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Recognizing Symptoms and Preventing Depression in the Elderly

Depression in the elderly is not a normal part of aging. Mental illnesses need prevention or treatment no matter their age. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 20% of adults ages 60 and older face a mental or neurological disorder. If these illnesses are...

Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Causes, Symptoms, and What To Do

Everybody tends to have anxiety at one point in their lives where, over time, they overcome it and move on. However, for a smaller number of people, anxiety becomes a menacing condition that leads to a more serious mental struggle that prevents them from leading a...

Coping with Behavior Problems after Head Injury

Coping with Behavior Problems after Head Injury

Although it may sound like something out of a movie, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can alter someone’s behavior. Any sudden and possibly dramatic changes in behavior following a bad head injury result from a lesion to the brain.  The brain is our control center...

When to Visit a Geriatric Specialist

When to Visit a Geriatric Specialist

Aging comes with many unwanted side effects like wrinkles, grey hair, and a unique set of health problems. These commonly include cognitive decline, increased risk of falling, heart conditions, and a host of chronic diseases. Just as children go to a pediatrician, the...

The Relationship Between Alcohol and Fitness

Alcohol has different effects from person to person, but when it comes to physical activity, alcohol can negatively impact an individual’s motor control, hydration level, balance, and even muscle recovery.  Alcohol and fitness usually don’t go well together,...

Anxiety 101: How to Cope with Anxiety

American Psychological Association (APA) defines anxiety as an emotion characterized by tension and worry. It also manifests itself physically, such as a rise in blood pressure, trembling, and sweating. It is normal to feel...

What Is Neuropsychology And What Does It Treat?

What Is Neuropsychology And What Does It Treat?

Neuropsychology is a specialty of psychology dedicated to understanding the relationships between the brain and behavior. A neuropsychologist studies the structure and function of the brain while relating it to human thoughts and behaviors.  The study of...

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Video Transcript One of the most significant things that might be impacting a parent would be knowing that their beautiful child is experiencing significant social distress, because they are having difficulties managing some of their behaviors and some of those...