Month: June 2020

Does My Kid Have ADHD? 9 Signs to Look For

The Key Feature of ADHD Symptoms Keep in mind that to indicate ADHD, the symptoms that we’ll discuss next must be pervasive, Dr. Howie says. In fact, the most recent guidelines state that a child must display symptoms in at least two different settings (school and home, for example), and they must interfere with their…

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Anxiety Disorders

Overview Occasional anxiety is an expected part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can…

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Depression in Men

What is male depression? As men, we like to think of ourselves as strong and in control of our emotions. When we feel hopeless or overwhelmed by despair we often deny it or try to cover it up. But depression is a common problem that affects many of us at some point in our lives,…

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Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder of difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep. People with insomnia have symptoms that include difficulty falling asleep , waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep, and having sleep that is not refreshing. What is insomnia? Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which people have one or more…

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What’s the Difference Between ADHD and ADD?

Overview Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders. ADHD is a broad term, and the condition can vary from person to person. There are an estimated 6.4 million diagnosed children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionTrusted Source. This condition is sometimes called attention deficit…

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Depression Basics

Introduction Do you feel sad, empty, and hopeless most of the day, nearly every day? Have you lost interest or pleasure in your hobbies or being with friends and family? Are you having trouble sleeping, eating, and functioning? If you have felt this way for at least 2 weeks, you may have depression, a serious…

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The Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

As anyone who has experienced it can tell you, anxiety brings about both psychological and physical symptoms—both of which can be overwhelming. Anticipating future threats, the body gears up for a fight-or-flight moment: The brain activates the heart, lungs, and muscles so you’ll be ready to engage or flee. With that, the heart beats faster, you begin…

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How to Help Your Depressed Teenager

Depressed teens often experience significant emotional and sometimes physical pain, but may not know what to do to make it better or find the help that they need. Parents are usually in the best position to take charge in getting initial help for a depressed teen. Learn how to know when to seek professional help,…

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Insomnia and your diet

Insomnia is the most common sleep complaint, affecting as many as 30 to 35 percent of adults at some point in their lives, and 8 to 10 percent chronically. There’s more to insomnia than feeling tired after the occasional restless night. An insomnia disorder involves a pattern of sleep disturbance and daytime symptoms. Chronic insomnia is…

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