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How To Manage ADHD As An Adult

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Children who are diagnosed with ADHD are often given a clear treatment plan. They are referred to a good Newport Beach child psychiatrist who analyzes their condition, gives them behavioral modification tips, works with their parents or guardians, and determines if any medication is necessary. This will allow them to live normal, productive lives. By the time they reach adulthood, they’ve often learned to manage their condition very well.

But what about adult-onset ADHD, or the adults that have always had ...

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Daylight Savings Time and Mental Health

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Have you been feeling “off” all week? Have you felt foggy, fatigued, anxious and depressed? You’re not alone―and last Sunday’s “spring forward” could very well have something to do with it. Unsurprisingly, the time change can have a real affect on our mental health.

In the days and weeks that follow the twice-yearly “springing forward” ...

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How To Have A Sober St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is approaching, and for most, it’s a fun-filled day of wearing green, eating Irish food and celebrating good fortune. But for someone with a substance addiction or a mental health issue like bipolar disorder that can be exasperated by drinking, St. Patrick’s Day can be a real trigger, especially if everyone around them ...

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Bipolar Medication May Help Restore Normal Brain Function

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It’s no secret that medication can make all the difference to a person who is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. While natural treatment including diet, exercise and regular visits to ...

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10 Ways To Show Your Mental Health Self Esteem Love

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10 Ways To Show Your Mental Health Self Esteem Love

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend, a time when those in committed relationships (or those who hope to be) are showering their partners with love and affection. But this is also a good time to check in with your own self-love ...

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Bipolar Disorder Can Lead To Depression And Obesity

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Bipolar disorder is defined as a mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation and depression. People with bipolar often struggle to maintain relationships since other people find their extreme highs and lows difficult to deal with. Unfortunately, they also face other struggles. Research indicated adults with bipolar disorder are also more likely to suffer from depression than people without it. They are also more likely to be obese.

It all comes down to cortisol, which is the stress hormone. New ...

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10 Mental Health Resolutions to Make for 2016

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Making New Year’s resolutions has become a bit of a running joke in this country, a way to set ourselves up for disappointment. However, the beginning of a new year is actually a great time to evaluate your current state of affairs and set some new goals. Many people make resolutions involving their physical health, which is wonderful—but mental health resolutions should also be considered.

If you’ve had mental illness issues in the past, making an appointment with your Newport Beach ...

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How to Survive the Holiday Season with a Mental Illness

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The holiday season can be a challenging time for the mentally ill. In addition to missed therapy appointments, missed sleep and the stimulation of friends and family, long travel days can lead to missed medication and poor diet choices. That combined with any family drama that may arise can make for a depressing January.

Of course, the holiday season is different for everyone, and no two mental disorders are the same. Someone with depression or anxiety may need to handle things ...

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The Impact of Mass Shootings on Survivors and Communities

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This week, the USA experienced its 355th mass shooting of 2015, the worst one of the year. 14 people were killed, more were injured, and thousands of people were affected by lockdowns and road closures as the police searched for the people responsible. Fortunately, they were apprehended, although a third person’s involvement is still being disputed.

When something like this happens, people are quick to take sides on issues of gun control of public safety. But something that should not be ...

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When is ADHD Medication a Good Idea?

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It is an unfortunate truth that people in our society are overmedicated. Some doctors rush to prescribe medication before researching alternative treatments, and some people think treating their symptoms with a pill is the easiest way to solve their issues. Medication is a ...

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The Link Between ADHD And Addiction

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a disorder in which a person is unable to control focus and behavior due to difficulty in processing neural stimuli. While ADHD can be diagnosed during adulthood, it is most often discovered during childhood. But new evidence suggests that adults with ADHD may be more likely to become addicted to substances, the Internet or even gambling.

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Spot The Signs Of Autism In Every Age Group

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As a parent, you worry about your children hitting certain milestones—and if they miss a few, you start to worry about things like signs of autism. Autism is a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.

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