Somatization Disorder: Causes And Management

  In the previous article, Somatization Disorders: Understanding Psychosomatic Illness, we examined the four types of somatization illnesses. In this article, the etiologic factors and overview of the management will be tackled.     Etiologic Factors “Somatization disorder, characterized by a history of at least eight unexplained symptoms in four or more bodily systems, represents…

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Gambling Addiction: Slowly Rotting Your Life Away

As intelligent human beings, we are in control of our lives. Having the capacity and ability to decide for ourselves, we have our way of catharsis in dealing with the demands of life. When we feel like life is already consuming us, diversion activities become our go-to hideaway. Giving oneself a break is not bad…

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How ADHD Affects Children At An Early Stage

It worries every parent knowing that his or her child might be suffering from a mental health condition called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or better known as ADHD. It is a chronic disorder that can impact a lot of aspects of a person’s life.

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Somatization Disorders: Understanding Psychosomatic Illness

    James, 14 years old, was recently admitted for symptoms of sudden blindness. He was in the hospital for five days and underwent several diagnostic tests to determine the cause and extent of his loss of sight. On the third day, the doctors did not find any organic pathology from the tests wherein all…

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What You Need To Know About ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, popularly known as ADHD, is one of the most complicated and hard-to-understand conditions in the world. In fact, up to this day, a lot of people are still skeptical about it. Thankfully, an extensive scientific study already proved that this mental disorder is real and that it’s extremely common for kids…

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Understanding Personality And The Disorders That May Arise

 As defined by the American Psychology Association, personality is the individual differences in characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. With this, our character plays a crucial role in our existence, defines our relationships, and even sets the ideals of our survival, because it is through our personality that we find the definition of our…

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Top 5 Common Mental Illnesses In Children

   Mental illnesses are not easily observed in children. Amidst the modernized gadgets in the world, there are still no high-tech devices or ultrasounds that can detect if mental illness is positively looming on an unborn child’s mentality.   Parents sometimes overlook the mental well-being of their children. Mental disorders can hit anyone and children…

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How To Prevent And Curb Mental Illnesses In Infants

  Mental illnesses can haunt a person for life. Without professional help, even young children can be subjected to a myriad of mental illnesses. This can prevent them from forming meaningful relationships with peers. Mental illnesses can also lead a child to develop a negative view of themselves and of other people.   As a…

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Depression Is Not Just A Feeling

Being depressed is not just feeling sad, unhappy, empty, or fed up. Every human being experiences these feelings, but with depression, it can last for weeks or months. It is not being weak or a state of mind that can be willed or wished away. This is a real disease with real symptoms, thus, it…

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Things You Should Never Say About Children With ADHD

Source: pixabay.com Do you have someone in the family who is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? If you do, then you might have already experienced people’s judgments and comments about the condition and how negatively they think about its impact on our life. It is a painful truth that a lot has been said…

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