Get the information you need to give your teen good advice and solid guidance: Recognizing and dealing with teen substance use Teen alcohol and drug abuse Tobacco (for teens)Everyone — including kids — feels down or upset at some point in their lives.
But when sad feelings last for a long time, it may be more serious.
When your child turns 12, 13, 14, or 18 (depending on your state law), you may not be able to access some of your child's information online through Act for a family member.
Many parents and stepparents wonder, how much on-line activity is too much?
Though internet addiction is not yet a bona fide psychiatric diagnosis, psychiatrists and psychologists are calling for more research, so they can include it in future editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel (DSM), the bible and last word on diagnosis and disorders for therapists, hospitals, clinics, and insurers. Experts agree teens who struggle with internet overuse do not fit a single profile.
The family worked it out and she stayed put--with the help of intensive outpatient therapy.
Was Melanie's a case of harmless teen tweeting and more, or a sign of a dangerous problem?
On the other end of the continuum are the isolated, socially anxious teens.