Some people who experience extreme trauma develop PTSD symptoms, including flashbacks and disturbing dreams. Although it is not possible to predict who will develop PTSD, there are some risk factors.
The decision to seek mental health counseling can be overwhelming with uncertainty as to how to begin. These four tips can assist in creating a map for navigating those first steps on the journey toward mental health and wellness.
This article covers the things you want to know about resuming activity, range of motion, scar management, sensory re-education, and lymphedema prevention after a mastectomy.
What are human guide techniques? How do you help a person with a visual impairment find a chair? Use the stairs? This article provides information about useful techniques for these situations and more from my training as a TVI and a counselor.
Know what to expect and how to prevent and/or treat the most common after-effects of anesthesia, including nausea, sore throat, confusion, muscle aches, itching, and emotional outbursts.
Non-compliance with multiple medication use in the elderly is a large problem. While interventions exist, the research demonstrating efficacy is lacking, and barriers limit implementation implications.
Asperger’s syndrome comes under the umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children with the disorder struggle in social situations, however, it’s important to realise that children with Asperger’s become highly functioning adults, whose unique way of seeing the world comes with its own strengths.
Ice is an inexpensive yet very effective treatment for pain, inflammation, and swelling. Most clients do not appreciate the importance of cold treatments.
Whenever taking any new medications, whether it be prescription or over the counter, it's always best to review the side effects. However, sometimes the side effects are so bad, they are not worth taking the medication to begin with. This article should help you decide.
Despite an improved understanding of autism spectrum disorder, there is still misinformation. Here are some common myths about the disorder.
People who have a mental health disorder have to live with stigma and discrimination. The popular use of slang terminology doesn't help.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder is an extreme mental disorder characterised by obsessive thoughts about appearance and body image. Recognised as a hidden disorder due to its shame and stigma, BDD occurs equally in both sexes and adversely affects the person’s quality of life.
Narrow angle glaucoma attacks are very painful and usually strike without any warning. This article explores the causes, symptoms, and treatments of this condition.
Hoarding Disorder is a mental health condition where a person acquires an excessive number of items and displays ongoing resistance to discarding them. Difficult to treat, further research needs to be undertaken in order to fully understand the psychology of this disorder.
When you think of "shock therapy", what comes to mind? Chances are it bears limited resemblance to the modern reality of electroconvulsive therapy.