Signs You Might Be Suffering From Anxiety Disorder

Signs You Might Be Suffering From Anxiety Disorder

Having bouts of anxiety can be considered a normal part of life. But if it becomes worse and comes ever so often without any reason, then it may already be an anxiety disorder. Having such an experience can have an effect on one’s life. Here are some signs that may indicate that you are already […]

Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body dysmorphic disorder is considered as a form of mental illness usually characterized by severe concerns about a flaw in one’s appearance. A flaw may be something minor or one that is just imagined. The concern for such a flaw can reach a point where one may feel shameful or distressed enough to avoid being […]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Facts

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Facts

Post traumatic stress disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that can develop when a person experiences one or more severe traumatic events that can cause one to become threatened with physical harm. It is the emotional and psychological trauma that can eventually cause the problem leading to PSTD. Here are some other facts concerning the said condition.Some people are more prone to developing PSTD than others.Just like different levels of stress can affect people in different ways, so does the …

Dealing with Emotions After a Traumatic Event

Dealing with Emotions After a Traumatic Event

Certain traumatic events that may happen can greatly affect people in so many ways. From natural disasters to experiences of abuse and terrorism, people may react differently to such highly stressful situations that will lead them to undergo experiences that dig into their deepest emotions. Experts believe that talking about the experiences may help the affected ones recover. But does talking about the event really would help?Psychological DebriefingRecent research conducted may have shown that …

Understanding Anxiety Disorders

Understanding Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety and anxiety disorders are not entirely the same. Anxiety is a condition considered as quite normal in daily life. People may feel anxious at one time or another. Some bouts of anxiety may even help one become more focused, motivated and energized. This holds true for people experiencing mild to moderate anxiety. Anxiety disorders on the other hand covers a variety of conditions wherein anxiety is taken to its more serious and abnormal forms. Anxiety can cause certain physical and emotion…

Brain Damage May Protect Against PTSD?

Brain Damage May Protect Against PTSD?

A recent research conducted among war veterans have shown that a certain type of brain damage may actually protect some people from developing post traumatic stress disorder. Post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a condition that affects people who have gone through periods of extended and severe stress such as wars, accidents and other traumatic events. The symptoms that this condition present can drastically change one’s quality of life. A study was conducted to try and find out what part …

Stress and Depression Vary by U.S Regions

Stress and Depression Vary by U.S Regions

According to health.com, the “state you live in may affect you state of mind.”This new report suggests that the rates of depression, stress and emotional problems differ according to geographic region. Hawaii is the most stress-free state with only 6.6 percent of the people report frequent mental distress. On the other hand, Kentucky is the most mentally distressing state with 14.4 percent if its people claiming frequent mental distress. By frequent, that means “having 14 or more mentally unheal…

Handling Anxiety Effectively

Handling Anxiety Effectively

Handling worry and anxiety takes some effort to achieve. How well they are handled and managed can help people cope up better with the daily stresses of life. Here are some tips that may help people stop worrying and keep their anxieties at bay. Learn To Accept UncertaintyUncertainties can easily cause people to worry and filled with anxiety because they bring doubt and unpredictability. People only worry less if they have some sense of control or can be 100 percent certain in everything. But th…

What is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?

What is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an emotional condition that develops following a life-threatening, dreadfully frightening, or highly unsafe experience. Recognition of this disorder increased significantly following the Vietnam War, when many returning American soldiers developed impaired functioning and alarming psychological symptoms. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 5.2 million American ages 18 to 54 have PTSD.What are the possible causes of PTSD?Almost all life-t…

Intellectual Resources May Prevent Soldiers from Developing PTSD

Intellectual Resources May Prevent Soldiers from Developing PTSD

A study on Vietnam War veterans suggests that intellectual resources may help soldiers deflect posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after warfare. These findings appeared in the Neuropsychology journal, an American Psychological Association publication.PTSD is a distressing and often disabling anxiety disorder triggered by exposure to severe psychological trauma, like combat, abuse, torture, natural disaster, or accident. A person with this condition characteristically re-experiences the trauma …