The teen years are often filled with emotional highs and lows. During the teen years, parents may feel disconnected with their child without any clue as to why. Teens may appear to be arguing for no other reason than they feel compelled to oppose whatever position a parent has taken, and they resist attempts to find any common ground with which to communicate with their parents.
This is often called “rebellion” and these examples are common. In most cases, teens grow up and grow out of the need to do battle at every turn.
In some cases, however, these symptoms, and others, may be early signs of a personality disorder that will require treatment later on. At this stage of their lives, these traits are labeled “emerging” personality disorders because they are still forming and teens have not yet received a formal diagnosis because they are still too young.
The difference between a rebellious teen and one that has an emerging personality disorder is the length, depth, and pattern of the behavior.
If you suspect that your teen has an emerging personality disorder, it is extremely important that you seek professional help at once. Left untreated, the consequences may be devastating. If your teen has been formally diagnosed with a personality disorder constant adolescent mental health treatment is required.
In either case, Polaris Teen Center can help.
POLARIS TEEN MENTAL HEALTH CENTER LOS ANGELES
Polaris Teen Center is a respected adolescent mental health treatment center that provides a safe haven for healing and growth for adolescents, including those with emerging personality disorders.
Our adolescent treatment center provides an environment that supports healing within the whole family by involving parents and loved ones in the treatment process. The staff at our adolescent mental health facility is dedicated to the health and well-being of your son or daughter.
Many teen treatment centers claim to provide individualized treatment. Polaris, however, offers truly individualized care because our residential clients are limited to six. As a highly focused adolescent mental health facility, our team develops an invaluable awareness of the unique qualities of each person and adjusts to individual needs.