Articles that provide strategies for coping with various mental health disorders.
Anxiety disorders are on the increase and will affect 40 million adults in the United States each year. What has lead to such a large increase? While the symptoms of extreme worry and fear can be disabling at its worst, some levels of anxiety can be beneficial in certain situations.
Family Members with Mental Illness
Sometimes having a family member who suffers with a mental illness is just as hard as having a mental illness yourself. Here is some information on how to cope.
Loneliness and being alone are often thought of as being the same. Many people believe that the person that spends most of their time alone must be lonely. This may not be the case. Learn the subtle difference, the causes of loneliness and the techniques one can use to help themselves feel better.
Preconceived Ideas on Mental Illness
Does mental illness run in your family? Are you afraid of what this means for you? Will my family member, my friend ever get better? Is mental illness even real? Can I trust someone w/ a psychiatric diagnosis?
Does your child complain of headaches and stomachaches or become physically ill when it is time to go to school? Do these ailments seem to vanish once your child is permitted to stay home? If so, your child could have school phobia.
Techniques to Help Manage Anxiety
We all feel some anxiety some of the time. It usually comes upon us when we are entertaining thoughts related to fear or self-doubt. This article provides some techniques that can help to reduce its impending intensity as well as the amount of time we may spend in the throes of an anxious episode.
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that affects 1 to 3 percent of children and adolescents each year. Due to the significant distress often experienced by the family and the child with this disorder, here are some techniques that can help manage OCD symptoms.
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