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How to help an unhappy teenager

Do you know an unhappy teenager? It’s a well known fact that being a teenager is quite a challenge. Being around teenagers can be quite a challenge too! A teenager is not yet an adult but neither are they a child. Their hormones are racing around uncontrollably which results in many teenagers being moody and irritable. Half the time they …

oppositional defiant disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder Everyone has moments when they are defiant, argumentative and unwilling to cooperate. Oppositional Defiant Disorder is an extreme form of antagonism. Often found in teenagers, it involves constant undermining of authority and a concerted effort to oppose the status quo. Estimates suggest that 2%-16% of children and teens have Oppositional Defiant Disorder. In younger children, Oppositional Defiant Disorder …

Watch Out For Extremes

  Watch Out For Extremes During my work as a Psychologist, one thing that I have observed is that extremes in any form are often not a good thing. When a client tells me that they have met someone who is incredibly romantic and attentive and the described behaviour sounds ‘over the top’ it always rings warning bells for me. …