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Body Dysmorphic Disorder Can Extend to Inanimate Objects

Author: Psych Central Individuals with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) process visual information in a distorted way, even while viewing inanimate objects, according to a new UCLA study. BDD is a severe mental illness, often debilitating, in which sufferers tend to obsess about minute body details, such as a…

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Underage Drinking: Talking To Your Teen About Alcohol

Author: Mayo Clinic It’s easy to underestimate how early underage drinking starts — sometimes even in the preteen years — as well as the amount of alcohol teens drink and the risks involved. Still, underage drinking isn’t inevitable. You can encourage your teen to avoid alcohol by talking…

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Going To Extremes: Eating Disorders

Author: CNN Health Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental health disease in America. Take a look at these statistics from the National Eating Disorders Association.

Communication Tips For Parents

Author: American Psychological Association (APA) Be available for your children Notice times when your kids are most likely to talk–for example, at bedtime, before dinner, in the car–and be available. Start the conversation; it lets your kids know you care about what’s happening in their lives. Find time…

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Teenage Anger

Author: Psych Central Teen anger takes many forms. It may be expressed as indignation and resentment, or rage and fury. It is the expression of teenage anger — the behavior — that we see. Some teens may repress their anger and withdraw; others may be more defiant and…

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Warning Signs of Suicide

Author: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Suicide can be prevented. While some suicides occur without any outward warning, most people who are suicidal do give warnings. Prevent the suicide of loved ones by learning to recognize the signs of someone at risk, taking those signs seriously and…

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Depression in Teens and Children

Author: Dr. Kalman Heller Depression is one of the most prevalent mental health disorders in the country and it is on the rise as one of the most serious health concerns facing us. The irony is that it is also one of the most treatable disorders, through psychotherapy…

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