How ADD Affects Families

Typically, there is a lot of blame and frustration associated with Attention Deficit Disorder. Depending on how long the problem has gone before being diagnosed, there may be serious mental and emotional scars as family members and the child dealt with issues associated with ADD. This disorder is not only difficult for parents, but also the child with ADD and other siblings in the family. The obvious victim of ADD is the child it affects. Being accustomed to negativity, these children usually suffer from very low self-esteem. Although they want to behave well, they have impulsive actions that typically result in constant punishment. Parents and teachers of an ADD child often are not aware or do not accept that the …

Anxiety Disorders In Children

A lot of people are surprised to learn just how common anxiety disorders in children are. While it is normal for kids to be anxious about many different things as they explore the world in front of them, an anxiety disorder is much more than that. Part of the problem is that an untreated anxiety disorder in childhood can often lead to anxiety in adulthood. Seeking treatment and getting it under control as early as possible will help your child feel better and can prevent potentially worse problems as they get older. Anxiety is a mix of apprehension, worry, fear and distress, to varying degrees. When these feelings start to interfere with the child’s daily life at home, school or …

Anxiety Disorder

Everybody experiences some level of anxiety from time to time, and it is completely normal. It’s your body’s way of preparing for the fight-or-flight response. According to scientists, there was a time in our distant past when we were just as likely to be the prey as were to be the predator. When faced with dangerous situations, the body would release chemicals that would give us a burst of speed and strength as needed. The modern anxiety disorder has its roots in this ancient struggle. While such a response was necessary early in our development, the truth is that we are not often chased by cave bear or saber-toothed cats anymore. Yes, we can face situations where our life is …

Anxiety Attack-Also Called Intense Panic Attack

Anybody who has ever had an anxiety attack (sometimes called a panic attack) will tell you that it isn’t any fun at all. The attack will be very intense, and may or may not have an apparent trigger associated with it. If you believe you have had an anxiety attack, or know someone who has, then the following information will help. NOTE: You should always take health symptoms seriously. If you think you are having a heart attack, you should get help immediately. Always talk to your doctor about all of your health concerns, including those related to anxiety and panic attacks. Anxiety attacks are sometimes confused for a more serious health problem, such as an inability to breathe or …

Anxiety In Children-Whats Normal And Whats Not

Children will often experience things that make them anxious. However, there is a difference between normal, occasional bouts of anxiety and long-term, ever-present anxiety. The former can be dealt with as it happens, while the latter requires treatment of some kind. Many parents are surprised to learn that children can suffer from anxiety disorders. Just knowing this can help you to spot potential problems in your own child, and that is the first step to treating the condition. That doesn’t mean that every little thing should be taken as proof of a disorder, but rather that you may wish to consider an anxiety disorder as a possibility when you see a series of symptoms. Children can be afraid of many …

Anxiety -Dont Feel Alone Everyone Experience It

We all experience some level of anxiety every now and then. A few of the more common examples include being put in harm’s way, giving a speech to a roomful of your peers, and getting through an interview for an important job. It’s normal to experience anxiety in such situations. Then there are people who experience anxiety on a frequent basis, and feel anxious when there are no immediate threats present. This type of anxiety requires treatment. Before we get into some of the treatment options, it’s important to understand what anxiety is, and how it happens. Anxiety happens when our body reacts to an imagined threat as if it were real. Our breathing and heart rate changes, adrenaline starts …

Anxiety Disorder-Several Conditions That Cause You To Be Anxoius

The term ‘anxiety disorder’ actually applies to several conditions that make people feel anxious on a frequent basis. Some of the more common anxiety disorders include panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), separation anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), various phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Here is a quick overview of each condition along with treatment options. NOTE: You must always talk to a medical professional about any and all health concerns, including those related to anxiety. Panic disorder is described as intense, brief incidents of hesitation or fear. Even though most people find the worst of it passes after ten to twenty minutes, sometimes the disorder escalates into a panic attack. A person with this anxiety disorder may believe they …

Anxiety Disorders In Children-Fairly Common

You may be surprised to learn that anxiety is a fairly common health problem in children. Sure, everybody, and this includes children, has times when they feel anxious about something, and that’s normal. However, when that anxiety doesn’t go away, it becomes a medical concern. The reason it’s important to know this is that awareness of the issue can lead to proper treatment for the child. There are several types of anxiety disorders, but they all have to do with the way a person thinks. Now, that doesn’t mean they can necessarily control the way they think, it just shows that they perceive the world differently. There was a time in our evolution when anxiety, stress, and fear were all …

