New year’s resolutions are common, but some people have trouble making them, and, of course, many people have trouble keeping them. One reason a person might have trouble making resolutions is anxiety.
Having a great holiday can be hard for many but having a great holiday when you have depression can seem almost impossible. It’s natural to think this way, after all, depression tends to make people think of the worst-case scenario.
Holidays have many effects on mental health. Some people look at the holidays with a spark of wonder in their eyes while others look at them with dread.
When people think of COVID-19 deaths, people typically envision an older person, maybe even an older person in a care home. And while many people who have died of COVID-19 are older, about one in five COVID-19 deaths are of people under the age of 65.
Most of us know a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as about 3-7% of children have ADHD. And while medication has traditionally been useful in treating this, now, is it possible that video games could be a prescription for childhood ADHD? Read on to learn about ADHD in children and how a video game can now be prescribed to treat children with ADHD.
Major depression is predicted to become the leading cause of disability in high-income countries by 2030. At the same time, added sugar consumption in those countries continues to rise. But do these two facts have a relationship? Is sugar bad for more than just your waistline and teeth? Can sugar actually cause depression? What does science have to say about sugar causing depression?
Commonly prescribed psychiatric medications include antidepressants and antipsychotics, in fact, sometimes they are even prescribed together. But do you know what antidepressants and antipsychotics really are? Did you know that antidepressants are commonly prescribed for things other than depression and antipsychotics and commonly prescribed for things other than psychosis? Read on to learn about the differences between antipsychotics and antidepressants, how they work, what they are used for and how to use them safely.
Do you know the facts around anorexia nervosa? Do you know that anorexia nervosa is considered the deadliest mental illness? Do you know how people are dying of anorexia nervosa? These are extremely important things to understand considering some studies have the rate of anorexia nervosa among women at four percent.
On Instagram, you can find information on everything, including mental health. However, Instagram can give you positive or negative messages about mental health. If you’re dealing with a mental health challenge, you want to focus on those accounts that can provide positive messages in the forms of trusted mental health information, motivational messages and maybe even a little humor. These are the best Instagram accounts to follow to support your mental health.
Many people have heard of seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD. It’s commonly thought of as a disorder where people are happy in the summer and sad in the winter. And while this is true in some cases, there is a lot more you need to understand about SAD. Read these seven seasonal affective disorder myths and truths to learn more – don’t miss the self-help tips at the bottom, either.
Most people know that adults need to work to maintain their mental health but few realize mental health is important in kids, too. While some think that childhood is entirely a feel-good time, it’s actually the case that about one in five children have a mental health challenge. In fact, millions of American children struggle with depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders, Tourette syndrome and many other mental health concerns.
Teenagers and alcohol is a dangerous combination but professionals are working hard to develop assessment questions that can identify teens at risk of abusing alcohol.
A new study funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health in the United States, has found that a single question can assess whether a teen likely has a drinking problem.
However, if you wake up on New Year’s Day and you have the same mental illness as last year, thinking of January 1st as a clean slate can be much more difficult.
Why Add a Dislike Button to Facebook?
“. . . people have asked about the dislike button for many years. Today is a special day because today is the day I can say we’re working on it and shipping it,"
This article was written by award-winning writer and speaker, Natasha Tracy. In the next article, she will offer the tips about How to Protect Your Mental Health If You’re on the Ashley Madison List
One of the largest data breaches in the world – the Ashley Madison hack of 30 million records – has proven that actions taken online on an adultery website have real-world consequences, too. Of course, after an alleged cheating partner is discovered, relationship separations and even divorces can occur, but worse than that, even hate crimes and unconfirmed suicides have resulted from the Ashley Madison hack. Online cheating actions are not made in a vacuum, they affect lives of spouses, children, and other loved ones in the real world as well.
Positive Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Positive symptoms include symptoms of psychosis. Hallucinations and delusions are the primary symptoms of psychosis.
And while in real life that wouldn’t be any fun, in Westeros it sure makes for great drama.
These very strong emotional states and dysfunctional ways of dealing with them often lead to self-harm (in between 70-75% of cases) or even suicide.
Childhood-onset schizophrenia is rare. The onset of schizophrenia is usually between the late teens and mid-30s with men experiencing a first psychotic episode, on average, in their early to middle 20s while women experience their first episode a little later, typically in their late 20s. Total numbers of people with schizophrenia reaches about 1% of the population.
That being said, a small percentage of people with schizophrenia have childhood-onset schizophrenia.
According to a study done at Michigan State University (MSU), the answer is yes.
A Study on the Mental Health of Those Who Read 50 Shades
Amy Bonomi, chairperson and professor in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies, conducted a study with more than 650 women between the ages of 18-24 and found disturbing trends in those who chose to read 50 Shades of Grey.
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