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  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder for Teens

    For some people, worries about appearance become extreme and upsetting, interfering with their lives, a condition called body dysmorphic disorder.

  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder for Parents

    For teens, concerns about appearances often take center stage. But if these concerns are all-consuming, cause extreme distress, and keep them from doing and thinking about other things, it may be a sign of a condition called body dysmorphic disorder.

  • Body Image for Teens

    With all the changes going on, it's easy to feel out of step with your new body. This section has information to help you understand and take control.

  • Encouraging a Healthy Body Image for Parents

    A healthy and positive body image means liking your body, appreciating it, and feeling grateful for its qualities and capabilities. Parents can help kids develop a healthy body image.

  • When Stress Is Serious for Teens

    Get advice on coping with mental health conditions.

  • Mind for Teens

    Being healthy means dealing with the changes in your body - and your mind. Relationships, body image, families, emotions ... sort it all out in this section.

  • Feelings & Emotions for Parents

    Learn about the normal feelings and emotions of childhood and adolescence.

  • Emotions & Behavior for Parents

    Is it just a phase or a serious problem? Help your child cope with life's ups and downs, from dealing with divorce to preparing for new siblings. Or find out how to understand your child's behavior, whether it's toddler tantrums or teenage depression.

  • Stress & Coping Center for Teens

    Feeling stressed out? Learn about some of the things that can cause stress and get tips on how to manage when you're feeling overwhelmed.

  • Compulsive Exercise for Parents

    Even though exercise has many positive benefits, too much can be harmful. Teens who exercise compulsively are at risk for both physical and psychological problems.



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