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How to Beat Intrusive Thoughts

Intrusive Thoughts An intrusive thought is an unwelcome, involuntary thought, image, or unpleasant idea that may become an obsession, is upsetting or distressing, and can feel difficult to manage or eliminate. (source: Wikipedia ) Common examples of intrusive thoughts include unwanted, intrusive thoughts about the safety of oneself or others, causing distress, and thoughts of performing dangerous actions. These thoughts may lead to negative behaviors, which may increase vulnerability to future experiences of trauma. Intrusive thoughts have been linked to recent life stress, sleep deprivation, prior anxiety, and childhood abuse. The state of depression , suicidal ideation, or anxiety may also be caused by the release of stress hormones. Analysis of studies in subjects who had experienced prolonged periods of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) found that intrusive thoughts and flashbacks are associated with greater than 50% of symptoms, especially memory fragmentation. Intrusive tho

Empty Nest Syndrome: Meaning, Causes, Symptoms, How To Deal with

Empty Nest Syndrome What Is Empty Nest Syndrome Empty nest syndrome is a condition of grief and sadness that affects many parents when their child or children leave home or move out to stay separately for some reason. This condition has been observed to be more common in females or mothers than in fathers because mothers have a major role to play in the growth and development of their children. The feelings of empty nest syndrome is usually that of strong sense of loss, grief, overpowering sadness and loneliness. When it is coupled with retirement or menopause, the condition can be worst. Psychologists believe that it can take 8 months to 2 years for a person to get back to normal state of mind and recover from empty nest syndrome. What Causes Empty Nest Syndrome Empty nest syndrome is one of the most frequently afflicting conditions that parents are trying to cope up with. There could be various reasons that cause empty nest syndrome, such as children leaving the parental home because

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: CBT Techniques for Anxiety & Depression

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques CBT techniques , or ‘ cognitive behavioral therapy techniques ’, refer to the various methods used to redirect or change human behavior. Two of the conditions cognitive therapists often treat are anxiety and depression. The ultimate goal of the cognitive therapist is to destroy bad thoughts and replace them with good thoughts, affirming thoughts – because what a person thinks is believed to determine how a person acts. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) entered medical history because of Dr. Aaron Beck at the University of Pennsylvania, who discovered it in depression treatments. CBT treatment has since extended to anxiety. In addition to depression or anxiety , the following issues are treated by cognitive behavioral therapy: bipolar disorder borderline personality disorder eating disorders obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) panic disorder phobias post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) psychosis schizophrenia Sleep Problems and Sleep Disorders

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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 :