|Posted by [email protected] on October 22, 2011 at 12:45 AM||comments (3)|
Are you famous for your short temper? Do you have a short fuse or find yourself getting into frequent arguments and fights? Anger is a normal, healthy emotion, but it’s unhealthy when it flares up all the time or spirals out of control. Chronic, explosive anger can have serious consequences for your relationships, your health, and your state of mind.
The good news is that getting anger under control is easier than you might think. With a little insight into the real reasons for yo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on October 22, 2011 at 12:30 AM||comments (0)|
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We all go through ups and downs in our mood. Sadness is a normal reaction to life’s struggles, setbacks, and disappointments. Many people use the word “depression” to explain these kinds of feelings, but depression is much more than just sadness.Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on October 22, 2011 at 12:20 AM||comments (0)|
Your pediatrician will determine if your child has ADHD using standard guidelines developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Connors or Vanderbilt rating scales are often used to screen for certain behavior patterns. For example, the child’s teacher may note difficulty staying seated and excessive talking in the classroom, while the parents may note inability to complete tasks or disorganization at home. The process involves gathering a lot of information from mul...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on October 22, 2011 at 12:10 AM||comments (1)|
ADHD is genetic, neurobehavioral disorder that affects about 10% of the population. If a parent has ADHD, there is a 75% chance that one of their children will have the condition also. ADHD is a life-long condition, progressing into adulthood. Children with ADHD will have many of the following symptoms:
• Inattentive, daydreams
• Does not listen
• Easily distracted from work or play
• Is disorganized
• Fr...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on October 14, 2011 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
Bipolar disorder is a condition in which people go back and forth between periods of a very good or irritable mood and depression. The "mood swings" between mania and depression can be very quick.
Bipolar disorder affects men and women equally. It usually starts between ages 15 - 25. The exact cause is unknown, but it occurs more often in relatives of people with bipolar disorder.
Types of bipolar disorder:
• People with bipolar disorder type I have...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on October 14, 2011 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
Nobody knows for sure what causes schizophrenia. Research suggests that schizophrenia may be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. An imbalance in these chemicals can cause messages in the brain to get mixed up. Scientists believe that schizophrenia, like many other illnesses, results from a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
Symptoms of schizophrenia
Positive symptoms are extra feelings that usually are not present. Examples of positive ...Read Full Post »