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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

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. People with OCD may try to suppress or ignore these thoughts, but this usually doesn't work. In fact, it can make the thoughts worse. I this article we will look at  How to Stop OCD Thoughts . Why Can't we stop our ocd thoughts? OCD thoughts are difficult to stop because they are often involuntary and intrusive. They can also be very persistent, even if we know that they are irrational. This is because OCD is a disorder of anxiety and fear. When we have an OCD thought, it triggers a wave of anxiety. This anxiety tells us that we need to do

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. It can affect anyone. 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 bipolar disorder type II are at higher risk of being affected with rapid cycling bipolar disorder. People usually experience their first symptoms of bipolar disorder relatively early; generally as teenagers or when they

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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The Mystery of Edith Bouvier Beale's Mental Health

Edith Bouvier Beale , commonly known as " Little Edie ," was an American socialite and cousin of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. In this article, we explore the life of Edith Bouvier Beale, an enigmatic figure whose struggles with mental health captivated public attention. From her affluent upbringing to her seclusion in " Grey Gardens ," we delve into the complexities of Edith Bouvier Beale's mental health journey. Edith Bouvier Beale's Mental Health: What We Know (and Don't Know) In the realm of intriguing personalities, Edith Bouvier Beale stands out as a complex figure whose life was marked by both glamour and obscurity. While her name might not ring a bell for everyone, her captivating journey, marred by mental health struggles, has left an indelible mark. Let us delve into the life of Edith Bouvier Beale, exploring her early days, her rise to stardom, her decline into isolation, and the profound impact of mental health challenges on

OCD: Symptoms, Types, Causes, Treatment, Help, Cure

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder , more commonly known as  OCD , is a common, chronic, and long-lasting disorder and is characterized by way of persistent, undesired thought processes (obsessions) and/or repeating actions (compulsions). Obsession, in this case, is highly unpleasant as the individual is compelled to repeat certain behaviors again and again. The condition, most of the time, is anxiety-related and the  thoughts are unwanted and intrusive . Sufferers often understand that these thoughts are irrational, but by performing compulsive behavior, they believe they will be cured or will be relieved. Recurring actions such as hand washing (to avoid catching germs), counting numbers, checking things over, or cleaning are frequently carried out with the anticipation of avoiding compulsive thoughts or making them disappear altogether. This is to avoid their obsession turning into reality. OCD is a common mental condition that affects 2.5 million adults or

Health Anxiety Is Ruining My Life: How to Get Over It

Do you have a fear of diseases? Have you ever thought of a simple headache to be a brain tumor, or a slight stomach ache as an intestinal blockage? Have people ever called you crazy because of your obsession with health and hygiene? Are you gripped by a constant fear of being terminally ill? Have you ever self-diagnosed yourself by checking the symptoms online? Are you aware of the symptoms of various diseases because you constantly look them up online? Do you keep getting tests done (often by different doctors)? Is no reassurance enough to prove that you are not sick? You know that but are never satisfied. Is that you? If the answer to most of these questions is yes, you probably are a hypochondriac. But if " Health anxiety is ruining my life " is something you can relate to, this article will help you overcome it. Health Anxiety Is Ruining My Life If you're constantly worried about their health and always convinced that you are sick, then you may