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Addiction can affect any person in all walks of life. It is both a physical and psychological inability to discontinue the use of consuming a chemical, drug, certain activity or behavior, or a substance even though it results in physical, mental, or emotional harm. Addiction does not only refer to heavy drugs like heroin or cocaine, addiction can come in multiple forms. A person who cannot stop taking drugs or chemicals has a substance dependency. Some addictions can be surrounded by actions or activities. Examples of these activities include eating, gambling, or even working. Addiction is a disease that is very difficult to cure.
Addiction begins when the actions, activities or use of a substance takes over the users daily lives. For example, many people have addiction issues due to opioid painkillers at one time being prescribed to them. It then becomes a dependence that can be life altering.
When a person experiences addictive tendencies they simply cannot control themselves. So what is the difference between misuse and addiction? Not everyone who uses a substance has an addiction. Addiction runs your everyday life, whereas misuse is an excessive or unhealthy way of using a substance or performing an activity. So, what are the symptoms to look out for when it comes to addiction? It begins with having no control over your impulses to seek out the activity or substance you may be addicted to. Relationships often take a toll with addiction as well. Not only does it affect friends and family, but it can change how you behave with these individuals.
Addiction can take over your life, but it is important to remember that you can overcome it. Even if you feel hopeless there is help out there. Contact Neuro-Behavioral Clinical Research for some information and resources on taking control of your addiction
ADHD or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is a condition that can disrupt everyday life. It can greatly affect development and how you function throughout the day. The three main symptoms of ADHD include hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity. If you are unable to sit still and are constantly on the move and if you can’t focus during tasks, ADHD is a likely culprit. If you make decisions hastily without thinking it through it could be a symptom of ADHD. Sometimes a person with ADHD has all the symptoms or just one. It is more common for young children to have the combined type of ADHD.
Symptoms of ADHD usually occur between the ages of 3 and 6 and can last all the way into adulthood. It can be difficult to diagnose. Symptoms of ADHD can overlap with other disorders involving emotions and behavior. Adults who are undiagnosed may have difficulty learning and issues in the workplace as well as maintaining relationships.
ADHD changes over time and grows with age. When you are younger, ADHD has a main symptom of hyperactivity and impulsivity. Inattention is what comes next on the symptom list. Children experiencing symptoms of ADHD may have trouble academically and socially. Restlessness and inability to sit still also go hand in hand with ADHD and typically comes out in childhood.
What causes ADHD? Clinicians and researchers are still unsure of the cause, but many factors can contribute to ADHD. Genetics, substance abuse during pregnancy, low birth weight, exposure to chemicals that are dangerous toxins during a young age, and brain injuries all can contribute to ADHD development.
Some things to keep in mind when it comes to ADHD is that it is more commonly found in men than women. Women experiencing ADHD are more inclined to have trouble with attention. Anxiety, learning disabilities, depression, substance abuse, and other mood disorders can all be found in people with ADHD. It is critical to reach out to experienced medical professionals if you are experiencing ADHD symptoms. Contact Neuro-Behavioral Clinical Research for a free mental health assessment!
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE OR DEMENTIA
Neuro-Behavioral Clinical Research knows the importance of taking care of your loved ones experiencing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. We offer free memory screenings to those who may be experiencing symptoms of Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Our brains change as we age, just like the rest of your body. Slow thinking typically affects everyone as they age but serious memory loss, confusion, and other unusual behaviors are main factors of Alzheimer’s disease. The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease typically begin with trouble remembering new information because it can affect learning. As time goes on Alzheimer’s advances. This means the brain will begin to cause symptoms such as mood or behavior changes, disorientation, confusion about events, people, places, or things, suspicions about the people closest to you and in the more severe cases Alzheimer’s patients can forget how to swallow, speak, or walk.
Alzheimer’s disease can affect memory, behavior, and thinking. Alzheimer’s disease is the cause of roughly 60%-80% of dementia cases. Alzheimer’s patients typically have difficulty recognizing there is a problem with their health. Symptoms and signs of this disease are usually detected first by friends or family members.
