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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Elderly Anxiety Disorders

We all experience anxiety from time to time, some of which is normal and even productive. However, when anxiety becomes disruptive and disabling to a person’s life, it’s considered to be an unhealthy psychiatric disorder. As many as one quarter of all people experience anxiety to an unhealthy extent, and older people can be at…

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Insomnia in Children

Your child might have insomnia if he or she has any of these symptoms: sleepiness during the day; general tiredness; irritability; and problems with concentration or memory. A mild case may be treated with behavioral modification. What is insomnia? Insomnia is a sleep disturbance in which children have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at…

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What are the signs of depression in men?

Both men and women can experience depression, but the signs and symptoms can be different. Although the primary symptom of depression for many is often a feeling of sadness, men may have a higher tendency than women to feel anger, demonstrate aggressive feelings, and engage in substance abuse. Due to the different symptoms, and because…

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Clinical management of behavioral insomnia of childhood

Abstract Behavioral insomnia is highly prevalent, affecting approximately 25% of children. It involves difficulties initiating and maintaining sleep and frequently results in inadequate sleep, leading to an array of negative effects for both the child and the child’s family. In this paper, we describe a variety of empirically supported behavioral interventions for insomnia from infancy…

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Childhood Insomnia Causes and Treatment

Most parents picture a crying baby when they think about kids and sleep problems. Many older kids and teens have problems sleeping too, including trouble going to sleep and waking up frequently in the middle of the night. Unfortunately, not getting a good night’s sleep can affect your child’s mood and behavior during the day,…

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7 Surprising Symptoms of Depression

The essential features of depression include depressed mood (feeling sad, hopeless, empty) and loss of interest or pleasure in nearly all activities most of the day, nearly every day, for at least two weeks. Depressed mood (or irritability for kids) and diminished pleasure are the primary symptoms people are cautioned to look for when depression…

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Anxiety in Older Adults

Have you ever suffered from excessive nervousness, fear or worrying? Do you sometimes experience chest pains, headaches, sweating, or gastrointestinal problems? You may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety. Excessive anxiety that causes distress or that interferes with daily activities is not  a normal part of aging, and can lead to a variety of health problems…

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What Are Symptoms and Causes of Behavioral Insomnia in Children?

There may be many reasons why your child has difficulty sleeping at night, but two common causes are classified under a condition called behavioral insomnia of childhood. What are the symptoms and causes of difficulty falling asleep in children? Parents especially might be interested in learning how bedtime routines can optimize sleep training in newborn…

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Common Symptoms of Clinical Depression

While only a qualified medical or mental health provider can diagnose depression, there are certain warning signs that can help you identify whether you or someone you care about may be depressed. Depression looks a little different in different people, however. So while one individual may struggle to get out of bed due to depression, someone…

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