Tag: Mental Health Treatment

Some ADHD meds may increase risk of psychosis, study finds

A new study sheds light on a rare but potentially dangerous risk of commonly-used medications to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Researchers evaluated the two most common types of ADHD medications and found that, while the risk is low, certain drugs have an increased risk of psychosis. “We looked at new users, people who are being…

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Effects of Sleep Deprivation

If you’ve ever spent a night tossing and turning, you already know how you’ll feel the next day — tired, cranky, and out of sorts. But missing out on the recommended 7 to 9 hours of shut-eye nightly does more than make you feel groggy and grumpy. The long-term effects of sleep deprivation are real….

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An Overview of Anxiety

Anxiety is a physiological state characterized by cognitive, somatic, emotional, and behavioral components. These components combine to create the feelings that we typically recognize as fear, apprehension, or worry. Anxiety is often accompanied by physical sensations such as heart palpitations, nausea, chest pain, shortness of breath, stomach aches, or a headache. The cognitive component entails…

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What Is Insomnia? The Features, Symptoms, and Causes

When Trouble Falling or Staying Asleep is a Disorder Though it is the most common of the various sleep disorders, one may wonder: What is insomnia? How is insomnia defined and diagnosed? When struggling to sleep, it may be helpful to understand what insomnia is, how often it occurs, the potential causes, and its classic…

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What are the Different Types of Social Anxiety Disorder?

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) involves a fear of social and performance situations in which others may judge you negatively. Most people with the disorder are extremely self-conscious, and may have physical symptoms such as nausea, shaking, or feeling faint when around people or performing. Types of Social Anxiety Disorders The current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of…

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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 else might be…

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All About Insomnia

What Is Insomnia? Almost everyone goes through bouts of sleeplessness from time to time. It happens to the average person about once a year. That’s the cost of being human and having the capacity to worry about the future and chew over the past. Chronic insomnia, however, is marked by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or…

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15 Mental Tricks to Fight Depression

Depression is difficult, but there are handy mental tricks you can use, which are proven to work well to lift your mood. Use these mental tricks to build a more positive mindset and keep the black dog at bay. 1. Don’t catastrophize Stop thinking about the worst-case scenario, and all the things that could possibly…

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7 Tips To Manage Anxiety

Sometimes, we know what’s making us anxious and can negotiate calm. Other times, our anxiety is caused by hormones or too much caffeine or something more out of our control, and we just have to ride it out. Other times, still, we feel anxiety but doing what it tells us to do is unserving, so…

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