It is important to remember that Alzheimer’s disease is not the only cause of memory loss. Many people struggle with memory issues, there are multiple different causes. If you or someone you love is experiencing any of these symptoms it is best to seek out help. With Alzheimer’s disease there are treatment plans that are directly tailored to the patients needs.
Extensive research has shown that the causes of Alzheimer’s may be related to microscopic changes in the brain, these happen before the signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s occur. Plaques and tangles in your brain are also a culprit. These two damage and kill nerve cells in the brain. While everyone has these plaques and tangles with old age, Alzheimer’s patients had far more
There are both normal and excessive amounts of anxiety you may experience in a lifetime. When anxiety takes over your life and controls your behaviors is when it becomes a problem. Intense emotions of worry and fear are what anxiety is all about. Anxiety can even cause so much terror a panic attack may occur.
Some people experiencing anxiety may avoid situations such as large gatherings or stressful work projects to stifle the symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety can greatly affect your everyday activities. Symptoms of anxiety can start as early as childhood and last well into adult years.
There are multiple different types of anxiety disorders. These include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and separation anxiety disorder. It is possible to have more than one, or possibly all three. No matter what type(s) of anxiety you are experiencing.
Examples of anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), specific phobias and separation anxiety disorder. There are many more types of anxiety disorders. You can have more than one anxiety disorder. Sometimes anxiety results from a medical condition that needs treatment.
Common symptoms of anxiety would be increased heart rate, hyperventilation, sweating, nervousness, weakness, fatigue, fidgeting, inability to concentrate, nausea or other stomach related issues, and difficulty sleeping. If these symptoms affect how you go about your life, it could be time to seek treatment. If you feel as if you worry too frequently at a high rate or your anxiety becomes uncontrollable it is beneficial to speak with a doctor or clinician to find the best treatment plan for your anxiety.
Whatever form of anxiety you have, treatment can help. The sooner you receive care for your anxiety symptoms, the better. Feel free to reach out to Neuro-Behavioral Clinical Research for help and information on anxiety.
What is bipolar disorder? It is a condition that causes episodes of both depression and mania. Commonly referred to as manic depression, it can be treated with proper care, however, it is not curable. Using therapies and medications can help deter the symptoms of bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder can change your mood, sleep, motivation, interests, and even weight changes. Symptoms of bipolar disorder include agitation, self harm or suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, mania, as well as impulsivity. Managing bipolar disorder can be tricky, including diagnosing the disorder. Reaching out to a mental health professional or doctor is critical when experiencing symptoms of bipolar disorder. Taking care of yourself is the main focus when it comes to this disorder.
What are the different types of bipolar disorder? There are three main types of bipolar disorder. Bipolar 1, bipolar 2, and cyclothymia.
Bipolar 1 disorder includes mania or a mixed episode. It is the manic-depressive portion of the illness. It is diagnosed by having at least one episode of mania or a mixed episode. It may also include an episode of depression.
Bipolar 2 is a disorder that involves hypomania and depression. Bipolar 2 is when you don’t have full manic episodes, but the condition causes hypomania and severe depression.
Cyclothymia is the final form of bipolar disorder. It is the most mild, but can result in cyclical changes in mood. Symptoms are less severe with cyclothymia. There is not full blown depression or mania when it comes to this disorder.
If you are struggling with symptoms of bipolar disorder, no matter the type, it is important to reach out to a mental health professional right away. Meeting with a professional can help you manage the symptoms of bipolar disorder.
Binge-eating is the term used to describe the inability to stop eating. Large amounts of food are often involved as well. It is normal to overeat on certain occasions such as Thanksgiving, but some people excessively overeat to the point it is out of their control. If excessive overeating occurs on a regular basis, you may have what is considered binge-eating disorder. It can be such a battle with yourself to discontinue binge-eating, the obsession and compulsion with eating can become irresistible. The good news is treatment can help!
