Alzheimer’s jargon: What is sundowning?

May 21, 18 Alzheimer’s jargon: What is sundowning?

Posted by in Mental Health

Sundowning Most people see the sunset as beautiful reminder that the work day has ended. Sunsets are seen as a time to reflect and appreciate another day on this earth with family and friends. However, for aging individuals with Alzheimer’s the late afternoon can be a time of increased struggle. In the late afternoons,...

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You have depression. So what. We all get depressed sometimes.

May 09, 18 You have depression. So what. We all get depressed sometimes.

Posted by in Bipolar and Depression

You have depression… and?? The crippling effects of depression are sometimes misunderstood. Being depressed or sad is not unusual; it’s actually quite normal. Life is made of happy moments like the birth of a child, and also sad moments like the death of a parent. These are the ebbs and flows of existence. We all...

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PTSD after active duty. A Marine’s story.

May 07, 18 PTSD after active duty. A Marine’s story.

Posted by in Veteran PTSD

A Marine’s story PTSD after active duty happens to many of our brave military personnel. As we’ve discussed in a previous article Your Mind Must be Weak to have PTSD, the condition is not a result of a weakness but a mind that has been damaged and traumatized by extreme violence and grief. Military personnel  having...

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Mental health jargon: what is anxiety?

May 03, 18 Mental health jargon: what is anxiety?

Posted by in Mental Health

Anxiety… an uneasy feeling If you look up anxiety in the dictionary it’s defined as apprehension, uneasiness, or nervousness usually in anticipation of something bad happening. Everyone has uneasy feelings at one point or another. Remember the last time you had a job interview What about waiting for test results? There...

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Opioid Public Health Emergency: ACL discussion

Apr 08, 18 Opioid Public Health Emergency: ACL discussion

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From the Administration for Community Living (ACL): Summary of ACL Stakeholder Discussion About the Opioid Public Health Emergency Available Following the release of an issue brief: The Opioid Public Health Emergency and Older Adults in December 2017, ACL convened a stakeholder discussion meeting. A summary of that discussion is...

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Adolescent bipolar disorder. When is it typically diagnosed?

Feb 22, 18 Adolescent bipolar disorder. When is it typically diagnosed?

Posted by in Bipolar and Depression

Adolescent bipolar disorder. When is it typically diagnosed? According to National Institute of Mental Health Symptoms of bipolar disorder Bipolar “mood episodes” include unusual mood changes along with unusual sleep habits, activity levels, thoughts, or behavior. In a child, these mood and activity changes must be very different...

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