Teen Mood and Thought Disorder Description:
At Paradigm San Francisco, our Teen Mood and Thought Disorder Treatment programs extend to all mood and thought disorders, including conditions such as Psychosis and Schizophrenia, as well as Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, and more. We also pay special heed to the identification and diagnosis of Co-Occurring Disorders. All of our Mood and Thought Disorder treatment plans are designed individually, according to each teen’s unique needs, current struggles, goals, and interests. Within our treatment plans, we draw upon a wide array of approaches and techniques, including strategies to address all aspects of teens’ physical, mental, emotional, and relational well-being.
Teen Mood and Thought Disorder Symptoms:
Thought Disorders are a form of mental illness that disrupt teens’ ability to distinguish between reality and non-reality, and prohibits them from being able to think clearly. Some of the common symptoms of Thought Disorders that illustrate this break with reality include things such as: hearing imagined voices, seeing imagined persons, general paranoia and/or delusional thinking, and often, severe social withdrawal. As with most forms of mental illness, over time, these conditions often also cause negative effects in areas of the teens’ lives such as academics, relationships, and overall ability to function.
There are also a number of different mental illnesses which are categorized as Mood Disorders, which are mental illnesses that affect teens’ moods. Though many of these conditions have specific attributes, there are some symptoms which are common across many Mood Disorders, such as: sudden mood changes, overall irritability, overwhelming sadness, persistent crying, insomnia, change in appetite, unpredictable behaviors, trouble in school, and/or sudden changes in demeanor and/or personality.
Teen Mood and Thought Disorder Treatment at Paradigm San Francisco:
At Paradigm San Francisco, we provide treatment for all Teen Mood and Thought Disorders, including those that are present as Co-Occurring Disorders. Our teen mood and thought disorder treatment plans are all uniquely designed to teens’ specific needs and circumstances, but usually involve a combination of approaches and styles, including things such as talk therapy, behavioral therapy, peer group therapy, and family group therapy. In talk therapy sessions, our therapists work with teens to help them to uncover and express their current experience, including their feelings, their thought patterns, and belief systems. By working with teens to help them process in an open honest way, therapists can then help teens to gain insight and perspective into themselves, such as how their feelings are triggered; how their feelings and behaviors are connected; and what kinds of practices and behaviors could change the current patterns they might be stuck in. At the same time, our treatment team will also facilitate groups and sessions that address all different aspects of teens’ overall health and well-being, including things like working with a nutritionist, exercise programs, meditation education, recreational therapy, prescription medications, and more. By working to address and support teens’ recovery in this holistic way, the goal is not just for teens to gain relief from current symptoms, but to grow in numerous areas of their lives.