Do you rush to smudgement, finish first in the 1 peter dash, serve hasty pudding? Does your sperm red-light on the prostate dragstrip? Do you drop your coins in front of the slot machine, open presents on Christmas eve, activate the sprinkler during the national anthem, or sell your wine before its time? All of
An addiction refers to a condition in which you are dependent on a particular activity, substance, or thing. When you are addicted to something, you have a strong dependency, craving, or compulsion to get or do the thing you are addicted to. This can be an overpowering compulsion that takes over other aspects of your
Dementia is a brain disorder that occurs when neurons in the brain stop functioning properly. Brain cells die as connections are lost, though neuron function is commonly lost to some degree as we age. However, dementia itself doesn’t naturally occur with age. As a result of dementia, cognitive function continues to diminish. People who have
Healthy children are able to reach emotional and developmental milestones that are essential for a well-rounded and happy life. These children are able to successfully utilize appropriate social skills and healthy coping behaviors when faced with life’s inevitable problems. When a challenge arises, what does your child do? Does he or she shirk from it,
Children of all ages, just like adults, can develop mental illness. Oftentimes their severe or unusual moods and reactions are misconstrued as normal sadness or temper tantrums, and that they will just grow out of it. It can indeed be a challenge to distinguish signs of mental illness in children from normal childhood actions. This
Many people who abuse drugs or alcohol have at least one type of mental illness, which is why treatment for the underlying mental illness is so important. Almost a third of people who are diagnosed with a mental illness also have substance abuse problems. Dealing with a mental health problem is not easy, especially when
Does she fly into rages without warning over relatively trivial matters like a web page loading too slowly? Are you always the scapegoat/bad guy whenever she’s frustrated, disappointed or just plain bored? Do her friends (that is, if she has any) describe her as a “drama queen?” Does she describe herself as a drama queen?