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    A , Psychology, answered

    People often do things without being fully present, as if they were on automatic pilot. Living this way, they cheat themselves out of many moments in their lives. Trying to bring conscious awareness to your body and mind while remaining aware of the task you are engaging in will allow you to experience life more fully. Paying attention to your five senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell) in your daily tasks can help you be aware in the present moment.

    Below is a list of some daily tasks that you can bring mindful awareness to:

    • waking up
    • brushing your teeth
    • showering
    • shaving
    • brushing your hair
    • getting dressed
    • tying your shoes
    • washing your hands
    • eating
    • walking to class
    • shopping
    • dancing
    • riding in a car
    • working out
    • folding laundry
    • taking out the garbage
    • washing dishes
    • cleaning your room
    • being with friends or family
    • writing
    • journaling
    • drawing
    • playing a musical instrument
    • playing a sport
    • getting into bed
    • going to sleep
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    A , Health Education, answered
    If nothing is wrong with you physically, but you feel a little down emotionally, you can use aromatherapy essential oils simply to boost your mood -- citrus scents are especially good for this purpose. Just add a few drops of oil to a bowl of water and allow the oil to evaporate and fill your dorm room (or any other space) with a lovely aroma. You can also purchase a diffuser or a ceramic heat ring, both of which are affixed to a light bulb to heat the oil and speed up the evaporation process. Various aroma combinations and diffusing contraptions can be found at health food stores.
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    A , Internal Medicine, answered

    There’s a formal series of questions called the CRAFFT Screening Tool,adapted from adolescent medicine and addictions expert Dr. John Knight, to screen for alcohol and drug addiction. It works equally well for other addictions, like Facebook, as shown below. Feel free to sub in whatever potentiallyaddictive substance or behavior you’re concerned about. If you answer yes to any of questions, it can be a sign of a habit becoming an addiction.

    1. Has anyone ever told you that you have a problem with Facebook, or that
    you should cut down on your time on Facebook?

    2. Do you wake up and immediately feel like you need to check Facebook
    or have a Facebook fix?

    3. Has being on Facebook ever caused you problems in the rest of your life
    (like caused you to not study enough for a test or fail to finish a paper)?

    4. Have you ever chosen being on Facebook instead of another pleasurable
    experience, like hanging out with friends or family?

    5. Have you ever missed a normal vital part of daily life to be on Facebook,
    like joining your family at the dinner table or taking a shower?    

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    A , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
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    Teachers are supposed to be your cheerleaders. In this video, Drs. Oz, Roizen, and Rome give sound advice on not limiting yourself because of other people's unsupportive words.

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    A , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered

    As you might guess from the prefixes, bipolar depression refers to people who have two different sides to their depression or behavior, that is, a depressed state and a very high-energy state.


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    If you're having persistent, intense sadness for periods of two weeks or more, to the point where you're staying home from school and other activities, you may be experiencing an imbalance of neurotransmitters (norepinephrine, serotonin and others) in your brain.

    If you have periods of severe lows followed by periods where you're experiencing feelings that typify an abnormally high mood, you may have bipolar disorder. People with bipolar disorder can be misdiagnosed as having only depression because, interpreting them as positive, these individuals do not report their "up" or manic periods. Manic symptoms can feel good, but they can also ruin relationships, school achievement and job prospects. Further, if you engage in some kind of reckless behavior while you feel invincible during a manic high, the repercussions cannot be erased.

    If biochemical compounds are interfering with your enjoyment of life and threatening your future, chances are biochemical compounds, introduced in the form of medicines, can chase those blues away. Decades of strict research have confirmed that depression and bipolar result from a chemical imbalance in the brain. Often, this imbalance can be treated and rectified. It has nothing to do with character weakness or inability to cope.
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    Teen Dating Violence is defined as the psychological, emotional, physical, and sexual violence that occurs within a dating relationship. In this form of relationship, bullying can occur during face-to-face encounters and electronically. Just like with bullying, the use of technology makes escaping an abusive partner difficult and it can continue 24/7. If not deterred early, victims can suffer from long-term effects, such as:

    • decline in academic performance

    • susceptibility to alcohol or drug use

    • depression

    • self-harm

    • suicide attempts

    • future relationships with abusive partners

    If you or someone you know is a victim of teen dating violence, please seek help.


    The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) or 1.800.787.3224 (TTY)


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    A , Administration, answered

    Our individual experiences also affect how we feel about our bodies. If we have experienced violence or abuse, we may feel unsafe in our bodies. If we have experienced racism, been ridiculed because we' re in a wheelchair, or been made fun of because we have a "big" nose, we may dislike, mistrust, or even hate our bodies.

    We may respond to hurtful experiences by wanting a ?perfect? body, thinking that if we looked like a supermodel, we would be shielded from discrimination, become successful, and find true love. Or we may respond by abusing our bodies with promiscuous sexual behavior, excessive exercise, alcohol or drugs, binging on junk food, or starving ourselves.

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    A Geriatrics Nursing, answered on behalf of

    Sexual abuse is the unwanted, unsolicited, unwelcomed and/or illegal behaviors of one person against another of a sexual nature and/or intent, from touching up to and including penetration or rape. This applies whether or not the perpetrator or victim is a teen. The age of the victim does not change the definition.

    However, when teens are involved, there is an added complication called the age of consent. This is the age when people are seen as mature enough to mutually consent to sexual activity and that they no longer need to be barred from sexual activity for their own safety. That age may differ between jurisdictions but for purposes of this discussion, let's say it is 16. If the victim is under 16, and the perpetrator is over 18, charges can be laid automatically because the victim is under the age of consent and the perpetrator is too old to be a boyfriend or girlfriend. Given that teens become sexually active at an earlier age and the dating gradient may be greater today than the two years legally allowed, some sexual activity may be classified as abuse when it is not.

    On the other hand, dating violence which includes all types of abuse not just sexual is as prevalent as domestic violence is for adults. So, the bottom line is, there is a range of sexual behavior in teens that is complicated to define as abuse or normal activity. As well, the risk for abuse is not just sexual.

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    A , Internal Medicine, answered
    The most commonly prescribed medications for depression, panic disorder,
    eating disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (see below) are SSRIs, including fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil), and sertraline (Zoloft), which work by allowing more serotonin to be available in your brain. Antidepressants are not a quick fix--it can take a few weeks before you begin to feel better. During that time you need to assess your feelings and moods and have the prescribing doctor adjust the medication accordingly, but it’s more of a slow fix than a quick one. SSRIs prevent serotonin from being taken up and broken down as fast, leaving it active in the synaptic spaces for a few nanoseconds longer, where it does its thing to make you feel good. SSRIs are not addicting but some patients may find them very helpful and stay on them for years, while others may be able to forgo
    them after a few months. They do not change your personality or make you a different person; they allow your brains own natural serotonin to do its own thing and help you re-find you.