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5 Rules for Parenting a Child with ADD

A little similar to ADHD, a child suffering from ADD also have poor impulse control, which can lead to the development of inappropriate behavior. While this can be quite alarming, this condition is only a result of a functional difference in the brain. This does not entirely mean that a child with ADD cannot be taught what is right from wrong. (more…)

May 19th, 2019

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Bipolar Disorder in Teens: What are the Early Signs?

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that can cause extreme shifts in mood, behavior, and energy level. This condition is often characterized in two different stages. One is the manic episode which is commonly described as high, while the other is low which is also known as the depressive episode. This is why, the bipolar disorder is also known as manic-depressive disorder. But regardless of the name or episode shift, it is understandable how alarming it is for parents with children who are suspiciously suffering from the condition. So, to help you assess if your child or teen suffers from it, here are the early signs that you have to watch out for. (more…)

May 10th, 2019

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What Parents Should Know About Teen Mental Health

Keeping a watchful eye on your teen’s mental health is just as important as monitoring his or her physical health. Mental health issues often emerge during various tumultuous growth and change that accompany adolescence. During these years of transitioning, teens can easily get overwhelmed with all the pressures and issues they encounter. These factors often contribute to mental health disorders which can be life-threatening. (more…)

May 2nd, 2019

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Childhood Depression and What You Need To Know About It

Depression knows no age. Like many health problems, it can affect anyone, at any age group.

The number of children who struggle with depression has increased over time. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, around 3% of children ages 6 to 12 may develop serious depression. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental disorders in children affecting 3.2% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 1.9 million). (more…)

April 25th, 2019

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Dissociative Identity Disorder Myths

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), sometimes called Multiple Identity Disorder, is a
mental disorder characterized by two at minimum, distinct personality states. DID is one
of the most talked about illnesses. (more…)

April 18th, 2019

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How Is Sleep Related To Depression?

Does depression impact the quality of sleep or is it the other way around? Getting a good night’s sleep allows us to have a well-rested mind and body. Along with proper diet and exercise, sleep is critically important for the overall health and well-being of every individual. (more…)

April 2nd, 2019

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How To Stop An Anxiety Attack

An anxiety attack can be a scary and overwhelming experience for anyone. These attacks are symptoms that do not only manifest emotional or psychological disability, but also physical issues such as difficulty breathing, increased heart rate, and trembling. (more…)

March 26th, 2019

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What Could Happen When ADHD Goes Untreated?

If not diagnosed or properly treated, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is one of the most impairing disorders to grow up with.

In children, aside from their academic performance, ADHD can impact their social and emotional well-being. As they grow into adults without the proper treatment, ADHD can negatively affect their job performance, relationships, mental health and even their ability to drive.     (more…)

March 21st, 2019

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Is Social Media Hurting Teen’s Mental Health?

It may sound ironic but the more they are connected online, the more ‘disconnected’ they may feel offline.

While social media can be used to foster ‘connections’ and discover social communities, what people often fail to notice is that they tend to get wrapped into this culture of comparison which can lead to mental health issues in the long run. (more…)

March 14th, 2019

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ADD vs ADHD: What’s the difference?

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are both common types of childhood disorders. Initially, they used to be two (2) distinct types of disorder. Although ADD is often confused with ADHD, it is actually the term used to diagnose someone who has trouble focusing, but does not display hyperactive behavior. (more…)

March 7th, 2019

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