31 October 2016

Catching the Early Signs of Depression

Depression is a varying and difficult disorder. It can stem from a variety of factors and might strike more than once in a person’s life. Major depressive disorder affects more than 15 million American adults in a given year and can take a while to see results through the right treatment. If you’re suffering from...
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23 July 2015

Most antipsychotic drugs prescribed to teens without mental health diagnosis, study says

A new study indicates that antipsychotic drug use has been on the rise among adolescents, even though most had not been diagnosed with a mental disorder. The study, published this week in JAMA Psychiatry, used data from thousands of prescriptions to analyze trends between 2006 and 2010. The percentage of teens using the medication ticked up during the time period, with the highest rates...
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15 June 2015

Recognize the Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Notice the Signs Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is triggered when a person experiences or witnesses a terrifying event.  There are certain signs or symptoms PTSD sufferers may display or experience. Flashbacks Persons affected by PTSD will experience flashbacks and relive a traumatic experience. Sometimes, a person may even have nightmares about the terrifying incident. Negative...
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11 June 2015

Fidgeting in ADHD Children May Enhance Brain Function

The most obvious sign of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children is excessive fidgeting, affecting up to 75 percent of cases. Although it can be challenging for parents and teachers, a new research suggests that the constant movement may improve cognitive performance. Researchers at the University of California, Davis MIND Institute analyzed the movement...
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20 May 2015

The Negative Effects if Depression is Left Untreated

Depression Affects Health Depression is a low mood that causes a person to feel extremely sad and lack interest. It can negatively affect a person’s health, especially if left untreated. Weight Gain/Loss A person that is depressed can experience unexpected weight gain or loss. A person may use eating as a coping mechanism, or have...
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21 April 2015

The Physical Effects of Drug Addiction

Burden on the Body Drug addiction is a disease that can negatively affect a person both psychologically and physically. Here are a few ways that addiction affects the body physically. Heart Complications Different drugs can damage the heart. Some of the damages or complications include irregular heartbeat, a weakened heart and heart attacks. Kidney and...
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24 March 2015

Signs a Teenager May Be Suffering From Teen Depression

Possible Signs of Depression Teen depression negatively affects a teenager emotionally, mentally and physically. Here are a few ways to determine if a teenager may be depressed. Loss of Interest Teenagers that suffer from depression will become disinterested in some of their favorite activities, such as sports and watching television. Withdrawal Social withdrawal is another...
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23 February 2015

Consulting with an Adolescent Psychiatrist to Combat Disorders

The Feeling of Anxiety During adolescence, a teenage will experience psychological and physical changes that may cause them to behave differently. However, it’s important to distinguish these changes from mental disorders. Mood Disorders A mood disorder results in extreme elevations or drops in a person’s mood. Common mood disorders a teenage may experience are bipolar...
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24 December 2014

Three Different Types of Anxiety Disorder

The Feeling of Anxiety Anxiety is accompanied by feelings of fearfulness and possible one or more unpleasant physical symptoms. Conditions where anxiety is a main symptom are known as anxiety disorders, and there are different types. Phobic Anxiety Disorder A phobia is a strong fear of a thing or event. Coming in contact with, or...
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