Elsie is a public health professional working in education and research. She is a lifelong learner, and is especially interested in mental and behavioral health. She loves travelling and spending time with her dog.
gambling addiction

Gambling Addiction: What is it, symptoms and knowing when to stop

 

  A gambling addiction, also known as pathological gambling, compulsive gambling, or problem gambling is the uncontrollable urge to keep gambling despite the toll it […]

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Hyperlexia – What is Hyperlexia? Types of Hyperlexia and Autism

 

  If your child is diagnosed with hyperlexia, the first thing you may think to yourself is, “what is hyperlexia?” Some people contend that hyperlexia […]

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Child Vaccinations – The Facts: Keeping Our Children Healthy

 

  Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO) list vaccination as the greatest, and most cost-effective, public […]

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Cognitive Dissonance: How Does it Influence How We Think?

 

  Most people try their best to keep their thoughts, perceptions, and beliefs consistent with what they experience on a daily basis. But in today’s […]

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REM Sleep: There’s More Behind “Shut-Eye” Than You May Think

 

  For a long time, people thought that sleep was just a dormant state, or just something we had to do to get on with […]

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The Effects of Video Games: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

 

  Effects of video games. Growing up, video games were an inescapable part of life and were a large part of development and socialization. Pokemon, which […]

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Alexithymia: Building Relationships Out of Nothing

 

  Alexithymia. Understanding and expressing emotions are essential parts of human interaction that unfortunately may be confusing for some people. Imagine not being able to […]

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Concussion Symptoms- Causes and Treatments

 

  Concussion symptoms. Recently, concussions have become the focus of several discussions, research studies, news articles, and even movies. But when concussion symptoms can no […]

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Thanatophobia: The One Fear Everyone Has

 

  What is Thanatophobia? There is really only one certain thing about life, and that is that it ends. However, constantly keeping this thought in […]

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Adverse Childhood Experiences: What They Are and What To Do

 

  Take the Adverse Childhood Experiences Questionnaire: Add up your Yes answers. This is your ACE score. Remember, plenty of people with high ACE scores do […]

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Causes of phobias: Where do phobias come from?

 

  Everyone has things that frighten them. However, there are some people who have strong, irrational, and involuntary reactions to everyday things and places, which […]

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causes of migraines

Migraine Triggers: What are Migraines and How to Avoid Them

 

  What are migraines? Though migraines are common (migraines and tension type headaches are the second and third most common disease in the world) the exact cause […]

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