By Nicole Bogart
If you are guilty of putting in extra hours at the office, compulsively checking your work email, or allowing your life to constantly revolve around work, you may be more likely to suffer from psychiatric disorders like depression, according to a new study. Continue reading
Like adults, children can also experience mental health problems, which could affect their growth and development.
It is not easy to identify mental health issues in children. Some cases of mental illness in children are genetic.
Parents must understand what kinds of mental illnesses can affect children, as well as the causes and treatment methods, to support their children growing up. Continue reading
Is there a relationship between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and an Anxiety Disorder? Does a relationship between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and an Anxiety Disorder not exist? If you are deciphering between these two questions continue reading this article. However, first, if you are deciphering between these two questions, the answer is yes. A relationship does indeed exist between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and an Anxiety Disorder. This article will describe what Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is, what an Anxiety Disorder is, and how to distinguish between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and an Anxiety Disorder. Continue reading
On the wall of Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou’s office hangs a framed photo of a lone toddler. The boy, a patient of hers, is captured pedalling away from the camera on a plastic orange tricycle.
A quote attributed to U.S. journalist Hodding Carter Jr. floats above his head, and Dr. Anagnostou reads it out loud: “There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other wings.”
It’s a gift she received years ago from the boy’s father, she explains. It’s also a reminder of the challenge she faces. Roots and wings are a tall order for a doctor who’s striving to understand and find new treatments for autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Anagnostou, a senior clinician scientist at Toronto’s Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, has spent more than a decade trying to unearth the causes of autism, with the aim of improving the lives of children affected by it. Continue reading
by Jimmy Durham
We can quote textbooks and specialists all day long, but in the end, it is how we perceive ourselves and our individual conditions that really count. In that respect, is attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) truly a disorder? I don’t like terms like illness, disease, or disorder because they all imply there’s something wrong, and I don’t entirely feel that’s the case.
Growing up with ADHD
Certainly, as a kid being odd and off putting and called things like a “daydreamer” or “lazy” made me think there was something wrong with me. It wasn’t until I was much older that I started to ask, “What’s the problem with me anyway?” I began thinking maybe it was the world that had a problem. Both points have some validity. I don’t fit into the expectation that “normal” has been for me and there is some problem with how the world views ADHD. Continue reading
Those of you who follow me know that I’m not a big fan of TrueHope/EMPowerplus, in spite of having tried EMPowerplus myself. And one of the things I complained about is the lack of double-blind, controlled studies of the supplement. Well, one scientific study has now been published and I figured I should mention it to be fair. This new study indicates preliminary evidence for Truehope/EMPowerplus (a micronutrient formula) in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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