Category Archives for Mental Health

Symptoms of Stress

Everyone always encounter symptoms of stress some time in their life. It is because stress is one factor that comes along with the demand of daily living and performing daily responsibilities. However there is something good when one begins to experience the symptoms of stress. It alerts the body to take a time off and rest. Stress is meant to provide the body a reminder when it is subject to extreme conditions. The common symptoms of stress are one triggered by the body’s natural autonomic response...

Autism Symptoms

Recent years have seen an increase in the understanding of this health condition. By recognizing the symptoms early, getting treatment and establishing proper care becomes possible. Autism Signs One of the most conspicuous symptoms is not speaking; those who do only say a single word. In most cases the child may repeat a phrase or word he or she has heard. Another major sign is limited interest. Instead of playing with other kids, they just repeat the simple actions of people around them. Aside...

What Causes Fear?

What is fear Fear is an emotional response to a threat. It is a basic survival mechanism occurring in response to a specific stimulus, such as pain or the threat of danger. Fear should be distinguished from the related emotional state of anxiety, which typically occurs without any external threat. Additionally, fear is related to the specific behaviors of escape and avoidance, whereas anxiety is the result of threats which are perceived to be uncontrollable or unavoidable. Causes of fear Our brain...

What Causes Night Sweats?

Night sweats are also known as Sleep Hyperhidrosis and refers to the occurrence of abnormally excessive perspiration during sleep or while awake. Night sweats may also be referred to as “severe hot flashes which occur at night and result in a drenching sweat”. Night sweats are more common in adults, but also affect children. Night sweats are generally harmless and are more cumbersome because they tend to interrupt sleep patterns. They can also be brought on by medications, infections or cancer;...

Natural Remedies for ADD

The issues regarding ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) have remained controversial. Some people believe that it is not a behavioral disorder. However, regardless of whether the symptoms associated with ADD indicate a behavioral disorder or not, there are certain holistic approaches that can be taken to address them. Natural Remedies for ADD The following list includes some simple methods that can be employed to combat ADD. diet: Those experiencing...

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 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...