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Define Bipolar Depression

Bipolar disorder is characterized by periods of depression and mania, and most people seek help after a depressive episode. How can you tell whether you have major depression or depression associated with bipolar disorder?

Describe an Alternative to Drug Abuse

Finding an alternative to drug abuse is vital for any addict who wants to recover. Once the reasons for the drug abuse are discovered, alternatives can help the addict stay on track. Exercise, meditation and creative outlets are among the many alternatives. Perhaps the most successful alternative is

The Agonizing Road of Adversity

Adversity strikes a life in many ways. In each instance there are various emotional components. Being alert to the wellbeing of others is critical.

How to Help Yourself Stop Snoring

Snoring, the hoarse sound that occurs if your breathing is obstructed during sleep, affects up to half of all adults. Although common, it can sometimes indicate a more serious, underlying health issue. It can affect the quantity and quality of your sleep at night, which can cause fatigue and irritab

Theories on Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is the most common mental health issue. It can come in the form of panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety and even obsessive compulsive disorder. There are several theories about how this develops.

Human Doing Instead of Human Being

The belief that you have value as a person only when you accomplish and that if you are incompetent in some important area, you might as well curl up and die, includes several irrationalities: 1. ...

Bipolar Disorder History - How the Ancient Greeks Discovered Manic Depression

Bipolar disorder is theorized to be an evolutionary adaptation to colder climates, therefore it should come as no surprised that this illness has a recorded history going back 2000 years. It used to be that everyone who wasn't normal was just called crazy or they may have been considered to be

Parents Learning to Guide Their 6 Year Old Child With ADHD

As a child moves past their toddler years and into the school age years, parents wonder what kind of behaviors they should expect from their growing child. They may also wonder about how they should continue to teach their child good behaviors and acceptable social skills.

Why Do People Get GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder)?

You probably heard people talk of paralyzing fear. In the case of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, that figure of speech becomes a little more literal. While most people who suffer from GAD still function normally (albeit ...

What it Takes to Retain Your Mental Health

The entire process of storing, retaining and recalling information is known as memory.Experts have designed so many ways to overcome the problem of memory loss. One of such tools is called mnemonics it enhances our capacity to remember things based on similarity. It is the neurons in our brain that

Can an Old Hypertension Medicine Be an Effective ADHD Medicine?

Sciele Pharma, a Shionogi Company based in Atlanta, GA, and Addrenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., of Durham, SC, are working together to bring a long-acting version of Clonidine to the ADHD treatment regime. They have collaborated on the development of Clonicel, which is in Phase III clinical trials and h

Bipolar Rages in Children

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more children are being diagnosed with bipolar disorder than ever before. The reason this diagnosis is on the rise in adolescents remains a mystery.

The Wisdom of Spiritual Healers

Traditional teachings about healing and faith tell us that a) our faith must be absolute and b) we cannot know the ways of God. If our prayers for healing are not answered our faith was not strong enough, or we prayed for the wrong result. These teachings are incomplete and leave us powerless in the

Proactive Ways to Learn How to Stop Anxiety Attacks

To get rid of anxiety attacks that cripple your everyday existence, a proactive treatment of your condition is essential. The vicious cycle caused by high levels of anxiety may make you feel hopeless