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Anxiety Causing Food You Want To Avoid

Previously we took a good look at how anxiety can be a crippling disorder. It has a host of negative effects that keep you in an endless cycle of trying to self remedy. One of these damaging self remedy options that many people go for is eating their worries away. Your food choices can easily help you cure your anxiety or, in most cases, make it worse than it already is.  We’ve put together a list of the anxiety causing food you need to watch out for to avoid making anxiety worse.

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November 15th, 2019

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What is OCD and What You Can Do About It

You might have heard of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD from someone you know. They might have talked about a relative of theirs who is obsessively cleaning their room or home until it is spotless. It can be very difficult to deal with this type of behavior because of how it can affect such a large part of someone’s life. Today we’re going to be exploring just what OCD is and what you can do to help someone suffering from it.

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November 4th, 2019

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What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

Imagine this: one day your kid is slowly growing up and is as sweet as a candied apple. But suddenly they start rejecting your authority in your home and start to do whatever they want, whenever they want. This might be the healthy rebellious stage that every child goes through. However, it can be something far more dangerous and that is Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

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October 25th, 2019

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Bipolar Disorder: A Short Walkthrough

Bipolar Disorder

Have you ever had those days where you’re on cloud nine and suddenly a few weeks later you’re at the pits of hell unable to move thanks to extreme depression? If you or a loved one experience this constantly, then you probably have bipolar disorder. 

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October 14th, 2019

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Anxiety Attacks and It’s Complications

What is an Anxiety Attack?

Anxiety is defined as the extreme fear or worry of the future. Every living creature has it and has helped us and every other living stay alert and wary of our surroundings. However, sometimes the parts of the brain responsible for regulating anxiety go haywire and end up flaring up more often than needed. This is called an anxiety attack or panic attack and it affects a large portion of the population. 

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October 4th, 2019

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A Short Guide to ADHD in Children

ADHD is a widespread mental illness that can affect children, teenagers and adults alike. More than 10% of Americans typically suffer from it. As a parent, are you sure that you’re ready to help your child overcome this mental illness? We’re here to help you out with this short guide to ADHD.

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September 13th, 2019

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Understanding Your Angsty Teenager

Every parent’s concern is their children’s success in life and it can be hard to tell whether your child is succeeding. Especially if he or she is shut in and angry at you for no reason at all. Many parents become frustrated because of their children’s behavior as soon as they hit their teen years. Parents sometimes forget that this is part of a normal teenager’s development and it is important to understand what your teenager is going through. 

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August 21st, 2019

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Causes and Symptoms of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder

What is Dissociative Identity Disorder?

Dissociative Identity Disorder or DID is considered to be a mental disorder which is characterized by having two or more personalities in a single person. Each of these personas are unique in their own way and can react in place of a person with this mental disorder. They can have their own unique voice, appearance, preferences and even skills. (more…)

August 15th, 2019

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The Early Signs of OCD in Children

Over the years, obsessive-compulsive disorder has become common among children. On average, one in every 100 children in the US suffers from OCD. It is ideal if parents and guardians recognize the early signs that their children are suffering from OCD to help in the treatment. (more…)

June 14th, 2018

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The Thin Line Between Worries and Anxiety Disorder

It’s normal to get sweaty palms and nervous flutters in your stomach once in a while, whether you’re nervous for an exam, about to have an interview, or any other high-pressure event that may trigger the normal feelings of worry and stress. However, if these feelings become increasingly frequent that they are getting in the way of your daily routine, you may need to consider that the problem stems from a deeper issue.

Anxiety disorder can be hard to distinguish from the everyday stress of your regular activities, so it’s important to be aware of the symptoms. Even if you’re fairly certain your stress level is under control, knowing the symptoms may benefit your friends and family, as the inability to control stress can be overwhelming and, often times, crippling.

This type of disorder branches out to many different categories, ranging from panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and phobias, however, the focus will be centered on generalized anxiety disorder.
The symptoms that children experience vary slightly from the symptoms that an adolescent may experience. It may be hard to detect serious anxiety problems in a very young child, given that having tantrums or scaring easily is a normal part of growing up.

There are small signs which could help you determine if their fear is a serious problem. After watching a horror movie, or experiencing a frightening event, a stable child would of course be unnerved. However, he/she can be comforted and assured afterwards. If the assurances provided are still not sufficient and the child is still fearful, it may be an early sign of anxiety disorder.

In an adolescent’s case, there may be physical signs such as tense muscles, or a sore feeling in the limbs. Constant sweating, nausea, and stomach aches over a long period of time are also common, and an extreme sensitivity to criticism. An unreasonable level of self-consciousness and fear of being judged by society are also signs of an underlying anxiety problem.

Note that an anxiety disorder comes on gradually, and the symptoms may not be present for the first few months, or even years. Be sure to constantly assess yourself to ensure your mental health is not inflicting negative harm on your life.

If you’re still uncertain whether you have a normal stress level or a disorder, the best thing to do is to check with a psychiatrist for a more accurate assessment of your mental health.

October 16th, 2017

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