Teenagers live in a fast-paced digital world and are subject to unique stressors and pressures that may not be immediately visible to parents and adults. While it is tempting to dismiss teenagers are “moody” or “going through a phase,” the reality is that 49.5% of adolescents aged 13-18 will struggle with some form of mental health issue, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Clear Recovery Center offers outpatient mental health treatment for teens in Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach, California.
Receiving professional treatment while still an adolescent can make a significant difference in a teenager’s quality of life–now and in the future. We treat a wide variety of mental health disorders common to teenagers and are available to answer any questions. Call Clear Recovery Center at 866.522.2084 to learn more about our mental health treatment for teens and adolescents.
What Clear Recovery Center's Teen Program Treats
While teenagers, like adults, can suffer from many mental health disorders, some are more common than others. Clear Recovery Center has experience treating a wide range of mental health conditions, and some of the ones we see most often are explained below.
If any of these seem like something your teen is struggling with, please call us at 866.522.2084. We can help your teen get the treatment they need.
Major Depression Disorder (MDD)
While almost everyone has experienced depression from time to time, major depression disorder is a chronic disorder. Nothing seems to dispel the cloud of depression enveloping the teenager, and it seriously impacts their quality of life. Common indicators include:
- Withdrawing from friends and family
- Loss of interest in activities that were previously enjoyed
- Declining grades in school
- Poor performance at work
- No motivation, even for necessary tasks like personal hygiene
At Clear Recovery Center, our outpatient mental health treatment programs for teens can address MDD and help your child regain a life of enrichment and enjoyment.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Anxiety is a naturally occurring feeling for most people. It serves a healthy purpose by alerting us to potential dangers in our environment and causes us to focus. However, when the feeling of anxiety becomes all-consuming and prevents people from participating in their daily activities, it may indicate an anxiety disorder. People with GAD experience chronic and excessive worry about a variety of topics, including their personal health, the safety of loved ones, world events, or work.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health conditions in the United States, affecting 40 million adults aged 18 and older. Teenagers are not immune to these disorders, with 1 in 8 adolescents experiencing an anxiety disorder in any given year. Clear Recovery Center can provide treatment and support for teens and adolescents struggling with anxiety.
Panic disorder is characterized by recurrent and unexpected panic attacks. A panic attack is a period of intense fear or discomfort that comes on suddenly and peaks within minutes. During a panic attack, people may experience heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, trembling, or a feeling of impending doom. It is not uncommon for a person suffering a panic attack to believe they are having a heart attack.
This is highly disruptive to anyone’s daily life, especially for teens who face unique stressors and triggers not faced by adults. Our treatment programs can assist our young clients in managing their symptoms and regaining control.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is defined by intense, obsessive behavior. Those with OCD will perform a ritualistic behavior to deal with their unwanted thoughts, events, and urges. OCD obsessions are repetitive and persistent. They will cause individuals extreme discomfort if not completed correctly.
Patients are aware that their thoughts are distressing, but they cannot stop these thoughts. This leads to extreme distress and anxiety. Though some OCD patients might attempt to handle these thoughts/urges independently, the urges will never go away. Many people turn to substances in order to numb or erase their thoughts and behavior. If OCD patients do not receive professional help, they will continue to succumb to their rituals without a sense of control. They will keep having thoughts, use substances to numb them, and their anxiety will return stronger.
Our team at Clear Recovery Center understands how difficult it is to manage obsessive-compulsive thoughts. We are ready to help you and your teenager manage their OCD and regain control of their daily routine.
Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder that affects a person’s mood. People with bipolar disorder experience extreme highs (mania) and lows (depression).
Depression manifests as despondency, lethargy, and hopelessness. Mania refers to highly emotional actions and risk-taking behaviors. These episodes can occur intermittently but are typically consistent.
These mood swings can interfere with work, school, and relationships. It makes everyday activities difficult. Teens and adolescents with this disorder are significantly more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol. This might lead to a drug or alcohol addiction which can also be treated at Clear Recovery Center.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as PTSD, commonly arises in individuals who have experienced some sort of traumatic event. PTSD can occur in anyone regardless of age, sex, or ethnicity.
Teens and adolescents with PTSD experience intense and painful thoughts about their past trauma long after that trauma has passed. They often feel sad, angry, or detached from reality. Because of these negative feelings, people with PTSD will sometimes disengage from their day-to-day lives.
Nightmares and flashbacks can also trigger these intense feelings. Additionally, this traumatic event isn’t always directly related to the teenager in question. PTSD can occur if the individual is exposed to someone else’s trauma. At Clear Recovery Center, we have experience treating PTSD in teens and adolescents.
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
ADHD, also known as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, is one of the most common mental health disorders. It affects areas of self-management and executive function in the brain.
Some symptoms of ADHD include:
- Inability to stay focused
- Excessive movement
It is a complex brain disorder usually diagnosed in childhood. However, if the condition is not diagnosed during childhood, symptoms in adults tend to manifest as disorganization, poor time management, restlessness, and high levels of frustration. Clear Recovery Center in California offers mental health treatment programs for ADHD.
Contact Clear Recovery Center Today
We understand mental health treatment for teens. We have the experience and the qualified, compassionate staff to address your child’s behavioral health needs. We devise an individualized treatment plan that incorporates evidence-based therapies and holistic approaches to treatment. Call today at 866.522.2084 or contact us online to learn more.