Behavioral Health

BPD

Borderline Personality Disorder: Expectations Vs. Reality

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a condition that is often misunderstood. For young adults especially, hearing that they might have BPD can be frightening and they may have preconceived expectations of what that might mean. However, all those who have BPD experience the condition differently, and assumptions can often be wrong. Symptoms and Diagnosis of …

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Teen Mental Health Treatment: How to Choose the Best Treatment Program for Your Child

Finding a treatment program for your teenager or young adult is a difficult task and a decision that parents hope they will not have to make. However, for many parents making the right treatment choices for their child’s mental health, eating disorders or addiction treatment is the beginning of a new chapter for the whole family. Choosing the …

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Drinking Too Much, Too Often? A Parents’ Guide to Alcohol Use in Teenagers and Young Adults

Alcohol use in teenagers and young adults continues to rise. Young people are starting to drink at an earlier age and are drinking more than ever before. With many young people having their first drink at home, we take a look at the dangers of drinking alcohol for children, teenagers, and young adults.  Alcohol is …

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COVID-19 Crisis Responsible for the Rapid Rise in Formal ADHD Diagnoses

The latest of 13 pandemic check-in surveys fielded by ADDitude has revealed a striking increase in the number of children and adults receiving a formal Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey shows that among ADDitude readers, 26% of adults and children have been diagnosed with ADHD in the last …

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How to spot the five major signs of passive aggressive behavior

How to spot the five major signs of passive-aggressive behaviour

We’ve all heard of the term ”passive-aggressive” at some stage of our lives or another. Whether you have gotten subjected to passive aggression in the past or someone you know has been at the back end of this behaviour, passive-aggressive behaviour is unpleasant and often done implicitly.  It can also be challenging to identify and …

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Is excessive screen time during the COVID-19 crisis triggering binge eating in pre-teens?

In recent months, numerous research studies have highlighted the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis (and the increased isolation) on young people’s mental health.  During the pandemic (and multiple lockdowns), a dramatic increase in screen time has been seen amongst children, teenagers and young people – to continue their education remotely, maintain connections with family and …

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