Garrett Steele

  • Treating Lupus

    Lupus is a type of autoimmune disorder that attacks the organs and tissues in the body. Many parts of the body can be affected by lupus, including the brain, lungs , blood cells, heart , skin, and joints. Lupus cannot be cured, but it can be managed with the right treatments. Treatment Options The signs and symptoms that a patient is experiencing are some of the things that doctors take into consideration when they are determining treatment options for lupus. Doctors also consider the...
  • New Mental Disorders

    While many deadly diseases have been cured during the twentieth century, there is also an abundance of conditions that have emerged in the past several decades. Whether they are a product of our technological dependence or they have simply never been recognized before, the last one hundred years have shown us many new psychological disorders. How does the presence of these newly created and/or defined disorders affect the society we live in? Social Media Anxiety Disorder: As the internet has consistently expanded in the past two decades, so have social...
  • Mental Health Awareness

    It is important to constantly monitor your mental health, from constant check-ups to being alerted to symptoms of mental illness. Mental illness may progress over time and be detrimental to yourself and your personal relationships with loved ones. There are many causes of mental illness, some due to genetics, emotional or physical trauma or enhanced by factors such as poor nutrition or unmanaged stress. Mental health should be your top priority whether or not you have been diagnosed with mental illness.   You may...
  • Social Anxiety Symptoms

    The majority of people feel a little bit self-conscience or shy in social situations that are generally considered to be nerve-racking. These include walking into a crowd of unknown individuals, going to a job interview, or giving a speech in front of a large audience. Everyone has likely experienced clammy hands, an increased heart rate and lightheadedness at some point. These feelings are normal. However, social anxiety is more than just feeling nervous or timid in new situations. It is an intense fear of unfamiliar situations or...
  • Anxiety Causes

    Everyone experiences some amount of anxiety in everyday life. Students often experience anxiety when faced with a pop quiz or important exam. Life events such as moving, getting married or having a child also cause stress and anxiety. For some people, however, anxiety becomes a debilitating illness. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 18 percent of all Americans age 18 are affected by anxiety disorders each year. These disorders involve high levels of anxiety that last more than six months. Types...
  • Treat Anxiety

    Everyone experiences some level of anxiety at different times in life. Unlike students who experience brief anxiety leading up to a final exam or those who experience short-lived stress when faced with major life-changing events, people with anxiety disorders experience high levels of anxiety for a minimum of six months. About 40 million Americans aged 18 or over deal with anxiety disorders each year. Here is a look at treatments that can help stop your anxiety. Types of Anxiety When anxiety becomes overwhelming or...
  • Types of Anxiety

    Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. When anxiety gets out of control, and interferes with the quality of life, help should be sought. To get an accurate diagnosis of anxiety, an appointment should be made with one of the following professionals: Family Physician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) or a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Following is a list of different types of anxiety. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is the most common type of anxiety. GAD is characterized...
  • Anxiety Attacks

    Anxiety attacks, commonly called “panic attacks,” arise suddenly and present with a variety of intense physical symptoms that can be mistaken for a heart attack. An anxiety attack can happen anywhere. Although stress is a factor and a trigger that may lead to an anxiety attack, often no trigger is immediately evident. The experience of anxiety attacks can lead to fear of repeat episodes. In some cases, this fear leads to an avoidance of public situations and full agoraphobia, a condition in which an...
  • Baby Anxiety

    My Baby Won’t Calm Down! There are few words to adequately describe just how much a newborn baby could cry. Whether it’s dreaded colic, sensitivity to light and noise, or overall discontent, a baby can cry longer than you can keep your patience. So, what happens when your little bundle is bringing more heartache than joy? You start taking care of yourself. Sometimes it’s good to check the list twice. When the baby has been fussing, you can handle it. When the baby has...
  • Anxiety

    An anxiety attack is a short period of overwhelming fear that comes on with no warning and for no rational reason. Those who experience anxiety attacks one or three should go to a doctor. An anxiety attack is also often called a panic attack. Treatment of Anxiety Doctors are not sure for sure what brings on a anxiety attack. But studies have shown that there are some health conditions and medicines that might cause a anxiety attack. Anxiety attack triggers include withdrawing from alcohol...
  • Personality Disorder Types

    Personality disorders are defined as continuous patterns of behavior and internal experiences that are highly deviant from most societal and cultural expectations or norms. Such behaviors are inflexible and pervasive. They start in late childhood or early adulthood, continue over time, and provide a source of distress and even impairment. DSM-V, the main diagnostic manual used by mental health professionals, organizes personality disorders into three clusters (A, B and C) that represent an umbrella for the 10 recognized disorders. How long have personality disorders been diagnosed? The concept of a...
  • Treat Personality Disorders

    Personality disorders are a category of mental disorders that are characterized by rigid and unhealthy patterns of thinking, behaving, and functioning. The most well-known personality disorders include obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, avoidant personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder, and borderline personality disorder. There is a wide range of personality disorders, with most being found in teenagers and young adults. Deciding which treatment is best for you will depend on your individual situation – this includes which personality disorder you are diagnosed with, how severe it is,...
  • Mental Health Problem Causes

    There is a positive link between mental illness and substance abuse. Certain drugs can lead to an increased risk of developing a mental disorder, such as depression, paranoia, or delusions. Long-term use of drugs or alcohol can cause depression and anxiety that worsens over time. Although there is some suggestion that cannabis users may experience symptoms of psychosis, in the end it is more likely that mental illness causes drug abuse, rather than the other way around It is a known fact that people...
  • Prioritize Mental Health

    Mental health is defined by your emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing, and it affects the way that you think, feel, and act. The way we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices are all determined by the state of our mental health. The line between mental health and mental illness is sometimes hard to define, so it can be tough to know when you should be concerned about any problems you are having with your mental health. Early Warning Signs of Mental Illness If...
  • Common Mental Health Problems

    Efforts are being made to better understand the complexity of mental health and how to effectively help those struggling.  Chances are you or someone you know will experience a mental disorder at some point in life. Here is a look at three of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. Anxiety Disorders Around 19 million Americans ages 18 to 54 struggle with an anxiety disorder. This category includes panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and many phobias. It is not uncommon...
  • Sweat Myths

    Sweat—everybody does it, and virtually no one likes it. Because of the social taboo that surrounds this bodily function, there is a wealth of information about what causes it and how to stop it. Unfortunately, not all of this information is 100% correct. Here is a look at five such sweat myths that smell suspicious. Sweat causes clothing stains People who frequently deal with excessive sweating are more than familiar with the yellow stains that crop up on the underarms of their shirts. However,...