Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.

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October 2010

Teen Narcissistic Personality Disorder

by Staff, on at risk youth, narcissistic personality disorder, personality disorder, teen disorder, Teen Narcissistic Personality Disorder, teen NPD, teen personality disorder

A rare form of personality disorder which has been given some media attention lately is NPD or Narcissistic Personality Disorder. This is the only personality disorder which has got nothing to do with genetics, in fact this is a learn behavior and a learned personality disorder which start in the early teens. Teens with NPD begin to have grandiose fantasies and grand views of themselves. Approximately 1% of the total…



October 2010

Teen Histrionic Personality Disorder

by Staff, on at risk youth, Histrionic Personality Disorder, HPD, HPD treatment, teen disorder, Teen Histrionic Personality Disorder, Teen HPD, teen personality disorder

HPD or Histrionic Personality Disorder falls under the group of Dramatic Personality Disorders. Like most personality disorders, people with HPD have distorted image of themselves, very unstable emotions and intense fears. HPD causes a teen to disregard his won feeling of self-worth and sole depends on others for praise and approval. HPD causes teens and adults to seek to be approved from others and to be noticed and recognized, and…



October 2010

Teen Dependent Personality Disorder

by Staff, on at risk youth, Dependent Personality Disorder, DPD, DPD treatment, teen Dependent Personality Disorder, teen disorder, Teen DPD, teen personality disorder

DPD or Dependent Personality Disorder falls under the group of anxiety personality disorders, which are easily recognized by great feelings of fear and nervousness. Teens with DPD feel helpless, they are submissive and they need someone to reassure them of every little thing, they are basically unable to make their own decisions and depend heavily on others. Dependent Personality Disorder is a very frequent personality disorder found equally in both…



October 2010

Teen Borderline Personality Disorder

by Staff, on at risk youth, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, Teen Borderline Personality Disorder, teen disorders, teen personality disorder

Teen Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD is a mental illness which is followed by mood swings, instability in relationships, instable self-image and frequent changes in behavior patterns. A teen with BPD is at risk of disrupting his life, work, his family life and his long term goals as planning is not well suited for people with BPD, also their self-image is distorted. Sometimes BPD is confused for various psychoses as…



October 2010

Teen Avoidant Personality Disorder

by Staff, on at risk youth, AvDP, Avoidant Personality Disorder, personality disorder, teen AvDP, Teen Avoidant Personality Disorder, teen disorders, teen personality disorder

“Avoidant personality disorder (AvPD)[1] (or anxious personality disorder)[2] is a personality disorder recognized in the DSM-IV TR handbook in a person over the age of eighteen years as characterized by a pervasive pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, extreme sensitivity to negative evaluation, and avoidance of social interaction.” As taken from Wikipedia. AvPD or Avoidant personality Disorder is a mental condition that causes a person…



October 2010

Teen Antisocial Personality Disorder

by Staff, on Antisocial Personality Disorder, APD, at risk youth, personality disorder, Teen Antisocial Personality Disorder, Teen APD, teen disorders, teen personality disorder

Most of us have seen antisocial teens, but we rarely think that this may have to do with some disorder. Well, it is rare, but there is a disorder called Antisocial Personality Disorder or APD which is mostly prevalent with teenagers. APD can be inherited or it can manifest itself due to environmental causes. is a lifelong disorder that usually starts before the puberty and usually affects men. It usually…



October 2010

Teens & Steroids 102 โ€“ Anabolic Steroids

by Staff, on anabolic steroids, at risk youth, signs of steroid use, steroid risk, teen anabolic steroid use, teens and steroids, warning signs of steroid use

We covered the rising use of steroids by teens in the last post, now we are actually going to cover what are anabolic steroids. Anabolic steroids are man made synthetic hormones used to stimulate the effects of testosterone male hormone. We said that there are two types of teens that use steroids, athletes and emotional liable teens that back down under media pressure. Not just media pressure, but also school…



October 2010

Teens & Steroids 101

by Staff, on anabolic steroids, at risk youth, dangers of steroid use, increase use of steroids, teen steroid use, teens and steroids

Although we think that our children are safe from steroids because it is illegal for teens to buy them in a store, it is however very easy for them to order them online or find a friend that is 21 to buy steroids for them. The bottom line, we are wrong, our teens are in danger of steroids all the time and they can get them very easy. For those…



October 2010

Teen Online and Computer Safety

by Staff, on at risk youth, identity theft, spyware, teen computer safety, teen internet safety, Teen Online and Computer Safety, teen online safety

We are all aware of the privacy issues that come with using a computer and internet, but our teens mostly aren’t. Even though they are more tech savvy than we are they seem to act on impulse and forget about the ground rules of safety when it comes to using the internet. There are two types of safety issues regarding internet use, the computer safety where your computer…



October 2010

Teen Gambling Problem

by Staff, on at risk youth, gambling addiction, pathological teen gambling, teen gambling, teen gambling addiction, teen gambling issue, Teen Gambling Problem

Teen gambling is present in our society at all times. But in the last decade it is on a slow rise as the popularity of poker and other gambling games grows. Most celebrities gamble, you can see gambling on TV all the time and now there are thousands of websites offering online gambling which makes it easy for teens not only to want to gamble with their friends, but also…