Family Help & Wellness

Anger Management

Noun Anger management is defined as the knowledge to identify signs of a person’s anger and taking the appropriate actions to calm one’s self: such as through breathing, reflection, or taking a time out. By taking these actions, the enraged individual will easily manage his/her anger in a constructive and useful manner. Anger is not

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Anger Disorders

Noun Anger Disorder is an advanced psychological condition that can have life-long effects on the life of the subject, as well as those surrounding him/her, such as friends, family, and relatives. The primary cause of anger disorders is sustained inability to manage anger, a process that makes ordinary anger grow gradually over time into hatred,

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Anger

Anger is defined as a normal, typically healthy, emotion with a varying intensity.  Anger can range from frustration, annoyance, and irritation to rage. Typically the feeling is also associated with biological changes, such as an increased heart rate, sweating, and higher blood pressure.  We can develop anger when we perceive something is a threat to

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Alcohol Abuse

Noun According to Mayo Clinic, alcohol abuse is: “a prolonged and advancing disease that includes difficulties in regulating drinking, being preoccupied with drinking, being unable to stop drinking alcohol despite experiencing side effects, realizing the need to take more alcohol in order to get drunk to the same level (physical dependence), or having the symptoms...

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Alcohol

Noun Alcohol is a colorless, igneous liquid with a mind-altering effect that is found in drinks such as spirits, beer, and wine. It is also used as fuel and an industrial solvent. It is a powerful intoxicant with potentially adverse effects, particularly if a person ingests too much. Regardless of age, anyone who has ingested

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Adventure Therapy

Noun Adventure therapy incorporates the outdoors in experiential activities to challenge participants both emotionally and physically, often involving some aspect of risk. In most instances, adventure therapy has some family and/or group component in addition to individual focus. Adventure therapy utilizes various environments and approaches to bring about change...

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Adulthood

Noun Adulthood is defined as a timeframe of development when physical maturity is near completion and particular mental, individual, biological and cultural characteristics associated with achieving growing older have already taken place. The onset of adulthood is post-adolescence and it is clustered into categories according to age. Similar to adolescence...

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Adoption

Noun When a person legally assumes the parenting role of another, ordinarily a child, from that individual’s legal or biological parent(s), this is referred to as adoption. This action results in the irreversible transfer of all rights and responsibilities from the person’s legal or biological parent(s) to the adoptive parent(s). As opposed to other systems

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Adolescents

/ad.o.les.cent/ Noun A person is said to be an adolescent if he/she is living in the period that transitions him/her into young adulthood. Adolescence is a “transitional stage” of physical and psychological development that occurs when one is transforming from youth to adult. The stage is marked by difficulties and uncertainties that often prove to

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Adolescent Therapy

Noun Adolescent therapy is treatment specifically tailored to work with youth who are experiencing behavioral and/or mental health concerns.  Adolescence is a time of transition and working through normal developmental milestones.  Sometimes youth may struggle with what seems like a normal life event, such as moving to a new school, and other times they may

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Adolescent Female

/Ad.o.les.cent/ Noun A female is in the adolescence stage when she is aged 12 – 18.  During this stage, a female undergoes important transitional changes. In adolescence, a girl faces changes and challenges that result in maturity. Many girls may unfortunately find the transitional phase a daunting time and may start acting out or displaying

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Adolescent Psychiatric Treatments

Noun According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), research is pointing to the fact that mental illness develops earlier than previously thought, with 50 percent of cases beginning before age 14.  Specialized therapies for treating young, developing minds are known as adolescent psychiatric treatments. There are differences in the ways adults and...

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