Category Archives for Mental Health

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s disease is a neurodegenerative genetic disorder that typically materializes near middle age. In rare cases where the disease manifests in younger individuals the disease is usually more aggressive and maintains more pronounced symptoms. It generally affects people of European descent and is classified as a rare disease affecting only as much as 7 in 100000 people of European ancestry. Read more

Bipolar Symptoms

Successful treatment of this condition requires early diagnosis. Without proper medication, this mental illness can become very complex and dangerous for the patient. Bipolar Disorder Signs There are four types, and are categorized based on the mood swings. Type I is characterized by very high periods and slight bouts of depression. Type Ii is marked by intense depression and periods of mania. Mania is characterized by excitability or violent behavior. Type III (called cyclothymia) patients experience...