Archive | December, 2018

STANDING IN OPPOSITION

When children persistently display irrational, rebellious behavior, and anger at authority figures over extended periods, their performance may be attributed to “oppositional defiant disorder” (ODD). This form of conduct disorder, which may also be displayed in early adolescence, is characterized by aggression, irritability, disobedience, and argumentativeness that exceed normal or expected behaviors. In order to […]

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MANAGING STRESS

For several reasons, older adults may find they have greater difficulty managing stress than they once did. For one, aging bodies may have a more difficult time recovering from stress due to the fact that their heart and lungs are operating at reduced capacity. In addition, older adults often find they cannot get an uninterrupted […]

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