March - Brain Injury Awareness Month

As the population ages, acquired brain injury in particular becomes a major concern. Acquired brain injuries are causes by internal forces such as strokes, tumors, infections, substance abuse, various illnesses and oxygen deprivation. Strokes are the leading cause of these types of brain injuries. Symptoms of a stroke are: - a sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg, particularly on one side of the body;

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Short Introduction

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder or commonly known as PTSD is considered to be one of the most difficult anxiety problems that a person must have to deal with. Studies have shown that a huge percentage of people suffering from the said illness don't have any idea on how to deal with it. This kind of anxiety disorder is not really so easy to manage. That is why it would be helpful if you will be able to know the factors that may affect the disorder and what are the most common signs and symptoms that you may easily observe.

Do You Know Someone With Alzheimer's Disease?

Misplacing car keys. Not remembering a familiar name. Some people do become more forgetful as they get older. That's a normal part of aging. Alzheimer's is not. Alzheimer's affects approximately 5.3 million people in the U.S. Over time, Alzheimer's gradually destroys a person's memory and ability to learn and carry out daily activities such as talking, eating, and going to the bathroom.

Multiple Head Injuries and Dementia

Most in the medical field now agree that concussions are a mild head injury. Historically, concussions involved loss of consciousness but this does not always happen. However, when it does, it is considered to be a more serious brain injury than if there had been no loss of consciousness. In the case of boxers, the onset of early dementia can begin about fifteen years following the first concussion.

Prepare to Improve Thyself - A Quick Guide

The army's slogan of 'Be all you can be' should also be applied to everyday life. It's easy to see your life as 'ok' but it can often be your brain's way of avoiding confronting deeper issues. There's always a nagging feeling that there must be rather more to life, and some elusive route to get there. Think back to when you were a child. What were your goals and aspirations?

Is Jelqing to Enlarge Effective?

Jelqing to enlarge the penis is one of the most popular methods taken up by men who want to increase their size. This is because not only is the method one of the easiest but it has also been proven to be effective by many of its users. The process manages to increase the size of the penis by distributing blood to all parts of the organ, therefore allowing the veins to become engorged with blood.

Memory Boosters With Mnemonic Devices

Introduction As we get past middle age, we may develop short-term memory loss. Not necessarily caused by dementia or other such diseases, but just a natural part of aging. So what us older people need, is a means to improve our memory, like those found in mnemonic devices. Mnemonic devices are learning devices that aids you in remembering, usually they require taking an unfamiliar facts and associating them with familiar facts that you are aware of.

Mental Health Therapist: Find One to Suit Your Need

Finding the right kind of Mental Health Therapist or counselor can be quite harrowing sometimes. To make it worse, you can get confused with all the similar sounding specializations or even their general names. For instance, if you suffer from depression, should you go to a mental health counselor or a psychiatrist? To make your life easier, here are some of the common types of Mental Health Therapists, with a brief description about their specializations and training.

ADHD - Could Going Into Business For Yourself Be An Option Worth Considering?

Often it is not easy for those with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) to blend their inattentive, impulsive, and sometimes hyperactive instincts and behaviors cohesively into the workforce. Those very talented and energetic personalities are generally considered to be one of the demographics with the lowest job retention rate. It comes as no surprise that the dream of being self employed seems like a reasonable option for those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

The Two Keys To Minimising Your Stress Response

We all know that ongoing emotional and psychological stress is bad for our health, our relationships and our happiness. However, modern urban life is filled with so many potential stress triggers that we can't avoid them all. So what do we do? Hide under a bushel, just decide you can't beat it and go with it, or turn to cigarettes, alcohol and drugs to just numb it all away?

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