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Relaxation Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Relaxation Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety There are many different kinds of relaxation techniques for mental stress and anxiety and many people have their own way of dealing with the problem. Some listen to music, play sports, or even draw and paint just to relieve their anxiety and nervous tension and give themselves chance to relax for a little while. Then there are arts such as tai chi, reflexology, aromatherapy, massage therapy. Meditation is a popular and effective technique to try as is yoga. Exercise is one of the best ways to reduce or eliminate stress and hence anxiety. Stress creates energy that needs to be used. Exercise is the way to use it. The easiest place to start is with things like hot baths and deep breathing and then progress from there. Controlling your breathing is an easy effective technique. Deep slow breathing has a calming influence on your physiology and has been shown to be effective in reducing anxiety. Sit quietly in a comfortable posit

Geriatric Depression (Depression in Older Adults)

Geriatric Depression Geriatric depression or depression in the elderly is the result of adults who have been forced to grow accustom to drastic changes that have taken place within their lives. Some of these changes or events may be the root of a depression, a depression that ranges anywhere from mild to severe. There are some triggers that are most common than others, and they relate to the elderly dependence on a social service, a physical disability that is affecting their day to day lives, a lack of income or rapid decrease in income, an illness or sickness, the loss of their spouse or a close relative, changing homes, retiring and without activity or feeling lonely. Geriatric Depression Symptoms Geriatric depression or the common depression within the elderly may express common symptoms that relate to excessive fatigue, a lack of interest, worthlessness, emotional and sad expressions, insomnia or sleeping too much, antisocial behavior and drinking too much or taking too much presc

Depression In Men: Understanding the Issues and Signs

Depression In Men It is normal for men to feel unhappy or disappointed about things that are occurring in their daily lives. Occasionally, depression in men is a temporary affliction that occurs because of a traumatic event in their lives, such as the death of a loved one, the ending of a relationship, or the loss of a job. However, if such depression lasts longer than several weeks, it should be treated immediately. Left untreated, it could cause serious turmoil for men suffering from this incapacitating medical illness. Depression in men can cause havoc on personal relationships, careers, and hobbies. Unlike women, men rarely seek treatment for their depression. Although, depression is a serious mental condition, it can be successfully treated. Men have a tendency to suffer in silence, because they think that admitting any type of vulnerability makes them appear weak. Men, especially in families, are regarded as “the head of the household.” In traditional marriages and relationship

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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 :