Researchers, doctors, clinicians and practitioners of clinical neuropsychology are looking for better ways to improve outcomes for adult who suffer childhood mental disorders. Unfortunately many people who suffer such issues in childhood will also suffer them in adulthood or may suffer a comorbid disorder. People growing up today with such illnesses have many more treatment options and will ultimately have better outcomes.
Neuropsychological testing is a big part of the improvement. ADD, dyslexia and other disorders become harder to treat if they are discovered later on. The best outcomes occur when the disease is diagnosed and treated early. New, better testing can put a child on the path to recovery before a given disorder has a chance to negatively impact them. That is why if you suspect there may be a problem you should not hesitate to have your child undergo a test.
It’s not just testing that has gotten better however, all treatments have improved. Smarter therapy methods, better medications and more sound treatment plans are all part of today’s clinical landscape. Even compared to as little as ten years ago the most common childhood diseases of today are much more treatable. No knows exactly what the outcome will be for people diagnosed today but it will certainly be better than for those who were diagnosed in the past.
Mental wellness and healthy living go together at a young age.
Many of us, at least the slightly older among us, probably remember our mother drinking while they were pregnant with our siblings. That all changed during the 1970s when the link between heavy drinking and FASD (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders) became apparent. That is what we owe the warning labels on alcohol to.
The conventional wisdom of the last 25 years has been no alcohol for pregnant women but now studies are showing moderate consumption of alcohol does not seem to pose any risks for pregnancy. Some medical groups have already started loosening their alcohol warnings for pregnant women, saying that moderation, not abstinence, is key.
Still the lack of data has many doctors preaching abstinence. Although there is no data 1 – 2 drinks in a week hurts a pregnant woman, why chance it? The few studies that are out have not found a link between pregnancy problems and light alcohol use, though the authors of those studies are quick to admit that, in theory, problems could occur later in a child’s development.
In short, drinking during pregnancy is a personal choice. There may be a risk, albeit a small one, from drinking at all but it is unknown. Remember, anything more than 2 drinks in one sitting is too much, no matter who you ask!
Make sure to maintain wellness and body health during pregnancy.
Children, Health, Women
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Are you suffering from mild to moderate depression? A lot of people are suffering of depression because of stress from work and home problems. Have you tried prescription drugs to cure the condition but in vain? Worry no more, I will tell you some simple and natural remedies you can use to eliminate this problem. They may help to alleviate the depression symptoms and also improve your mood. Read on to learn of some of the remedies to cure depression.
- Take a lot of minerals and vitamins
Depression usually affects people with low Vitamin B levels. You can easily avoid such deficiencies by eating healthy meals rich in folic acid, vitamins B6 and B12. You can also improve your daily mood by taking foods rich in vitamin D and calcium.
The other natural remedy for depression is exercising. You can improve the way you feel by exercising vigorously. Through cardio you should increase your heart rate for at least 30 minutes a day. I recommend that you exercise in a garden or natural surrounding since nature has a positive effect to your mental health.
Essential oils are very effective to counter depression. You can use certain skin lotions with herbal elements or apply oils for massage therapy; and ensure that you mix them with a carrier oil or base. Also, fish oil supplements are known to help combat depression.
These are some of the natural remedies for depression. Avoid future depression by incorporating these tips into daily life. These are yet a few more tips on how to be healthy.
Health, Health Tips, Natural Remedies
The most anticipated Supreme Court ruling in recent history just happens to be on the subject of health care. The Supreme Court announced today, among a flurry of other landmark rulings, that it would weigh in on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act this Thursday. The law will have an instant effect on our political landscape and a more long term effect on our nation’s health.
Much of the healthcare law has not gone into effect yet so, medically speaking, the decisions will primarily affect those in their early 20s still on their parent’s insurance, people with preexisting conditions and small business owners who provide insurance to their employees.
The ruling will have much further reaching political implications and could be the difference between victory and defeat for Obama in November. The law itself is unpopular though separately its different parts consistently poll well.
Although different parts of the law may or may not be the struck down the individual mandate is the most contentious part of the law and is the section of the law that everyone will be looking to. Democrats will claim victory if it is allowed to stand and Republicans will claim victory if it is struck down. The Supreme Court has given no indications as to how it will rule.
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There are all kinds of healthy eating tips going around the Internet. Most of these diets are said to help you lose weight successfully. However, not all these weight loss diets work. If you want to lose weight and still stay healthy, here are healthy tips you should keep in mind.
1. Eat a balanced diet
One of the tips to eat healthy is by feeding on a balanced diet. Don’t skip your meals; ensure you eat regularly. Your meal should include protein, carbohydrates, and plenty of vitamins.
2. Eat small but regularly
Remember, you want to lose weight and still keep fit. Therefore, you need calories to build muscles. Ensure that you eat 5 to 6 small meals every day.
3. Take time to chew your food
The level of digestion of food in your body depends on how you chew the food. Digestion starts in the mouth; chewing your food well ensures that it is easily absorbed by your body.
4. Eat a variety of food
Eating healthy means consuming all kinds of nutrients required for your body. Ensure that in every meal, there is at least some fruit, some vegetables, and a piece of white meat like a fish or chicken.
These are simple health tips you can follow for better eating.
