What Is Anxiety? Signs In Teens, Symptoms, Teen Treatment, and Resources

What Is Anxiety? Signs In Teens, Symptoms, Teen Treatment, and Resources

What Is Anxiety? Anxiety is a state of worry, alarm, or fear over circumstances (past, current, or future) that you may not be able to control. This is a natural mental state that can be experienced throughout various times in their life and can manifest physical symptoms such as restlessness, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, […]

What Are OCD Intrusive Thoughts?

What Are OCD Intrusive Thoughts

OCD intrusive thoughts are repetitive, chronic, and undesirable mind pictures, thoughts, and impulses that cause one to feel anxious, distressed, and out of control. For teens who suffer from OCD, intrusive thoughts can be frightening and even debilitating. Unwanted recurring thought patterns like this can lead to a laser-focused obsession and undesirable behaviors. In many […]

Teens And Interrupted Sleeping Patterns: How Social Media Affects Their Brain

teens and interrupted sleeping patterns

Spending too much time on social media has many negative effects on teens. One of the most significant ways screen time affects teens’ sleep hygiene is by using phones or computers before bed. The blue light from screens disrupts the body’s natural circadian rhythm, making it harder to fall asleep, and can cause sleep disorders […]