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Anxiety Disorders

It’s normal to worry and feel tense or scared when under pressure or facing a stressful situation. Anxiety is the body’s natural response to danger, an automatic alarm that goes off when we feel threatened. Although it may be unpleasant, anxiety isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, anxiety can help us stay alert and focused,…

Addiction

Social drinking is common and popular is many cultures all over the world. In several cultures, for example, a glass of wine or beer with a meal is common practice. Celebrations are often punctuated with a glass of champagne or other celebratory cocktail. And in many jobs, going out for drinks is the norm.

ADD/ADHD in Adults

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, with the main symptoms being visible hyperactivity and/or impulsivity while ADD stands for Attention Deficit Disorder with the main symptoms being inattention. Adult ADD/ADHD, as in children, is characterized by excessive inattentiveness, impulsiveness and hyperactivity. While in children, hyperactivity is often displayed as constant squirming and moving, in adults it may be more of a constant feeling of restlessness and agitation.

ADD/ADHD in Children

We all know kids who can’t sit still, who never seem to listen, who don’t follow instructions no matter how clearly you present them, who blurt out inappropriate comments at inappropriate times. Sometimes these children are labeled as troublemakers, or criticized for being lazy and undisciplined or day-dreamers.

Abuse & Trauma

Abuse-related trauma can develop after someone has been sexually or physically abused and/or emotionally abused or neglected, usually in childhood. The abuser is often an older family member or a close family friend or relative. Trauma can change the way a person develops, emotionally and psychologically.

Anorexa Nervosa

The key features of anorexia nervosa are refusal to sustain a minimally normal body weight, intense fear of gaining weight, despite being underweight and distorted view of one’s body or weight, or denial of the dangers of one’s low weight. There are two types of anorexia, the restricting type and the purging type…