Do you have an infertility problem? When to start worrying!
"So, when are you planning to have a baby?" This is the most common question most newly married couples in India are asked - sometimes even as soon as they have returned from the honeymoon! There is a lot of pressure on couples to have a baby, especially in traditional families, where the...
A Consumer's Guide to Mental Health Services
When I need help, where can I go? For information about resources available in your community, contact your local mental health center or one of the local affiliates of national self-help organizations. These agencies can provide you with information on services designed to meet the needs of... Skeletal Effects of Anorexia
Approximately one percent of adolescent girls develop anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder characterized by an irrational fear of weight gain. The condition usually begins around the time of puberty and is associated with restricted eating and extreme weight loss. Anorexia is a mental disorder with... 4 Girls Health - Glossary
Addiction - (say: uh-DIK-shun) This is a condition where you become dependent on, or can't do without, physical substances or an activity to the point that stopping it is very hard and causes severe physical and mental reactions. Substances you can become addicted to include tobacco, alcohol, and...
Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Older Adopted Children
December 10, 2007, 5:20 am
Children who have been adopted at an age older than newborn frequently struggle with self-esteem issues. They may come across as if they are superior to everyone they encounter including family members. Is that really a mask for a fragile self-esteem that is vulnerable to even the slightest... Building Bones: An Investment
April 17, 2007, 3:05 am
For all the plusses adoption presents, there are also minuses, one of which is having had no control of what went on with, or into, our kids before they came to us.
With studies now proving that much of what gives kids strong bones comes from the time before they were born , and very little... Why Is Your Child Addicted to Anorexia? Potential New Treatment
October 8, 2007, 6:45 am
Why is it so difficult for people to control or stop an eating disorder once they begin the eating disorder? Apparently, anorexia activates the same pathways in the brain as a club drug called ecstasy according to some scientists from France. Anorexia is an addictive habit because it stimulates...