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Archives for Mental Health

Neurofeedback — Taking Charge of Your Own Brain

by Jane Wangersky November 1st, 2010 | Mental Health
Neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback or sometimes just "neuro", is an alternative therapy used to treat ADHD, depression, anxiety, and many other disorders. Though, as the National Institute of Mental Health says, "scientific evidence of its effectiveness remains limited," many patients--and their families--find it helpful. In one study, for example, 102 kids with ADHD went through either 36 neurofeedback sessions or an "attention skills" course on a computer. The improvement in the behavior of the kids who'd had neurofeedback, as rated by their parents and teachers, was superior to improvement in behavior of the
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Time for You

by MPK October 8th, 2010 | Mental Health
When you ask most adults about their lives, the common theme in their answers is, "Life is busy."  It's true.  Regardless to what your marital status is, how  many children you have, or the type of job you have, most likely your life is busy.  While being busy can be good for the body and mind, you need to make sure you take time for yourself.

Many of you may read that last statement and say that you don't have the time or money to do so.  However, taking time for yourself does not need to be expensive or an
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Dwell No More

by Kendall Ryan September 3rd, 2010 | Mental Health
Buy the boxes. Pack the boxes. Load the boxes. Roll out... College here we come!

For many people leaving for college is a very emotional experience; you miss your friends, your family, your home (especially home cooking!). But, some take it a lot harder than others. If there is one mistake both kids and parents can make when finally fleeing the coop for college, it is dwelling on it.

Here is my advice:

Kids: It is ok to be sad when you say goodbye and for a day and a few nights after. But the time has to come when you
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Accepting A Life Without Anxiety?

by Kendall Ryan August 27th, 2010 | Mental Health
Anxiety is a disease. It is something that overcomes you and changes who you are. Anxiety has symptoms and treatments and of course, risks. There are all different kinds of anxiety such as general anxiety, test anxiety… the list goes on. However, for your day-to-day anxiety, there are a few simple tips that could help you begin to overcome it.

1. Work it off. Hit the gym each day (at least 5 out of 7 days a week) and get rid of the extra adrenalin that is inflaming your anxiety. Work out so hard that you are too exhausted to
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Depression in Young Children

by TJ Davis July 12th, 2010 | Mental Health
Depression, which is essentially the inability to experience and express joy, is unfortunately common in adults and teens, and the signs are pretty obvious: changes in sleeping and eating habits, loss of concentration, feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, irritability, social withdrawal, and negative or even suicidal thoughts. Less common is the phenomenon of depression in young children and preteens.

Children with depression display many of the same symptoms as adults, but some may manifest a bit differently. Social withdrawal, for example, may be seen as having difficulty with relationships, poor communication and social isolation. Kids suffering from depression may also
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