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ADHD

What is ADHD? In today’s fast paced world of video games and high speed internet it seems as though everyone is having trouble paying attention to anything for more than a split second. But for some kids this restlessness actually indicates a mental health problem. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a term used to […]

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Anxiety Disorder

What is Anxiety? Anxiety is the body’s natural response to a stressful or dangerous situation. In these situations, the body reacts by causing the heart to beat faster, the palms to sweat and the mind to race. These are normal responses to stress and danger that we have all experienced when public speaking or walking […]

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Depression

What is Depression? It’s part of normal human existence to feel down, depressed and sad at times. We have all said ‘I’m so depressed’ after being dumped or failing an exam, or when your favorite team loses the game. But when a health care provider talks about Depression, they’re referring to something different. Clinical depression, […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? Everyone experiences worry, concern and uneasiness from time to time. We may worry about a problem at work or school, about money, health, or if our team is going to win the Stanley Cup. But if you can’t stop worrying about the same thing over and over, and it’s […]

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