Tag: attention

The Desire for Fame and Mental Illness

One of the most intriguing aspects of our lives is discovering our purpose. Varying from culture to culture, our life’s purpose is ultimately the decider of everything placed before us. From the decisions we make, to the emotions we feel, to our concept of what a successful life is. Though not all will come out

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20 Signs You Have ADHD

Have you found yourself having trouble paying attention at school? Do people often point out you’re not paying attention? Do you feel as though you’re developing (or have had) symptoms of ADHD? If so, you’re not alone. About 4.4% of the United State’s adult population suffers from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Yet, less than 20% of those

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Why You Should Be Wary of Prescription Drugs

Just because the doctor said it was okay, doesn’t actually make it okay. One of the leading causes of the opioid epidemic is prescription drug abuse [1]. Many who receive specific medications develop an addiction they feel they have no control over. In turn, when these prescriptions run out, they turn to the streets to

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5 Tips for Raising a Child with ADHD

Parents of children who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) may have many difficulties when it comes to raising their child. You may experience moments where you feel frustrated and overwhelmed with the responsibility of parenting. But, as you’re already aware, your parenting techniques lay a major role in the development of

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How to Handle Mental Health in College

College is considered one of the most vital periods of your life. Not only are you pushing to settle yourself into a career, but you’re making that important transition from adolescent to adult. The work involved can make your head spin with stress. Though you may feel alone in that pressure, it’s common for students to

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What is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder that’s found in both children and adults. People who suffer from the disorder often find it difficult to pay attention or focus on something specific. They’re also filled with relentless energy which can often result in impulsive behaviors.  It’s reported that around 8% of children and 2.5% of

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