5 Signs That You May Have High-Functioning Depression

Did you know that there are 21 million Americans that suffer from major depressive episodes every year? However, that doesn’t include those with the more insidious and harder-to-diagnose high-functioning depression.  Sure, people deal with depression in a variety of ways. It’s possible that some people may resort to unhealthy ways to cope, such as using...

Autism Testing: 5 Things You Should Know About Autism

You probably know a little bit about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) due to the rise in awareness in pop culture and social media. But, things can be quite different when you’re trying to help your kid and you’re wondering about autism testing. Unless you’ve been through the process before or had a relative with ASD, the...

Panic Attack vs. Anxiety Attack: What’s the Difference?

Panic attacks are no joke. One in 75 Americans has panic disorder, which can cause panic attacks on a regular basis.  Yet this statistic doesn’t include all Americans who experience panic attacks. Many people mistake their panic attacks for anxiety attacks or vice versa. If you are experiencing problems with your anxiety, you need to...

5 Things Couples Do to Maintain Their Long Term Relationship

The average long-term relationship lasts 2 years and 9 months.  New relationships are full of fun, flirtation, and intense passion. They’re also full of fresh flowers, plenty of time behind closed doors, and spontaneous dates. But what happens when the honeymoon phase fades? Some couples call it quits when the rose-colored glasses fall away. Other...

Autism Diagnosis: Testing Methods and How They Work

According to the CDC, approximately one in fifty-four American children is diagnosed with autism. And, these numbers are rising. Plus, many adults who weren’t previously diagnosed with autism are being diagnosed later in life. But, how is autism testing conducted? Read on to learn about different testing methods for an autism diagnosis. Testing at Home...

How to Get Treated for ADHD

A little over 4% of adults have ADHD, and that number jumps to 11% for children.  While many people have ADHD, the majority of them never get tested for it and therefore don’t get the proper treatment.  If you’re wondering how to get treated for ADHD, we’ve got the answers. Keep reading for a quick...

5 Signs of Depression in Children That You Should Never Ignore

Depression affects 3.2% of children and adolescents in the United States. Researchers used to think that only adults experienced depression, but now we know that is not true. Children can have trouble regulating their emotions and maintaining a positive outlook on life. If you notice your child or teen has been struggling, look out for...

Social Media and Adolescent Mental Health

Using social media platforms, such as Instagram, to post pictures or videos that receive likes and positive comments lights up a part of the brain that is also stimulated when using an addictive substance.

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