February2015

Myth Buster: I am Bipolar because I have ADHD (Here’s the scientific proof)

Hypomania or ADHD? Depression or ADHD? To answer your question, let’s look at the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for clarification Depression  Diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness ADHD  Often has difficulty sustaining attention in task If that didn’t clear things up, there is also an[…]

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Ask Dr. Cash: Bipolar Versus ADHD

Since they share many symptoms, including mood instability, bursts of energy and restlessness, talkativeness, and impatience, bipolar disorder and ADHD can be difficult to differentiate and diagnose. Because of similar characteristics, there is a serious danger of either a misdiagnosis or a missed diagnosis. Additionally, it’s estimated that as many[…]

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Bipolar Disorder

Extraordinary Answers for this Mystery Illness Surprisingly common, affecting more than 5.7 million Americans, bipolar disorder is somewhat of a mystery to both healthcare professionals and those who suffer from it. Although we now know that there are genetic factors that may play a heavy hand, (a person who has[…]

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A Downward Spiral: My struggle with OCD

My battle with OCD has been years in the making.  For me, its wasn’t so much about hygiene itself as it was the rituals I would go through to gain that level of cleanliness.  I found myself getting caught up in those rituals…so much so that it would occupy most[…]

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“Dear Parents, I didn’t think it could happen to us either.”

How could something like this happen? I didn’t see the typical warning signs.  I was on the look-out for all the wrong things.  What I thought was normal behavior…typical pre-teen drama…was actually my son attempting to deal with a very private sexual addiction. Sexting.  A form of pornography that has[…]

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Ask Dr. Cash: Is sexting considered a disorder?

We all have impulses to do certain things, even when we know it’s not right. However, where most are able to control these urges the majority of the time, some people have what is known as impulse control disorder. Defined as “the failure or extreme difficulty in controlling impulses despite[…]

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MYTH BUSTER: I can’t get in trouble if I send a nude picture

Too often, kids and their parents don’t have any real idea on the legal consequences of sexting. Although each state has different laws regarding these offenses, sexting is definitely on the radar for both lawmakers and officials as it has been linked to child pornography, cyber bullying, and teen suicide[…]

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Hear No, See No, Speak No Evil

A Closer Look at Adolescent Sexting According to a recent study published by The Journal of Pediatrics, almost a quarter of troubled seventh-graders are sending sexually explicit texts and photos, or “sexting.” Would it surprise you to hear that I personally believe that this number is much higher? And I[…]

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