Sadness is something we all experience. It is a normal reaction to difficult times in life and usually passes with a little time. When a person has depression, it interferes with daily life and normal functioning. It can cause pain for both the person with depression and their loved ones. Doctors call this condition “depressive disorder,” or “clinical depression.” It is a real illness. It is not a sign of a person’s weakness or a character flaw. You can’t “snap out” of clinical depression.
We know that everyone feels anxious from time to time, whether you have a big project coming up in work, or wondering how the bills are going to get paid…anxiety happens to all of us. But how do you know if your levels of anxiety are normal? When does it become an issue? Here are some signs and symptoms of chronic anxiety:
Anger is a normal and often healthy emotion that we all feel from time to time. However, when one’s anger becomes difficult or even impossible to control it can have a negative impact on a person’s life. Difficulty controlling anger can lead to difficulties in all aspects of life including relationships, family, and in the workplace. There are many myths that many people believe regarding anger and here are a few:
Addiction is a chronic disease that is characterized by use of a substance/behavior that is out of control. Many see substance/behavior activities as a decision made by the use, and while that may be true initially, repeated substance/behavior use leads to actual changes in the brain that make it quitting incredibly difficult and may even seem impossible to the user.
ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a very similar condition to ADD and shares almost all of the same symptoms as ADD, however it adds a component of hyperactivity. While ADHD tends to be more common in children, it does affect adults as well. Children and adults who suffer from ADHD will display similar symptoms to ADD, with the addition of the last three symptoms on the list below (italicized):
ADD, or Attention Deficit Disorder, is a condition with symptoms such as inattentiveness, impulsivity, and a lack of focus. These symptoms can look very different from person to person. ADD can affect both children and adults, but the symptoms primarily start to show in childhood. Children and adults with ADD may exhibit these symptoms:
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Can Work Really Be An Addiction?
The answer is Yes! Work addiction is best recognized when an individual is unable to set healthy boundaries around their job schedules and obligations.