Teenage Disorders and Treatment

Teenage Disorders and Treatment

Typical Teen Disorders Explained

As a parent that is raising a teenager, you will encounter several development changes that occur throughout the adolescent phase. This may lead to issues with behavior, attitude, and involvement within a family dynamic. It’s important to recognize what is normal behavior and what is considered a disorder.

This page is meant for basic information purposes and not as a means for diagnosing any problems with your teenager. If you suspect that your teen falls into one or more of these categories you should seek the help of a licensed professional to fully diagnose the disorder.

Listed below are the most common disorders present in today's’ youth that are served by Turning Winds Academic Institutes Residential Care Facility teen program. For further understanding and information about any of the disorders listed, please consult the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV-TR.

We are happy to provide the information on this page in an effort to make parenting teens with problems a little bit easier.

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Understanding the Basics of Teenage Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Raising a teenager with a disorder can bring both emotional and physical hardship to both parents and siblings. It’s important to pay attention to your teen’s behavior, friends, and academic performance. If you notice any radical changes, substance abuse, suicidal tendencies, or changes in school performance and attendance; seek professional help before the behavior escalates.

Unfortunately, leaving these disorders undiagnosed can lead to further issues within your teen down the road. Sending your teenager to a residential treatment facility such as Turning Winds Academic Institute may be the solution you have been searching for.

Childhood Disorders

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder:

Oppositional Defiant Disorder:

Conduct Disorder:

Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa:

Bulimia Nervosa:

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Substance Abuse Disorders

Substance Dependence:

Alcohol Abuse:

Drug Abuse:

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Mood Disorders


Bipolar Disorder:

Anxiety Disorders:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder:

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Adjustment Disorders

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder:

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder:

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