Tag: Mental Health Therapy

Anxiety and Depression in Children

Many children have fears and worries, and may feel sad and hopeless from time to time. Strong fears may appear at different times during development. For example, toddlers are often very distressed about being away from their parents, even if they are safe and cared for. Although fears and worries are typical in children, persistent or…

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Spend Time in Nature to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Keep Outside in Mind for Less Stress Spending time in nature can help relieve stress and anxiety, improve your mood, and boost feelings of happiness and wellbeing. Whatever you call it – forest bathing, ecotherapy, mindfulness in nature, green time or the wilderness cure — humans evolved in the great outdoors, and your brain benefits…

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Avoidance in OCD: It’s Never the Answer

One of the common ways that people deal with a variety of anxiety issues is through avoidance. Afraid to fly? Well then, don’t. A large crowd of people too much to deal with? Just stay away from parties or large gatherings. Too anxious to ever give a presentation? Don’t apply for that job you’d otherwise…

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ADHD: Recognizing Symptoms, Diagnosis, and More

Understanding ADHD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition. It mainly affects children, but can also affect adults. It can have an impact on emotions, behaviors, and the ability to learn new things. ADHD is divided into three different types: inattentive type hyperactive-impulsive type combination type Symptoms will determine which type of ADHD you…

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Stress and Heart Health

When you’ve got an unexpected bill, a dead car battery or family trouble on your hands, are you like a cartoon character with steam shooting out of your ears? Or a cool cat who manages your stress? Everyone feels stress in different ways and reacts to it in different ways. How much stress you experience…

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ADHD Continues to Rise in Children

ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is one of the most common behavioral health conditions among children in the US. According to a study of medical claims by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), there has been an increase of more than 30% in the number of commercially insured children being diagnosed with ADHD between 2010 and 2017….

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6 Things Everyone Should Know About OCD

People get rough ideas about mental illness from movies or TV shows, and popular culture often simplifies or even completely misrepresents what it is really like to live with mental illness. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is no different. Many people associate their knowledge and understanding of OCD with popular TV shows, like The Big Bang Theory and Monk. Consequently,…

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What Is OCD?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an aptly named and challenging condition that can incapacitate the ability of some sufferers to manage their day-to-day lives and interact socially, says Scott Bea, a clinical psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Behavioral Health. The chronic, long-lasting condition involves the experience of “intrusive, unwanted, anxiety-provoking thoughts, repetitive actions or thoughts to reduce…

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Does Diet Affect a Child’s ADHD?

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Parents of kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may change their child’s diet in the hope it might ease the disorder’s symptoms. But a new study suggests it might not be worth the effort. The researchers found that while kids with ADHD are more likely to have unhealthy diets, their poor diets weren’t…

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a mental disorder whose main symptoms include obsessions and compulsions, driving the person to engage in unwanted, oftentimes distress behaviors or thoughts. It is treated through a combination of psychiatric medications and psychotherapy. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent and disturbing thoughts (called obsessions) and/or repetitive, ritualized behaviors that…

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