Trichotillomania Eyebrows: Treatments For many years, the only treatment for trichotillomania was medication. Antidepressants are very effective at stopping hair pulling and other compulsions to pull hair out. Unfortunately, they can have some unpleasant side effects. In fact, many people who take medications for this condition find that their condition improves but the side effects remain. Another problem with medication is that it can become habit forming. Medication will often stop working after a certain period of use. Once you stop taking the medication, you may find that you begin…Read More
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
The symptoms of autism spectrum disorder typically begin at around the age of 2. Autism spectrum disorder may lead to significant behavioral, communication, and social problems, but those problems don’t happen until much later in an individual’s lifetime. The key to working to identify the symptoms is to first learn as much about autism spectrum disorder as possible. Some individuals with autism spectrum disorder have been diagnosed at an earlier age, even as young as two or three years. Other children and young adults with autism may be misdiagnosed as…Read More
Suicide Rates Among Teens Are On the Rise
It’s interesting to look at the rate of teen suicide rates in America. In most states across the country, there is an increase in the number of suicides for boys between the ages of 10 and fourteen years old. What exactly is behind this? Is there something more sinister going on? Well, let’s take a look. The suicide rates for both boys and girls have increased for several reasons. One of the biggest contributing factors, perhaps, is that there is now a growing number of kids living with some form…Read More
Cat Nail Clippers: Useful Tools For Your Pet’s Health
Cat Nail Clippers: Useful Tools For Your Pet’s Health It is possible to learn the art of cat nail trimming. But, like learning any new skill, it takes a little time and patience. Here are some basic steps to nail trimming that you should follow: The first is the quick pinch. When you trim your cat’s nails, it is done by “pinching” them with your finger. When and if you accidentally cut the quick, the cat nail cutting will cause pain and bleeding for your cat. While the bleeding might…Read More
Who Is a Child With Special Needs?
Who Is a Child With Special Needs? Who is a child with special needs? It is an important question to ask, especially considering that there are many children who have special needs. These children are more likely than other children to be diagnosed with a learning disability or an impairment in physical abilities. These children are more likely to be prescribed stimulant based medications. These medications can be very harmful to the health of these children. In order for the parent of a child with special needs to do what…Read More
Exotic Cat Breeds
Exotic Cat Breeds There are many different types of cat breeds, which are sometimes difficult to sort out from the misleading data that is often available in books and on the Internet. Cat breeders are very knowledgeable about their particular cats and what each breed represents in the way of traditional physical appearance, temperament and behavior. They also know about pedigrees and the various distinctions between various breeds that allow for different usage in various situations. Unfortunately many uninformed people will pick up an informative book on cat breeds and,…Read More
How to Set Up a Business and Make Cats Suffer at Your Own Pet Sitting Service
For those unfamiliar with the term, cat sitting is the act of taking care of a cat for a certain period of time. Typically this is done at someone else’s house, but can also happen at a pet sitting location of service or business. While there are some people who work exclusively as pet sitters, there are others who work at an agency that hires them and others who work on an as-needed basis. Sitters will often receive a specific schedule and may be asked to pick up and drop…Read More
Trichotillomania is a condition of compulsive hair pulling. It can be an emotionally or physically addictive disorder. Some people experience only occasional episodes of trichotillomania while others experience it all day, every day. Trichotillomania sufferers are usually “infected” with the condition for some time before they are able to overcome it. When someone starts to go through trichotillomania it usually results in a bout of hair pulling that does not fade over time. There are cognitive therapy, medication and different therapies that have been used to treat this condition. Trichotillomania…Read More
Trichotillomania And Dermatillomania – Is There a Cure?
Trichotillomania – also known as Dermatillomania – is a behavioral pattern where an individual is obsessed with pulling out his own hair. Trichotillomania can manifest in various forms like being compulsive (e.g. constantly pulling out one’s hair), occasionally due to stress/anxiety or chronically (e.g. resulting from a chronic medical condition or brain chemical imbalance). On the other hand, Dermatillomania is basically the same behavioral pattern, but applies to the psychological/behavioral aspect. In fact, the term “dermatillomania” is based on the fact that many people who suffer from this kind of…Read More
Why Is My Teen Suicide So Serious?
Many parents wonder why is my teenager suicidal. When my teenage son committed suicide in the arms of our family, it was a flash of clarity. No longer did he see things from a perspective of “good boy/girl”; rather he saw them from a perspective of “bad boy”. I could not understand why he was so drawn to suicide. Unfortunately, teenagers are more prone to teenage depression due to hormonal changes. I had a daughter who was diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure and anorexia at an early age. Thankfully…Read More