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Is Bipolar Disorder Genetic? Oct 26th, 2018

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that is characterized by alternating extremes ofpositive moods (mania) and negative moods (depression). In many cases, shifts between extremes in mood are sufficiently quick and dramatic as to be disruptive to everyday life. Bipolar disorder and heredity According to the National Institutes of Health...

10 Tips for Calming Anxious Children Sep 26th, 2018

As the carefree days of summer wind down and September sneaks in, schools around the country are back in session. For residents of Punta Gorda, Florida, and the nearby communities, children have been back in class for at least a month already. Many children experience anxiety about beginning a new...

Effective Treatments for Opioid Addiction Aug 16th, 2018

Every day, more than 115 people die of an opioid overdose in the United States, with 72,000 deaths in 2017 alone. While we’re loathe to use scare tactics when it comes to this delicate issue, we want to underscore the importance of seeking effective treatments for opioid addiction to help...

How Childhood Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior Jul 1st, 2018

Feelings of worry, nervousness, and anxiety are a normal part of the childhood experience. Just as many young children cling to their mothers at preschool drop-off or fret about the proverbial monster under the bed, many older children worry about how well they fit in among their peers and whether...

Recognizing the Signs of Teen Depression Jun 1st, 2018

Adolescence is a difficult time for everyone, as physical and emotional changes come fast and furious. The frustrations of life in general sometimes mask teenage depression, a treatable but often unrecognized condition that could affect as many as 20% of adolescents at some point between the ages of 12 and...