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  • Tips for managing ADHD
    Do you or someone you love suffer from ADHD? Learn how to properly identify, manage and treat ADHD. Read more
  • Foods and Anxiety
    While medication may be necessary in more severe cases of anxiety disorders, taking care to eat the right foods in a well-balanced diet is a great way to keep those symptoms of anxiety at bay. Read more
  • 5 foods to avoid if you have ADHD
    Many experts believe that there are foods to avoid with ADHD; it’s said that what people eat can actually impact or exacerbate ADHD symptoms. Mental health experts are often asked if this actually the case, and while research is continually being conducted to find out definitely if diet worsens or brings on ADHD symptoms, professionals urge parents of kids with ADHD (or adults with ADHD) to consider the elimination of certain foods and the consumption of certain foods. Read more
  • 5 tips for adults dealing with ADHD and irritability
    For many adults with ADHD, one of the symptoms most reported isn’t the inability to stay still or to listen to members of authority - but rather the intrusive and unpleasant feelings of irritability that can arise even at the smallest and most trivial of moments. Read more
  • 5 tips for helping children with ADHD deal with Aggression
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, better known as its acronym ADHD, is the most commonly diagnosed mental health condition diagnosed in children and teenagers today. Children and young people who have been diagnosed with ADHD typically show signs of hyperactive behavior – which includes the need to constantly be active, are easily distracted, atypically impulsive, are unable to concentrate, and may constantly fidget. Read more
  • 5 tips for helping children with ADHD deal with the fidgets
    Children who have been diagnosed with ADHD typically need to constantly move, running instead of walking, climbing things that other children wouldn’t naturally think to climb. But another symptom that children with ADHD have is constant fidgeting. Fidgeting and ADHD go hand in hand. Read more
  • 5 tips for parenting a child with ODD
    What causes ODD is thought to be a combination of factors, including biological, social and psychological reasons. It typically occurs in children who have also been diagnosed or have a history of ADHD. If you recognize yourself or your family in the above situation and are seeking some tips, the following are some oppositional defiant disorder strategies for parents that can help. These can be used to discipline a defiant teenager as well as a defiant toddler, and they are also helpful strategies for teachers dealing with oppositional defiant disorder in the classroom. Read more
  • Acupuncture for stress and anxiety
    But some are turning to an ancient Eastern practice called acupuncture, which involves the insertion of needles into pressure points throughout the body. It works by assisting the nervous system achieve balance, alleviating stress and anxiety symptoms. It’s been reported that acupuncture can give individual rapid results, often working within only one to two sessions. However, like any treatment, results and the number of sessions will vary from person to person. Read more
  • Types of Impulse Control Disorders
    An impulse control disorder is a term that describes a person’s inability to avoid or stop doing things that might be harmful to themselves or to other people. It’s not uncommon for people who live with this type of disorder to feel anxiety or building tension before committing the action or finding relief in the behavior – like mounting pressure, or an itch that needs to be scratched. Despite knowing how dangerous the action or behavior is, and sometimes even in spite of negative consequences, once the person has acted upon the behavior, he or she feels relieved, perhaps even happy. Read more
  • 5 ways to handle anxiety in the workplace
    Symptoms of anxiety at work include sleepless at night, unrealistic worries, jitteriness, fatigue or exhaustion, exaggerated reactions to small disturbances, stomach problems or headaches. You may feel sweaty, tremble often, or feel a pounding heart. When your anxiety interferes with work, here are five strategies for managing stress in the workplace. Read more
  • Addicted to gambling
    A compulsive gambler doesn’t have the ability to resist the need to gamble. Often, this need is so tantalizing, so overwhelming, that the only way to relieve it is by gambling even more. Often, compulsive gamblers refuse to admit they have a gambling issue. Sometimes it takes until they hit rock bottom – typically the loss of all savings, one’s home, or the destruction of close personal relationships – before they admit they need help. Read more
  • What is Trichotillomania?
    Trichotillomania or trich (that’s the short form) is a disorder that causes people to pull out hair from anywhere there’s hair, like the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, underarms, legs, even the pubic area region. Read more
  • Pyromania
    Pyromania is an impulse control disorder, a mental illness characterized by a person’s need to set fire. It is not an intention to hurt or destroy – it is just to satisfy an inner obsession to set fire. Read more
  • Anxiety and impulse control disorders
    But first things first. There’s nothing abnormal or atypical about having some anxiety. There’s nothing abnormal or atypical with being impulsive, especially if it’s just now and again. We’ve all experienced moments that have made our hearts race, our blood pump, and our sweat glands go into overdrive. Read more
  • 6 tips for helping parents with a hyperactive child
    There is help for parents of children with ADHD. Even when it seems taxing, tiring, or downright impossible, you can learn how to help a child with ADHD in school, at the playground, and at home. Read more
  • Regaining control of your gambling addiction
    But while addiction is so often connected to something substance-based, it can also be a behavior-based disorder. With the birth of e-sports betting and the prevalence of lottery programs, gambling addictions are on the rise. Read more
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