Dealing with a disability can be extremely challenging. It can also be difficult to accept your disability if you have recently been diagnosed.
There will likely be many emotions you will have to work through and various obstacles you will need to overcome. It can take time to adjust to your life the way it is now. However, there are many steps you can take in order to successfully adapt.
The following information provides four helpful strategies you may want to consider in order to make the adjustment period easier for you.
Whether you've been hurt in an auto accident or sidelined in a sports mishap, spending a few weeks (or even months) recovering from an injury probably isn't your idea of a good time.
Living with an injury is often frustrating, limiting, and painful, especially if the injury makes it harder to do your job or participate in your usual hobbies. The good news is, with the right care and enough time, your body has an amazing ability to bounce back from trauma.
These four tips will help you stay positive throughout your recovery.
For individuals who experience life with untreated Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the personal costs of living with the disorder can be enormous.
Like many mental health disorders, conditions such as ADHD often go untreated due to social stigma about seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist, misunderstandings about mental health conditions, or simply self-blame for the symptoms of the disorder.
Here are just a few of the costs of untreated ADHD in adults, and why addressing the condition can significantly improve your quality of life.
My first year of sobriety was all about figuring out how to get through each day without putting a substance in my body.
I was sober, but I was bored out of my mind. I was unhappy and I was still evoking chaos in certain aspects of my life. My mind was still swirling with anxious thoughts about the future and regrets about the past.
I’d put the drugs down, and that’s great, but now what?
The second year of my sobriety was about cleaning up what was inside of me. It was about developing emotional sobriety.
Insomnia is a common problem for a variety of reasons.
Unhealthy habits such as eating and drinking the wrong substances too close to bedtime, using too much light in the bedroom, using the bedroom for activities other than sleep or sex, and napping too close to bedtime are all common factors that lead to insomnia.
Follow these four tips to help combat this highly inconvenient problem.
When an individual is diagnosed with a substance use disorder and a co-existing mental health disorder, the paired disorders are referred to as co-occurring disorders, also known as dual disorders.
Common comorbid mental health disorders include depression, anxiety, manic depression (bipolar disorder), panic disorder and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Although the association is usually linked with a mental health disorder, the comorbidity may also include a physical health disorder (e.g., heart disease, HIV infection, or Hepatitis C) or other disorders.
I remember lying in bed one night when I was about 13 years old. Out of nowhere, the room felt like it was spinning; it felt like time was passing much faster than I could keep up with. My brain was racing like a broken hamster wheel that I couldn’t figure out how to stop.
I had a feeling of impending doom as my body became tense and I went into a full blown panic attack. I thought I must be crazy; there was absolutely no reason for me to feel this way.
Low back pain is one of the most common chronic pain conditions around the world. Indeed, recent statistics suggest about 31 million Americans currently suffer from some degree of low back pain. One common question patients have is when to take their back pain seriously.
Below, we'll go over three ways you can tell if your back pain is a sign of a more serious condition.
If you travel extensively for work, you know firsthand how challenging it can be to stay active when you’re on the road.
Traveling all day just seems to zap your motivation. However, staying active doesn’t necessarily have to be long bursts of activity, like a two-hour gym workout. It also does not have to be something you do in a formal setting. Plenty of ways exist for you to move your body without taking large chunks of time out of your schedule.
Here’s a look at some of the best ways to stay active while traveling for work and why you should.
Growing up, when I heard about people addicted to drugs I thought of the homeless-type person, living in a box under a bridge. Not the mom with three kids and two jobs, not the hard-working pre-med student, not the high school teacher… you get the idea.
So, surely for me, a (mostly) happy young man who grew up in a beautiful suburb with loving parents and plenty of potential, it was quite the shock once I admitted to myself I was a drug addict at the age of 20.