Mental Health and the Family

We often treat mental disorders as a personal issue.  They involve personal thoughts, many are caused by personal experiences, and they are often treated by talking in a one on one therapy session.  However, mental illnesses are something that affects your family, friends, and everyone else around you. In traditional psychology, mental illness was often […]

Bad Nutrition or ADHD?

You have had trouble concentrating at work.  It seems as if you’ll go stir crazy if you have to wait more than five minutes for anything.  The problem could be attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. What is ADHD?  We hear the acronym tossed around a lot when it comes to kids, but what does it […]

Discipline and the Special Needs Child

Discipline is a hard issue for many parents.  What do you do when a child throws a tantrum?  The answer may escape us but when the child is a physically challenged loved one, we are often even more at a loss for what to do. It is not uncommon for children to have tantrums when […]

Headaches and Vision

Headaches are a complicated issue.  The causes can arise from so many different sources that sometimes it is hard to pinpoint how to treat them.  If you suffer from headaches, have you had your vision checked? We often think of external factors when dealing with headaches.  The most common cause is stress.  Stress is the […]

Finding The Right Doctor For Your Healthy Mind

If you think you have a mental illness, it’s hard to know where to start looking for help.  With all the new diagnoses, medicines, treatments, and online resources, you’re probably over-informed and feeling totally overwhelmed.  That’s why it’s important to find a qualified professional to help you sort through the mess and find the correct […]

Disability or Challenge?

We often hear the words “disability” or “physically challenged” used to refer to a variety of physical conditions, but many of us don’t really know what these words mean or why we use them. A disability is simply a deviation from the societal norm.  In laymen’s terms this means that the person is different from […]

Depression and You

If you have experienced depression, you know how much it can affect your life.  Overwhelming feelings of sadness can make your life much more difficult, making each day a challenge.  What many people don’t realize is that the effects of depression are not simply internal.  Just like with any other illness, depression can affect your […]

Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder

One of the most controversial diagnoses in psychology today is borderline personality disorder, or BPD.  Doctors often debate over exactly what this disease is, what causes it, and how to treat it. The easiest way to describe borderline personality disorder is to compare it to bipolar disorder.  Both of these illnesses are characterized by extreme […]

Anxiety Disorders

We’ve all felt anxious at one point or another; it’s a perfectly normal response to stress.  Feeling fear and anxiety actually helps us to cope and accurately respond to stressful situations.  However, people with anxiety disorders feel stress even if there is no trigger there to set it off.  This can cause problems with their […]

Drink More Water Wednesday's

Well, in an ongoing attempt to improve the health of moms all over, you knew that I would mention drinking water.  Why You Should Drink More Water I am assuming that you, like me, and most moms, are busy, and don’t actually drink as much water as you should be drinking.    But there is no […]

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