How Fibromyalgia Affects Men

Fibromyalgia can be especially hard on men. “Men are expected to ‘suck it up and tough it out,’” one man noted in a survey on the ailment published earlier this month. In fact, men may wait years, feeling increasingly worse, before they have a diagnosis. Often men are treated for low back pain that doesn’t account for…

What are Realistic Expectations after Starting ADHD Treatment?

Families are evaluated for multiple diagnoses and/or disorders when being seen at Connections. At times, we receive a lot of questions about what to expect after we begin our management plan. Hopefully, the following information will help individuals understand what to expect after we have started our road to managing ADHD and/or other coexisting disorders and…

ADHD / Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by symptoms of impulsivity, emotional outbursts, hyperactivity, inattention, loss of focus, forgetfulness, and disorganization. These symptoms may be present all at once or may only appear occasionally, depending on the situation. The diagnosis of ADHD has become increasingly controversial because it is commonly diagnosed in children, with greater frequency than in…

7 Comebacks That Put Narcissists In Their Place

If you know a narcissist, you know how difficult it is to deal with them on a daily basis. At times, they can appear charming. Other times, they are selfish, cocky and just plain rude. If you feel like you’re being manipulated by a narcissist, stand up for yourself by using a few simple phrases to catch…

Surgical treatments for vitiligo

Vitiligo is a chronic skin disorder that causes areas of skin to lose colour. It presents as depigmented (white) patches. Exposed body sites, such as the face, elbows, knees, hands and feet, are often involved, resulting in significant cosmetic concerns. Vitiligo is usually treated with creams and tablets, or by phototherapy. Vitiligo may fail to…

Helping Dyslexic Children Improve Their Reading Skills

Parents and educators can draw on numerous strategies to help children with dyslexia improve their literacy skills, but the five ways highlighted below have particularly proven to be beneficial to dyslexics. Before examining these methods, however, it’s important to first define what dyslexia is and how the condition affects learners. What Is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is…

Here’s how you punish a narcissist, like really hurt them

I wondered long and hard about this post, because I’m honestly going to advise you to do pretty much the opposite of what I did. The person I am now wouldn’t have tried to take revenge on my narcissistic ex. The person I am now would have fired her into touch after about a month…

11 Badass Signs You’ve Moved On From Your Narcissistic Ex

1. You feel little to no desire to reach out to them. Survivors of narcissistic abuse usually encounter a heavy period of detoxing from the addictive toxicity of the relationship in the early stages of healing. They may relapse into wanting to reach out to their former partner because they are trauma bonded to them through the…