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Sleep Disorders: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Remedies

Sleep Problems and Sleep Disorders There's nothing quite like waking up after a great night of sleep, ready to face the challenges and pleasures of a brand new day. Unfortunately, sleep is often disturbed by one of several common sleep disorders . Sleep disorders fall into several categories. Sometimes insomnia involves not being able to get to sleep, and sometimes it means you can't stay asleep. Sometimes you can sleep like a log, but are risking other health problems, as in teeth grinding, sleep walking, or sleep apnea, in which you stop breathing while you are asleep. Causes of Sleep Disorders The causes of the various sleep disorders vary from psychological causes, like stress and anxiety or depression , to physical problems like obesity. Medications can cause you to sleep too shallowly or to deeply, or can cause restless legs. Women are more likely to suffer sleep disorders, with the hormonal cycle sometimes causing sleep problems. Alcohol or drug abuse can cause sleep d

Somatic Symptom Disorder: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments

Somatic Symptom Disorder (Somatization Disorder) Somatic Symptom Disorder  (previously called  Somatoform Disorder  or  Somatization Disorder ), also known as the Briquet’s Disorder and in some cases, Hysteria (meaning frenzy or panic), is characterized by persistent complains of physical discomfort or malfunctioning without an identifiable physical symptom. Some of the most common complains are related to the head, abdomen, joints, chest, rectum and back and sufferers may also complain of functional difficulties such as altered menstrual cycles, inability to perform sexually and digestion related difficulties. Somatization Disorder is one of the commonest somatoform disorders (psychological distresses expressed in the form of physical symptoms) that have been identified by psychosomatic therapists. Up to 2% of adult females and 0.2% of adult males and a considerable number of children and adolescents are said to be suffering from this disorder throughout the world. In order to diagnos

Meditation Techniques for Anxiety, Sleep and Panic Attacks

  Relaxation Meditation for Anxiety Relief:  Mindfulness Breathing Meditation Exercise Does Meditation Help with Anxiety Meditation can be one of the best activities you can do for yourself when dealing with mental stress, anxiety and panic attacks . Medications, drugs, and therapies are some options people seek for help. There are more natural ways to deal with anxiety attack symptoms and disorders such as meditation. When a person’s body is relaxed in the meditated state they feel less stressed, tense, and their mind is at ease. The person tends to recognize that they are in control and gives the person a chance to take a break during their busy day and rids certain stressors. Meditation diminishes bad thoughts and helps people heal from anxiety attack and panic symptoms. Overall a person who habitually performs meditative acts will be a better rounded person. (Aside from relaxation, meditation can also help you improve your concentration. You learn how to focus your attenti

Quick Progressive Muscle Relaxation script

There's no denying that stress can take a toll on our bodies and our minds. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to help alleviate stress, including progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) . Many people find PMR to be a very effective way to reduce stress and tension. Some even use it as a way to fall asleep at night. In this article you will find a detailed discussion on PMR and 2 Quick Progressive Muscle Relaxation script s... If you're looking for a way to help reduce stress, give PMR a try. 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. Wh

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

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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 :