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Gambling: When Does it Become a Problem?

There is a fine line between between gambling just a few times and becoming addicted to gambling. Gambling has become increasingly more acceptable and accessible in our modern society, especially with so much access to the internet. Gambling, just like alcohol and other drugs, play upon our reward system. When you become addicted to gambling, […]

Mental Health Wellness

With the new year comes new resolutions. One good goal to help your focus in the new year is to work on improving your mental health. With mental illnesses, like anxiety and other mood disorders, on the rise, it is important for people to take care of themselves more than ever before and realize when […]

Dispelling Myths: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is known as a recurring depression that comes around during certain times of the  year. The symptoms of seasonal affective disorder are similar to symptoms reported in clinical depression like changes in appetite or weight, changes in sleep, and fatigue. Seasonal affective disorder might be confusing to some,  in terms, of […]

International Day of Disability Awareness

Almost 15% of the global population lives with a disability. The United Nations, therefore, recognizes December 3rd as the International Day for Persons with Disability. This day is an acknowledgment of the struggles that people with  disabilities face, like often being excluded from common and everyday activities within our society. Those with  disabilities also are […]

Dispelling Myths: Alzheimer’s

Most people have heard of Alzheimer’s disease, since it has become increasing relevant and diagnoses are becoming more common among people we know; this can lead to many misunderstandings about the disease and how differently it can manifest in individuals. As time has been continuing, the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s has been increasing. […]

What is the Great American Smokeout?

In recent decades, smoking has decreased due to heightened public awareness of its links to cancer and other preventable illnesses, yet almost 35 million Americans continue to smoke cigarettes; this leads to smoking still being one of the highest preventable causes of death across the United States and many other parts of the world. The […]

Understanding Somatic Disorders

When talking about mental disorders, people often recognize common mood disorders like depression and anxiety. A set of psychiatric and psychological disorders that might be less well known and talked about are somatic disorders, which are prevalent among 5% of the population. These disorders are exhibited when there is an over-occupation of a symptom like […]

Understanding Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is formally known as a neurodevelopmental disorder; this means that the differences in the brain structure, activity, and function occurred sometime during development causing abnormalities in the central nervous system. ADHD does not develop from environmental factors like excess sugar intake, poor parenting, head injuries, or food additives, as has been […]

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