Posts Tagged 'Plano Counseling'

Speaking More Than One Language May Delay Dementia

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Since November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, it’s a great time to focus on learning about how to delay dementia as we age. And according to some recent research, speaking more than one language will help. The most recent study, conducted in India and published in the journal Neurology, joins many other studies that have also reached this conclusion.

Researchers say there’s something special about switching from one language to another in the course of routine communication that helps explain why bilingual ...

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How Daylight Changes Affect Mental Health

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It may have seemed like a dream come true gaining an extra hour of sleep over the weekend. But academic research shows that losing an hour of daylight can be linked to negative effects on both the mind and body. The change in time can lead to disturbed sleep patterns, seasonal depression and obesity. Those who are already prone to depression are encouraged to contact their Dallas psychiatrist.

Even when the clocks change by only an hour, circadian misalignment can ...

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How Creative Activity Helps Depression

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Singer Katy Perry recently admitted that writing songs for her newly released album, Prism, helped her overcome the depression she had after her December 2011 divorce from Russell Brand. 2012 was a sad year for her, she said, even admitting to having some suicidal thoughts after the divorce. Katy is past her depression now but credits the album with helping her through it. And while there is no substitute for professional help for clinical depression, evidence shows that creative therapy ...

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National Depression Screening Day is October 11

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Since October is Depression Awareness Month, the goal within the health community is to spread knowledge and understanding to the general public. Depression affects around 19 million American adults every year,  some of which may go untreated otherwise. Anyone who thinks they may have depression is highly encouraged to participate in National Depression Screening Day on October 11.

Health screenings provide a quick and simple way to spot the first signs of serious illness. Clinical depression is a common mental illness, ...

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Teens With ADHD More Likely to Text While Driving

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For a teenager with ADHD, life is full of distractions and temptations that steal their focus away. A recent study shows that teens who suffer from ADHD are even more likely to be involved in dangerous auto accidents due to texting and driving.Teens as a group are already at an increased risk of distracted driving accidents, and an ADHD diagnosis only compounds those risks.

Texting while driving is extremely dangerous. It makes a car crash up to 23 times more likely. ...

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How to Manage Feelings of Distress After a Tragedy

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On Monday morning, tragedy struck in Washington, D.C. A former navy reservist opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard, killing 13 people. Whenever mass shootings or similar violent events occur, it’s normal for people to experience a range of emotions and have some serious concerns about their safety. For people who have already survived such an event, their Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can surface.

If you have PTSD, schedule an appointment with your Dallas psychiatrist right away so that you ...

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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 Dallas 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 20 ...

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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 Texas psychiatrist for proper diagnosis is crucial.

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

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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 Dallas psychiatrist for ...

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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 Dallas 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 a ...

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