Autism and Asperger’s May Be Different Disorders

Autism spectrum disorders and Asperger’s syndrome have long been lumped together, although they have different names. Both are developmental disorders that affect the way in which a child relates to the world. Recently, psychiatric experts made their connection official by declaring that Asperger’s is a type of autism. The declaration has proven to be controversial…

Nutritional Support for People With Depression

Depression is a condition characterized by a number of mood-related symptoms that tend to increase a person’s social isolation and decrease active engagement with everyday life. In some cases, affected individuals develop relatively minor forms of these symptoms that only mildly impact their overall quality of life. However, in other cases, intense and/or persistent forms…

The Dangers of Behavioral Addictions

When most people hear the word addiction they probably think of drug or alcohol use. In fact, many types of addiction are behaviorally driven. Behavioral addictions form in the same ways as do substance addictions and they carry with them many of the same dangers. Behavioral addicts engage in an activity until and beyond the…