If you recall telling your child to listen up and pay attention for years, only to find yourself having more and more “senior moments”…
With National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) coming up on October 11, we thought this would be an ideal time to talk about depression, raise awareness, and encourage people to get depression screening. National Depression Screening Day first began as an outreach effort to give people young and old across the nation access to important mental health education as well as connect them with the support services they need.
Some children really struggle to keep focused, follow instructions, remain seated, wait their turn, keep organized and finish tasks on time, especially at school. These are common symptoms of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
WHAT IS ADHD? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder featuring an on-going pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that can interfere with development or function.
If you suspect your child suffers from a learning disability and wish to explore the root cause, you may consider a psychoeducational evaluation for your child. As a parent, it can be confusing and overwhelming to have your child undergo psychological assessment for learning disabilities. You may wonder where you can find proper information about psychoeducational testing,
New research revealed this month by the Westmead Institute for Medical Research shows that neurons located deep within the brain may offer a solution to the accurate diagnosis of bipolar disorder and depression.
According to ScienceDaily, the research team used state of the art MRI scanning to determine how the amygdala —
Millions of college freshmen are moving in to school right now, flooding the nation’s colleges and universities to begin their studies. While this time is filled with hope, excitement and promise, it can also be fraught with anxiety and worry as first-years struggle to find their place in a totally new environment.
When we think of the college freshmen in our lives,
September is a month of transition for many. Kids are going back to school, parents are going back to work and everyone is gearing up for a new season. This is a good time to be mindful of depression and suicide, which can often take hold as these new transitions become the norm. From the pressures of fitting in to bullying to the rigors of overwhelming academic work,
Forensic psychology, a relatively new field within psychology, involves the psychological assessment of individuals who are involved with the legal system. While one must have training within the fields of law and forensic psychology, also critical are the forensic psychologists’ clinical skills. That’s because forensic psychologists perform clinical assessments, interviewing and report writing,
You may have an image in your head about hypnosis from what you’ve seen in the movies or read in books. Some of it is accurate while some is not. It’s certainly not a sideshow act or a magic trick, even though it can be portrayed that way, such as with hypnotist comedy shows. But it’s actually a proven,
Whether you suffer from depression, bipolar disorder or are facing troubles in your marriage, seeking counseling is a wise decision. However, you may have tunnel vision in thinking counseling can only help you get better with your particular issue or condition. Yes, counseling can work wonders for your mental state of mind and relationships but it can do so much more.