People with binge-eating disorders are typically overweight, but it is also possible to maintain an average weight. Binge-eating can greatly affect your emotions as well as how you behave. You may feel like your eating behaviors are out of control and difficult to manage. Binge-eating happens even if you are full or not hungry. Rapidly eating large amounts of food in small amounts of time is also a symptom of binge-eating. You can even begin to feel down on yourself. Your mood can change quickly, and you may experience depression, shame, guilt, and other negative emotions when it comes to your binge-eating. If you find yourself hiding your food intake and eating without anyone around most of the time, binge-eating could be a cause. Failing diets that result in no weight loss can go hand in hand with binge-eating disorder.
If you are experiencing symptoms of binge-eating disorder, it is important to get the proper diagnosis from a doctor or clinician. Seeking medical help can greatly increase your chance of overcoming binge-eating disorder. If binge-eating is left untreated, it not only causes health problems, but can lead to serious complications. Binge-eating disorders can even last for years if not properly managed. If you are experiencing symptoms of binge-eating, reach out to Neuro-Behavioral Clinical Research, we are here to help.
Bulimia is a very serious and life-threatening eating disorder. Eating large amounts of food, bingeing, and loss of control of your eating habits, and purging are all signs leading towards bulimia. What is bingeing? Bingeing is the inability to restrain your eating. What is purging? Purging is a way to get rid of calories. Some people may purge by consuming laxatives, fasting, excessively exercising, or using diuretics and weight-loss supplements. You often obsess about your body, gaining weight is your biggest avoidance.
Bulimia causes you to be very critical of your weight. Your self-image is what the focus is on, not just food. Bulimia is difficult to overcome, but proper care and treatments can help you to feel better about not only your health but also about your image. Developing healthy eating patterns can help reverse the effects that bulimia has on the body.
Key symptoms of bulimia include eating large amounts of food in one sitting in an uncontrollable manner, the use of laxatives, enemas, and diuretics when they are simply not needed, counting calories and avoiding foods that could lead to potential weight gain, over exercising, self-induced vomiting, and taking other extreme weight loss measures. Depression and anxiety can also be common experiences for those suffering from bulimia.
Bulimia can be difficult to notice in those around you. Often times those who have it appear to be average weight or just slightly overweight. Bulimia can be very severe it is all rated depending on the amount of times you purge. It can last weeks or months. It is time to see a doctor if you are experiencing any symptoms of bulimia. Seek medical attention as soon as possible. Confiding in a trusted person can also help. If you need bulimia resources, please reach out to Neuro-Behavioral Clinical Research.
Depression can happen to anyone at any point in their life. It is a disruptive condition that makes it difficult to do just about everything. There are different stages of depression, it is best to see a mental health professional or doctor right away so the symptoms do not worsen. Curing depression is possible with the use of therapies and medications or a combination of the two.
There are various types of depression, some more severe than others. While depression can be an underlying issue to something else, it is important to get a diagnosis from a mental health professional or doctor to make sure that the cause of your depression isn’t a different condition.
Feeling down and low are normal throughout your lifetime, but waves of depression that are lasting are not typical. Experiencing depression is more than just sadness over life’s setbacks. If you are feeling hopeless, unmotivated, unable to function, or suicidal it may be depression. Depression affects your ways of sleeping, eating, learning, working, and makes it difficult to enjoy life. Getting through the day can even feel like too much and become overwhelming.
Depression can feel like you are living in a dark hole. You feel as if there is always the possibility of something going wrong, feeling lifeless, empty, down, and apathetic. Untreated depression can become serious. It is important to remember that these are just symptoms and there is hope, it is not the reality of the situation.
Regardless of how helpless you feel, there is room to get better! If you find out what is causing your stress and depression while learning the symptoms and types can be beneficial to your recovery. Our goal is to help you overcome the problem and gain knowledge on treatment plans to cure or manage your depression.
Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes pain within your musculoskeletal system. It can interfere with how you sleep, your memory, your mood, and can even cause fatigue. Science has reason to believe the pain is more severe due to the way your brain processes the pain. Symptoms can start after events such as surgeries, infections, harm to the body, or severe stress. Sometimes Fibromyalgia can begin out of nowhere with no warning signs. Take care of yourself and learn more about Fibromyalgia and see if you are experiencing any of the symptoms.
Men are less likely to get Fibromyalgia than women. IBS, anxiety, and depression as well as frequent headaches often go hand in hand with Fibromyalgia. While there is no cure for this condition, there are multiple ways to reduce the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. Certain medications and therapies can manage symptoms. Reducing stress, exercising, and taking the time to relax are important to help curve symptoms of Fibromyalgia.
A dull ache that lasts for months at a time is the type of pain involved with Fibromyalgia. It must be a widespread pain throughout your body. Sleep is often difficult for those experiencing the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. This can cause severe fatigue throughout the day. The pain can affect so many aspects of your life. Restless leg syndrome and other sleep disorders can occur with Fibromyalgia.
With an unknown cause, researchers believe genetics, lifestyle, and physical traumas along with psychological traumas are to blame for Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia tends to run in the family. Other illnesses can also bring out Fibromyalgia in patients.
Even your thinking can be affected by Fibromyalgia. It can make it hard to concentrate and make basic mental tasks exhausting. It is important to reach out if you are experiencing any symptoms of Fibromyalgia. Neuro-Behavioral Clinical Research is able to provide information, resources, and treatment for those having these problems.
Menopause is a leading cause of hot flashes in women. Hot flashes are an uncomfortable rush of heat sometimes accompanied by chills. People may also experience skin redness, along with sweating. Areas that are primarily affected would be the chest, neck, and face. Learn more about symptoms of hot flashes below.
What is a Hot Flash?
There is no set in stone cause of hot flashes, it is just typically a symptom of menopause. It is thought that a change in circulation is a culprit. A hot flash begins with a breakout in sweat that is caused by blood vessels. The blood vessels that are near the surface of your skin expand to help you cool off. Chills and even increased heart rate are two more symptoms of hot flashes. If you experience these symptoms during your sleep, they are referred to night sweats. These night sweats can have a negative impact on your quality and quantity of sleep.
How long Do Hot Flashes Last?
Some women never experience hot flashes, while other women do. A good percentage of women only experience hot flashes for a small amount of time. Other women may have hot flashes for up to 11 years. On average hot flashes last roughly 7 years.
Hot flashes are unavoidable, especially during menopause. However, you can do a few things to relieve symptoms. Avoid stressful situations, these events can be a leading cause of hot flashes. A few things you can do to help with your symptoms are to eat healthy, get plenty of exercise, and enough sleep.
If you’re experiencing hot flashes, reach out to Neuro-Behavioral Clinical Research to learn about some tips and resources for helping with the symptoms of hot flashes. Contact us for more information on our clinical research trial on hot flashes
Insomnia is categorized as a sleep disorder that makes it difficult to both fall asleep and stay asleep. This condition can greatly affect your life. It can be acute or chronic, meaning it can be short-term or last much longer. When it comes to insomnia there are two types, primary and secondary. It all depends on if your insomnia has something to do with an underlying condition or is just bothersome on its own.
What conditions can cause insomnia? Cancer, depression, asthma, and substance abuse can all be factors when it comes to primary insomnia. Secondary insomnia can be caused by depression and other mental health problems as well as taking certain medications. Sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome can also bring out insomnia in some individuals.
Insomnia is more likely to affect women than men, as well as older people versus younger. Major symptoms of insomnia are irritability, memory problems, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, and trouble staying on tasks throughout the day.
It is important to tackle insomnia due to the changes it can have on your mental health. Lack of sleep greatly weighs on your mental health and mood. It can make it difficult to maintain a normal life and continue working and keeping healthy relationships with those around you.