Eat This, Fitness, Health, Health Tips, Nutrition
The media does love a good drug scare and this week’s boogeyman is bath salts. The drug has been attributed to a number of bizarre criminal incidents ranging from cannibalism to burglary. Bath salts were even features on AE’s Intervention.
Bath salts are typically the chemical MDVP or mephedrone. They are psychostimulants sold online or in head shops and are typically snorted, though they can be injected. The high most resembles meth in that it gives the user energy and euphoria but can also cause anxiety and paranoia. The drug is no doubt dangerous but it is by no means more dangerous than meth or PCP and is not a super drug, as it has been described as in the media. Arguably the scariest aspect of the drug is its availability considering it can be easily bought online and, in certain states, over the counter. The chemicals have been around for a while but only recent have come into use so little is known about their long term effects. However since the drugs they are related to have severely damaging long term effects it would not be surprising if bath salts did as well.
Many lawmakers are moving quickly to ban bath salts but the genie is out of the bottle. A ban in England simply caused the drug to go underground. It is still readily available in the UK. Be healthy and practice wellness, avoid bath salts!
By June Healthy
If you find your heart racing, chest pains, dizziness, light-headedness or nausea, or difficulty breathing, then you may be suffering from panic attacks. These attacks may get severe if not treated early. There are lots of medicines that claim to be effective in curing panic attacks. However, many consumers who purchase these drugs have suffered side effects after several months. Here, I will advise you on some of the natural remedies for panic attacks.
1. Deep breathing. Yes, you can treat panic attacks by controlling your breathing rhythm. The key in this is to remain calm when tense. The best way to control tension is by slowly breathing in, filling in your lungs, and then slowly breathing out. If practiced properly, you will be able to stay calm in any situation.
2. Avoid caffeine and other stimulating products. Although this may be difficult to many, I would advise you to avoid that cup of coffee in the morning. I know you try to calm your nerves with nicotine and caffeine; however, the truth is that they affect hormones in the body. The only way you will be capable of controlling your anxiety is to stay healthy and balance your stimulant intake.
3. Exercise regularly. Consistent physical exercise would be the best remedy to cool your anxiety. Anytime you feel an anxiety (or panic) attack coming, rather than close the doors and sit down in your house, visit the gym or go for a run. It gets your mind off of it when you find distractions.
These are three safe and natural remedies for panic attacks. By adopting these natural remedies you’ll feel as if you’re just living healthy and happy, and far less stressed out.
Health, Health Tips, Natural Remedies
An expose in today’s New York Times sheds light on something many people already knew. Kids around the country are using ADD drugs like Adderall, Ritalan, Vyvanse, and Concerta to study and stay on top of their many academic commitments. Kids as young as 8th graders are abusing the drugs with increasing regularity.
What makes the trend alarming to some is the type of student abusing such drugs. They are typically highly motivated, overachievers looking for an edge. The stimulants allow them to study harder, stay up later and not feel fatigued.
How do students get these drugs? Many fake symptoms to get a prescription. Other buy the drugs from students who are prescribed them. If you have a credit card you can also buy such drugs online. Regardless of how the drugs are procured it doesn’t seem like students are having trouble getting them.
Although many parents are worried about the drugs they are also the ones pushing their kids to get the grades and ultimately land an acceptance to an Ivy League school. Some parents even actively ask doctors for the pills because they want to give their kids an edge.
Clinicians say that many kids and parents are not aware of the dangers of the drugs as the rates of addiction for stimulants have also skyrocketed. Many view the drugs as more additive than benzodiazepines like Valium.
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By June Healthy
There are a lot of health and fitness tips; however, not all are safe and effective. There have been lots of tips displayed on ads as the best way to stay healthy and keep fit. Although these ads look convincing, most of these health and fitness methods are quite risky. To help you be healthy and maintain a beautiful body, I will tell you some of the best health and fitness tips.
1. Eat small, healthy meals. Some people get confused when it comes to keeping fit. Note that keeping fit does not call on skipping meals, but eating healthy meals. It is advisable that you what you eat in terms of caloric intake, so eat in proportion.
2. Another tip is to exercise regularly. There are lots of exercises; ensure that you are doing the right exercises for your body. I recommend you to search for right exercises to target weight gaining zones before you start.
3. Drink more water. Water is very important when it comes to staying health. It is also recommended that you avoid unhealthy drinks such as soda and alcohol. You can also take milk as an alternative to water.
These are some of the safest health and fitness tips. By following these tips, you are working toward healthy living.
Eat This, Fitness, Fitness Tips, Health, Health Tips
Although the Obama administration has taken a more stringent view on medical marijuana than most expected many state initiatives in places like Washington, Colorado and New Jersey are paving the way for the practice. Some states may even go so far as to regulate the drug in the same way they do alcohol. What does the medical community say about Marijuana and wellness?
Since pot is illegal and highly regulated research on it is sorely lacking, especially in America. It’s a known secret many doctors will bring the issue up with patients suffering from AIDS related nausea, glaucoma, severe pain, or cancer. Some argue it should be legalized based solely on the fact that such patients report feeling relief from using marijuana. Still, certain long term health risks and addiction issues have not yet been firmly established.
On a state level a mix of compassion, cash strapped local government looking for revenue and a more liberal view of the drug are prevailing over doubts. Though it remains federally illegal 17 states allow medical marijuana on a state level with more states likely to ratify some form of the drug soon. Increase availability is sure to increase responses from the health and wellness professionals, state and local government and the population at large.