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Teens and Learning: The Truth About Learning Disabilities
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For many years, clinicians have been hesitant to diagnose adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder BPD , believing it was a mental health "death sentence" for a patient because there was no clear treatment. Carla Sharp, professor of psychology and director of the Developmental Psychopathology Lab at the University of Houston, begs to differ. Borderline Personality Disorder is marked by patterns of varying moods, self-image and behavior, and it results in impulsive actions, problems in relationships and a tendency to think in purely black and white. People with BPD may experience intense episodes of anger, depression and anxiety that can last from a few hours to days. Sharp said Borderline Personality Disorder is treatable, therapy helps, and early intervention for adolescents is of critical importance. Sharp's research is the first study to show that adolescent borderline pathology follows a similar downward course after discharge from inpatient treatment previously demonstrated for adults. Her conclusions come after examining data collected from adolescent inpatients and following them every six months over an month follow-up period to measure their symptoms of BPD.
Teens & Young Adults
An eating disorder is a focus on food and bodyweight that causes a person to go to extremes when it comes to eating. Eating disorders often develop during the teenage years or in early adulthood. The social effects include low self-esteem and isolation.
Admitting a learning challenge can be difficult for anyone, but for teens, who are already struggling with issues of identity and self-worth, asking for help can be even harder. As parents, there are steps we can take to help teens admit difficulties they may be facing and provide resources to help them succeed. While these disabilities cannot be cured, there are many techniques and resources available that can allow people with these struggles to excel in school and career. Learning disabilities come in many forms and can vary greatly in their severity. Youth who make it to their teen years without a previous diagnosis often suffer from higher-functioning forms of learning disabilities.