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Depression in Children and Teens: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Depression in Children & Teens Most of the people are not aware of the fact that depression in children does exist…! Many of us do not realize that just like adults, small children and teenagers can struggle with varying types of depression and levels of severity. However, adults can recognize and understand the symptoms of depression whereas a child would likely feel confused, frustrated, and even angry because of the symptoms being experienced and no understanding of why. With the information in this article, parents would find it easier to recognize a potential problem, and also understand treatments that could be considered. Depression in Children & Teens: Statistics, Facts & Considerations When talking about depression , the way it affects a person’s life and the various methods for dealing with depression, most people make a connection between this mental disorder and adults. While there are over 19 million adults living in the United States who have one type of depr

How to Deal With Exam Stress and Anxiety

How to Deal With Exam Stress and Anxiety To manage exams well, we need to stay at the peak of our functioning capacity. Too much stress and anxiety can spoil our performance, but we all need a certain amount of adrenalin in our bodies to take on the challenges ahead. Hence it’s important to know How to Deal with Exam Stress and Anxiety . How to Reduce Stress Before Exams Here are some tips for you, to reduce stress and anxiety before your exams, and for improving your performance: Practice deep breathing and/or other relaxation techniques before the exam. List your achievable targets and tick them off when completed. This is planning your revision in advance. Don’t let your mind indulge in negative thoughts like "I can't understand this chapter", " I'm going to fail this paper" or "I'm not going to pass the exam". Have some fun, but stay away from alcohol or drugs, as they can affect your memory and de-skill you. Avoid going to sleep soon aft

Cutting and Self-Harm: Why Do People Cut Themselves and What to Do

Cutting and Self-Harm Can you identify with this story of cutting and self harm? Nancy likes the feeling she gets from taking a razor blade to her skin. The ruby blood that oozes from the narrow crevasse of the fresh cut isn’t terrifying. Instead, she is comforted because the pain she feels deep inside her is released. It’s as though by cutting her flesh Nancy is exorcising her fears, guilt, self-loathing and other pain too complex to understand. For a brief time Nancy feels totally in control that is until the next cutting session. Do you know someone like Nancy? Millions of people like Nancy choose to cut or injure themselves not from the need for attention, but as a way of coping with emotional hurt, anger, sadness, guilt. Why Do people Cut or Injure Themselves People who cut or injure themselves don’t want to die. They’re looking for a way to release internal pain. Through these actions the person feels a sense of comfort and control over their lives. At least for a short whi