22Jan, 2016
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Nomophobia & Smartphone Addiction Among Children

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The term “addiction” is usually associated with alcoholism and drug abuse. Yet people do get addicted to different stimulants that are quite legal substances. Smartphones changed our primary concept of a cell phone. It is no longer used strictly to establish audio communication. Smartphones allow us to have our camera, GPS navigator, video game terminal, and even our own library in hand. Nevertheless, the biggest and most important aspect is that a smartphone gives us access to the Internet. Nomophobia (no-mobile-phobia) is defined as the fear of being out of cell phone contact. […]
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22Jan, 2016
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Substance Abuse Treatment Tips

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When a person has a substance abuse problem, the world can feel like a lonely place. Alcohol or drugs work to isolate the individual from their friends and family – all the while pushing them deeper into the cycle of addiction. Substance abuse treatment centers help these individuals break the cycle of addiction, regain their footing and rebuild the relationship, careers and goals that were damaged as a result of drugs or alcohol. Substance abuse treatment programs offer rehabilitation for those individuals who are involved with alcohol, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, […]
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22Jan, 2016
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How to Find Help Treating a Sex Addict

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Sex addicts have sex without regard to potential consequences. A sex addict often uses sex as a quick fix to relieve anxiety, loneliness, pain or other forms of stress, and this cycle has to last over six months before it can be diagnosed. According to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, there are approximately 12 million sex addicts in the United States. Fortunately, just like other addictions, there are various ways of dealing with sex addiction. Understanding Sexual Compulsion Understanding sexual compulsion is necessary if you are to […]
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21Jan, 2016
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Coping With Separation And Divorce

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Going through a separation or divorce can be very difficult, no matter the reason for it. It can turn your world upside down and make it hard to get through the work day and stay productive. But there are things you can do to get through this difficult adjustment. Recognize that it’s OK to have different feelings. It’s normal to feel sad, angry, exhausted, frustrated and confused—and these feelings can be intense. You also may feel anxious about the future. Accept that reactions like these will lessen over time. Even if […]
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21Jan, 2016
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8 Signs You’re Addicted to Gambling and 5 Tips to Stop

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Millions of Americans have a gambling problem. Whether it’s $2 lottery tickets or $200,000 stock market bets, here’s how to take control of the problem before it takes control of you. For most, gambling is about a few hours of fun at the slots, a weekly card game with friends, or the occasional flyer in the stock market. But for some, there’s a dark side: addiction that leads to personal and financial ruin. The National Council on Problem Gambling reports about 1 percent of the U.S. adult population, or 2 million people, meet […]
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21Jan, 2016
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Overcoming Drug Addiction

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When you’re struggling with drug addiction, sobriety can seem like an impossible goal. But recovery is never out of reach, no matter how hopeless your situation seems. Change is possible with the right treatment and support, and by addressing the root cause of your addiction. Don’t give up—even if you’ve tried and failed before. The road to recovery often involves bumps, pitfalls, and setbacks. But by examining the problem and thinking about change, you’re already on your way. Drug addiction treatment and recovery 1: Decide to make a change For […]
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20Jan, 2016
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Neurofeedback and Frequently Asked Questions

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What is neurofeedback? Neurofeedback is biofeedback for the brain. The training tends to improve cognitive function, attention, mood, anxiety, and behavior. It helps quiet the mind. It is painless and generally has no side effects. How does neurofeedback work? An overview of the process. Connecting electrodes to an amplifier, software, what the therapist sees, and what the client may see. How is neurofeedback used clinically? Think of it as regulating central nervous system-related problems or “dysregulation”. It’s commonly used for ADD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, attachment disorder, autism, panic attacks, peak […]
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20Jan, 2016
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The importance of children at play

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In the early stages of life, peer play is an important factor in the developmental growth of a child. It is during play and children’s interactions with peers when many essential and vital skills are learned, from social connections to emotional, language, and cognitive abilities. Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami (UM) College of Arts & Sciences Dr. Rebecca J. Bulotsky-Shearer is fully aware of how interactive play is necessary for a child’s growth; her research centers on social and emotional development in children – especially children […]
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20Jan, 2016
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Tips for Happiness in Daily Life

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You can make your life happier. It is a matter of choice. It is your attitude that makes you feel happy or unhappy. We meet various situations every day, and some of them may not contribute to happiness. However, we can choose to keep thinking about the unhappy events, and we can choose to refuse to think about them, and instead, think about and relish the happy moments. All of us go through various situations and circumstances, but we do not have to let them influence our reactions and feelings. […]
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19Jan, 2016
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Should you tell your child the truth about Santa? A psychologist’s view

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While most people agree that it is bad practice to lie to children, most parents will make an exception when it comes to Santa Claus, the roly-poly, white-bearded philanthropist who visits at this time of year with a sleighload of gifts. Of course, not everyone’s a fan – some oppose the Santa myth on religious grounds. Others dread the day when their child inevitably learns – usually from other children – that Santa (spoiler alert!) isn’t real. Others, however, reflect joyfully on their childhood Christmas experiences, and hope to recapture […]
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