Mental Health

ADHD test

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a very common behavioral problem in children. The recurring factor in children who are diagnosed with ADHD is having problems in certain areas of life—home, school, work, and relationships. Actually, both children and adults can have ADHD, but it is typically diagnosed during childhood. There are medications available […]

Anxiety disorder treatment

It is completely natural to feel worried or tense when you are faced with a stressful situation or put under pressure. Your body has an automatic alarm that goes off whenever you feel threatened, and anxiety is a completely natural response to danger. Anxiety, although unpleasant, doesn’t have to always be a bad thing. It […]

Middle child syndrome

Birth order, which is the order in which siblings are born referring to their age, has psychological effects on every single child, whether it is the first child, the second child, the third child, the fourth child, etc. Stereotypically speaking, the first child is the one who is coddled; the last child is the spoiled […]

Effects of stress on the body

Life is full of frustrations, deadlines, annoyances, hassles, and unrelenting demands. As humans living life, we are required to deal with these things, whether we want to or not. Therefore, stress is very common; even more common is that people accept it as a natural every day thing. And indeed it is natural, but only […]

Psychic abilities test

Not all psychics are the same. This is because some psychics are more proficient at certain areas than others. Also, experience could play a role in the overall abilities that a psychic may have. A psychic abilities test or quiz is often taken by psychics to determine their psychic ability and power. These tests and […]

Sociopathy vs. Psychopathy

Many people do not realize what the major differences are between a sociopath and psychopath. It is important to educate everyone on the differences between the two types of conditions. Even if you are not worried about diagnosing yourself or someone around you with the condition, it is always important to know what others may […]

Asperger’s syndrome treatment

Asperger’s syndrome is a disorder classified into the autism spectrum disorders (ASD); it is a developmental disorder that affects a child’s ability to communicate effectively and associate with others. Asperger’s syndrome is on the mild end of this spectrum. Children affected by Asperger’s syndrome exhibit a great degree of social awkwardness and a great and […]

Pediatric speech therapy

If you have a child under the age of 18 who has difficulties with letter or word pronunciation, or even has difficulty speaking in general, they may require pediatric speech therapy. A speech therapist will also, typically, have experience of working with mentally and physically disabled children. However not all children who require speech therapy […]

How does stress affect health

The best way to describe stress is when your mind and body are placed under undue difficulty or strain. As soon as that happens stress hormones are typically released into the body, which is intended as a benefit to help you deal with the impending situation. Unfortunately our bodies have not yet evolved enough to […]

Serotonin deficiency symptoms

Serotonin is a critical brain chemical. It helps to regulate mood, sleep patterns and stress levels. Many things you do in your daily activity can bring about a deficiency in serotonin levels, such as not getting enough sun light to living in a high stress environment or eating a poor diet and a lack of […]

Anxiety and depression treatment

Anxiety and depression are actually two completely different conditions. However where you find one, you will typically find the other. Recent studies have shown that up to 85% of people suffering from depression were also found to be suffering from generalized anxiety disorder. In addition to this, 35% also suffered from panic disorder. Unfortunately if […]

Mental illness symptoms

Symptoms of mental illness can best be described as any condition or disorder that affects the human brain. This, in turn, will influence exactly how a person thinks, feels, behaves and additionally how they interact with others. You will find that the symptoms of mental illness can range from mild to severe, and can be […]

Autism spectrum therapies

An autism spectrum disorder is a neural development disorder which affects the communication and lifestyle of sufferers. Autism is usually present right from birth but it becomes apparent in the first three years of a child’s life. The social interaction of sufferers is also severely hampered and they usually have behavioral disorders. How autism develops […]

Down syndrome treatment

Down syndrome treatment involves certain therapies that are used to treat the physical, medical and cognitive problems that are common with this genetic disorder. Early intervention and Down syndrome treatment therapies can help people who have Down syndrome to live a longer and healthier life. People who are born with this genetic disorder can not […]

Dyslexia treatment

A number of parents wanted to know more dyslexia treatment to help their children cope with their difficulties in learning to read and help them to attain a better result from their education. Most experts would use educational tools in treating dyslexia. More than medicines and counseling, an important part of dyslexia treatment is training […]

