Manic Depression in Teen Boys
New Adventure Treatment Center, a Teen Challenge Christian rehab for troubled boys, works with your son to find the root of their depression and find successful ways to overcome it.
Manic Depression, more commonly referred to as Bipolar Disorder is characterized by periods of abnormally high mood and energy level followed by periods of abnormally low mood and energy level. The elevated periods are clinically referred to as manic, while the low periods are referred to as depressive.
Those suffering from Manic Depression may have periods of normal mood levels in between; others quickly alternate between mania and depression. This condition is described as rapid cycling. The manic phase is frequently characterized by heightened energy levels and decreased need for sleep. Additional symptoms include impaired judgment, spending sprees, substance abuse, risky behavior, and low attention span. The depressive phase is often manifest with anxiety, guilt, isolation, anger, disturbed sleep, fatigue, loneliness, and in some cases suicidal thoughts or actions.
Manic Depression is typically treated with a combination of medication and psychotherapy. Because of the self-threatening nature of many of the behaviors associated with both the “highs” and “lows“ of the mood cycle, it may be necessary for commitment, either voluntary or involuntary, for treatment to proceed. The suicide rate for manic depression sufferers is a major concern. As many as one-third reported having attempted suicide or were identified as having committed suicide. This places the incidence at more than ten times the general population.
Often Manic Depression appears in childhood or early adolescence, but because of the wide range of symptoms, it can be missed or misdiagnosed. Between one third and one-half of adults who are manic-depressive reported traumatic childhood events or abuse, and those who did suffer from those reported more serious and frequent symptoms. Parents noticing fluctuating symptoms should seek professional help in determining and diagnosing the cause of the problems. Early treatment of manic depressive issues is critical, particularly given the already elevated incidence of teenage suicide attempts.
90-Day Addiction Rehab for Boys
Licensed Adventure-Based Addiction Treatment
Is your son struggling with addiction or life-controlling issues? The Teen Challenge® New Adventure Treatment Center provides specialized drug and alcohol addiction treatment, plus optional ongoing educational improvement, and behavioral therapy. We work with the whole person, solving the underlying initial causes of addiction, getting these addictive substances out of the boy’s system, and giving enough time, encouragement, and training to ensure the habit doesn’t return. We offer a complete solution for teenage boys ages 14-17.
"NO WARRANTY" LEGAL NOTICE: While independent outcomes studies have shown very high recovery rates for indiviuals in our programs, we cannot guarantee recovery for any particular individual. Recovery and future abstinence from addicting substances and the effects that such substances may have on the individual or their life, actions, or their future are entirely dependent on the individual and how well they apply the principles we have taught them. We are an educational institution, and how the individual in our program learns from what they are taught and modeled here, is totally up to them. Individuals who stay the full term (until graduation) have much better long-term recovery from addicitons than those who do not.