Is it ADHD?

Learn about the symptoms of ADHD and what to do if you’re concerned that your child might have this disorder. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Signs and Symptoms It is normal for children to have…

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Depression Symptoms and Warning Signs

What is depression? Feeling down from time to time is a normal part of life, but when emotions such as hopelessness and despair take hold and just won’t go away, you may have depression. More than just sadness in response to life’s struggles and setbacks, depression changes how you think, feel, and function in daily…

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What Is the Link Between Anxiety and Insomnia?

Insomnia is the medical term for difficulty sleeping, which can include: difficulty falling asleep trouble staying asleep waking up too early waking up feeling tired Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress, where you feel apprehension or fear about what’s going to happen next. You may have an anxiety disorder if your feelings of anxiety: are extreme last…

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Depression Symptoms, Causes and Effects

Depression is likely to strike many people to some degree in their lifetime. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 9.1 percent of people reported current major or minor depression. If you or someone you know is depressed, it can cause a marked drop in interest in pursuing life to the fullest, and…

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The Difference Between ADD and ADHD

If you hear people say ADD instead of ADHD, it may not be clear what they mean or what the difference is. That’s because ADD is an old term. For many years, ADD was used to describe a type of ADHD. But it hasn’t been an actual diagnosis for decades. Learn more about the difference between…

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Understanding the Impact of Severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Popular culture characterizes OCD as simply being super organized, tidy, or clean. But if you’re living with OCD, you know firsthand how devastating it can really be. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic mental health condition in which uncontrollable obsessions lead to compulsive behaviors. When this condition becomes severe, it can interfere with relationships and responsibilities…

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What does anxiety feel like and how does it affect the body?

Anxiety can impact physical and mental health. There are short- and long-term effects on both the mind and body. While many people know about the effects of anxiety on mental health, fewer people are aware of the physical side effects, which can include digestive issues and an increased risk of infection. Anxiety can also change the function of…

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Common Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder

Everyone has periods of feeling anxious in their lives. This could be due to starting school, a new job, getting married, or visiting the dentist. People can feel anxious during times of stress in their lives. This is normal and to be expected. Once the stressful event is over the anxious feelings usually disappear. For…

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6 Ways to Help a Partner Deal With Depression

If your husband / boyfriend or wife / girlfriend suffers with depression you may feel helpless, but there are ways you can support a depressed partner Standing on the sidelines when a partner battles depression can feel like a helpless experience. You might feel confused, frustrated, and overwhelmed. You might feel like every attempt you…

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What to know about ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder occurs when a person experiences difficulties with maintaining attention or controlling physical energy and movement. In the United States, approximately 8.4 percent of children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Around 2.5 percent of adults have ADHD. In some children, ADHD symptoms begin as early as 3 years of age, according to the National Institute of Mental Health….

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