Month: January 2020

Anxiety vs. Depression Symptoms and Treatment

The terms “anxious” and “depressed” get thrown around a lot in casual conversation, and for good reason: both are normal emotions to experience, routinely occurring for us all in response to high-stakes or potentially dangerous situations (in the case of anxiety) or disappointing, upsetting circumstances (in the case of depression). The relationship between these emotions — and…

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What Are the Different Types of Insomnia?

Overview Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that makes it hard for you to fall asleep or stay asleep. It leads to daytime sleepiness and not feeling rested or refreshed when you wake up. According to the Cleveland Clinic, approximately 50 percent of adults experience occasional insomnia. One in 10 people report having chronic insomnia. Insomnia can…

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Understanding Depression

About Depression It’s normal for kids to feel sad, down, or irritated, or to be in bad moods from time to time. But when negative feelings and thoughts linger for a long time and limit a child’s ability to function normally, it might be depression. Depression is a type of mood disorder. The main sign…

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Attention Deficit Disorder Without Hyperactivity

Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a neurological disorder that causes a range of behavior problems such as difficulty attending to instruction, focusing on schoolwork, keeping up with assignments, following instructions, completing tasks and social interaction. Problems Often Associated With ADD ADD may also involve hyperactivity with behavior problems. In addition, students with ADD may have learning disabilities and are…

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What Is Depression?

Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems…

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Does Your Child Have an Anxiety Disorder?

Anxiety disorders are common psychiatric illnesses that generally cause feelings of fear or distress in certain situations. Children—even very young children—are not immune to developing an anxiety disorder. If the symptoms are left unrecognized and untreated, young sufferers may experience academic difficulties, social and interpersonal problems, and trouble adjusting to new life experiences. Common Anxiety…

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Teens and Depression

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, approximately one out of five adolescents has a diagnosable mental health disorder, and nearly one-third show symptoms of depression. Symptoms of depression in adolescents aren’t always easy to identify because they often appear as normal adolescent behavior. Early warning signs are likely to include: irritability,…

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Do Kids Outgrow ADHD?

It was once thought that children simply outgrow ADHD as they develop, mature, and age. We now know that although ADHD begins in childhood, troubling symptoms can continue into adolescence and beyond—throughout a person’s life. While some kids may seem to outgrow the disorder (or no longer have symptoms that result in impairment), in most…

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7 Ways to Fight Insomnia

If insomnia is keeping you awake at night, the sooner you do something, the better. Sleep is essential to your overall health, and missing out on much-needed shut-eye can leave you tired, irritable, and prone to accidents. What Is Insomnia? Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is either acute (it only happens for a few…

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