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Jun

For individuals who struggle with  drinking, there are enjoyable aspects to drinking for them.  Alcohol use may bring temporary relief of discomforting feelings, bring about self medication for a mental health issue, bring a feeling of social connectivity with peers, relief of boredom,  or other perceived benefits. The enjoyable aspects are what keeps returning them to drinking despite…

13

May

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…

09

May

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…

09

May

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…

07

May

Answer by Mark Myers: There are several different components at work when it comes to anxiety. These would include thoughts, behaviors, physiology, and/or environment. Most of the time we can utilize tools to address all the above. Recognize patterns to your anxiety (environment). Certain surroundings may create more anxiety. Preparing for these situations (not worrying…

06

May

The thing is, I’m trying to set my goals, for me to have a long term mirage or finish line and I’m having an hard time, because I don’t have an clear image of what I want in a 10 years time. I know what I want for the next months, a year max., but…

05

May

The behaviorally Challenged child ∙ Avoid comparing your children with each other. Each child is unique in his/her own way. ∙ Identify and understand the unique limits and strengths of each child. ∙ Try to see the humor in things. ∙ Dwell on positives not failures. ∙ Try to start the day off with a…

05

May

Mark Myers expert answer: Feeling sad or blue is a typical human emotion. However individuals that are struggling with depression could find even the simplest of tasks tremendously challenging .It is difficult to see a loved one impacted by this illness.Depression could be devastating not only for the person going through it but for family members…

02

May

From your description, you have two issues you are dealing with, depression and dependency on Marijuana. Both of those issues should be considered. There is a likelihood, they both may be contributing to each other, creating a feedback loop. If you are depressed you could enjoy the escape that comes from the high. The residual…

01

May

         For those of you who viewed the movie, Anger Management with Adam Sandler, you would recall a scene where he got himself arrested on an airplane.  After repeated requests for a pillow from a stewardess, he became irritated. The stewardess was more interested in telling her fellow stewardess about her romantic…