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....

Depression Treatment

There is more to depression than just a feeling of being sad or a feeling of impending doom, lifelessness, emptiness, and apathy. Depression is no ordinary feeling as most would describe. It engulfs one’s life day in and day out. It often interferes with the ability to sleep, study, work, and eventually have fun. Depression treatment will require one to understand what depression is in order to cope with it. Symptoms/Signs of Depression Part of the initial stages of depression treatment is identifying...

What Causes Crying Jags?

A jag is described as overindulgence in an activity such as crying hence the term crying jag. Crying jags are uncontrolled bouts of crying which may last for long periods and can be cathartic. Developmental psychologist Dr. Aletha Solter states that “crying removes excess stress-related chemicals from the body and serves the purpose of restoring the body’s chemical balance after a stressful event has occurred. Crying is a beneficial physiological process that allows people to cope with stress...

15 Ways to Improve Your Memory

The brain is a quirky organ. No matter the extent of brain research over the years, many of the secrets of this body part remain unknown. Memory retention is a crucial brain function that affects mental acuity, and improving the human ability to absorb, store and retrieve information is critical to your achievements in life. Memory enhancement requires an understanding of basic brain processes and the factors that may affect these processes. Photo by Pixabay 1. Understand the memory system Psychologists...

Panic Attack Treatment

Defining Panic Attacks When one describes a panic attack, they often describe a sudden burst of terror or at least feelings associated with fear. These attacks usually occur without any warning and occur in episodes. These outbursts or episodes of fear can occur any time. It can even occur when the patient is asleep. There are a variety of panic attack treatments that can be used on patients. Treatments usually involve both medications and lifestyle changes. The patient who experiences a panic attack...

Natural Remedies for Anxiety

About There are some people that are prone to excessive feelings of anxiety and panic attacks. These attacks may sometimes be triggered by certain stressful situations. People who feel anxious all the time should try to visit a professional who may be able to discern the root cause of anxiety. The feelings may stem from an actual medical condition that induces anxiety or likewise from some form of mental instability. In extreme cases a person may be said to suffer from GAD or generalized anxiety...

Alzheimer’s Symptoms

Exactly what causes this disease is unclear. However, the symptoms are well known so that people can take the appropriate and necessary steps to handle the situation. The early symptoms include gradual memory loss. This makes it hard to perform day to day activities. Eventually it reaches the point when awareness of time and location becomes difficult. Some problems with speaking will occur. Over time, the symptoms are followed by difficulty in thinking. Reasoning becomes hard and usage of other...