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Dealing with Psychosomatic Disorders

Too often, people tend to consider mental health and physical wellbeing separate matters.  Yet, there’s a wide variety of psychosomatic disorders that are essentially illnesses triggered by or related to mental factors, like stress, anxiety, fear, or a similar internal conflict.  Often people will refer to such problems as being “all in your head,” but

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Minority Mental Health

If you don’t know the name Bebe Moore Campbell, you probably should.  Not only was she a prominent African-American author in the late 20th century, but she’s also the reason July is National Minority Health Month in the United States.  In fact, this month is officially “Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month”,

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

When it comes to mental illness, it’s often difficult for those in the throes of a disorder to express exactly how it makes them feel.  Likewise, for those who have never experienced such symptoms, it can be almost impossible to imagine the severity of the situation.  One condition that’s consistently underestimated, especially by the media,

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Millennials & Mental Health Blog

As the largest generation in American history, millennials are making headlines every day.  Called everything from Generation Y, to Echo Boomers, to the Snowflake generation, this group now comprises more than a quarter of the Unites States population.  In spite of the many stereotypes surrounding this age group, one disturbing trend has emerged with empirical

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What is the Autism Spectrum Disorder?

As our understanding of people and neurology has advanced over time, few mental health matters have altered in the public and professional sectors as greatly as autism. A disorder that was long generally lumped in with a variety of mildly understood development disabilities; it underwent its most recent transformation in the DSM-5. In the fifth

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What is Neurofeedback?

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude,” so says Maya Angelou. But what if you could do both? A psychological development recently gaining media attention, known as neurofeedback, aims to do just that. By using advanced forms of brain monitoring, such as the EEG, to observe how

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10 Tips for How to Improve Attention Span in Children

Whether your child has a learning disability, such as ADD or ADHD, or he or she simply has a hard time concentrating, here are a few tips for how to improve attention span in children: Feed them: There’s a reason why breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day. Nourish your

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Suicide Prevention: Recognizing Possible Risk Factors and Warning Signs

With National Suicide Prevention Week 2014 bring held from September 7-13, now is a great time to refresh your memory about possible suicide risk factors and warning signs. One aspect of suicide prevention is recognizing that any mental disorders a person suffers from, especially depression, could possibly lead to an increased propensity for death by

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Could Neurofeedback Help if Your Child Suffers from a Mental Health Condition?

Mental illness in children When your child is suffering from a mental illness, he deserves the most accurate diagnosis and the most effective treatment possible. Childhood ADHD depression, and anxiety are often treated with prescription medications, but non-pharmacological approaches can be equally or more effective. Neurofeedback as mental illness treatment One effective non-pharmacological, non-invasive treatment

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Mental Conditions That Can Improve with Biofeedback

What exactly is biofeedback, and how can it help? Biofeedback is an effective non-pharmacological approach to treating mental conditions, including ADHD. It is practiced by child psychologists and other licensed professionals. During biofeedback sessions, clients look at a screen that tracks their involuntary bodily functions. Through access to their own heart rate and breathing rate

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