Is It ADHD or Immaturity?

everal studies in recent years have found that children who are among the youngest in their class are diagnosed with ADHD at a much higher rate than their older classmates. This suggests that a significant percentage of kids with ADHD are being misdiagnosed just because they are less mature. It raises important questions about how kids are being diagnosed, and…

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What is OCD?

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages and walks of life, and occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images, or urges that trigger intensely distressing feelings. Compulsions are behaviors an individual engages in to attempt to…

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How to Sleep Better

How can I get a better night’s sleep? Sleeping well directly affects your mental and physical health. Fall short and it can take a serious toll on your daytime energy, productivity, emotional balance, and even your weight. Yet many of us regularly toss and turn at night, struggling to get the sleep we need. Getting…

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Depression Signs, Symptoms, Latest Treatments, Tests, and More

While everyone has experienced sadness, not everyone has experienced depression. In fact, if you’ve never been depressed, chances are that you don’t have a real grasp on what living with this complex mental illness is like. Depression is insidious. It affects not only your mood, but also your ability to feel, think, and function. It…

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Pediatric Insomnia

Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep during the night. What is Pediatric Insomnia? Insomnia is a sleep disorder that causes problems falling asleep, staying asleep and waking up too early in the morning. Sleep is crucial to childhood development, and insomnia can lead to health problems or behavioral issues. Insomnia can be…

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ADHD Symptoms at Different Ages

It’s not always easy to spot ADHD symptoms. That’s partly because all kids act in ways that can look like ADHD from time to time. But kids with ADHD (also known as ADD) struggle a lot more with these behaviors than other kids their age. ADHD symptoms can look different at different ages. And symptoms vary from child to…

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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 linked…

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

What is generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)? Everyone gets anxious sometimes, but if your worries and fears are so constant that they interfere with your ability to function and relax, you may have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). GAD is a common anxiety disorder that involves constant and chronic worrying, nervousness, and tension. Unlike a phobia, where your…

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How to Help a Depressed Friend

Do you have a friend who’s living with depression? You’re not alone. According to the most recent estimates from the National Institute of Mental Health, just over 7 percent of all U.S. adults experienced an episode of major depression in 2017. Worldwide, over 300 million adults and children live with depression. But not everyone experiences depression in the same way, and symptoms can…

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