What Is Night Eating Syndrome?

Night Eating Syndrome? Yes, It's A Thing - Paradigm San Francisco

Do you wake up hungry in the middle of the night? Do you find yourself sneaking nighttime snacks while everyone else in the house is sleeping? Do you skip breakfast in the morning because you’re still full from a late-night trip to the fridge? Read More

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How to Help a Teen Suffering From Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa | Paradigm San Francisco

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that affects approximately 1 percent of young American women. This means that there are likely several, if not dozens, of young people at your teen’s school who are suffering from anorexia, depending on the size of the school. The disorder causes its victims to starve themselves. They usually restrict the food that they eat and some exercise obsessively, leading to severe weight loss and a host of complications. Whether it’s your teen or someone else’s, there are some steps you can take to help a teen dealing with this serious eating disorder. Read on for tips on how to help an adolescent who has anorexia nervosa. Read More

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Helping Your Teen Develop a Positive Body Image

Positive Body Image | Paradigm San Francisco

Americans are in the midst of a crisis when it comes to weight: More than 2/3 of adults are overweight or obese, and this includes 1/3 of teenagers. Just as concerning, many teens have such a poor body image, whether or not they are overweight, that they fall into the cycle of endless dieting and, in some cases, eating disorders. Promoting a positive body image can help your teen stay not only physically healthy but also mentally healthy. Read on to find out ways to help your teen develop a positive body image. 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.

4 Types of Teen Eating Disorders And Getting Treatment

Teen Eating Disorders | Paradigm San Francisco

With more than 2/3 of the American population classified as either overweight or obese, food and dieting are often emotionally laden words for today’s teens. Whether or not your teenager is overweight, chances are good that he or she has been on a diet. Many such diets are unhealthy and not supervised by a parent or a doctor, and some teens have one or more eating disorders. There are several eating disorders that can affect teenagers, and since adolescents are still growing, it’s important to be alert to their signs and symptoms so you can get your child the treatment he or she needs. Take a look at these common teen eating disorders and some tips for what to do if you think your teenager might be affected by one of them. Read More

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