Mental Health

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Easy tips to build self-esteem in young children

Self-esteem is feelings of self-worth stemming from the individual’s positive or negative beliefs about being valuable and capable. A good indicator of a person’s self-esteem is how they behave and their attitudes. A child’s self-esteem will dictate how he or she interacts with her peers, family and others. Children and Self-Esteem A child develops self-esteem …

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Depression and children: signs that your daughter is depressed

Depression among children is a serious problem. Many children suffer from undiagnosed depression. With adults, depression symptoms tend to be straightforward and easily detected. Some children may have such obvious symptoms as constant sadness, lack of energy, lack of interest in previously pleasurable activities, inability to concentrate (not related to ADHD), being either unable to …

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Cognitive decline in older adults: tips to prevent and foods to eat

Changes in cognitive function, such as slowed speed of information processing, are common in normal aging. However, there is considerable variation among individuals, and cognitive decline is not inevitable. In fact, many older adults appear to avoid cognitive decline into their ninth decade of life, and some even beyond. The best news of all is …

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Body dysmorphic disorder

Body dysmorphic disorder: complications, signs, and treatment options

Body dysmorphic disorder is a mental disorder characterized by a preoccupation with a perceived defect in one’s appearance. Body dysmorphic disorder is also called BDD. Concerns about body parts Any body part can be the focus of concern. Individuals with body dysmorphic disorder frequently are preoccupied with their facial characteristics. Patients may worry about their …

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Autism: CBD and cannabis treatment options

Autism is a developmental disorder that affects the brain’s normal development of social and communication skills. Autism is classified as either complex or essential. Complex autism refers to the presence of dysmorphic features and/or microcephaly while essential refers to absence of physical abnormalities and microcephaly. Autism usually appears in the first 3 years of life. In the …

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Antisocial Personality Disorder

Antisocial Personality Disorder: characteristics, signs, treatment options

Antisocial personality disorder is a psychiatric condition characterized by chronic behavior that manipulates, exploits, or violates the rights of others. Behaviors associated with antisocial personality disorder are often criminal. People with antisocial personality disorder often have extensive substance abuse and legal problems. Antisocial personality disorder is also called:Psychopathic personality; sociopathic personality; and personality disorder – …

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