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  • 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
  • Why can’t I seem to be able to “break up” with my anxiety?
    It’s true that having an anxiety disorder can wreak havoc in a relationship, especially when the partner without anxiety doesn’t fully understand the symptoms or the potential gravity of the disorder. Read more
  • Does Therapy Work: 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Getting Therapy
    Are you on the fence about therapy? If you're unable to decide if therapy is right for you, read this article. Read more
  • Treatment and Causes for Personality Disorders
    What causes personality disorders and how are they treated? Read more
  • Holiday Depression - Is there such a thing as holiday depression?
    Holiday depression, or holiday sadness, is quite real. Holiday depression begins as autumn leaves start falling throughout the country, brought on by the first hints of Thanksgiving and often carrying through until New Year’s Day. Read more
  • Am I Depressed or Sad?
    Are you depressed or are you sad? Learn more about the difference between depression and sadness today. Read more
  • Iceland Experiment with Teen Drug and Alcohol Use
    There are lots of ways to get help with addiction. Every country has their own approach - Learn how Iceland is combating addiction Read more
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