Anxiety disorders are reported to be the most common of all the mental illnesses, affecting upward of 40 million adults in the United States. It is reported that one in eight children in the United States is affected by an anxiety disorder.
Even though they might not have been on the front line or patrolling dangerous areas, contractors who have worked in Afghanistan, Iraq and other recent conflicts have come home suffering from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While the military has mental health screenings and assistance for returning soldiers, a recent study suggests contractors aren’t […]
It’s called “cutting,” but that term actually includes a number of self-inflicted injuries. Around one out of every 100 adolescents and twentysomethings practice cutting according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. But what makes a young person want to hurt themselves?
Some pregnant women find new reasons to rejoice with every passing day. They treasure the experience and anticipate what is to come. Other women focus on the weight gain, the body-morphing and the host of physiological challenges that come with pregnancy. Studies say that 25-50 percent of pregnant women drink alcohol despite the dangers. Could […]