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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 calm OCD thoughts is to learn to recognize your thoughts as OCD. This can be difficult, as OCD thoughts can be very convincing. However, it's important to remember that just because you have a thought does not mean it's true. OCD thoughts are often based on i

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 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