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Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors of Depression in Elderly

Depression in Elderly The number of elderly people suffering from depression is on the rise. Sadly, a large number of the elderly with depression don’t seek professional help. Even those who do seek professional help don’t always get the treatment they need. This article looks at the different symptoms, causes and risk factors of depression in elderly, its prevalence, available treatments, and how you can help your aging family members and friends. Depression in the elderly is a problem that affects many people around the world. Studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 7 million American adults over the age of 65 experience depression each year. This is a very large number of people especially considering that the population under question is aged between 65 years and 85 years. However, only a small percentage of people in this population usually seek treatment for depression. Majority of those who fall under this category prefer to ‘ride it out’ so

How to Stop Overthinking | How to Stop Thinking Too Much

Overthinking Overthinking is “thinking about something too much or for too long”. In simple words, When you think too much it is called Overthinking. Overthinking is a mental process that revolves around the idea of ruminating, going over something in your head over and over again, replaying it in your mind, and eventually feeling overwhelmed by it. When we are overthinking we are not able to think the right thing at the right time. Overthinking is the act of spending time dwelling on problem instead of the solution. This could cause us to think about it too long and over-analyze a problem. It is a good way to avoid a problem but also a bad way to solve a problem because you will spend way too much time to solve a problem that is not worth solving. How to recognize overthinking ? The person is experiencing difficulty concentrating because they are thinking too much. The person is unable to do anything else but think about the problem because they keep thinking about it. Also, it is a

What Is Insomnia | How to Sleep Better with Insomnia | Insomnia Cure

Insomnia Difficulty of falling asleep or staying asleep or a disturbance in sleep that makes individuals feel as if they have had insufficient sleep when they awaken, characterize insomnia. Insomnia is not a disease; it is merely a symptom that has many different causes which include both emotional and physical disorders and medication use. Sleep and Sleep Problems Having problems falling asleep is common in both the young and old. It is often correlated with emotional disturbances such as anxiety, nervousness, depression, or fear. Sometimes, people find it difficult to fall asleep because their body and brain are not tired. Sleeping less is usually common among people as they age. Sleep stages also change with age. Stage 4 sleep becomes shorter and eventually disappears, and more awakenings occur during all stages. These stages although normal, tend to make older people feel they are not getting enough sleep. However there is no proof that healthy older people need as much sleep as yo

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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