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..
Family-Based Therapy for Eating Disorders: Putting Parents at the Front of the Eating Disorder Treatment
Advice for families embarking on Family-Based Therapy (FBT) and recommendations for families looking for alternative treatment options. It is clinically acknowledged that including families in the treatment of eating disorders is good practice, in the vast majority of circumstances. The degree of involvement will depend upon several factors, taking into consideration the needs of the […]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..
A Guide to Teen BPD treatment for Parents and Carers. Borderline Personality Disorder has long been considered a diagnosis that mental health professionals were reluctant to make. It was also a diagnosis that families and young people lived in fear of receiving. The reluctance in confirming a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder left many young […]READ MORE..
Trichotillomania or Hair Pulling Disorder (HPD) and Excoriation/Skin Picking Disorder (SPD), usually begin in childhood and are referred to as Body-Focused Repetitive behaviours. They may appear as habits in childhood that are directed at the child’s own body. Some habits can be self-soothing in the first instance, like thumb sucking or twiddling hair, they may […]READ MORE..
When I first meet the parents of a child or teen who self harms or self injures, I am confronted by fear, distress, sadness, confusion and anger. Parents describe the torment of knowing that their child deliberately hurts themselves. They always ask, why? Why does my child, cut, bite, burn, scold or scratch themselves? How […]READ MORE..
Many parents think that teens have it easy. We blame them for going to bed too late and then get stressed with them for not getting up on time for school in the morning. Whilst it’s true that many teenagers do tend to go to bed later than they should, this is mainly due to […]READ MORE..