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America had a rough time last week. The Boston bombings, the explosion in West, Texas, and the Boston manhunt have been difficult for many to cope with.
You've just had a baby. It's the greatest moment of your life, and you love staring into his eyes, right? Or maybe you feel tired and worthless, can't stop crying and resent your child?
Most people know smoking is bad for the body and that quitting is a smoker’s best option for health, but it may not be exactly clear what this health improvement looks like.
Bipolar disorder, characterized by a tricky combination of extreme highs and extreme lows, can be a difficult and confusing disorder to manage.
Symptoms can seem contradictory and may be difficult to identify as part of one larger problem or condition. And according to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), "Although chemical imbalances in the brain are a key component of bipolar disorder, it is a complex condition that involves genetic, environmental, and other factors."
Understanding the nature of the extremes that make up bipolar disorder and how they can...
Millions of American children are affected by attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Kids with ADHD face a number of learning and behavioral issues, including difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. These issues can lead to poor performance at school, low self-esteem and troubled relationships.
Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a gastrointestinal disorder than can be quite unpleasant. Symptoms like abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, cramping and bloating may affect patients with IBS.
Thankfully, as Women’s Health (a website provided by the US Department of Health and Human Service’s Office on Women’s Health) reports, IBS “does not lead to serious disease, such as cancer. It also does not permanently harm the large intestine (colon).”
Though the disorder is not life threatening, these symptoms can be a source of stress for those coping with IBS....
Gender differences in eating disorders may keep men from being properly diagnosed and treated. What may look extremely athletic may actually be tearing a man apart.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a well known and common disorder.
In fact, PubMed Health reports that it is “the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder of childhood” and affects around 3 to 5 percent of children.
Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes a variety of aches and pains around the body, often alongside fatigue and mood issues.
It may be difficult for some parents to distinguish between normal teenage angst and more serious symptoms of anxiety or depression. Teenagers who seriously consider suicide need help.