All Blog Posts Tagged 'treatment' (18)

Asthma in Children – What is Asthma, Causes, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

I remember my oldest son had a lot of problems when he was a baby with frequent upper respiratory infections, wheezing, difficulty breathing, and asthma.  I never found out what triggered his asthma problems but I am assuming it is because he has sensitivity to environmental allergens.   In fact, now he only has to use an inhaler when he exercises outdoors,…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 17, 2014 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Holidays Bring Heightened Risk for Eating Disorders Relapse

Americans who regularly have high levels of overall stress are most likely to feel stress specific to the holidays, according to a recent survey conducted by Mental Health America. For individuals in recovery from eating disorders, who are typically predisposed to higher levels of anxiety, this is particularly true. The frenetic pace of the holiday hustle and bustle and increased emphasis on food-centric gatherings can lead to heightened stress, and in severe cases, eating disorders relapse. To… Continue

Added by Rebecca H on November 27, 2012 at 5:20pm — No Comments

My first bout with head lice, ugh!!!!!

Gotta love Kindergarten and LICE!



I knew it was coming at some point but I don’t think you are ever ready for it! Yes, that’s right, for HEAD LICE!

It was like every other morning. I got up with the boy and my daughter woke up about 45 minutes later. I was checking my e-mail and she came up to give me a hug…

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Added by Tawna Richard on September 16, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Soothing Oatmeal Bath

This is a soothing oatmeal bath that I created about 8 years ago. I was using Aveeno bath powder but it was just too expensive to purchase enough for 3 people to use.(for itchy eczema)

What I did

I took some oatmeal flakes and processed it until it was as fine as I could get it like for the oatmeal face mask here .

Then I took the finely ground oatmeal and put about 1 cup of it… Continue

Added by DeannaM on January 17, 2010 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Natural Medicine & First Aid - Stings and Insect Bites



It is important that parents and caretakers have a first aid box and procedure book on hand, in the home, in the event of accidents, illnesses, and emergencies. Here are some natural remedies to disinfect, soothe, and prevent further swelling of bug bites and stings that should be prepared and kept in the first aid box, along with first aid procedure for removing a bee or wasp stinger.



Bug bites are often painful, terribly itchy, and… Continue

Added by Michel Jayne Bigardi on November 12, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Natural Medicine & First Aid - Stings and Insect Bites

It is important that parents and caretakers have a first aid box and procedure book on hand, in the home, in the event of accidents, illnesses, and emergencies. Here are some natural remedies to disinfect, soothe, and prevent further swelling of bug bites and stings that should be prepared and kept in the first aid box, along with first aid procedure for removing a bee or wasp stinger.



Bug bites are often painful, terribly itchy, and can swell up to quite large. A bee or wasp sting… Continue

Added by Mishari Jayne on November 12, 2009 at 10:36am — No Comments

Depression Kills. Antidepressants Save Lives.















Depression is the leading cause of suicide.

Suicide is the third-largest killer of children and young adults between the ages of 10 and 24, and is a growing problem amongst middle aged and elderly adults.



Knowing this, scientists and researchers the world over have devoted time and energy to improving treatment approaches, including studies focused on the…

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Added by Kate McLaughlin on April 10, 2009 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Treating Drepression Works!

Over 120 million people worldwide suffer from depression, one of the leading causes of disability according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Despite these alarming statistics, many people with depression don't know that's what ails them. Lots of sufferers think their symptoms are due to lack of sleep or a poor diet. Others know they're depressed, but they're too tired or ashamed or, believe… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on April 6, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Breast Cancer Hope

Although this is written mostly from my perspective, I write this entry with the permission of my beautiful sister Amy who is a true warrior and survivor.



I remember the day last February that my sister called me.



I was sitting in my car in the parking lot at the community college where I was taking classes. My phone range, and on the other end of the line was my sister, barely able to speak. She was in tears after leaving her general practitioner's office and on her way… Continue

Added by Angie Mozilo on October 19, 2008 at 11:04pm — No Comments

Depression...College...Me

In a study of 600 American college students and their risk for depression and suicide, approximately 16 percent reported feeling like life wasn’t worth living, yet none of these students reported being currently engaged in mental health treatment. According to Mental Health America, depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, affecting more than 19 million Americans each year.



I suffered from constant, pervasive depression from my earliest childhood. In college I felt like… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on August 18, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Advantages Abound!

Tom Wootton, author of The Bipolar Advantage and The Depression Advantage, believes, much as I do, that wellness is achievable and a wonderful life possible, despite mental illness. Key to this wellness… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on July 27, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Teen Depression Myth #10

MYTH # 10



…parents will know if their teen is depressed…




Unlike other mental health issues, like panic attacks or mania, depression can be harder to identify.



Teens, as they seek independence and autonomy, try to disguise their troubles, especially around their parents and other adults.



Parents often minimize or ignore their kids’ symptoms, attributing them to normal adolescent angst.



It’s tough to sort it all… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on July 22, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Teen Depression Myth #9

If a teen is depressed, everyday activities and goals can seem overwhelming and unreachable. In trying to encourage our kids to do more, we may be causing more harm than good. This leads us to our next commonly held misbelief:



MYTH #9



…resuming normal routines helps depressed kids get better faster…




Parents (and I was terribly guilty of this for a very long time) often assume that their teen is out of sorts because he stopped participating in… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on July 21, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Teen Depression Myth #8

I am often asked about gender in relation to serious mental illnesses.



Here are the facts:



~ Bipolar disorder strikes males and females evenly.



~ Schizophrenia affects males 1.4 times as often as it affects females, according to a 2005 report in Schizophrenia Bulletin.



~ Depression strikes women twice as often as men.





This destroys the long-held MYTH #8



…depression affects teenage boys and girls…
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Added by Kate McLaughlin on July 20, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Teen Depression Myth #7

MYTH #7



…Antidepressants are unsuitable for teenagers…




This mistaken assumption is killing young people!



In 2004 the US FDA and several other countries required that antidepressants carry a ‘ black label’ warning of their association with an increased risk of suicidal thinking, feeling and behavior in children and adolescents.



This single action incited a steep drop in antidepressant prescriptions for young people — followed almost immediately… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on July 19, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Teen Depression Myth #6

MYTH # 6



…When a depressed teen refuses help, there’s nothing you can do…



False! False! False!



There’s a lot you can do.



Consider the following…



If your child won’t see a therapist or other support person, go in her place.



Learn everything you can abort her symptoms and possible treatment.



Say to your child,



“I know you don’t think there’s anything wrong, but I do. Humor me. I’m your… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on July 18, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Teen Depression Myth #5

MYTH # 5



You can improve a depressed teens behavior by strictly enforcing tough consequence



NOT ALWAYS..in fact...NOT OFTEN



Using consequences always worked well when I was teaching public school because the possibility of lost privileges usually motivated my students to behave appropriately.



For the most part, using consequences was also effective as I raised my own three children…until the older two became ill with bipolar… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on July 17, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Teen Depression–Myth #4

…I avoided talking about my son’s depression because I didn’t want to make him feel worse…



…I don’t want to bring up my daughter’s moods because I might be misunderstanding her. I don’t want to create something that’s not there…


This brings us to:



MYTH #4–Discussing depression might give them “ideas.”



NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH!



According to a 2005 study published in the Journal of the American Medical… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on July 16, 2008 at 5:07pm — No Comments

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