Category Archives for Mental Health

What Causes Stress?

Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger – whether it’s real or imagined – the body’s defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction, or the stress response. The stress response is the body’s way of protecting you. When working properly, it helps you stay focused, energetic, and alert. In emergency situations, stress can save your life...

Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety is otherwise known as generalized anxiety disorder. It is usually characterized by exaggerated and excessive anxiety about ordinary events in life. Usually there are no reasons behind such excessive worries. In fact, there aren’t even any obvious reasons why a patient has to worry. The people who suffer from this disorder have that tendency to expect certain disaster. Some of the common things that people with this disorder worry about include family, money, health, school, and work....

What Causes Nightmares?

Dreams are a succession of images, thoughts, or emotions passing through the mind during sleep. A nightmare is an unpleasant dream. It occurs during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep that arouses strong unpleasant emotional responses of intense, inescapable fear, terror, distress, or extreme anxiety that usually awakens the sleeper. Other disturbing emotions such as anger, guilt, sadness or depression may occur in a nightmare. Nightmares tend to be complex and fairly long. Nightmares occur exclusively...

14 Tips to Reduce Stress

They say a little bit of stress is a good thing, giving you the motivation to get things done. However, too much stress is going to control you. You’ll find yourself dealing with a host of health problems if you don’t find ways to relieve inner tension. The last thing you need is heart trouble or high blood pressure. If stress is running you ragged, consider 15 tips that will help you to get a grip.Photo by Pixabay1.Give Yoga a Try Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years with...

What Causes Shortness of Breath?

Definition Few sensations are as frightening as not being able to get enough air. Although shortness of breath, known medically as dyspnea — is likely to be experienced differently by different people, it’s often described as an intense tightening in the chest or feeling of suffocation. You may experience shortness of breath just once or have recurring episodes. Causes of shortness of breath Anxiety People who talk for long periods of time while teaching, reading aloud, working on the telephone,...

Anxiety Attack Symptoms

A person’s individuality usually defines the different anxiety attack symptoms they manifest. The genetic make up of a person often determines the level of the early anxiety symptoms manifestation. There are various levels of anxiety attack symptoms that may range from minor to major symptomatic manifestations of anxiety that are quite different for every person. This may range from minor to major severity of symptoms. Anxiety attack is a normal body response to stressful situations. It is in...

Natural Remedies for ADHD

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or AD/HD) is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder and is recognized as one of the most common childhood disorders although it may continue through adolescence and adulthood. Read more

OCD Treatment

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Experts once thought that obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD is very difficult to treat. OCD is a kind of anxiety disorder where those who suffer from it are characteristically obsessed with repeated behaviors. Those who suffer from this illness will have these repetitive compulsions to the point that these behaviors already interfere with their daily lives.Compulsions vs. Obsessions Obsessions, in the context of this illness, refer to impulses, ideas, and...

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