How does insomnia get diagnosed? Keeping a record of your sleep as well as how you feel the next day are helpful for doctors if you believe you are experiencing insomnia. Taking care of insomnia should be a priority to ensure you can live a healthy and normal life. Sleep is so important for our brains and bodies. By getting an adequate amount of sleep it allows us to recharge ourselves. Finding the right treatment plan to get rid of the symptoms of insomnia is critical for your health. Contact us today for more information on how to overcome insomnia, it’s time to get some quality rest.
Migraines are a condition in the brain that can cause multiple symptoms to occur within the body. What usually happens is debilitating headaches, nausea, vomiting, difficult speaking, tingling or numbness in limbs or sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines can affect anyone no matter the age and are often hereditary.
To receive the diagnosis of migraines is based on your medical history, symptoms, and making sure nothing else is going on with your health. Migraines can happen frequently for some, while others experience them less often. The severity of the headaches, light sensitivity and other symptoms can be different for each person as well.
Sometimes migraines occur during adolescence while others do not experience them until they are into adulthood. Migraines differ from regular headaches. You may experience depression, cravings, neck stiffness, fatigue, excessive yawning, and even hyperactivity and irritability. It can be difficult to tell the difference between a common headache or a migraine. Some factors to take into consideration when differentiating between a regular headache or a migraine is that you may experience difficulty speaking in a clear and concise manner, you may feel prickly sensations in your arms, legs, or even your face. You may experience some vision loss, or you may see shapes, lights, or bright spots. Migraines are not only a severe headache, but can affect other parts of the body as well. You may even experience dizzy spells, sensitivities to light or sound, and nausea.
Migraine head pain is often described as pounding, throbbing, and debilitating. It mainly focuses on the forehead area as a mild pain, but then increases into something more severe. Migraines can shift the pain around your head. If migraines are left untreated it is possible that they last up to a week. If you are experiencing what you believe to be migraines, reach out to Neuro-Behavioral Clinical Research and find the best treatment plan for both you and your migraines.
Postpartum depression is a type of depression that occurs after giving birth to a child. It can cause multiple symptoms such as insomnia, loss of appetite, intense irritability, guilt, sadness, helplessness, and even difficulty bonding with the new baby. Postpartum depression is more prevalent than you think. 1 in 7 women experience postpartum depression after giving birth. This severe depression usually happens within 3 weeks after the baby is born, but can occur in women within the first year of having a baby.
Something noteworthy about postpartum depression is that it does not only affect first time moms, it can happen after any number of children. You also may not have experienced postpartum depression after giving birth to your first born. Something else about postpartum depression that is important to keep in mind would be that it can happen more often if a new mom is experiencing a lot of stress. Whether it be financial troubles, lack of assistance with the new child, addiction issues or other stressors postpartum depression can happen to any woman after giving birth. Young moms who were not prepared for their new child may experience postpartum depression more than other women.
Luckily there are multiple treatment options for postpartum depression. Often therapies and medications are the top ways to get new moms back on track. SSRIs are the typical medications that are used to treat postpartum depression. What is an SSRI? SSRI stands for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. This helps your brain produce more serotonin and can alleviate the symptoms of postpartum depression. Certain therapies, such as speaking to a counselor or therapist can also make new moms feel better. If you are struggling with postpartum depression, the best thing to do is to reach out and get help. Neuro-Behavioral Clinical Research has many resources for those who may be struggling with postpartum depression.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, commonly known as PTSD, is a condition in which a person has a difficult time recovering from an incident. Examples of causes of PTSD would include car accidents, assaults, or other traumatic events. Not only is PTSD difficult on your mental health, but it also can produce physical symptoms that can last long periods of time. These symptoms may also be debilitating and make it difficult for you to live your normal life. The more research that is being performed with PTSD patients has helped to develop new treatments for these individuals.
