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Complex PTSD (C-PTSD): Symptoms, Behaviors and Treatment

Complex PTSD Complex PTSD ( cPTSD or   C-PTSD ) is a chronic, relapsing, and comorbid psychiatric disorder, characterized by the presence of childhood abuse and neglect, prolonged exposure to traumatic events, and significant disruptions in the formation of healthy, secure attachments in the first years of life. The term “complex” in the name reflects the fact that c-PTSD is not a unitary disorder, but involves the presence of several types of post traumatic symptoms and problems with the treatment of these symptoms. What is CPTSD Complex PTSD (c-PTSD) is a form of PTSD that presents with symptoms of both PTSD and dissociation. This form of PTSD is characterized by flashbacks and/or recurrent reenactments of trauma. CPTSD is characterized by the following: multiple and persistent traumatic events or trauma-related experiences, chronic and persistent trauma-related symptoms (e.g. flashbacks and nightmares), negative self-concept (e.g. blame, worthlessness), and chronic and persistent

Hypochondria (Health Anxiety): Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Hypochondria (or Health Anxiety, or Illness Anxiety Disorder, or Hypochondriasis) Do you have a fear of diseases? Have you ever thought a simple headache to be brain tumor, or a slight stomach ache as an intestinal blockage? Have people ever called you crazy because of your obsession with health and hygiene? Are you gripped by a constant fear of being terminally ill? Have you ever self-diagnosed yourself by checking the symptoms online? Are you aware of symptoms of various diseases because you constantly look them up online? Do you keep getting tests done (often by different doctors)? Is no re-assurance enough to prove that you are not sick. You know that, but are never satisfied. Is that you? If the answer to most of these questions is yes, you probably are a hypochondriac. What is Hypochondria: The Symptoms If you're someone who is constantly worried about their health and always convinced that they are sick, then you may be suffering from hypochondria.

Glossophobia: How to Overcome Fear of Public Speaking

Glossophobia: Fear of public speaking Glossophobia (or speech anxiety) is the fear of public speaking or of speaking in general. Glossophobia  is often cited as our number one fear. Surveys report people are more afraid of making a presentation than they are of spiders, snakes, being eaten by a shark or being struck by lightning. They are often more afraid of death itself. As Jerry Seinfeld remarked, “they would rather be in the box than giving the eulogy over the box.” What is Glossophobia: Definition and Meaning glossophobia · (glossos - + phobia) n. The fear of being ridiculed by other people for one's speech, attitude or manners; the fear of saying the wrong thing and being made fun of. [ The word glossophobia comes from the Greek γλῶσσα glōssa, meaning tongue, and φόβος phobos, fear or dread. ] Glossophobia is a clinical term for the fear of public speaking. People with glossophobia are often afraid of being judged or evaluated negatively by an audience, being embarrasse

Anxiety in Children: Signs, Symptoms, and How to Help

Both children and adults experience anxiety symptoms in some ways. But in some instances in the case of children, the level of anxiety seems to be too bothersome, enough to alter their normal daily life. Children experiencing anxiety symptoms may have feel a sense of nervousness, intense fears and worries that could almost unbearable to control. Childhood anxiety is a serious behavioral concern, and is something that every parent should take seriously. Research shows, in US alone, 5.6 million kids (9.2%) had been diagnosed with anxiety problems. Anxiety in Children Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness or agitation, often about something that is going to happen. A child may experience this behavioral abnormality when there is a major stressful event that happened to him, which will require a change in his present situation. The change can either be positive or negative, but most often it is caused by a negative situation. Once we understand the meaning of this behavior, the next

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How to Deal With the Depression: Basics and Beyond

How to Deal With the Depression It is common to feel sad or blue when dealing with a specific stress, trauma, or a challenging situation, but depression is a much deeper issue. Even when symptoms are minor, this condition is serious. Unfortunately, many people have committed suicide or even homicide because of not getting the care needed. In this article we tried to provide all the required information so you can learn about the truths of mental depression and discover how to deal with the depression . Of all mental health conditions that people face, depression is among those suffered the most, affecting the lives of millions of people all over the world. In fact, globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. ( ref.: WHO Fact sheets on Depression ). And, since the pandemic, percentage of people experiencing depression (and anxiety) symptoms had a manifold rise. Depression affects not only the mind and behaviors, but also physical health, performance, and

Panic Attack and Panic Disorder

Panic Attack and Panic Disorder Panic Attack A panic attack is a sudden or intense anxiety or fear. Panic attacks usually come with the following symptoms: dizziness, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, light headedness. Panic attacks are unpredictable and happen in a range of situations.     See also: Anxiety Attack Some people have only one or two in their lifetime, others will have a group of them which center around increasing stress in their life and for others it could be a daily event in which case it is caused a panic disorder. People who suffer on going panic attacks will generally develop a fear of having panic attacks and go on to avoid situations in which escape would be difficult. Some people who have social anxiety disorder often have panic attacks as part of their symptoms. These attacks are also called anxiety attacks and are usually resolved by removing the problem or trigger situation. What does panic attack feel like If you do have panic attacks y

Some Commonly Experienced Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders In this page we will discuss some of the anxiety disorder symptoms which are commonly experienced in generalized anxiety , post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and panic attacks . It is important to note, however, that anxiety is capable of creating hundreds of different anxiety disorder symptoms, so this is by no means an exclusive list. Shortness of breath / Shallow Breath, and Smothering Sensations : This is one of the most common anxiety disorder symptoms - it may feel as though you aren’t getting enough air into your lungs or as though someone is pressing up against your chest cavity and restricting your air intake. This is just a harmless sensation! Don’t worry about it or be concerned that you aren’t breathing properly because you are! If you weren’t breathing properly you would be unconscious. As with all anxiety disorder symptoms, don’t give these sensations any credit, they will go away. FAQ :