Mental Health INFO CENTER
More mental health and developmental disorders are being identified in children today with better diagnosis. This trend may partly explain the increase in rates of these disabilities.
Bullying is nothing new to growing up. With phones and computers and social networks, however, there are many more ways for teens to become victims.
The impulsiveness of the teen years means a lot of teens may take risks. Perhaps channeling this energy into sports could prevent some girls from dangerous activities.
Clinical guidelines recommend treating preschool aged kids that have ADHD with behavioral therapy before trying medication. But few doctors may be following these guidelines.
Some people may opt for olive oil over Ranch dressing on their salad as a weight loss method. There is a chance that decision may be doing more than just keeping your body slimmer; it could actually be keeping your brain sharper.
No parents want to see their child bullied or become a bully at school. But parents may play one small part in the likelihood that their child will end up a victim or a bully.
Most people know that smoking and being overweight can harm their physical health. Heart disease risk factors, however, can also impair the ability to think.
Using alcohol to cope with symptoms of a mental health issue can result in alcohol dependence. Short-term alcohol dependence can easily turn into long-term dependence.
Heavy drinking can burden anyone’s liver. But in people who are also overweight, heavy drinking may really push the liver past its limits.
Poor sleep disturbs the body in all sorts of ways. Snoring affects our breathing, how much oxygen the body gets and how much sleep we need. And all of this may play a role in cancer risks.