ADHD Tests and Diagnosis

…to use a number of different tools: a checklist of symptoms, answers to questions about past and present problems, or a medical exam to rule out other causes for symptoms….

Tips for Managing Adult ADHD

…by opting out of the Direct Marketing Association’s (DMA) Mail Preference Service. Set up a filing system. Use dividers or separate file folders for different types of documents (such as…

ADHD Medications

…whether or not to take ADD/ADHD medication isn’t always easy. If you’re unsure, don’t rush the decision. Take your time to weigh the options. And if the medication is for…

Gambling Addiction and Problem Gambling

…to financial disaster. You may even do things you never thought you would, like running up huge debts or even stealing money to gamble. Gambling addiction—also known as pathological gambling, compulsive…

Dual Diagnosis: Substance Abuse and Mental Health

…mood. Unfortunately, self-medicating with drugs or alcohol causes side effects and in the long run often worsens the symptoms they initially helped to relieve. Alcohol and drug abuse can increase…

Alzheimer’s Disease

…of those over 85, have Alzheimer’s. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s usually develop slowly and gradually worsen over time, progressing from mild forgetfulness to widespread brain impairment. As critical cells die, drastic…

Anxiety Disorders and Anxiety Attacks

…disorder include: Feelings of apprehension or dread. Watching for signs of danger. Anticipating the worst. Trouble concentrating. Feeling tense and jumpy. Irritability. Feeling like your mind’s gone blank. But anxiety…

Anxiety Medication

…anxiety relief comes with side effects and dangers, that can still sound like a fair trade when panic and fear are ruling your life. The bottom line is that there’s…

Antidepressant Medication

…can be to quit. Unless otherwise directed by your doctor, a good rule of thumb is to take the lowest effective dose for the shortest period. Antidepressant withdrawal Once you’ve…

How to Exercise with Limited Mobility

…raise your heart rate and increase your endurance. These can include walking, running, cycling, dancing, tennis, swimming, water aerobics, or “aquajogging”. Many people with mobility issues find exercising in water…