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When Panic Disorder Goes Untreated

When you have an illness, you look to your doctor to fix it. However, when you are living in denial or fear, such as when experiencing panic attacks, the treatment often is avoided. There are consequences when a condition goes untreated. No one who has ever had a panic attack would ever want to have...
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Questions and Answers About Dementia

Dementia causes an individual to lose intellectual and memory capabilities. Dementia has nothing to do with a short-lived haziness or absentmindedness that occurs from a temporary infection, secondary illness, or side effects from medicine. Dementia’s effects usually grow as the Dementia sufferer...
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What Causes Panic Attacks?

Often, the first thing that comes to mind when someone is experiencing a panic attack is that they are going crazy, losing control, having a nervous breakdown, or whatever you want to call it. One moment they are standing with others or sitting at their desk and the next moment they are on the floor,...
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Can a Good Night’s Sleep Help Prevent Panic Attacks?

When we are short on time, what is the first thing to go? It’?s sleep. We cut our rest short in order to get more things done. Anyone can go without a lot of sleep for a day or two. Maybe you have an exam and have started the caffeine IV at a steady drip. Or maybe you’re worried about something...
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How Important is Family History to Childhood Obesity?

If we want to finally figure out a solution to the growing problem of obesity among children in America, we first have to understand the causes of childhood obesity. Naturally, people tend to look at a child’s family for clues. Does family history and genetics contribute to a child’s weight? Let’s...
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: The Symptoms and Treatment of OCD

OCD (Obsessive compulsive disorder) can interrupt daily activities with family, friends, and work if not properly treated. It is a long lasting or chronic condition. The OCD symptoms usually return in episodes and can be very severe, but treatment can reduce the effects of the symptoms. Some symptoms...
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Take Control with these 7 Effective Steps for Managing Anxiety

Have you ever been in a situation that brought on sweats, rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath? You probably weren’t having a heart attack but an anxiety attack. If you suffer from anxiety disorders, learning to manage it is the first step to overcoming it. Anxiety is characterized as extreme...
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Treating Depression with Medication

Treatment options for depression have been hotly debated for years. From alternative health treatments such as herbs and meditation to scientific treatments using prescription medications, there are many choices to consider when it comes to deciding on a depression care plan. Although some patients...
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Disconnected: Understanding and Recognizing Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a grave brain disorder. It ruins the way some one may move, show feelings, understand reality, and compare themselves to people around them. Someone with schizophrenia, which is one of the most damaging and distorting mental illnesses, is mostly going to have problems with their community,...
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7 Tips to Prevent Panic Attacks

You don’t have to be a victim to panic attacks, you can prevent them. While medication and therapy are both helpful for anyone that suffers from panic attacks, self-care is also important. Learning how to manage the risk factors will help you feel in control and build confidence as you realize...
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