504 Plans in Illinois

If you or a loved one have a disability, it can be challenging to complete daily tasks without the proper accommodations. Attending school can be especially daunting without the proper support. In Illinois, 504 plans help those with disabilities understand which steps their schools will take to help them succeed. […]

OCD vs OCPD

OCD stands for obsessive-compulsive disorder, while OCPD stands for obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. Each has a different clinical definition, as OCD is an anxiety disorder, while OCPD is a personality disorder. They have different symptoms, treatment options, and prognoses for recovery. What Is OCD? Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a disorder with […]

Avoidant Personality Disorder vs. Social Anxiety

Avoidant personality disorder (APD) and social anxiety are two conditions that can affect a person’s confidence and ability to take part in social situations. Though they are similar, there are differences between the two that can affect people in different ways. Understanding where the conditions differ can help you seek […]

IEPs in Illinois

Every parent wants their child to succeed academically. When students don’t have access to the resources they need, they may struggle in school. An individualized educational plan (IEP) may be an option for students with different disabilities. IEPs clearly lays out your child’s path to academic success. What is an […]

OCD Symptoms in Children

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common anxiety disorder that can begin in childhood, although it is often underdiagnosed and underrated. It’s characterized by recurring obsessions (thoughts) and compulsions (behaviors) that people believe can ease their distress and ward off risks. Failing to complete these compulsions and obsessions can cause anxiety. […]

SAT vs ACT

Either you or your student is ready to start applying to colleges, and two tests keep coming up in conversation, the SAT and ACT. Colleges often require one or the other, rarely both, although you’re allowed to take both if you prefer. What’s the difference between the SAT and the […]

5 Holiday Activities in Arlington Heights, IL

The holidays are fast approaching, and Arlington Heights offers locals and visitors alike a wonderful home base for the holidays. Winters in Illinois can be brutally cold, so it’s always a good idea to have hot cocoa in your hands and heart-warming festivities on your calendar. As one of the […]

Depression vs Bipolar Disorder

Over 16 million Americans suffer from depression, while around 6 million have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. In total, that’s over 10% of the population. So, if you work in an office with 100 people, the chances are that 10 of your coworkers (including you) suffer from these afflictions. Unfortunately, […]

Adjustment Disorder

Adjusting to a new life situation always presents some distinct challenges. In some cases, these challenges may begin to feel insurmountable, leading to severely disruptive symptoms. If a significant life change or traumatic event has left you feeling overwhelmed and unable to function normally, you may be suffering from adjustment […]

Crippling Depression: What Is It & Do You Have It?

Depression is a common mental illness. In the United States, approximately 17.3 million adults have suffered from at least one depressive episode. About 35% of adults who have suffered from a major depressive episode did not receive treatment, but it’s important to know that depression isn’t something that one must simply […]