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  • Kids and generalized anxiety disorder
    Children and teenagers can experience anxiety too. Young people who have generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD, report feeling stressed out and excessively, uncontrollably worried about what we might consider trivial matters, as well as about future events. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Depression and impulse control disorder
    With such grave reports on conditions like depression and impulse control disorder leading to suicide, it’s no wonder that many mental health professionals are being exceedingly diligent on caring for those who are currently living with or have a history of these conditions. Read more
  • Perfectionism: another facet of anxiety
    Perfectionism, characterized by a person’s need to be perfect using unattainably high standards and a desire to succeed at any cost, is considered a personality trait and not necessarily a disorder on its own. Read more
  • Personality disorders and impulse control disorders
    Mental health professionals categorize the various types of personality disorders into three groups, or clusters – the personality disorders within each cluster are defined by similar symptoms and/or characteristics. Read more
  • 7 signs of Intermittent Explosive Disorder
    While angry behavior could be attributed to various types of anger disorders, intermittent explosive disorder is explicit and defined. Intermittent explosive disorder, a chronic disorder known to begin in childhood, and which can continue to adulthood, is characterized by sudden and repeated episodes of violent, aggressive behavior and/or hostile verbal outbursts Read more
  • Going to a playground with a child with autism
    For all children, play is significant and necessary. It permits them to develop crucial abilities like gross and fine motor skills, communication skills (both verbal and non-verbal), problem solving, thinking, and social graces. For a child with autism spectrum disorder, play may be different, but no less necessary. Read more
  • Depression and ADHD
    Experts have said that depression is over two and a half times more prevalent in those with ADHD or ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) than adults who don’t have either condition. Adults with ADHD may have difficulty concentrating, focusing, completing tasks or remembering directions, similar to children with ADHD. Read more
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