Symptoms of PTSD include the following: Reliving the event, Emotional outbursts, Insomnia, Avoiding people, places, responsibilities, or ignoring social events, Changes in behavior, Physical pain, Depression, Anxiety, Repression, Emotional numbing, Irritability, Guilt or shame.
A common misconception about PTSD is that only veterans can experience the disorder. While many veterans do have these complications, anyone who has witnessed a traumatic event or experienced it themselves are susceptible to these symptoms.
PTSD can even cause physical complications, you may experience high blood pressure or heart rate, muscle tension, nausea, diarrhea and rapid breathing. It is important to reach out to your doctor or a mental health professional when it comes to PTSD. PTSD can even take months or years to see the effects. PTSD is difficult to diagnose and is often mistaken for depression.
Although there is no cure, you can manage your symptoms by receiving different therapies, medications, or a combination of both. PTSD can influence your life decisions and choices you make. It is extremely important to work with your doctors and come up with a successful treatment plan. If you are experiencing these symptoms or believe you have PTSD, we can perform a free mental health assessment and provide you with the proper resources.
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that makes it hard to think, behave, and causes difficulties in relationships. Hallucinations, rapid speech, and delusions are other common symptoms of schizophrenia. Often perception is frayed and withdrawal from reality can occur. Schizophrenia is a condition that cannot be cured but it can be properly maintained with the right treatment plans. On some occasions, schizophrenia can be disabling, some individuals struggle more than others. Lifelong treatment is required for those with schizophrenia, however the sooner someone receives help, the better the outlook is. Some treatments work better than others depending on the severity of the symptoms. Medications and therapy can greatly help individuals with schizophrenia. Sometimes hospitalization is needed for those with schizophrenia, thoughts of suicide or self harm are also symptoms associated with the disorder.
Other complications with schizophrenia may include: Medical Problems, Substance Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Financial Problems, Social Isolation.
Typically schizophrenia is diagnosed when men are in their early twenties, while women usually receive their diagnosis a little bit later. Women usually get their diagnosis in their later twenties. Finding the proper care from either a doctor or mental health professional is crucial for those who are schizophrenic.
Although the cause of schizophrenia is unknown, researchers believe it is not only in your genetics, but also due to your environment, life experiences, and brain chemistry. Without a cure for schizophrenia as well and not knowing how it comes about allows researchers to continue working on finding new information on the disorder such as why and how it happens.
Taking charge of your mental health is important, if you or a loved one are suffering from symptoms of schizophrenia it is important to receive medical attention right away. Contact Neuro-Behavioral Clinical Research for a free mental health assessment.
Quitting smoking is a very hard task, especially on your own. Committing to quitting is the first step in becoming a non-smoker. There are multiple ways to try to quit smoking and using tobacco. The best thing to do is to find the proper treatment plan for you to kick the habit. There are many options to help stop smoking.
Smoking as well as second-hand smoke can all cause severe health problems such as asthma, blood clots, or even various cancers. Not only can smoking cause your body to go through harmful conditions, but it is a highly addictive habit. Controlling the urges is half of the battle.
Some people can quit with no assistance but there are medications, therapies, and other ways to overcome the cravings. Quitting smoking cold turkey only works for about 6% of people who use this method. Therapy is another way to quit smoking. Finding the right therapist or counselor to work with can make the quitting process a lot easier. How does this help? You can work through certain smoking triggers and break the habit. Nicotine replacement therapy is another go-to for those interested in quitting smoking. There are nicotine inhalers, sprays, gum, and patches to cease the cravings of a tobacco product. There are even a few medications on the market to alleviate addiction and withdrawal symptoms.
The best way to quit smoking is to use more than one of these remedies at a time. Finding the right method for you, your body, and your mind is the first step to becoming a non-smoker. Finding your support system is highly encouraged as well. It is much easier for individuals who are trying to quit smoking to have friends and family on their side. For help quitting smoking contact us at Neuro-Behavioral Clinical Research.