Mental Health

anxiety disorder in childrenAn anxiety disorder in children may not be as uncommon as one might think. While these conditions are heavily documented in adults, children can still have these experiences and it will be important that you do seek out the help of a specialist to ensure that your child gets the best treatment possible.

Perhaps the most common of the anxiety concerns a child may have will be social phobia. This is the fear of being humiliated or embarrassed in a social situation.

 

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Brain Gym ExercisesFor those people unfamiliar with brain gym exercises, these techniques replicate early childhood’s learning and coordination, based on the brain’s interaction with the eyes, ears, hands and body. The exercises use body movements to enhance concentration, focus, memory, academic ability and organizational skills, besides physical coordination. Practicing these movements is a step towards enhancing your learning capabilities.

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Depression saps the energy out you. Almost everything we want to do in life requires motivation, and depression leaves people with a minimal desire to do anything. Many people turn to pills for relief from their destructive depressed state. Sometimes, depression can be the result of a chemical imbalance, and correcting that balance chemically is a natural move towards recovery. However, not everyone who feels depressed is really and truly clinically depressed.

It can be difficult to determine whether a woman is suffering from bipolar disorder, since there are so many other mood disorders occurring in women today. There are also other natural reasons that a woman’s mood may fluctuate, such as the natural change in hormones that occurs during the menstrual cycle and while pregnant.

If you may be suffering from bipolar or suspect someone in your life may be dealing with the disorder, it is important to learn how to tell the difference between bipolar symptoms in women and other types of mood swings.

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Acupuncture for DepressionMany people suffer from depression, and it is one of the most common of the emotional disorders that strike people of all ages around the world. In the U.S., depression is one of the primary things that contribute to the pharmaceutical industry’s success, but the good news is that there are methods of treating depression without resorting to medications. If you are considering getting treatment for depression, you may find that treatments like acupuncture for depression will be exactly what you need to overcome your emotional problems without the need for drugs.

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brain supllementsMany people today are trying to improve how their minds function by taking brain supplements. These are just vitamins, minerals, herbs and other things that are believed to help the brain does its various tasks. Now some have more scientific evidence of working than others, but let’s look at some of them to see what they may do for you.

alzheimers diseaseAlzheimer’s is one of the most feared diseases associated with old age. Finding a medical cure for it is one of medical science’s top priorities, and research continues apace. But did you know that there are things that you yourself can do to improve your chances of falling foul of this terrible illness?

Your brain is one of the most important parts of your body. It not only controls all physical and mental activity, it also allows you to interact with your environment in so many ways. Take your sight for example. Yes, your eyes are the receptors of the light that gets transformed into meaningful pictures, but it is of course your brain that takes the light, and the data that it carries, and transforms it into recognizable images.

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brain gym exercisesYour brain is an amazing organ. Even before you were born it was busily working away while you were in your mother’s womb, interchanging information between your brain cell neurons at the unbelievable rate of 15 million per hour! By the time you popped out into the big wide world, your brain contained over 100 billion brain cells, ready and waiting to interact with your new environment and create the network that will comprise your entire nervous system.

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Down Syndrome FactsDown syndrome is the result of an imbalance in the chromosomes of a child. Chromosomes contain all of the body’s genes, and there should be 46 chromosomes in the human body. Down syndrome occurs when there are extra 21 chromosomes, and the problem is permanent and something that your child will have for the rest of his or her life. The mental problems that are caused by the disorder can be hard to deal with, which is why it is essential to understand as much as possible about Down’s Syndrome.

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dealing with down-syndrome

Down syndrome is a disorder that is not easy to cope with, and many couples are actually broken up by the fact that they have a child with learning and physical disabilities. Being the parent of a child with these mental and physical problems will be a difficult thing to deal with, and you need to know how to come to terms with the fact that your child is mentally handicapped and will be for the rest of his or her life.

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