Alcohol rehabilitation

Alcoholism is a terrible struggle some people can have where they find themselves addicted to alcohol. The addiction can vary in severity. Some people become functioning alcoholics and others succumb to the addiction to the point where it controls their entire life. This is a disease that can not be cured, but the person can […]

Smoking cessation programs

If you’re serious about quitting smoking, there are programs that can assist you along every step of the way. The idea of even stepping foot into such a process probably seems daunting and extremely undesirable. No wonder, because you’ve probably been attached to that little stick of tobacco for quite some time; it requires money, […]

Drug rehab treatment

Potentially one of the hardest decisions you will ever have to make will be selecting a drug rehab centre for yourself or a loved one. Unfortunately, the majority of us are simply not equipped to know exactly what to look for in a good, drug rehab program or drug rehabilitation centre. It is important to […]

Midlife crisis symptoms

A midlife crisis can be a fairly common occurrence and is typically explained by certain hormonal changes that your body goes through as soon as you hit your late 40s and 50s. These hormonal changes can be experienced by both men and women and, unfortunately, if you are not prepared for the challenges that you […]

Down syndrome effects

Down syndrome, as many of us probably know, has an effect on physical appearance. But not only are there signs visible to the naked eye—almond-shaped eyes, flat nose, and shorter limbs—there are also effects related to nearly every organ system in the body. The immune system, learning ability, eyes, hearing, thyroid, bone, muscle, nerves, and […]

Down syndrome test

Down syndrome has been around forever, but very few people actually understand what it is. Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that is the result of extra genes that cause delays in the child’s development. Babies get half of their 46 chromosomes from each parent when they are conceived. When a child has Down syndrome, […]

Emotional abuse signs and symptoms

Emotional abuse is a terrible thing that happens to more people than you might think. Typically, those who are victims of this type of abuse are children, the elderly, women, and those with less power in society. Abuse classified as ’emotional’ is any type of abuse that affects a person psychologically and takes both verbal […]

Causes of down syndrome

A genetic disorder that causes permanent mental retardation and developmental delays, among other problems, Down Syndrome, affects people in different ways; meaning it can be very severe in one individual, and not so severe in another. It is the most common cause of severe learning disabilities in children. Since experts have been studying this condition […]

Physical symptoms of anxiety and stress

Everyone’s life has some amount of stress and anxiety; it is nearly impossible to live a carefree, stress-free, anxiety-free life. We all have demands, deadlines, and every day hassles. The mere fact of having to arrive on work at a specific time may cause stress or anxiety in some individuals. It is how we deal […]

Oppositional defiant disorder

All children pass through a rebellious stage at least once in their lives. However, when these childhood tantrums begin to get in the way of the child’s academic and social progress, it becomes a worry for the parents. Unlike most children, children suffering from ODD often carry around unstable emotions within themselves and are more […]

PDD treatment

PDD, or Pervasive Developmental Disorder, is the general term for five different categories of disorders that are characterized by the delay of developing functional skills, including socialization and communication, in an individual. There are varying degrees of severity, and the severity is presented differently in each disorder. PDD can be noticeable by parents during infancy, […]

Treatments for autistic children

Autism in children is associated with impairments in their social functioning and the way they process things going on around them as well as impairments in their communication skills. Children who have autism have a hard time interacting with people around them, no matter what age they are. The most debilitating affect on children who […]

ADD symptoms

The parents of hyperactive children have for years wondered if their child may not just be over active or hyped up on sugar an caffeine but may, instead, have something called attention deficit disorder (or ADD). ADD is a disorder in which a child or adult is unable to pay attention, focus and concentrate for […]

ADHD in children

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, more commonly known by the acronym ADHD, is a sort of neurobehavioral developmental disorder, and the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric condition in children. Most of us hear about ADHD all the time, particularly ADHD in children. Indeed, most of us probably think of ADHD as a children’s disease, something which people outgrow […]

Dissociative identity disorder

Dissociative identity disorder is just another term for multiple personality disorder. With this condition the patient will either have multiple identities or personalities. Most of the time these identities will be very distinct and established. Each identity or personality will literally have its’ own personality as there are many unique distinctions between them. A patient […]