Self-harm is a concerning behaviour exhibited by many young adults experiencing mental health difficulties. It is highly dangerous, and parents may not know how to react if they find out that their child is self-harming. Understanding Self-Harm Self-harm occurs when a person purposely hurts themselves. This can be in many forms, such as cutting, pulling […]READ MORE..
Identifying eating disorders in teenagers can be upsetting and even frustrating. Young adults may attempt to hide their symptoms from parents and caretakers, making spotting the signs and securing appropriate help for them challenging. With this in mind, it is crucial to be aware of the indications of an eating disorder and how to help. […]READ MORE..
Finding specialist care for your child, teenager or young adult who has been diagnosed with an eating disorder or who is at the beginning of the treatment journey can be difficult. Finding support for parents who have concerns about their children and teenagers and looking for assessments and advice on eating disorders can be equally […]READ MORE..
Eating Disorder Facts for Teens and Parents Diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa Scientists continue to discover more information about eating disorders. 13.2% of young people will meet the criteria for diagnosis for an eating disorder by the time they reach their 20th birthday. Eating disorders are a leading cause of mental illness in young people. […]READ MORE..
Research suggests that the prevalence of anxiety disorders among the teenage population has risen dramatically in recent years. Anxiety disorder Due to the emergence of social media platforms and the overall pressures of living in the digital age, young people get exposed to more anxiety than previous generations. Conclusion: There seems to be a cultivation of perfection and […]READ MORE..
Children, teenagers and young adults can be caught in the crossfire of unhappy situations at home. For some young people, exposure to high conflict divorce, interpersonal violence and stressful home experiences can lead to complex mental health concerns and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), Developmental Trauma and a lifetime of increased […]READ MORE..
At some point or another, most of us have heard the term narcissism or read an article somewhere that illustrates the classic narcissistic traits of someone diagnosed with a narcissistic personality disorder. The word narcissist has become a widely used term among many communities in recent decades, and no longer gets restricted to the mental […]READ MORE..
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 […]READ MORE..
In a rapidly changing world, mental health teams are on the frontline for children, adolescents, young people and their families in crisis. How do you find a psychiatrist that will make a difference to your child’s treatment? What should you look for in a child/adolescent psychiatrist? What Does It Take To Be An Excellent Psychiatrist? […]READ MORE..
How New Research Into Predicting Eating Disorders Could Provide Opportunities For Earlier Intervention
What Are Eating Disorders? An eating disorder causes an individual to interact with food in an unhealthy way: eating excessive amounts in an uncontrolled manner, limiting food intake or getting rid of food through purging, fasting, laxative intake or over-exercising. It is also possible for a combination of these behaviours to occur together. Individuals who have an […]READ MORE..