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Top 10 Tips for Healthy Mental Aging

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September is National Healthy Aging Month. And while the world wide web is flooded with tips on how to prevent the physical aging process, as the popular expression goes, “Aging is all in your mind.” Healthy mental aging is just as important as keeping wrinkles at bay. Here is a list of 10 tips for healthy mental aging:

1. Exercise. Physical activity increases oxygen-rich blood flow to your brain, essential for keeping it young. Older adults who exercise are 60% less ...

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People With Mental Illness At Greater Risk of Accidental Death

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Anyone who struggles with a mental illness already faces numerous challenges in life. And now, recent international research has shown that the mentally ill are up to six times more likely to die in an accident than the general population. If you have yet to seek treatment with a Costa Mesa therapist for your condition, doing so promptly could be life-saving.

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden and Stanford University in California studied 6.9 million adults over the age of ...

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Grandmothers Who Raise Their Grandkids Struggle With Depression, But Group Therapy Can Help

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Carol Musil, PhD, RN & Professor of Nursing, recently conducted one of the longest-running studies on grandmothers in various family situations. The results clearly showed that grandmothers who are raising their own grandchildren faced extra stress and were far more likely to have depression than grandmothers who weren’t primary caregivers for their grandkids. As stress and depression can have severe effects on the health over time, grandmothers who raise their grandkids would benefit immensely from seeking a mental health therapist ...

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Minority Children Less Likely to be Diagnosed with ADHD

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Recent studies indicate that minority children are less likely than Caucasian children to be diagnosed with both ADHD and autism, two conditions that directly affect behavior and social skills. Both ADHD and autism will have a dramatic impact on how well they do in school. Since there are many minority children in the Dallas area, this is certainly a local issue. Seeing a California psychiatrist for proper diagnosis is crucial.

The rate of autism in children of all races is ...

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The Dangers of Process Addictions

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A process addiction is an addiction to a compulsive behavior. Common process addictions include compulsive gambling, spending addictions, sexual addictions and eating disorders. Many people are embarrassed to admit they may have a process addiction because they think they should be able to stop their behavior at will. But process addictions have serious dangers, and anyone who suspects they might have a compulsive habit should contact a mental health therapist right away.

Current research supports the theory that process addictions ...

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What To Do If You Suspect Your Loved One Has Borderline Personality Disorder

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Since no two people are alike, maintaining even the healthiest relationships can be challenging. But when someone you love acts unstable and impulsive to the point where you suspect they have Borderline Personality Disorder, being a good friend or partner can seem impossible. An estimated ten million Americans—about the population of New York City—have BPD, so it surely affects many people in the Dallas area. If you suspect that someone you love has BPD, call a Orange County psychiatrist ...

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The Mental Health of Football Players

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As we transition from summer to fall, our focus turns to enjoying the football season. Football is an important part of our culture and can be a lot of fun. Unfortunately football has a darkside. Athletes are prone to mental health issues, depression and suicidal thoughts. More and more professional football players are being encouraged to seek help from a mental help therapist.

What Causes Mental Health Issues in Football Players?

With an estimated 26.2% of Americans suffering from a mental illness, ...

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Study Finds Possible Link Between Autism and Induced Labor

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The world of child psychiatry is abuzz with news of a recent study that may link induced labor to an increased risk of autism. Since doctors and scientists have been on a continuous quest to find the cause, the findings from this study may be beneficial.

The study was conducted by researchers at Duke University and the University of Michigan and published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. The conclusion was reached after researchers reviewed birth records of 625,000 ...

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Helping Your ADHD Child With The Start Of A New School Year

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Here in the Dallas area, children are preparing to begin a new school year. If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, this can often mean difficulties adjusting to a new schedule. The transition can be a stressful time for the whole family.

In addition to seeking help from a Orange County psychiatrist to work with your ADHD child on coping strategies, there are several things parents can do to help their children have an easier transition into ...

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Five Tips for Helping Your Autistic Child Make Friends

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Autism can lead to some lonely days for your child. Children with autism and Asperger’s syndrome often want to make friends, but lack the natural social skills necessary to do so. This can lead to withdrawal and antisocial behavior. That, coupled with other unusual behavior, can make them a target of bullying. With an estimated 4500 autistic children under the age of 18 in Dallas, this can lead to a lot of lonely kids.

The good news is that it’s ...

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Signs That You’ve Experienced A Panic Attack – And What To Do

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A panic attack is a sudden surge of anxiety and unprovoked fear that can happen without warning or trigger. If they are left untreated, they can lead to Panic Disorder or Generalized Anxiety Disorder, so it’s best to seek help from a mental help therapist as soon as they start happening. While panic attacks cannot be prevented completely, there are things you can to do to keep them at bay and reduce their severity.

First, taking care of your health by ...

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Signs of Drug or Alcohol Abuse in Teens

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No one ever wants to suspect their teenager of doing drugs or drinking, but the fact is, illegal drug use is increasing among adolescents. You certainly don’t want to invade your teen’s privacy or make any false accusations, but determining if there is an alcohol or drug problem is the first step in getting them help. Monitor your teen’s behavior closely. If more than a few of these signs of drug or alcohol abuse are present, contact a Orange County ...

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