Mental Health : Health & Medical
Until recent history, it was long believed that the human brain shut down and did little to no functioning during sleep. Studies have shown, however, that this is far from true. The brain is involved during sleep and brain activity that happens during sleep is essential to health and general well be
So, you're ready to make a health and fitness plan for yourself, or update one you already had. Good for you. If you want to carry out that plan successfully and reach your health and fitness goals, be sure to include this essential ingredient.
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is an alternative type of treatment that may be applied to children with emotional issues to facilitate positive changes in their behavior. AAT may improve physical, social, emotional and cognitive functioning. Exposing children with emotional issues to therapy dogs may
Major depressive disorder is commonly referred to as depression or clinical depression. Major depressive disorder occurs when a person experiences at least five symptoms of depression for a period of two weeks or longer. Some symptoms of major depressive disorder are irritability, agitation, change
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness requiring life-long treatment. The swing between the emotional highs and lows along with the possible side effects of medication make it a challenging illness to contend with. You can do several things, however, to make your life as enjoyable as possible, and wit
Experts don't know what causes schizophrenia. It may have different causes for different people. In some people,brain chemistry and brain structure are not normal. Family history may play a role. And problems that harm a baby's brain during pregnancy also may help cause it. Genetics: Your ch
Here is a scary scenario. Let us imagine that your ADHD child has been prescribed Strattera which is a very popular type of medication used to treat ADHD. This is one of the few non stimulant medications prescribed to day and its main component is atomoxetine.
Our superiority over other life forms is based primarily on our capacity to use our heads. We can't, for example, outrun a jaguar or wrestle a grizzly bear. Anyone who has watched a dolphin or a crow or a squirrel, however, knows that the nonhuman world is full of intelligence. We dominate othe
Depression affects about five percent of juveniles in the United States, according to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). It can affect a child's development, self-esteem, socialization and behavior, according to Dr. William Goldman, a Texas psychiatrist who...
Panic Attacks are a behavioral disorder and there are many ways to treat this condition. The best panic attack treatment actually depends on the patient's condition, i.e., how serious the condition is. It also depends of the causes of panic induced attack and different symptoms may point to dif
It is well known that those with eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia often hide their symptoms as much as possible, even from their own therapists, and frequently deny the existence or severity of ...
Because our lives are so busy, vacation time is needed to rejuvenate our mind and body. Within this article you will find several ways a vacation can be good for us.
Every now and then, we all have our fair share of bad dreams and nightmares. However, if these nightmares start to bother you more often than normal then it's about time you seek medical help. Read this article for more information related to nightmares experienced by adults.