Archive for 2014

Celebrity Depression and Suicide Awareness

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Today, the world is still reeling from the announcement of actor Robin Williams’ tragic suicide, the news of which broke on Monday. Fellow celebrities as well as his family and friends are sharing their beautiful memories of him. Everyone who admired him is recalling his or her favorite movies and moments. Columnists, news anchors and bloggers are sharing their views. While there has been some negativity and harassment, overall the reactions from the public have simply been those of heartbreak, ...

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Getting Control Of Impulse Control Disorders

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As humans, the ability to control our impulses and urges helps to distinguish us from other species. But people who have an impulse control disorder struggle with the ability that most of us take for granted. Impulse control disorders include things like kleptomania (stealing), pyromania (setting fires), pathological gambling, uncontrollable outbursts of rage and trichotillomania (pulling out and/or eating of one’s own hair). Committing the acts gives the affected people gratification and relief, but afterwards they often feel guilt and ...

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Children With Autism And SPD Show Differences in Brain Wiring

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Since over 90% of children with autism also have issues with sensory processing, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) can be difficult to pinpoint. But researchers have found that children with SPD have decreased structural brain connections in specific sensory regions that are different than those found in autism. Identifying these differences could help with the development of autism and Asperger’s treatment.

The research was published in the journal PLOS ONE and is the first study to compare structural connectivity in the ...

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Teen Sleep Patterns And Mental Health

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Screen Shot 2014-08-06 at 2.24.07 PMMany teenagers suffer from insomnia or just prefer to stay up late. Strict sleep patterns are difficult to establish during adolescence since weekends are often filled with activities and weekday study sessions can go late. But according to a recent study from South Australia, teenagers are launched into a slippery slope of insomnia and poor mental health once ...

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How To Help A Friend With A Mental Health Concern

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Many of us spend a lot of time with our close friends, so it’s only natural to notice if someone’s behavior seems “off.” You might think it would be overstepping your boundaries to talk to your friend about mental health, but in fact, offering your support may mean everything. Obviously, anyone with a possible mental illness should seek out behavioral health services for assistance.

The three most important things you can do for your friend are:

1. Schedule a talk in ...

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ADHD, Autism Or Both?

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ADHD and autism are two different medical conditions. ADHD is defined as not being able to focus, being overactive and not being able to control behavior. Autism is a developmental disorder, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communication and forming relationships with other people. But if your child has been diagnosed with ADHD and the condition doesn’t seem ...

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Helping Your Teenager Adjust To Divorce

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Divorce is never easy, but it can be especially challenging when you have teenagers at home. Teens are already trying to cope with the body changes, stress, peer pressure and school work in their lives, and some are especially reluctant to talk about their feelings. Setting them up with a good child psychiatrist can help.

Your teen may have difficult questions for ...

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Teens May Face Emotional Symptoms After Concussions

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Teenage athletes are exposed to a lot of head trauma, and concussions are common. In addition to the physical symptoms, some teens experience emotional symptoms such as anxiety and depression. A recent study suggests that teens who are sensitive to light or noise might be more likely to experience these emotional symptoms.

While most people recover from a concussion within a week, studies ...

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How To Raise A Compassionate Child

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Most experts will agree that fostering compassion in young people is one of the best ways to stop bullying at school and will also help prevent verbal, physical and emotional aggression from taking root. While it’s necessary to teach children to be assertive and confident, it’s equally important to teach them to be compassionate and empathetic. If your child has had any ...

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The ADHD-Friendly Diet

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When it comes to the treatment of ADHD, behavioral therapy with a child psychiatrist and medication are the best approaches. But there are also plenty of natural ways to help your child with ADHD—a solid routine, proper sleep, exercise and even diet. Feeding your family a good diet is always important, but the right nutrients can really help with ADHD. Here ...

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Addiction Recovery And Your Children

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4104954991_96580eb06b_zBattling an addiction is always tough. But in homes with young children, addiction recovery can be especially challenging. If you’ve already started your recovery process by seeking treatment through behavioral health services and going to meetings, that’s wonderful. But children living in homes where there is a substance abuse problem—and a subsequent recovery—need to have the situation explained to them.

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Summertime Depression Causes And Solutions

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When most people think of Seasonal Affective Disorder or seasonal depression, they think of winter blues. But about 10% of people with SAD are affected during the summer. There are many other reasons that people feel low during the warmer months, some of which are:

  • Body image issues. Summer weather means wearing less clothing, which may cause some people to get ...
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