Biological causes of violent behaviour in children and adolescents.
Because oppositional behaviour is very common in teenagers one should be very precautious about making the diagnosis of ODD during these periods.
Society has ideals for teenagers which can be dangerous for them. Parents have a role in giving good advice and role models for teenagers.
Teenagers quite frequently do not get enough sleep if they
tend to stay up until the early morning hours after a party or protracted
In teenagers this disorder is very noticeable by signs like wishing to belong to the opposite sex, living like someone of the other sex, etc.
about a small penis are rather typical among adolescents.
Fasting is never suitable for children or teenagers. There is a large risk that fasting will initiate an eating disorder.
Bedwetting occurs in 1 % of all teenagers.
How to treat problems with teenagers picking their nose too much and other undesirable habits.
Narcotics and other addictions for teenagers
Education and a positive self image will help preventing children from using recreational drugs.
Seven percent of teenagers harm themselves with knives or razor blades.
Contradictory signals in our culture causes ill-health in teenagers.
You should not be ashamed of self-cutting (self-mutilation), but you should understand why you cut yourself and learn other, better ways to happiness.
List of links to more articles about teenagers and drugs.
Teen mental disorders
negative self-esteem with self-destructive beliefs and feelings of despair
is very common among children and adolescents with ADHD.
Do teenagers eventually "outgrow" ADHD?
ADHD victims have problems in adjusting to new situations. They require stable environments.
It can be difficult to recognize bipolar depression in teenagers, since other disorders can have similar symptoms.
Borderline Personality Disorders are rapid mood changes or impulsive behaviours. These can be misdiagnosed as adolescent crisis.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is not a rare disorder. It affects about 2 percent of the population and is more common in young people.
Does a depressive disorder of a mother affect her children?
School phobia is an anxiety disorder. Teenagers refuse to go to school basically because of fears (fear of seperation, generalised fears) or depression.
Effects of sexual abuse on teenagers
What are typical reactions to traumatic events and psychological effects of sexual abuse?
Articles on sexual abuse, its causes and effects, and related issues.
List of articles on teenagers and children.