Posts Tagged anxiety

Anti-Depressants – A Depressing Un-Solution to Mental Health Issues

The number of Americans (including children) prescribed anti-depressants, for a variety of reasons, increases daily. Know anyone taking anti-depressants? Are you currently taking them or have you taken them? Perhaps the steadily rising numbers of those diagnosed with  mental health disorders originates from a source that a chemical remedy cannot solve. You decide. Check out this […]

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Nursing Issue: The Line Between Sympathy and a Hard Heart

  Nurses must sympathize with patients to provide the complete realm of care ethically required of them.  When nurses personally relate to a patient’s suffering, sympathy becomes empathy—involving a true sharing of another’s pain.   Does Sympathy Really Make a Difference? Patients who have compassionate, sympathetic nurses develop more positive attitudes toward healing.  A 2007 […]

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Eating Disorders in Very Young Children

Eating disorders occur most often in young adolescents and teens; however, young children can develop eating disorders as well. Healthcare professionals are seeing a disturbing trend of children as young as age 5 developing eating disorders. While these eating disturbances often seem similar to the anorexia nervosa and bulimia, most commonly found in young teen […]

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What Is PMDD?

Women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) experience a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).  As with PMS, the physical and emotional symptoms occur about a week before menstruation starts and dissipate soon after.  Unlike PMS, PMDD symptoms disrupt and interfere with social, work, and relationship activities.  OB/GYN physicians can prescribe medication to women, who meet the […]

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Children with Eating Disorders on the Rise

According to a report released in 2011 by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the number of children, under the age of 12, who were hospitalized for eating disorders rose 119 percent between the years of 1999 and 2006.  This trend suggests that modern kids have a severely distorted view of the ideal body image.  Children […]

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