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A Lesson From Homer Simpson | Understanding Narcolepsy | Dallas Mental Health Counselor

Viewers of the Simpsons learned that Homer Simpson has been diagnosed with narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a pretty unusual disorder, though it is debilitating. Its defining feature is excessive sleep or sleepiness during the day. Typical patients begin to show symptoms in their late 20s. In addition to daytime sleepiness, people with this condition often have sleep [...]

Is there a ‘Happy Gene’ in Women? | 4 Tips to be Happy | Jada Jackson Dallas Depression Counselor Fox 35

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How to maximize the ‘Happy Gene’ | 4 Tips to be happy University of South Florida, Columbia University, and the New York State Psychiatry Institute identified a gene that appears to make women happy. The “happy” gene seems to bring significant happiness to women, but not men. The study published in Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & [...]

Sesame Street Sheds Light on Autistic Spectrum Disorder | Dallas Counselor gives 4 Tips to Raise Autism Awareness

Recently, Sesame Street has added a new member to its cast! Joining Elmo, Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, is Julia—a character with autism. The newest addition to Sesame Street is intended to spread awareness about individuals with autism. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 U.S. children has a disorder [...]

Drug Abuse Amongst Teens | Orlando Counselor News Interview

It is difficult to identify only one reason for teenagers drug use. There are a variety of factors that influence teens to try drugs. It is important we understand that during the teenage phase they are going through physical and hormonal changes, which can be confusing and stressful. Teens continue to discover their identity till [...]

Facebook Posts Detect Alcohol Abuse in College Students | 4 Tips to Identify At-Risk Intoxication Dallas Counselor

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Over the past 10 years, Social media has significantly influenced our daily lives. Facebook and Twitter have become commonplace for dating, connecting, and socializing. Most recently, studies have shown an increase in college aged drinking, especially among male students. Social media has profoundly changed how we communicate, and it is now helping behavioral researchers identify [...]

What are the Effects of Technology Electronics Addiction | 3 Tips to Safeguard your Child’s Future |Dallas Counselor

There is much controversy regarding technology and its negative effects on children. Remember, television is relatively new in the grand scheme of time—our great grandparents’ generation grew up without it—and for the most part computer and video games were born in the 80s. Since the inception of modern technology, there is valid concern and skepticism [...]