Adult ADHD: What you need to know

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a medical condition that makes it difficult to pay attention, remain organized, and listen. Living with the condition can affect relationships, educational pursuits, and careers. ADHD is more common in childhood, but about 4 percent of American adults also experience symptoms each year. Despite this, less than 20 percent of adults with ADHD get…

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How to Deal with Anxiety: Habits That Can Help

Imagine a train racing towards you at top speed, and there you are, stuck on the tracks, a human target. Your heart races, your muscles tense, your body starts shaking, and your breath becomes labored as worry consumes your mind and manifests throughout your body. Intense, right? For the nearly 20 percent of people in…

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Depression in Men

Everyone feels sad, irritable, or tired at times. Many people experience difficulty sleeping when they’re under stress. These are normal reactions to life stressors that typically pass within a few days. Major depressive disorder is different. Though insomnia and fatigue are often the presenting complaints, people with depression experience depressed mood or loss of interest…

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Depression and Anxiety: Can I Have Both?

Is it possible to have depression and anxiety at the same time? Depression and anxiety are different conditions, but they commonly occur together. They also have similar treatments. Feeling down or having the blues now and then is normal. And everyone feels anxious from time to time—it’s a normal response to stressful situations. But severe…

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What Is ADHD? Meaning, Symptoms & Tests

What Is ADHD? ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a complex brain disorder that impacts approximately 11% of children and almost 5% of adults in the U.S.1 ADHD is a developmental impairment of the brain’s executive functions. People with ADHD have trouble with impulse-control, focusing, and organization. Neuroscience, brain imaging, and clinical research tell us…

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5 ways to help your child with anxiety

Childhood is often idealized as a carefree time without worries. However, it’s important to realize that children experience anxiety, just like adults. The good news is, you can help your child better handle anxiety. In the video above, Nicholas J. Westers, Psy.D., clinical psychologist at Children’s Health℠ and Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern, shares five ways you can help your…

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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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