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Worry Less, Live More: Practical Steps to Calm and Joy

How do you stop worrying about sucking your energy and ruining your life? Well, it's quite easy. The magic solution is to stop worrying. Well, it may seem downright impossible. After all, worrying comes naturally. It's what humans do. That worry bug will be persistent. So every time it bites you, crush it. All you need is some practice, a dash of determination, and a pinch of commitment. I used to believe that worrying was my way of problem-solving. I would spend countless hours working through every scenario. (My problem-solving usually involved backup plans in case the first plan didn't pan out.) Well, this was endlessly exhausting. I always ended up with tight knots in my stomach. And guess what? That problem I was so eager to solve using the power of my worrying never materialized. But after many tight-knit, sleepless nights, it hit me. I should concentrate on the worries that I could solve, not the ones I had zero control over. Man, that whittled my list down signi

Anxiety Attack: Meaning, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, How to Stop

Anxiety Attack An anxiety attack (or Panic Attack)  is a time period whereby a person is suddenly, sometimes without warning, debilitated by feelings of intense anxiety and fear. For the sufferer it can be a very terrifying experience, even though they are totally unaware that their symptoms are part of the body’s natural mechanism called ‘fight-or-flight’. Every time a person enters a stressful situation, he/she has at some point to be very near to having an anxiety attack , but may not have even realized it. In fact it is a natural instinctive response to stressful circumstances – the ‘fight or flight’ instinct. Some people can actually benefit from this, which results in better performance or in the case of soldiers, the instinctive knowledge of when to stay and fight and when to retreat. However, there are those among us that find themselves experiencing more than just basic instinctive feelings, but heightened and over exaggerated responses that can become debilitating and in

Personality Disorders and their Symptoms

Personality disorders are characterized by patterns of thought, behavior, and emotions that deviate from societal expectations, causing significant distress and impairment in various areas of life. Understanding the symptoms associated with different personality disorders can provide insights into the challenges faced by individuals with these conditions and foster empathy and support. In this article, we will explore the fascinating and complex world of personality disorders. Personality Disorders and their Symptoms Personality disorders are repeated behaviors that cause distress and discord in the person who commits them and to those whom he relates to. Unpleasant behaviors may be personality disorder symptoms if they started when the person is young and have persisted to the present. These may involve his thoughts, emotions, reactions, and behavior. He may have impaired thinking processes, extreme mood swings, no impulse control, and offensive behavior. These are common personali

Borderline Personality Disorder: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Sometimes, a person can appear to just be difficult when they have a condition that most psychologists would believe needs treatment. This is true of many people who have Borderline Personality Disorder , or BPD . It can have an impact on everyone who regularly comes into contact with the person who suffers from it. In this article, we will explore the key aspects of Borderline Personality Disorder, including its symptoms, causes, and available treatment options. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Borderline Personality Disorder, as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), is a condition characterized by a pervasive pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and emotions. It is estimated that approximately 1-2% of the population is diagnosed with BPD, with higher rates among clinical populations. BPD often manifests during late adolescence or early adulthood and tends to persist throughout the individual's life. Border

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The Mystery of Edith Bouvier Beale's Mental Health

Edith Bouvier Beale , commonly known as " Little Edie ," was an American socialite and cousin of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. In this article, we explore the life of Edith Bouvier Beale, an enigmatic figure whose struggles with mental health captivated public attention. From her affluent upbringing to her seclusion in " Grey Gardens ," we delve into the complexities of Edith Bouvier Beale's mental health journey. Edith Bouvier Beale's Mental Health: What We Know (and Don't Know) In the realm of intriguing personalities, Edith Bouvier Beale stands out as a complex figure whose life was marked by both glamour and obscurity. While her name might not ring a bell for everyone, her captivating journey, marred by mental health struggles, has left an indelible mark. Let us delve into the life of Edith Bouvier Beale, exploring her early days, her rise to stardom, her decline into isolation, and the profound impact of mental health challenges on

OCD: Symptoms, Types, Causes, Treatment, Help, Cure

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder , more commonly known as  OCD , is a common, chronic, and long-lasting disorder and is characterized by way of persistent, undesired thought processes (obsessions) and/or repeating actions (compulsions). Obsession, in this case, is highly unpleasant as the individual is compelled to repeat certain behaviors again and again. The condition, most of the time, is anxiety-related and the  thoughts are unwanted and intrusive . Sufferers often understand that these thoughts are irrational, but by performing compulsive behavior, they believe they will be cured or will be relieved. Recurring actions such as hand washing (to avoid catching germs), counting numbers, checking things over, or cleaning are frequently carried out with the anticipation of avoiding compulsive thoughts or making them disappear altogether. This is to avoid their obsession turning into reality. OCD is a common mental condition that affects 2.5 million adults or

Health Anxiety Is Ruining My Life: How to Get Over It

Do you have a fear of diseases? Have you ever thought of a simple headache to be a 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 the symptoms of various diseases because you constantly look them up online? Do you keep getting tests done (often by different doctors)? Is no reassurance 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. But if " Health anxiety is ruining my life " is something you can relate to, this article will help you overcome it. Health Anxiety Is Ruining My Life If you're constantly worried about their health and always convinced that you are sick, then you may