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All parents have high hopes for their children. Moms and dads want their kids to be happy, do well in school and have amazing futures. High expectations from parents can be motivating, helping kids achieve educationally, and understandably, many would assume this is a no-brainer. A study recently reported by the American Psychological Association makes clear, however, that this scenario does not always play out.
It seems that teens today are constantly connected to mobile devices, which makes it appear that they are isolated and disconnected with one another. However, a recent study published by the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin reports that teens today feel less lonely than previous generations. Here is how today's teens have become more socially connected through technology.
For many of us, feeling stressed out is so common that it feels like our natural state of being. Whether stress is an ever-present companion, or merely an occasional guest, the toll it takes on overall health and mental state is high. The best way to reduce stress, of course, is to eliminate its root causes, but this is often, easier said than done. A highly effective, health-restoring alternative that anyone can benefit from is stress management. Of course, the more stressed out you feel, the harder it may be for you to relax, but mastering relaxation techniques can help. Many of these can be done anywhere, including at home.
One distinctive symptom of depression is a feeling of helplessness and despair. Many people who suffer from depression report feeling a lack of control over their symptoms or the situation that they believe is causing their depression. If left untreated, these feelings of lack of control can become worse, and may lead to other symptoms, such as suicidal thoughts. Learn more about how depression can overtake your sense of control as well as what you can do about it.
Mood disorders, also known as "mood (affective) disorders," are those conditions that affect your emotional state. For example, depression and bipolar are mood disorders. The mental health profession’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V (also known as the DSM5 ) also includes...
Invega, the trade name for paliperidone, is a prescription drug used to treat schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder in adults and adolescents. Taken as an extended-release tablet, the drug may be prescribed separately or in conjunction with other mood-stabilizing drugs and therapy or...