We have put together some information on Psychology Topics that might interest you.  Please check back with us as we will be continually adding new material.  Please enjoy!
 

The Emotion of Adoption 
   

More than 120,000 children are adopted each year in the United States.  Those children with physical, developmental, or emotional handicaps who were once considered unadoptable now fall into the "special needs adoptions" category.  Adoption helps many of these children to grow up in permanent families rather than in foster homes or institutions. Read more...

     
  Bipolar Disorder in Teens 
  Bipolar Disorder is know to many laypersons as Manic Depressive Illness. Is is called Bipolar because people with this disorder can experience extreme changes in mood ranging on one pole from deep depression to high levels of elation (mania) on the pole at the other end of the continuum.  As with adults, teenagers with Bipolar Disorder may have an ongoing combination of extremely high (manic) and low (depressed) moods.  Read more...
     
  Children with ADHD 
     What might it mean if parents receive school feedback saying their child "doesn't sit still", "causes trouble in class, won't listen to the teacher, or has troubles with other children?"  One possible answer is Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  Even though the child with ADHD often wants to be a good student, the impulsive behavior and difficulty paying attention in class frequently interferes and causes problems.  Read more...
     
   Psychology is Unique 
   As experts in the scientific study of human behavior, psychologists serve a distinctive role in the promotion of health and prevention of disease.  Physiologists provide health care services, through general and specialty practice, in a wide variety of health care settings.  The provision of psychological services reduces medical utilization and overall health care costs.  Read more...
   Stress and Infertility 
   Stress has been defined as any event that a person perceives as threatening or harmful.  Stress can result in the heightened activity of many body organs.  This increased activity is offset by hormones secreted by the adrenal glands and through the nervous system.  Acute stress can result in increased heart rate, blood pressure and respiration, as well as sweaty palms and cool, clammy skin.  Read more...
  
 

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