Eileen Bailey

Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winning author of six books on health and parenting topics and freelance writer specializing in health topics including ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer. Her wish is to provide readers with relevant and practical information on health conditions to help them make informed decisions regarding their health care.

Latest by Eileen Bailey

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10 Best Blogs About Life With Type 2 Diabetes

These great type 2 diabetes blogs cover everything from food advice to patient advocacy. Read more from the experts who are living with and treating diabetes.

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When Dementia Comes on Fast

People with vascular dementia may have sudden confusion, difficulty understanding a conversation, or speaking. Eileen discusses what happened when her father developed the condition.

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Facts About Behavior Modification for ADD/ADHD

Behavioral modification for children often involves the use of charts and stickers and is normally based on a system of rewards and consequences, emphasizing positive behaviors. Although this works well for children, adults with ADD need more than a ...

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What High School Students with ADHD Want Teachers to Know

Attention, teachers! What does your high-school student wish you knew about ADHD? Find out by reading this list compiled by teens with ADHD.

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Harrison Ford Talk About His Fear of Public Speaking

It is hard to believe, watching a movie like Indiana Jones that Harrison Ford is scared of anything, but in his own words, “It’s people I’m scared of.” [In Normal Conversation, 2000, Bob Thomas, Associated Press] Harrison Ford suffers from anxiety. I...

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Heart Palpitations and Anxiety Attacks: Should You Worry?

Many people experience heart palpitations during an anxiety attack. This pounding of your heartbeat can cause you to feel as if you are having a heart attack or as if you are going to die. The good news is that heart palpitations are often not seriou...

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How to Manage Antidepressant Withdrawal Symptoms

Understand the many symptoms of withdrawal and learn how to overcome them.

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5 Time-Management Tip for Kids with ADHD

Children with ADHD are often unorganized and lack time management skills. They may have trouble sequencing events or problems planning out their time. They may get distracted and forget the current task or lose track of time. They may underestimate h...

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The Risk of Mixing Stimulant Medication and Antidepressants

Last week I wrote about ADHD and depression. Does one cause the other? Does depression normally follow ADHD or is inattention caused by depression? As we learned, it can be either or it could be neither. Sometimes, the inattention isn’t ADHD but is c...

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Common Conditions That Mimic Yeast Infections or Herpes

Learn the symptoms of lichen planus and lichen sclerosus, two vulvar skin conditions that can cause pain, burning, and more.