A Different, More Effective Approach with Prosper

Parents want nothing more than for their children to be happy and healthy, so it can be stressful for any family when a child needs mental health treatment. Our approach at Prosper Treatment Center begins with love, support, and acceptance to help teens develop healthy, long-term strategies in a safe, supportive setting.

We understand that every teenager is unique with individual needs. That’s why our goal is to support the mind, body, and spirit with a perfect balance of counseling, therapy, and support. By building a strong, stable foundation, our individualized treatment programs will help your teen live a happy, productive, and fulfilling life.

Mental Disorders In Teens

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Many mental illnesses and disorders can affect adolescents. Some mental disorders may begin in early childhood, while others more commonly surface in the teen years.

 

If your teen was previously diagnosed with and treated for a mental disorder, adolescent hormonal changes could wreak havoc even if it was already under control. It might seem that your teen is experiencing a setback, or entirely new symptoms may develop.

Some of the mental disorder’s teens can experience are:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Conduct disorder
  • Trauma, or PTSD
  • Eating disorders
  • Attachment disorders
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Substance abuse disorder

This is not an exhaustive list of mental disorders that can affect teens. However, it does comprise the most common diagnoses that teens experience. If your adolescent has been diagnosed with one or more disorders, or if you suspect your teen may have one, our experienced professionals can help your teen begin to heal and prosper.

Signs Your Teen May Need Treatment

Each of the above mental health conditions has its own set of symptoms and diagnostic criteria. However, many disorders have overlapping symptoms. Some of the signs that your teen may have a mental disorder include:

  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Loss of appetite
  • Eating too little, too much, using laxatives or vomiting
  • Loss of interest in friends, activities, or favorite hobbies
  • Declining grades, especially if the decline is sudden
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sadness and hopelessness
  • An unreasonable or overwhelming fear
  • Intense worrying that interferes with daily activities
  • Paranoia, delusional thought patterns, or hallucinations
  • Agitated, aggressive, or violent behavior
  • Behavior that seems out of control
  • Self-harming behaviors
  • Threats or attempts at suicide

It can be easy to overlook or dismiss some of these symptoms because sometimes they are a normal part of teen angst, rebellion, and hormonal change.

If your teen is exhibiting any of these symptoms, Prosper Treatment Center can help you identify if your adolescent may need help. Most mental health disorders are highly treatable. Early detection and treatment can have a significant impact on prognosis. That’s because when mental health conditions are left to fester, symptoms may progress, and unhealthy coping mechanisms can manifest. This increases the risk of poor and sometimes tragic outcomes, such as dropping out of school, substance abuse, criminal behavior, homelessness, jail time, and premature death.

Prosper Treatment can help prevent a tragedy by providing your teen the treatment he or she needs in a safe, supportive environment.

Effective Strategies and Support For Your Teen

We have worked with many teens struggling with mental health issues. If your teen is suffering from depression, anxiety, co-occurring disorders, or any other mental health condition, Prosper Treatment’s trained professionals can provide the support you need. Through our programs, teens get a break from negative daily influences and stressors that may be contributing to or exacerbating their symptoms.

Our multidisciplinary team helps teens develop healthy, practical strategies to manage their symptoms and condition for a full recovery while bringing families back together.   

Youth Mental Health Services at the Prosper Treatment Center in Beautiful Troy, Montana

Learn more about Prosper Treatment Center’s comprehensive approach to teen mental health. Our team of clinically trained professionals offers a wide range of mental health treatment services. We proudly serve clients in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Washington, Oregon, and worldwide at our residential facility. If you have any questions or would like more information about the treatment programs we offer, contact us at 1-855-383-2566 to speak with one of our qualified treatment specialists.