At Paradigm San Francisco, we provide residential teen treatment for a wide range of mental health and substance abuse disorders, including teens with Teen Treatment Resistance. Teen treatment resistance is a term that refers to teens with illnesses that are considered difficult to treat and/or cases in which previous treatment attempts have been unsuccessful. At Paradigm San Francisco, we understand that teen treatment is a challenging process for the entire family, and cases of teen treatment resistance can be especially difficult to navigate and stay hopeful throughout. We deeply respect teens’ and families’ efforts in this process, and want to encourage you that even despite previous attempts, lasting positive change is possible. We are here to help and we believe that our specialized treatment plan design and therapeutic program makes us uniquely qualified to provide treatment for these teens and families.
Teen Treatment Resistance Symptoms
Teen treatment resistance can vary greatly according to the individual, as far as the nature of the illnesses as well as the previous treatment experiences. For one teen, treatment resistance might refer to previous treatment attempts not being successful, which could be for an array of reasons. For another teen, treatment resistance might refer to the difficulty of finding a medication that successfully alleviates symptoms.
Another aspect of many treatment programs that makes teens vulnerable to treatment resistance is the lack of consideration and treatment of co-occurring disorders. Unfortunately, because many treatment providers will use a single hasty diagnosis as the basis for treatment, underlying causes and/or illnesses, such as teen anxiety and teen depression, will go virtually unaddressed. In these cases, it’s reasonable that though teens may gain temporary relief, they’ll be unable to experience long-term, meaningful recovery. Regardless of the particular circumstances, these teens often unfortunately leave treatment attempts with the same struggles, and often feeling more discouraged.
Paradigm San Francisco Treatment
One of the most important aspects of our treatment for cases of teen treatment resistance is our thorough diagnostic interview process, which carefully considers all areas of teens’ lives, including presence of co-occurring disorders as well as previous treatment experiences and/or instances of relapse. By beginning with this wealth of background information, we’re able to design an individual treatment plan that is founded on the unique aspects of the teen. This process in itself makes a huge difference in our ability to successfully help teens address the deepest, most causal factors in their current struggles.
Another way that we’re uniquely qualified to provide help for teens in cases of teen treatment resistance is we approach treatment holistically and individually, and have a wide range of programs, designed to address all different aspects and needs in teens’ lives. Because of this, we’re able to implement specific therapeutic tools and approaches that can best meet teens’ needs, on a case-by-case basis. This makes it much less likely that certain important factors will be overlooked or omitted, in the treatment process. In this way, where previous treatment attempts may have missed underlying emotional tensions or underpinnings in the past, our program is designed to address and support all of these factors. The result is teens don’t just get help with symptoms or behaviors, but receive support, resources, and important insights that fundamentally translate to meaningful, lasting changes in their lives.