I remember as a kid and then as an adult that people talked a little bit about ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and how it was all about kids being "hyperactive". When these kids were diagnosed as having ADD or ADHD they would be put on some kind of medication, usually Ritalin or Adderall and that seemed to fix them up. A few years later I heard of some parents trying to stop their kids from being medicated. There were a couple of excuses most parents would give when the kids … [Read more...] about Is ADD Just Mental Weakness?
Ok, I know the post title is a bit deceptive but only a bit in my case. I had a bit of an episode yesterday, an issue that probably millions of people can relate to and will nod their heads reading. I have been taking an anti-anxiety medication called Fluvoxamine for a few years. It started a few years back when I went a few weeks not being able to sleep and at the same time kind of paralysed with a mixture of panic and fear. I had never had any mental problems at all before in my life so it … [Read more...] about Me, Anxiety, and a Meltdown
Not all stress is created equal. You can feel stress from work, home, family, friends, and yourself, but you can also experience stress from winning the lottery and moving into your new mansion. Long term stress, however, can even contribute to health problems if not dealt with. While it is normal to have some stress, most of us tend to have too much of it. Here are some suggestions for relieving your stress. What is relaxing to one person may not be so relaxing to another, so use the … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Lower Stress
If anyone around you is suffering then you likely want know how to stop depression. People are hesitant to seek treatment for depression because it is often misunderstood. Depression while a serious ailment is wholly treatable. Knowing how to stop depression can give people the confidence to seek help for this disorder. By following the different treatments available, those that suffer from depression will eventually be cured. Depression is a serious and very common ailment that affects … [Read more...] about How to Stop Depression
If you know how to identify the symptoms of depression in men then you would know that depression strikes millions of people each year. It is not a discriminating disorder as men and women across a large age range all suffer from depression. Traditionally, men have been molded to keep their emotions in check. This makes it difficult to diagnose and treat depression as symptoms of depression in men can be misleading at times. Knowing the symptoms of depression in men can help people to come to … [Read more...] about Symptoms of Depression in Men