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Cyclothymia (Cyclothymic Disorder): Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Risks

Cyclothymia (Cyclothymic Disorder) Cyclothymia – also known as cyclothymic disorder – is a somewhat milder form of mood disorder. Cyclothymia is characterized by emotional ups and downs that are not comparable to those experienced by people suffering from bipolar disorder type I or II. The mood swings are not so extreme and may at times be considered within a person’s normal range of emotions as they cover a wide spectrum: they can be experienced as a mild depression, or as a mild mania. It is therefore understandable for cyclothymia to remain undiagnosed in many cases, and for people suffering from the disorder to also remain unaware that they suffer a disease that is treatable and that they could enjoy a much better healthy life with an appropriate treatment. People diagnosed with cyclothymia experience their periods when their mood significantly swings up and down. Between these cyclothymic highs and lows, most people suffering from cyclothymic disorder usually feel stable and fine

How to Stop OCD Thoughts Naturally

How to Stop OCD Thoughts Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD ) is a psychiatric condition. People with OCD have repetitive thoughts and behavior patterns that make them feel driven to perform certain routines or activities over and over again, even against their will. The thoughts usually involve a sense of responsibility and a feeling that something awful will happen. The thoughts generate anxiety that leads to repetitive behaviors, called compulsions. This article will look at  How to Stop OCD Thoughts . How to Stop OCD Thoughts Naturally There could be many ways to Stop OCD thoughts naturally . As everyone experiences OCD in different ways and what works for one person may not work for another. One of the first steps to calming OCD thoughts is to learn to recognize your thoughts as OCD. This can be difficult, as OCD thoughts can be very convincing. However, remember that just because you have a thought does not mean it's true. OCD thoughts are often based on irrational fears or

Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder: Characteristics, Risks, Treatment

Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder What Is Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder? Rapid cycling bipolar disorder is a severe form of bipolar disorder . To be diagnosed with rapid cycling bipolar disorder, a person must have experienced four or more mood swings, that is, episodes of major or clinical depression, mania, hypomania or mixed states, within a single year. Who is at risk for rapid-cycling bipolar disorder? No special group of people is particularly at risk for being affected by rapid cycling bipolar disorder. Basically, rapid cycling bipolar disorder can affect anyone of us at any time. Worldwide, 2.4% of the population is estimated to suffer from a bipolar disorder form. Up to one person in five who suffers from bipolar disorder is likely to experience rapid cycling bipolar disorder. Women as well as people suffering from the illness bipolar disorder type II are at higher risk of being affected with rapid cycling bipolar disorder. People usually experience their first symptoms of bip

Mixed Episode Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Risks

Mixed Episode Bipolar Disorder Mixed episode bipolar disorder is a form – or more precisely the description of a component of the relatively widespread brain illness called bipolar disorder . This mental disorder was previously known as dysphoric mania. People who are suffering from mixed bipolar disorder experience symptoms of both mania and depression at the same time. Individuals who suffer from mixed episodes bipolar disorder can experience both manic and depressive phases in different ways: the mixed episodes in bipolar disorder can be experienced either simultaneously, or is so-called “rapid sequences”. Mixed episodes in bipolar disorder are so severe that they are capable of causing serious distress and strong impairments in people’s everyday life. What is Bipolar Mixed Episode A mixed episode in bipolar disorder is characterized by typical symptoms of manic episode and of major depressive episode that occur either simultaneously or in rapid sequences, nearly every day for at le

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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

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

Relaxation Techniques: Natural Remedies for Anxiety, Stress, Panic

Relaxation Techniques Some amount of stress and anxiety is actually healthy because it can help you focus and sharpen your mind, but when it becomes overwhelming, it then produces debilitating effects on both the mind and the body. There are many simple natural remedies (yes, in addition to medication treatment and psychotherapy) that anyone can follow or practice to reduce anxiety and stress . These include relaxation techniques , which require little effort and can be used at any time. Relaxation techniques induce a natural, physiological response to stress, a reaction when one does not know it is happening. Relaxation is defined as a psychophysical state in which a person feels free from stress and tension. Achieving a state of relaxation means gaining the ability to control the level of physical activation in order to produce a state that is ready for freedom from tension. When stress and anxiety affect the body's normal functioning, relaxation can be a helpful way to regain p