Anxiety Disorders/OCD IOP

The Anxiety Disorders/OCD IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) at Doorways is a group therapy program for teens who are struggling with the following issues or symptoms: Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD) Social anxiety School related Anxiety Panic Attacks, Panic Disorder Separation Anxiety Specific Phobias (fear of vomiting, fear of spiders/animals, fear of elevators/heights, etc) The Anxiety Disorders/OCD… Continue reading Anxiety Disorders/OCD IOP

Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Teen Manage OCD

The adolescent years can be difficult, but if you have a teen with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) you are faced with additional obstacles as a parent. Know that you are not alone on this journey. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), OCD affects about one in one-hundred school-age children. Once you gain… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Teen Manage OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Resources for Parents of Teens

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OCD, is an anxiety disorder that affects people of all ages.  A person with OCD experiences severe anxiety related to specific things where the level of anxiety or worry doesn’t match what is happening.  The specific things that they have this reaction to are called obsessions.  Teenagers can develop obsessions related to… Continue reading Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Resources for Parents of Teens

National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week

Each year, more than 60 million Americans suffer from anxiety and depressive disorders including our teens and children. These devastating mental health conditions affect every area of a person’s life and when the person struggling with the condition is a teenager, it can affect everything from their social development to their prospects for the future.… Continue reading National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week

4 Ways to Support Your Teen With OCD

Before a mental health disorder is diagnosed, everyone in the family can feel helpless and out of control to the point that finding a name for what is happening can start to feel like the answer.  Unfortunately, knowing what is causing the problem isn’t enough to solve it.  The real work of dealing with many… Continue reading 4 Ways to Support Your Teen With OCD

How Do I Know if My Teen has OCD?

OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, is an anxiety disorder that can affect people of all ages, even teenagers.  People with OCD experience excessive worry about specific things, called obsessions, which they cannot control and in an effort to manage their anxiety, they feel compelled to perform certain ritualistic behaviors.  Teenagers with OCD may develop obsessions related… Continue reading How Do I Know if My Teen has OCD?

When Eating Disorders and Anxiety Disorders Co-exist

For many people with eating disorders, the challenge of overcoming their disorder is complicated because of other coexisting mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.  In fact, a University of Pittsburg Medical Center study conducted in 2004 found that two-thirds of those diagnosed with eating disorders also suffered from some form of anxiety disorder over the… Continue reading When Eating Disorders and Anxiety Disorders Co-exist

When it Comes to Information, More is Not Always Better – Part 2

In part 2 of this series, information on additional mental health conditions is covered.  Read Part 1 of the series here. Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens: A Parent’s Guide from the National Institute of Mental Health – Provides a great overview specific geared towards parents Children and Teens with Bipolar Disorder from WebMD.com –… Continue reading When it Comes to Information, More is Not Always Better – Part 2

Is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Affecting My Teenager?

It can be difficult in this age of acronyms to know when your teenager’s behavior is appropriate for their developmental stage of life of when it’s something that a parent should be concerned about.   With anxiety disorders like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), it is even harder to find.  The difference between the two is the… Continue reading Is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Affecting My Teenager?

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