National Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day 2024 is on Wednesday, September 18, 2024: IS THIS LUPUS!!!!!!PLEASE ANSWER?

Wednesday, September 18, 2024 is National Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day 2024. ADHD Awareness Week - Attention Deficit Disorder Association Attention Deficit Disorder


How can you go on like this asking the same question 10 times a day for 3 days? You're questions just mutates a little each day.

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Adolescent Suicide Hotline


Adolescent Crisis Intervention & Counseling Nineline


AIDS National Hotline


CHADD-Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder


Child Abuse Hotline


Cocaine Help Line

1-800-COCAINE (1-800-262-2463)

Domestic Violence Hotline


Domestic Violence Hotline/Child Abuse

1-800-4-A-CHILD (800 422 4453)

Drug & Alcohol Treatment Hotline


Ecstasy Addiction


Eating Disorders Center


Family Violence Prevention Center


Gay & Lesbian National Hotline

1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)

Gay & Lesbian Trevor HelpLine Suicide Prevention


Healing Woman Foundation (Abuse)


Help Finding a Therapist

1-800-THERAPIST (1-800-843-7274)

Incest Awareness Foundation

1-888 -547-3222

Learning Disabilities - (National Center For)


Missing & Exploited Children Hotline


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

Panic Disorder Information Hotline

800- 64-PANIC

Post Abortion Trauma


Project Inform HIV/AIDS Treatment Hotline


Rape (People Against Rape)


Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network (RAINN)

1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

Runaway Hotline


Self-Injury Hotline SAFE

(Self Abuse Finally Ends)

1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)

Sexual Assault Hotline


Sexual Abuse - Stop It Now!


STD Hotline


Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Suicide & Crisis Hotline


Suicide Prevention - The Trevor HelpLine

(Specializing in gay and lesbian youth suicide prevention).


Teen Helpline


Victim Center

1-800-FYI-CALL (1-800-394-2255)

Youth Crisis Hotline


What can happen health wise?? Help me!?

What can happen health wise?? Help me!?

Not sleeping enough and not sleeping well is not OK. As a matter of fact, there is quite a price to pay. It may surprise you to learn that chronic sleep deprivation, for whatever reason, significantly affects your health, performance, safety, and pocketbook.

There are many causes of sleep deprivation. The stresses of daily life may intrude upon our ability to sleep well, or perhaps we trade sleep for more work or play. We may have medical or mental-health conditions that disrupt our sleep, and be well aware that we are sleep-deprived.

However, it is critically important to realize that sleep deprivation is very often due to unrecognized sleep disorders. After a typical night's sleep, you may not feel restored and refreshed and be sleepy during the day, but be totally unaware that you are sleep-deprived or have a sleep disorder. You might think, "It's just the stress of work or the kids," or you might have "always felt this way" and had no idea that you should feel differently. This lack of awareness compounds the consequences, because so many people remain undiagnosed for years.

That said, let's look at the consequences of sleep deprivation.

In the short term:

* Decreased Performance and Alertness: Sleep deprivation induces significant reductions in performance and alertness. Reducing your nighttime sleep by as little as one and a half hours for just one night could result in a reduction of daytime alertness by as much as 32%.

* Memory and Cognitive Impairment: Decreased alertness and excessive daytime sleepiness impair your memory and your cognitive ability -- your ability to think and process information.

* Stress Relationships: Disruption of a bed partner's sleep due to a sleep disorder may cause significant problems for the relationship (for example, separate bedrooms, conflicts, moodiness, etc.).

* Poor Quality of Life: You might, for example, be unable to participate in certain activities that require sustained attention, like going to the movies, seeing your child in a school play, or watching a favorite TV show.

* Occupational Injury: Excessive sleepiness also contributes to a greater than twofold higher risk of sustaining an occupational injury.

* Automobile Injury: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates conservatively that each year drowsy driving is responsible for at least 100,000 automobile crashes, 71,000 injuries, and 1,550 fatalities.

The good news for many of the disorders that cause sleep deprivation is that after risk assessment, education, and treatment, memory and cognitive deficits improve and the number of injuries decreases.

