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Tourette's Syndrome in Teens
Tourette's Syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary motor and vocal 'tics' that begin between the ages of 5-18. Learn more about the signs and symptoms and what parents can do here.

When a Teen Has a Dual Diagnosis, Which Problem Came First?
When a teen has a dual diagnosis which problem comes first, the mental health disorder or the substance abuse? This question summarizes the dilemma parents often wonder about, do the drugs cause the mental health disorder or does the disorder compel a teen to use drugs? Learn about it in this article.

The Most Effective Treatment Approach for Dual Diagnosed Teens?
Therapeutic services for teens are often limited to treating one problem or the other, but what most teens with a dual diagnosis need is a program that specializes in treating both disorders at the same time.

Therapy Options for Your Depressed Teen
After a teen is evaluated for depression, options for professional therapy and treatment will be suggested and include individual, group, family, medication and expressive therapies. What works for one teen might not work for another- continue to explore options until you find the ones that help your teen to feel and function better.

Hotlines to Help Troubled Teens
Hotlines set up to address adolescent issues provide an excellent resource to troubled teens and their parents by providing access to free information, crisis counseling and listings of mental health professionals for eating disorders and more.

Choosing a Therapist to Help Your Troubled Teen
A skilled therapist can support and help your teen deal with the problems they are having. There are a variety of therapists who work with teens so it’s helpful to know what to look for in finding the best fit for your troubled teen. Here are important factors to consider.

6 Tips for Parenting Troubled Teens
Parents of troubled teens need expert advice and support. Teens become troubled for a number of reasons and when this happens parents are forced to learn new strategies for daily survival, while at the same time figuring out how to navigate solutions for helping their teen heal.

Levels of Care in Treating Troubled Teens
When making a decision about how to help a teen experiencing mood, mental health or behavior problems it’s helpful to have a clear understanding of the different levels of care available - what they mean and why they exist. Understanding the lingo of levels of care helps make the process of choosing treatment options for teens easier to navigate.

Tips to Getting Your Teen to Take Prescribed Medications
If your troubled teen has a behavior, learning or mental health disorder that requires medication as part of the treatment plan, you’ll want to do everything possible to ensure these medications are taken as prescribed. Trying to force a teen to follow this regimen rarely works, a more effective plan is to gain their cooperation, here's how.

Teen Health Issues
Teens have their own specific health issues that parents of teenagers need to be aware of so that they can help their teen deal with health problems and strive to become healthy young adults.

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