What Are the Causes of Situational Depression?

What Are the Causes of Situational Depression? - Paradigm San Francisco

You know that depression can be a serious condition. But do you know that there’s more than one type of depression? What most people are thinking of when they talk about depression in a clinical sense is major depression. But other types of depression should also be taken seriously. Read More

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Why Do High School Athletes Struggle with Mental Health?

Mental Health Struggles in High School Athletes - Paradigm San Francisco

Being a high school athlete can look like a dream come true for many teens. They get to participate on a competitive level in an activity they enjoy – often one that they’ve been training for since childhood. Student athletes often enjoy the admiration of their peers and respect from teachers and school officials, as well as their parents’ pride. They attract positive attention on a number of different levels. And on top of that, high-performing athletes can be eligible for college scholarships and other considerations. What’s not to love? Read More

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4 Things Only People With Smiling Depression Will Understand

Things Only People With Smiling Depression Understand - Paradigm San Francisco

What does depression look like?

If you picture a depressed person as someone who can’t stop crying, who is exhausted, who doesn’t want to socialize, or who has stopped taking care of their health or appearance, you may be right. However, depression can also look like an A student, a social butterfly, or a consummate professional. The most pulled-together, on-top-of-everything, energetic gregarious person you know could be suffering from depression. Read More

Dr. Nalin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and Founder and Executive Director of Paradigm Treatment Centers, who has been a respected leader in the field of adolescent mental health for more than 20 years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California, his Master’s degree from Loyola Marymount University, his Doctoral degree from Pacific University’s APA approved Clinical Psychology program, and completed his training at the University of California, San Diego’s APA approved psychology internship program.

Dr. Nalin has provided training and mentoring to students entering the field of psychology at institutions of learning including Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology, UCSD, Pacific University, and Santa Monica College. He was also instrumental in the development of the treatment component of Los Angeles County’s first Juvenile Drug Court, which now serves as a national model.

Dr. Nalin has appeared as an expert on shows ranging from CBS News and Larry King, to CNN, The Today Show and MTV. He was also featured in an Anti-Drug Campaign for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

Dr. Nalin is a Diplomate of the National Institute of Sports Professionals and a Certified Sports Psychologist as well as a Certified Chemical Dependency Intervention Specialist. He lectures and conducts workshops nationally on the issues of teen mental health, substance abuse prevention, and innovative adolescence treatment.

In 2017 Dr. Nalin was awarded The Sigmund Freud Foundation and Sigmund Freud University’s Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of his work with youth in the field of mental health over the course of his career.

5 Tips to Overcome Depression

5 Tips to Overcome Depression - Paradigm San Francisco

Depression adds a layer of difficulty to life that can sometimes seem overwhelming. When even simple tasks seem complicated and high goals seem farther away than ever, it can be hard to come up with the energy or will to try to accomplish anything. Unfortunately, there is no magical cure for depression and not all strategies and treatments work on all people. You may have to try methods before you find the thing or combination of things that help you get past your depression. Take a look at some of the things that may help you overcome depression. Read More

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