Category Archives for Mental Health

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;...

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...

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...

Symptoms of Dementia

One of the most common cognitive diseases among people age 70 to 80, dementia is a degenerative disease that can be caused by a major head trauma or a chronic illness that affected the functioning of the brain and the nervous system. The symptoms of dementia can be categorized based on the etiology of the illness. In order to treat the disease, it is important that patients consult with their physicians as soon as they experience or feel any of the symptoms. To know more about the disease below are...

Depression Symptoms

Depression, which is otherwise known as major depressive disorder, is primarily a mental illness marked by an extremely low mood. Furthermore, this state of mind is also characterized by a loss of pleasure and interest on things that are usually enjoyable in nature. Patients of this mental disorder have very low self-esteem. A combination of environmental, genetic and biochemical factors can contribute to the development of this serious health problem. People can understand this problematic state...

Natural Remedies for Depression

Although there is an ongoing debate about what the most accurate description of depression is and also about whether it is a disease or a response to a set of circumstances, it is clear that the accompanying dejection will inevitably interfere with normal social functioning. Depression may be a symptom of other conditions that should be diagnosed and assessed by a physician. However, there are other factors that may trigger depression including, insomnia, hormonal imbalance, nutrition deficiencies,...