ADHD: A disorder, not a death warrant

ADHD: A disorder, not a death warrant

With information technology giving an unprecedented access to knowledge, people nowadays are able to achieve their goals faster. Who could have thought it possible that a single touch on the phone could make one wire money from one part of the world to another in just a few minutes? Or that one could order food from the comforts of one’s living room? Moreover, with the popularization of the social media over the last decade, people have found a way to interact with others in a comfortable setting.    Read more

ADHD - Part 4: Viable treatment options

ADHD – Part 4: Viable treatment options

Overall, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatment has two major components that include behavior therapy and medications. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), both behavior therapy and medication are good options and a combination may be more effective for children in the age group six and above. However, most researchers believe that parents should play a pivotal role in the treatment of their children with ADHD. In fact, it’s always better to include everyone else who has any relation with the ADHD-affected child.
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ADHD - Part 3: Similarities and differences between ADHD and autism

ADHD – Part 3: Similarities and differences between ADHD and autism

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism have many common symptoms. Both the ailments are usually associated with children and teens. The fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) reported that one couldn’t have autism and ADHD together. But the next version (DSM-V) states that a person can have both the disorders.
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Women and people under 35 most affected by anxiety disorder: Study

Women and people under 35 most affected by anxiety disorder: Study

With increasing desires, expectations, responsibilities, and cut-throat competition, mental health problems are on a steep rise. The demanding nature of every task, whether at home or at work, drains all the energy and causes immense stress. But the constant worry and fear can be overwhelming and can often lead to anxiety disorders, one of the most common mental health problems in the world. According to a research by the University of Cambridge, women and people under the age of 35 are almost twice at the risk of experiencing anxiety than men.
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Ill-effects of Xanax misuse

Ill-effects of Xanax misuse

Anxiety disorder is a severe mental illness characterized by constant worries, fears and anticipations even over trivial issues. It is the most common mental illness in the United States. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly 40 million adults (18 percent of the total population) in the U.S. experience the symptoms of an anxiety disorder.
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ADHD – Part 2: Prevalence in adults

ADHD – Part 2: Prevalence in adults

ADHD (Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) is commonly associated with children. But adults may also have ADHD and those who suffer from the disorder must have had it in their childhood. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about 60 percent of children with ADHD continue to have it in adulthood. Moreover, ADHD affects men and women alike.
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