What Parents Need To Know When Their Adolescent Has Depression

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According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in 2019, 15.7% of adolescents ages 12-17 experienced at least one major depressive episode. That’s no small number, especially when you consider that depression can have a major impact on a teen’s ability to function and thrive.   Teen mental health has come into even sharper focus recently with the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a U.S. surgeon general…

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Teen Angst: What to Expect During the Teenage Years

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Teen angst can often involve arguing, emotionality, storming off, sullenness, and drama. Understandably, this behavior often leaves parents exasperated, frustrated, and hurt.  How do you handle teen angst, especially as it’s part of being a typical teen? And, how do you know if this behavior is “normal teen” moodiness or if it’s something more?  Are teenage mood swings typical?  We asked Alex Hamilton, Clinical Director of Lake House Academy, about teen angst and…

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Understanding Common Mood Disorders

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Mood disorders affect people of all ages and can have a profoundly negative impact on a person’s quality of life. Mood disorders impact far more than emotions. They can impact sleeping and eating habits, the ability to do daily tasks, relationships with other people, and even become a threat to health and safety. According to…

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World Bipolar Day 2021

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World Bipolar Day is an international collaboration to bring awareness to those living with bipolar disorders and to fight the social stigma surrounding it. World Bipolar Day is celebrated each year on March 30, the birthday of artist Vincent Van Gogh who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after his death.  Learn more about bipolar disorders…

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