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Alcoholism: Definition, Symptoms, Effects, Causes, Treatment & Rehab

Alcoholism Alcoholism (a.k.a. alcohol dependence and alcohol addiction) is a progressive degenerative disease that includes the following four symptoms: physical dependence, the loss of control, craving, and tolerance. There are many different issues concerning alcoholism that need to be studied in order to better understand this damaging disease. More explicitly, there are health-related, emotional, behavioral, social, and physical facets of this disease that result in predictable and observable health hazards and destructive behaviors that together form the effects of alcoholism. And by the way, research has not uncovered any evidence that any of the effects of alcoholism are positive. In a word, alcoholism is a disease that will eventually result in debilitating and life threatening circumstances. One of the key facts about alcohol-drinking is that for most people who drink, alcohol is a pleasant experience, especially when they engage in social functions. In the majority of cas

Drug and Alcohol Intervention

Drug and Alcohol Intervention If someone you love is hurting himself or herself – and those around him or her – with alcohol or drug use, you don’t need to just stand back and watch the destruction. It might be time to consider a professional intervention – alcohol intervention / drug intervention. What is Drug Intervention or Alcohol Intervention The goal of an intervention is to get your family member or friend into a treatment program. Interventions can be organized for anyone struggling with an alcohol problem or abusing drugs. Ideally, it’s not a confrontational experience but a rallying cry of concern and compassion for the addict’s well-being. Interventions are appropriate for those who can’t admit they have a substance or alcohol abuse problem as well as those who have never received abuse treatment. The intervention process may also be a good choice for addicts with additional challenges, such as depression or an anxiety disorder . It’s also an ideal technique for addicts who

Eating Disorders: Causes, Types, Symptoms and Treatment

Eating Disorders Eating Disorders are outlined by any eating pattern or habit that’s out of the realms of traditional. This might embody eating too very little or an excessive amount of food; most in order that it’s the potential to begin to have an effect on the person’s physical health. Obsession with body weight or shape, distorted perception of body shape, or obsession with certain food causes eating disorders. While the precise reason for isn’t known, it will typically be attributed to a mixture of things that embody environmental and biological factors Eating disorders have one of the highest mortality rates of all psychiatric diagnoses. What Causes Eating Disorders Eating disorder is a complex concept, with no single cause that can be cited behind the disorder. However several risk factors have been identified as contributing to the onset of eating disorders. Many experts believe that the interaction between biology, psychology and social factors influence the diagnosis of a

Understanding Depersonalization and Derealization

Understanding  Depersonalization Imagine being stuck inside a small glass box 24 hours a day wherever you go. Imagine feeling as if you're about to float away or disappear into thin air because you have no human body to tether you to the real world. Imagine being unable to hold a real conversation because you can't interpret the other person's words or register what they're saying. Imagine exchanging eye contact with a loved one and seeing nothing but a 2D comic-book image, devoid of emotion or meaning. Imagine seriously considering whether or not you might have died because you're unable to feel anything - physically or emotionally. Imagine looking in the mirror and not recognizing the person staring back at you. We feel so separated from both our body and mind that our reflections might as well be different people. The hypotheticals we gave you are all common descriptions of different people's experiences of depersonalization (often abbreviated to DP). But

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD): Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

PMDD: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) is a severe form of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome). In this disorder, a woman feels irritable, angry, shows major depression symptoms * and lives in tension before her menstruation. About 3-8% of women suffer from this disorder during their menstruation years. It starts interfering with social and occupational life of a woman. Anxiety disorder, SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) * and Major Depression * is more prevalent in women suffering from premenstrual dysphoric disorder than their counterparts. [ * SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and Major Depression are discussed at the end of this article ] PMDD Causes Large intake of caffeine Hereditary Hormonal changes resulting out of a woman’s menstrual cycle No exercise Lack of serotonin Consumption of alcohol Overweight    PMDD Symptoms Though the symptoms of PMDD are similar to that of PMS, they are more severe in nature when compared

PTSD: Test, Tips, Treatment & Coping with Flashbacks

PTSD Test, Tips & Treatment What is PTSD Post traumatic stress disorder  (also known as PTSD ) is, as the name suggests, a type of anxiety disorder brought on by a particular traumatic event. The most widely known example of this is soldiers returning from war after witnessing or being involved in some horrific situation, but there are many causes such as physical trauma, sexual abuse, mental abuse, terrorist attack, death of a friend or family member, rape etc. Following exposure to a tragic event an individual could be at risk of developing emotional distress and anxiety which if left unchecked can bring about the dreaded post traumatic stress disorder. PTSD is classified as an intense anxiety disorder triggered by traumatic experiences and its symptoms are believed to last longer than four weeks. Although trauma stressors are the underlying cause, post traumatic stress disorder can develop immediately after exposure or in some cases, long after the traumatic experience

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How to Build Self-Confidence & Improve Self-Esteem : 5 Ways

How to Build Confidence and Self-Esteem Self-Confidence Meaning Self Confidence is a belief on ones abilities. In the purest form it expresses how much belief you have in your own abilities, in any field. You can have great self confidence in your soccer abilities but when it comes to relationships, you are lost. So it varies on the field which we are examining.   We all have our strong and weak sides, and that’s okay. The problem begins when we disregard and undervalue ourselves, and lose faith in ourselves. This is what you should focus on, when building self confidence. You should focus on your strong sides and remind yourself of the things you are proud of, of the things that you are very good at. When you focus on the things you are proud of, you start feeling great about yourself and you begin to acknowledge your advantages as well. This leads to strong sense of self-appreciation and confidence. How to Build Self-Confidence Everyone is different, and what works for one perso

Quick Progressive Muscle Relaxation script

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is a stress management technique developed by Edmund Jacobson, Physical Therapist in early 1920s. According to Jacobson, since mental stress and anxiety accompanies muscular tension, one can reduce stress and anxiety  by learning to relax muscle tension.  Jacobson's Progressive Muscle Relaxation  ( JPMR ) technique (exercise/therapy) is still popular among modern physiotherapists as well as psychotherapists. In this article you will find a detailed discussion on PMR and 2 Quick Progressive Muscle Relaxation scripts ... What Is Progressive Muscle Relaxation Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) can be defined as a relaxation response to daily stressors. It is a psychophysical therapy that can be used to reduce tension and physical pain, and to help clients learn to be more conscious of their own bodily sensations and body posture. It comprises a sequence of techniques designed to systematically relax specific

How to Deal with Depression Alone: Overcome Depression on Your Own

How to Deal with Depression Depression leaves devastation in its wake, but fortunately there is something that can be done about it. At this day and age, people are more aware of the harmful impact that untreated depression can lead to. Modern advances have more or less minimized the recurrence of depression once identified and treated. Knowing how to deal with depression will definitely save a life, yours or a loved one’s. Depression occurs more commonly than we think, and has varying impact to a person’s life. Depending on the individual lifestyle, coping mechanism and personality, it could range from manageable to disastrous. Symptoms could also vary, and a depressed person may exhibit frequent emotional down-times manifested through crying. It may also affect sexual desire, alienation from family and friends, as well as difficulty in finding meaning in life. A person with depression is also disinterested in participating in group activities, and may end up neglecting personal an