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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Feb

It is not unusual for a child to wake up on a Monday morning and complain about having to go to school. Most school age children when given the choice will choose to have a day off of school. When this complaining becomes an intense, persistent, and frequent argument, we have a behavior that can be…