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Breaking Out Of Constant Depression: 3 Tips For Enhancing Efficacy Of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders suffered by Americans. So much so that an estimated 15.7 million adults aged 18 or older, or 6.7% of all adults in the U.S., claimed to have had at least one major depressive episode in 2014. If you've been constantly dealing with depression your whole adult life without being able to break out of the routine, it's time to consider trying mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). Read More 

2 Ways Your Allergist Can Test You For Food Allergies

If your doctor is worried that you might have problems with a food allergy, there are several ways that your doctor can diagnose the allergy. Your doctor may use more than one method to diagnose you because it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what food is causing your allergy. It is important to note that you should never try to diagnose an allergy on your own. The only person who should do that is an allergist. Read More 

Time To Care For Your Aging Parents? 3 Tips To Help You Prepare For In-Home Care

If you're going to be providing in-home care for your parents, you're going to need to prepare. You're going to need to have everything ready before you bring your parent's home. This will help ensure a smooth transition to in-home care. Here are four steps you should take when preparing for in-home care. Gather the Medical Supplies If your parents are under a doctor's care, you'll need to be prepared for the services they're going to need on a day-to-day basis. Read More 

4 Factors Doctors Consider To Treat ADHD

It can be hard for a parent to determine if their child has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) from everyday behavior. You are probably wondering if their behavior is part of growing up. It starts by talking to your child's pediatrician. If your pediatrician is not experienced with diagnosing ADHD, then he or she will refer your child for an ADHD assessment with a mental health professional. Here are four things doctors use to diagnose attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Read More 

Discharged After Surgery: How To Keep Your Elderly Loved One Safe At Home

When you have an elderly loved one that has recently been in hospital inpatient care after surgery, their discharge from the hospital can simultaneously be a relief and a worrisome occasion. This is because your loved one is still healing and recovering from their surgery as well as the ailment that prompted their surgery in the first place and you may be worried about their safety and continued recovery at home. Read More