Dangers Of Stress -The Symptoms You Can Look For

Dangers of stress and what you can do to limit the effects that stress has on your body read all about it below. If you are under an enormous amount of pressure either from work or school or family life at home or all of the above plus anything else you can throw into the mix then you really do need to know the dangers of stress and learn how to deal with it as soon as possible. Increased levels of stress in our lives can cause: Headaches, increased or abnormal heart rate, tension in the shoulders and neck, and digestion problems like nausea, heartburn, constipation and/or diarrhea. You may also find that you get sick more often. This is …

Dangers Of Binge Eating Are Serious

When someone hears the term bingeing they often just associate it with individuals who consume excess food while eating. While many might consider weight gain as being the primary concern here there are many dangers of binge eating that can manifest over time if the proper treatment is not rendered. When considering the other problems that can arise from this condition it can be broken down into two categories of complications: those that are emotional and those that are physical. Each group has their own sense of urgency depending on the level of severity and if they are combined with other symptoms. The emotional side of this condition can manifest itself as any number of symptoms. The person may feel …

Weight Loss. The Strength in Setting Goals, Achieving Objectives and The Power of Intention.

The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers. -Brian Tracy Objectives and goal setting and a desire or an intention to meet said goals and objectives is, undoubtedly the most imperative piece of the puzzle when attempting to achieve anything worthwhile in life. And as Brian Tracy has outlined here, it is indeed the act of taking the first step and then following through that will separate the winners from the losers. Clearly defining what it is that you want is where it all starts and Weight Loss is no different! The potency of your objectives and the power of your intention will totally aid in the clarity and sharpness of outlining your …

The Way to Health & Vitality

It’s time to start a Healthy life: your 7 days program How many times have you gone to sleep at night, swearing you’ll go to the gym in the morning, and then changing your mind just eight hours later because when you get up, you don’t feel like exercising? While this can happen to the best of us, it doesn’t mean you should drop the ball altogether when it comes to staying fit. What people need to realize is that staying active and eating right are critical for long-term health and wellness — and that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The more you know about how your body responds to your lifestyle choices, the better …

The Social Killer

Scared to go out to a meeting to speak to a client? Need to deliver a speech but feel like fainting at the thought of going in front of the class to present? Scared to attend a social gathering for no apparent reason? You might be suffering from social anxiety disorder. Social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, is a kind of mental disorder where the sufferer experiences a severe or unreasonable fear of social gatherings where there is a possibility that one may get embarrassed or ridiculed. Most of the time, these anxieties arise from an intense fear of being closely watched or scrutinized – from the simple things like the way they dress, talk or act; to …

3 Health Benefits of Bowling: Tone Those Muscles and Make a Strike!

Among the many sports that man has ever played, perhaps, bowling is the most popular among all. With over 50 million players in the United States alone, bowling is definitely one sport that is a cut above the rest. Among the many reasons this particular sport has remained at top of is the fact that it is a highly flexible sport. It promotes easy adjustment methods that are why many children and adults alike can take part in this remarkable game. About 95% of bowlers consider bowling as a sport that can be exploited as a recreation, a form of relaxation, a societal factor, and a competitive nature as far as sportsmanship is concerned. The simplicity of the game contributes …

3 Easy Dieting Success Tips

1. Drink 8-10 glasses of water each day Okay, for many people this is a big problem. Water doesn’t taste all that great generally because water doesn’t really “taste” like anything. Drinking water 8 to 10 times each day gets easier the more you actually do it. It is simply a matter of conditioning your taste buds, and yourself, so that it becomes easier to do. Once you get started, you will begin to crave water. To begin with, you should drink a glass of water in the morning first thing, before you eat. This is probably the easiest glass you will drink all day and it will help you remember to drink water all day long. Better yet, why …

DIET FOR SMOKERS AND EX-SMOKERS

As a dietitian, the three most common questions which smokers ask me about diet and smoking, are: (1) Can a diet compensate for health damage caused by smoking? (2) What should I eat if I smoke? (3) If I quit, what type of diet is best to prevent weight gain? (1) CAN A DIET COMPENSATE FOR SMOKING? No diet or eating-plan, no matter how nutritious, can neutralise the health damage caused by the 850+ chemicals in tobacco smoke – many of which are carcinogenic. On average, if you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, you double your risk of a heart-attack and are five times more likely to suffer a stroke than a non-smoker. At 40 cigarettes a day, you are …