Your Mental Health Update: A Week in Review | 12/23/2018



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This Week in Mental Health News:

ADHD –
A Boston- and San Francisco-based company is has created the medical equivalent of nutritious snack cakes for children with ADHD.
The game delivers sensory and motor stimuli that are engineered to treat ADHD. So how does it work?

ANXIETY –
According to research from the Child Mind Institute, parents wait an average of two years after the onset of their child’s anxiety symptoms to seek treatment. How can parents help their child with anxiety before it snowballs into a bigger mental health issue?

PERSONALITY DISORDERS –
Sociopaths and Psychopaths both have antisocial personality disorder, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. However, there are some key differences you need to know between the two.

BIPOLAR DISORDER –
Sleep disruption has long been associated with bipolar disorder. But could it CAUSE the condition?

DEPRESSION –
Feeling depressed? A new study has found that certain apps can help fight your depression.

OCD –
Most people use “OCD” as a term for being a “neat freak,” However, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is so much more complex than that stereotype. Here are 6 things you need to know about OCD.

PTSD –
In a new study, two of the most common treatment options for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD show similar outcomes – even when those two treatments are combined.

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