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26 Things You May Not Have Known About Adderall

There are generic versions of Adderall available. Adderall’s generic name is Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine. The only chemical difference between Meth and Adderall is one methyl group. From 2007-2012, in the USA the prescriptions for Adderall tripled. Adderall can be prescribed to both children and adults. From 2005-2011, emergency room visits for nonmedical stimulant use tripled. Adderall is…

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Benefits of Practicing Yoga

Practicing yoga can help lower stress levels. There are other aspects to yoga than just stretching, this can be seen when results from studies, such as this 2004 article, suggests practicing yoga can lower one’s blood pressure. Yoga has also been recommended for people with high anxiety, as practicing yoga can lower anxiety as well…

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How Do Doctors Diagnose ADHD in Kids?

How Do Doctors Diagnose ADHD in Kids? If you think your child could be experiencing an attention issue which is impacting their performance in school and social life, you should reach out to either your family doctor or pediatrician. Not all doctors will treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), however, in that case, they will…

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Social Media & Teen Mental Health

Total social media time not related to teen anxiety and depression
It’s not the quantity but quality of time spent on social media that determines the outcome.

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7 Types of Depression

Depression is one of the most common ailments affecting human beings and is the leading cause of disability in the United States among people between the ages of 15 and 24. Majority (80%) of individuals who get treatment for depression show an improvement within 4-6 weeks. However, it is unfortunate that two thirds of the people suffering from depression neither seek nor receive any treatment.

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Workaholism& Psychiatric Disorders

Workaholics have a compulsion to work. They work excessively even it interferes with their sleep, health and relationship with family and friends. On the surface, they may seem to like and enjoy their work, but deep down they simply feel compelled to overwork.

A large research study in Norway indicates that workaholics are more likely to suffer from psychiatric disorders such as Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The study was conducted by scientists at the University of Bergen in Norway where they studied the link between excessive work and mental health disorders in over 16,000 working adults.

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Benefits of Early Treatment of ADHD

A deeper look into prior research on youngsters with ADHD shows that timely treatment can significantly decrease the negative outcomes such as academic and behavioral problems, depression and substance abuse. The analysis was conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital. According to Dr. Joseph Biederman, the head of Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, the study showed that early treatment with stimulant medications such as Adderall, Concerta and Vyvanse has a very strong protective effect against developing serious complications that can result from untreated ADHDsuch as Anxiety and Depression, Oppositional and Conduct disorders, Alcohol and Drug addiction, and school failure.

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Mind Body Therapies for Pain Management

During these last couple of years, we have seen an unprecedented increase in the awareness of the ill effects of overuse and abuse of opioids with an ever-increasing emphasis on doctors to prescribe these powerful drugs much more carefully and judiciously. But, there also has been a fear that this push will lead to undertreatment of pain and unnecessary suffering of pain patients. The good news is that many research studies have shown that non-opioid therapies are often as effective, if not more so, than opioids in treatment of chronic pain. This fact was further highlighted by a recent scientific and systematic analysis of the effectiveness of Mond Body Therapies for pain management.