In the long term, the clinical consequences of untreated sleep disorders are large indeed. They are associated with numerous, serious medical illnesses, including:

* High blood pressure

* Heart attack

* Heart failure

* Stroke

* Obesity

* Psychiatric problems, including depression and other mood disorders

* Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

* Mental impairment

* Fetal and childhood growth retardation

* Injury from accidents

* Disruption of bed partner's sleep quality

* Poor quality of life

Studies show an increased mortality risk for those reporting less than either six or seven hours per night. One study found that reduced sleep time is a greater mortality risk than smoking, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Sleep disturbance is also one of the leading predictors of institutionalization in the elderly, and severe insomnia triples the mortality risk in elderly men.

Remarkably, sleep loss may also be a contributing factor to obesity. John Winkelman, MD, PhD, medical director of the Sleep Health Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital and assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School sums up this finding up nicely: "What most people do not realize is that better sleep habits may be instrumental to the success of any weight management plan." And Michael Thorpy, MD, director of the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center in New York adds, "Any American making a resolution to lose weight ... should probably consider a parallel commitment for getting more sleep."

It is also important to realize the huge scope and prevalence of these disorders; more than 85 sleep disorders are recognized by the American Sleep Disorders Association, affecting more than 70 million Americans. Up to one-third of Americans have symptoms of insomnia; however, less than 10% of those are identified by primary-care doctors. Sleep-related breathing disorders represent a spectrum of abnormalities that range from simple snoring to sleep apnea (repeated episodes of cessation of breathing during sleep). As highly prevalent as they are, most cases remain undiagnosed and untreated.

* Chronic snoring, for example, is associated with an increased incidence of heart and brain-related diseases. It is present in about

What are the advantages and disadvantages of taking Carim 100 mg?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of taking Carim 100 mg?

Carim is just another name for modafinil... the only difference in yours is 100mg is half the dose of the 200mg tablets.

In the United States, modafinil is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration only for the treatment of narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea and shift work sleep disorder. In some countries, it is also approved for idiopathic hypersomnia (all forms of excessive daytime sleepiness where causes can't be established). The usual prescribed dosage for these disorders is 200 mg once a day (less commonly, 100 to 400 mg/day in one or two doses).

For conditions other than shift work sleep disorder, modafinil is normally taken in one dose in the morning or in two doses in the morning and at midday. It is generally not recommended to take modafinil after noon: modafinil is a relatively long-acting drug with a half-life of 15 hours, and taking it during the later part of the day carries a risk of sleep disturbances

Despite extensive research into the interaction of modafinil with a large number of neurotransmitter systems, a precise mechanism or set of mechanisms of action remains unclear. It seems that modafinil, like other stimulants, increases the release of monoamines, specifically the catecholamines norepinephrine and dopamine, from the synaptic terminals. However, modafinil also elevates hypothalamic histamine levels, leading some researchers to consider Modafinil a "wakefulness promoting agent" rather than a classic amphetamine-like stimulant. Despite modafinil's histaminergic action, it still partially shares the actions of amphetamine-class stimulants due to its effects on norepinephrine and dopamine.

A National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) study highlighted "the need for heightened awareness for potential abuse of and dependence on modafinil in vulnerable populations" due to the drug's effect on dopamine in the brain's reward center. However, the synergistic actions of modafinil on both catecholaminergic and histaminergic pathways lowers abuse potential as compared to traditional stimulant drugs while maintaining the effectiveness of the drug as a wakefulness promoting agent. Studies have suggested that modafinil "has limited potential for large-scale abuse" and "does not possess an addictive potential in naive individuals."

Modafinil was shown to be an effective treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),however in 2006 it was found by the FDA to be unfit for use by children for that purpose. It was rejected primarily due to one suspected case of Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Cephalon's own label for Provigil now discourages its use by children for any purpose. Other potentially effective, but unapproved targets include the treatment of depression, bipolar depression,opiate & cocaine dependence,Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, and disease-related fatigue, as well as fatigue that is the side effect of another medication.

In most countries, here is a paper sheet with this sort of information with the tablets. If not, you really should discuss what you need to know with the pharmacist. Although pharmacists are sometimes called chemists, they are rather different and have specific traning in the areas.

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