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    Understanding Sleep Disorders
    Over one third of the population suffer from some type of sleep disorder. Most of these disorders involve some form of insomnia or lack of restful sleep. Suffering from such sleep problems as snoring and sleep apnea can leave you tired, irritable...
  • Understanding mental illness - Anxiety
    Understanding mental illness - Anxiety
    The fourth segment in our series of articles dealing with mental illness will examine anxiety. Beside the mental disorder of depression, anxiety would have to be another prevalent mental disorder that many suffer from today.According to the Mayo...
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    What Does Your Disorder Cost?
    In a 2011 survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of almost 100,000 parents, it was determined that 1 out of every 10 children in the United States has been diagnosed with ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder....
  • Sleepwalking Child
    Sleepwalking in the pediatric population
    Children who sleepwalk exhibit this nighttime behavior during Stage 3 or 4 of the sleep cycle within two hours of falling asleep. The parasomnia event can last from seconds to half-an-hour. The child may simply walk without making a sound, or on...
  • Exercise class
    Scientists: BMI not a good measure of body weight
    According to a reported published by Fox News on August 23, the method most medical professionals use to determine if someone is at a healthy weight, is overweight, or is obese could be flawed.Fox News reports that a study co-authored by Dr....
  • Mental Illness
    Five most common mental illnesses have common genetic root
    The five most common mental illnesses all have a common genetic root, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Lancet.In the largest studyever to examine genetics and mental health, researchers found that autism, attention...
  • Risa Ruse, Poet
    Strip PTSD power when we get rid of sorrow
    About nine months ago I featured poet Risa Ruse, a resident of Rochester, New York and a Social Worker who does Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Healing Poetry workshops and Presentations. At that time Risa shared a strategy to help with...
  • New research in ADHD indicates ADHD is rising
    ADHD is surging in California says recent study
    A study conducted on more than 840,000 children between the ages of five and eleven in California found that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is rising at a rapid rate.The objective of this study was to examine the current trends in...
  • Depression is one symptom of SAD
    SAD sufferers need uplifting therapy
    Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is an illness that affects a multitude of people. When fall arrives, people suffering from SAD plummet into mood swings, depression and a lethargic reality. Normally, these symptoms last until spring or summer,...
  • Girl undergoing MRI scan
    Determining child’s risk for epilepsy after febrile seizure via diagnostic proce
    New study reveals brain imaging and brain activity recordings could determine children at high riskSeizures that occur during a childhood fever are usually harmless, but when the fever continues they can indicate a higher risk for epilepsy later...
  • Behavioral challenges with Prader-Willi
    Behavioral challenges with Prader-Willi
    Prader-Willi is a rare syndrome, affecting both males and females equally. It is caused by a deletion or mutation on chromosome 15, inherited from the father during the conception stage. The disorder manifests itself in two phases and with...
  • Anxiety
    How nutrition can help you cope with anxiety
    Whether it's one situation, or several situations that have you stressed, the affects that worry may cause can become overwhelming if you don't take some control. Stress that comes from worrying builds up over time and can lead to anxiety....
  • Sensitive to lights and sounds
    Sensitive to lights and sounds
    Children with sensory integration disorder or sensitivities to light and sound, can resist going out for a walk, playing on the playground, and even going for a ride in the car. Sensory integration disorder is when the brain does not understand...
  • James Holmes
    James Holmes: a complicated psychological case
    Words spread quickly describing the hurt, trauma, and anger that plagues victimized populations or death infused memories. Whether or not these comments are factual or based upon a partial experience far more subjective perspectives can been...
  • mental illness
    James Holmes studied mental disorders, criminology professor not surprised
    Mary Muscari, a criminology professor at Regis University in Denver who studies mass killings, said she was not surprised James Holmes was studying neuroscience and mental disorders."It could be he was interested in that because he knows...