and Residential Treatment

Thursday, December 2, 2010,
Author: Jack Hinman
Categories: Adolescents
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Having a child leave home and reside in a residential treatment center or therapeutic boarding school can be a frightening event for any parent.

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