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Kids of Bipolar or Schizophrenic Parents More Likely to Face Early Mental Health Issues

Kids of Bipolar or Schizophrenic Parents More Likely to Face Early Mental Health Issues



This is a wonderful article I found and had to share it with you, my readers. It deals with something I always think about, passing the bipolar gene to your child. It’s not something I’m willing to do, but for those who do decide to have kids, good for you and good luck, with all sincerity. I cannot imagine seeing someone that I made hurt so deeply because of this disease, so that is why my husband and I have choosen to stay child-free. But to each their own. I’m going to highlight the article’s main points, but be sure to read the whole article to really understand. 


“New research shows that children born to one or both parents with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are more likely to suffer mental health problems by the age of seven.”


“Presented at the International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA) meeting in Milan, Italy, in October 2016, the Danish High Risk and Resilience Study — VIA 7 — included 522 children who were seven at the start of the study.”

“Of the children, 202 were born to at least one person diagnosed with schizophrenia (located using Danish registries), while 120 of them were born to least one parent diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The remaining 200 children were born to parents without any of these diagnoses.”


“The results show children born to parents with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder score higher than the other children using a tool called the child behavior checklist (CBCL). This is a widely used questionnaire with more than 100 questions given to parents and teachers that describes behavioral problems or signs of possible illness, the researchers said, explaining a higher score represents more problems.”

Sample CBCL: 


“Mean scores for children in the schizophrenia group were 27.2, the bipolar group 23.5, and control group 17.1.”

“There were also marked differences between the three groups concerning psychopathology, neurocognition, motor functioning and their home environment, according to the study’s findings.”


“Children born to parents with schizophrenia, and to a minor extent also bipolar disorder, were found to have increased risk for problems such as anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and stress/adjustment disorder, and were also more likely to display neurocognitive problems or delays. They also were more likely to grow up in families with a lower social status and a higher risk of adverse life events, according to the researchers.”


“She noted the researchers plan to follow the children until age 11, conducting a new assessment before puberty.”

““We do not know if the impaired children will catch up in neurocognitive areas or if their mental problems will be in remission, but since social aspects and environmental factors contribute significantly to child development — and they were quite marked already at age seven years — we are expecting similar or even worse results could be seen at age 11 years,” she said.”


Source: psychcentral.com

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Get Rid of that Migraine!

Get Rid of that Migraine!


Did you know that there are four stages to a Migraine? Yes! There are ways to tell you’re getting a migraine, in which case, you should start trying to kick it before it takes over! 

Essential Oils are my favorite way to relieve something naturally. And there are plenty of oils for a headache or migraine. 


Do you know how or where to put the essential oils?



Yoga is another natural way to get rid of your migraine.


Lastly, but probably most important is your diet. Foods can cause your migraine. And there are foods that relieve it too. Check it out! 



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Boost Your Metabolism 

Boost Your Metabolism

One of my 2017 resolutions was to start boosting my metabolism by working out correctly to help boost it, eat the right foods, and stay healthy. How many of you have that same type of resolution. Down below I have collected the best charts and pictures that will help you get on track and stay there. 


There are so many ways to help your body lose weight or just get healthier by boosting your metabolism. There are foods, exercises, drinks and more at your fingertips, ready to help you boost your metabolism in 2017. 


“Metabolism is a term that is used to describe all chemical reactions involved in maintaining the living state of the cells and the organism. Metabolism can be conveniently divided into two categories:”

“Catabolism – the breakdown of molecules to obtain energy.”

Anabolism – the synthesis of all compounds needed by the cells.”


“Metabolism is closely linked to nutrition and the availability of nutrients. Bioenergetics is a term which describes the biochemical or metabolic pathways by which the cell ultimately obtains energy. Energy formation is one of the vital components of metabolism.”

Source: Metabolism


Here is an example of an excellent workout for boosting metabolisms. 


What not have a smoothie to help start-kick your metabolism in the mornings. 



Try this app, that is free that will keep track of what you eat and more! This could be a game changer for some of you. Good luck!

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Money and Mental Illness

Money and Mental Illness


I have always thought that money and mental health were linked. After reading up on the topic, it’s clear that there is most certainly a connection. Poor mental health can make managing money more difficult than should be, and the guilt and worrying about money can make your mental health worse.


“For individuals who are affected by or who are vulnerable to mental illness, it’s especially important for them to have a home and regular income.”

“For individuals directly affected by severe mental illness or other mental health difficulties, often it will be difficult to secure or retain full-time paid employment leading to a need to call on the state for some form of financial support in the form of state benefits.”


“Sometime, for certain individuals, mental illness can also impact on ability to manage debts, in situations where this is the case, free advice on managing debt should be sought as soon as difficulties arise by contacting an agency such as Citizens Advice Bureau. The sooner a debt issue is addressed the more successfully (and less stressfully) it can be managed.”


Source: Money & Mental Illness
These are examples of just how money and mental illness are correlated: 

  • “If you can’t work or have to take time off work, your income may be affected.”

  • “If you feel very ‘high’ during a period of mania or hypomania, this can lead to impulsive decisions about money that make sense at the time but leave you in lots of debt.”

  • “You may spend money to make yourself feel better. Spending can give you a temporary high.”

  • “You might feel anxious about doing things like talking on the phone, going to the bank or opening envelopes.”

  • “You may feel forced to do a job you don’t like in order to pay the bills or pay off your debt.”

  • “You may lose the motivation to keep control of your finances.”

  • “You might find that spending any money at all or being in debt can make you feel very anxious – even if you actually have enough money.”

  • “Dealing with the benefits system or being in debt may make you feel stressed, anxious and worried about the future.”

  • “You may not have enough money to spend on essentials or things to keep you well like housing, food, heating or medication.”

  • “Money problems can affect relationships and your social life, which can have a knock-on effect on your mental health.”


Source: Money & Mental Health


Money Problems can manifest into an even bigger deal. Look at what can happen. So manage your stress if you want to stay healthy. 

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Take My Advice….

Take My Advice…


Take My Advice…This is something new that I’d like to start posting more often, it is about advice I like to give about love, life, and so much more. Here is today’s advice for a healthier you. 

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Would You Like Fruit with Your Water?

Would You Like Fruit with Your Water?


There are so many different combinations of ways to stay hydrated and delicious at the same time. Below are 4 recipes for fruit infused water.



Below are great recipes for to add in your water for weight loss: 


This vitamin water shown below, is filled to the top of this water pitcher with every piece of citrus and other various fruits. 


This is another chart of ways to make infused water combinations. I prefer this chart when making my infused water. 


Want to detox? Here’s some detox infused water recipes. Bottoms up!

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Flat Belly Tips for Women

Flat Belly Tips for Women



This a great workout that is easy to do because it requires no equipment, and it shows real results immediately, when done correctly. 


Do you want to have abs like these? Put in the time and effort and these exercises will leave you with a flat Belly and more, muscle, tone, and a core. 


It’s 2017, no matter what your New Year’s resolution is, we can all be healthier. Having a flatter belly will help you live a longer life and that goes for any workout or exercise you do, it will keep you healthy and happy, too! 

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