August 2015 - Sovereign Health Group
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eyes-prize-part-1-importance-childrens-eye-health-safety-month
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August of 2015 is nationally recognized as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Physicians, advocates and parents are working to spread awareness on children’s vision issues and the importance of routine vision screening and overall eye health checkups during pediatric visits beginning as early as age three. According to the National Center for Children’s Vision […]

eyes-prize-part-2-vision-problems-affecting-childhood-development
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In honor of Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, medical professionals and parents are advocating for raised awareness regarding eye health and vision screenings for children nationwide. The connection between vision problems and mental health is well-documented. This is especially true for children, who often struggle in school when vision problems go undiagnosed and interfere […]

eyes-prize-part-3-warning-signs-related-eye-health-anxiety
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Vision problems and poor eye health can contribute to the development of mental health issues, including anxiety. The threat of these issues bolsters the decision to advocate for regular eye checkups for children nationwide this August, in honor of Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Specialists recommend that the public understand potential warning signs for […]

eyes-prize-part-4-helping-children-overcome-stigma-wearing-glasses
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The diagnosis of vision problems in children often comes with a prescription for glasses. The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) states that, as children are still growing, “glasses may play an important role in ensuring normal development of vision.” Children who wear glasses could face bullying that can turn a solution for […]

psychology behind handwriting
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Graphology, the study of handwriting, is a practice with roots in psychology dating back to Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud. As graphologist Andrea McNichol states, “[Jung and Freud] came to the conclusion that handwriting was a window to both the conscious and subconscious mind. I consider it as a constantly available EKG for the brain, […]

alzheimers-cognition-mental-health-part-1-coping-alzheimers-diagnosis
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Coping with an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis can be difficult, as an individual is often unable to do things previously associated with his or her sense of identity, increasing feelings of anxiety surrounding what the future holds. The Alzheimer’s Association explains that people dealing with this progressive form of dementia typically express denial, anger, sadness, resentment, […]

alzheimers-cognition-mental-health-part-2-connection-between-alzheimers-autism
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Alzheimer’s disease and autism spectrum disorder have a complex relationship. Researchers at Israel’s Tel Aviv University suggest a single gene can increase rates of autism in young males while increasing rates of Alzheimer’s in elderly women. This relationship continues to be thoroughly analyzed by specialists in the field who have found a connection between the […]

alzheimers-cognition-mental-health-part-3-genetic-component-early-onset-alzheimers
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Alzheimer’s disease does not only affect elderly populations. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, approximately 5 percent of all cases of the disease in the United States are early-onset, also called younger-onset. Early-onset Alzheimer’s is defined as a diagnosis in someone younger than 65 years old, with individuals often presenting symptoms as early as their 30s […]

alzheimers-cognition-mental-health-part-4-depression-dementia-caregivers
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The Alzheimer’s Association reports that approximately 15.5 million individuals in the U.S. are currently Alzheimer’s caregivers. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or any form of dementia can be physically and emotionally demanding, often contributing to the development of mental health issues in these caregivers, such as stress, anxiety and depression. Though it […]

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The benefits and drawbacks of antidepressant medications have been the source of debate for decades. Some believe that the benefits of antidepressants outweigh the associated costs, while others would rather cease production on psychiatric drugs entirely. In May 2015, two international researchers debated their polarizing views on the use of prescription drugs for the treatment […]