04

Jan

The need for sleep is a vital part of our ability to function.  We spend one third of our lives asleep.  Without the proper rest  we could experience problems in the following areas: difficulties in making decisions, lost productivity, concentration, underachievement, being more accident prone, depression, anxiety, sexual performance, and fatigue.  Our enjoyment of life…

04

Jan

Containing over 400 chemicals, the cannabis plant is the source of marijuana, which has been labeled a Schedule 1 controlled substance since 1970. Once treated and dried, marijuana can be smoked (or even eaten!) to induce an altered mood, caused primarily by THC (delta 9 tetrhydrocannabinol). The terms “medical cannabis” and “medical marijuana” refer to the use of the chemicals…

04

Jan

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD), like many mental health afflictions, has different degrees of severity. Some individuals afflicted with this disorder, are able to maintain normal levels of functioning. This would include being successful at work, have few conflicts at home due to the disorder, and enjoy a good standing in the community. Few, if any people…

04

Jan

Throughout our life cycle, both men and women experience specific developmental challenges relative to their age. These challenges start as early as the first few months of life(mastering motor skills) to the end of life(acceptance of diminishing capabilities). Depending on your religion or theoretical orientation, these stages could be broken into anywhere from 4 to…

01

Jan

When anger is mismanaged, the problems it can create could vary. Often physical problems such as ulcers, high blood pressure, and gastro problems could occur. Other problems such as social and relationship problems, occupational problems, and law problems could also present themselves. When trying to figure out destructive anger, it is important to realize that…

01

Jan

Usually, a diagnosis of autism is made when someone is a child, around age three or four years of age. Symptoms of this diagnosis become more obvious as a child struggles to meet the demands of his or her world. Social, language, and behavioral problems or deficits begin to stand out. Often times a child…

01

Jan

Teenagers are not always able to articulate what they are feeling. At this age they are going through many changes, which include hormonal, psychological, physical, and social. It is common that we may see a child struggle at some point during these years. Complicating matters, teenagers may not verbalize these feelings to peers for fear…

01

Jan

Bipolar disorder or manic depressive disorder is a disorder that causes a shift in moods.  These shifts in moods are more significant than the average person may feel on a day to day basis.   The mood shifts for someone who is bi polar are more significant and intense and most of the times create problems…

31

Dec

Drug testing is used by courts, concerned parents, and places of employment to determine if an individual has been using drugs.  The two Drug testing methods most widely used are Hair Analysis and Urine Analysis.  Each test, although taken by different methods, determine if there are certain substances or metabolites in a person’s system as…

31

Dec

A person may be depressed for a variety of different reasons including: a life event (death of loved one, divorce), substance abuse, a situation in life (being in an unhappy marriage), a feeling of depression without any noticeable starting point, a medical condition or any combination of the above. The symptoms of depression include any…