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A Parents Guide to Treating Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder

ADHD or attention deficit hyper activity disorder is a common childhood disorder characterized by three core symptoms of hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity. Often, children with ADHD are misunderstood because of their behavior. Teachers might think that they are troublemakers while peers might say that they are bullies (especially in predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type of attention deficit hyper activity disorder). A wide range of treatment options for attention deficit hyper disorder are available to choose from. These treatments focus on controlling ADHD symptoms and improving personal and social functioning. Psychotherapy treatments for ADHD include behavioral therapy, family therapy, and social skills training, among others.

ADHD Without Medication - For a Healthy, Happy and Bright Child

Do you know that ADHD is so common among children that close to 9% of the American children are now affected with it? If this is a disturbing fact, what is even more disturbing is that the most commonly used prescription medication for ADHD is so harmful, that it leaves the children with many diseases like high blood pressure, headache, increased heart beat, nausea etc and increased chance risk of depression and psychological problems in adulthood. At a time like this, curing ADHD without medication becomes important. If you think that it isn't easy to treat ADHD without medication, read this article to know how it can be done. Prescription drugs can give you some relief from ADHD, or at least lessen the occurrence.

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Adult ADHD Help

Adult ADHD is a disorder characterized by inattentiveness and hyperactivity. Extreme procrastination, problem in accomplishing tasks within the specified time, restlessness and disorganization are some of the common symptoms of this disorder. If you experience these symptoms, it is advisable to seek adult ADHD help from mental health care professional. Why you need Adult ADHD help? Diagnosing adult ADHD is the first step in treating this disorder. It is however difficult to diagnose. The symptoms of ADHD are usually confused with the symptoms of some other disorder. Nevertheless, if the symptoms are too severe and have a negative impact in your education, career or personal relationship, the professional can access the problem quickly.

Survey Finds Americans Hesitant To Seek Mental Health For Confidentiality Reasons

A survey from the American Psychiatric Association has found that workers' fears about losing their status at work and about confidentiality are the reasons American workers hesitate to seek treatment for mental health issues, HealthDay/BusinessWeek reports. "More than 40 percent of the 1, 129 respondents said their employer was supportive or extremely supportive of their workers seeking care for health concerns. However, the online survey also found that barriers persist for workers who said their workplace is unsupportive of employees seeking treatment, especially for mental health concerns." Among those surveyed, 76 percent felt their work status would be damaged if they sought treatment for drug addiction, compared to "73 percent (who felt that way) for alcoholism, and 62 percent for depression, compared with 55 percent who thought seeking care for diabetes would affect their work status and 54 percent for heart disease" (Preidt, 1/31).

Aging Memory Loss

Aging may affect memory, as your body starts to make fewer chemicals that are essential for the brain cells to work properly. Aging memory loss is a normal problem and can be prevented by following some healthy practices. Healthy diet: You need to remember healthy aging can give healthy memory. Healthy eating habits are indispensable for healthy aging. You need to take fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Antioxidants can help to keep your brain cells in active state. Taking B vitamins protect the nerve cells and prevent aging memory loss. Exercise: Doing some exercises regularly helps you to get more oxygen to your brain and thereby reduces the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease that lead to memory loss.

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New Website To Offer Help, Hope, And A Home For Individuals Affected By Mental Illness

Step Up on Second announces the launch of its newly enhanced Web 2.0 site. Step Up on Second is a California non-profit organization providing support services for adults affected by severe and persistent mental illness, and young adults experiencing the initial symptoms of a mental illness and their families. The interactive site provides resources for loved ones, clients, and family members in search of an organization that can provide help, hope, and a home to individuals affected by mental illness. Members' literary and art works are also featured at the site. "Our new website provides a place for individuals to heal and participate in meaningful opportunities for recovery from mental illness, " states Carolyn Baker, Vice President of Development at Step Up on Second.

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