Signs and Risk Factors for Depression in Teenagers

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Depression can affect anyone at any age, from infants to senior citizens and everyone in between. Adolescence is a time when there is added risk for developing depression because of the physiological changes that are happening in the brains and bodies of teens. It is especially important to know the …

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South Asian Parents: When Teen Mood Swings Are a Problem

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First generation American born South Asian teens and their parents face a unique set of challenges that many other cultures don’t face. The parents were raised in a culture, society and educational system that is entirely different than the one their teen is being raised in. Despite trying to maintain …

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South Asian Parents: 3 Unexpected Tips To Be Better Parents

Many South Asian parents have no problem being involved in their child’s life. From the first day the baby is born and for the rest of its life, a majority of South Asian parents find themselves focused on their child’s needs, ready to sacrifice anything for the child’s well-being. When …

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Want to Lose Weight? Reduce the Stress

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When you are under stress, your focus is primarily on getting through the stressful event. What tends to fall to the wayside are healthy living strategies like exercising and eating well and you may notice an increase in weight during the most stressful times of your life. For people experiencing …

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South Asian Emotion: The Truth About Laughter

Whether it’s a boisterous laugh that comes from the belly or a quiet laugh interspersed with snorting, when we laugh we instantly feel good and we want to do it again. What we don’t think about is what is happening to our minds and bodies as we giggle, chuckle or …

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Common Causes for Anger Management Issues

Anger is an emotion that children learn to feel within a few months of being born. The emotion itself is a healthy and natural expression of certain experiences. Anger becomes a problem when it becomes out of control and when it hurts people emotionally or even physically. People mistakenly believe …

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Attention Problems May Not Be Due to ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (also known as ADHD and previously known as ADD) is the most common neurobehavioral disorder in youth to date, affecting about 6-8% of children and teens worldwide, including South Asians. With proper treatment, people living with ADHD can live a full, happy, healthy and successful life …

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Top 9 Causes of Low Self-Esteem in South Asians

Low self-esteem is the inability to have confidence in your own skills, achievements or personal qualities. It is different from modesty or humility in that people who are modest recognize their talents but are careful not to brag about them. People with low self-esteem tend to not even recognize their …

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