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What is the Difference between Sadness and Depression

Sadness vs. Depression: Are They Same? There is a popular misconception among people about sadness and depression. They think that sadness and depression are the same. Most people believe they are only sad when they are actually suffering from depression. On the other hand, many overreact thinking their phase of sadness is probably depression. Sadness may be a part of depression but both are not same. Sadness is a temporary feeling that everyone experiences. It can be triggered by a particular incident. Sometimes sadness can pop out of the blue. But depression is a mental disorder. Clinical depression is an even serious disorder of the mind. It requires medical treatment or therapy. There are a few important symptoms of depression. Without therapy depression can cause severe health problems. What is the difference between Sadness and Depression What is Sadness? Sadness is a normal emotion that every human being experiences from time to time. Sadness can be triggered by any particular

Anxiety Attack Symptoms

Anxiety Attack Symptoms Anxiety attacks can be defined as “intense moments of pure anxiety” that are capable of releasing real anxiety physical symptoms that automatically generate intense and devastating anxiety.  Anxiety attack symptoms are a complex combination of both mental and physical symptoms. The anxiety attack symptoms people generally suffer from are quite different from so-called ‘regular nervousness’ and are more or less easily comparable to the pain experienced during a heart attack. These anxiety attack symptoms can be so severe that the sufferers have the sensation that they might die at any moment. Anxiety Attack Symptoms – Intense Feelings of Anxiety Anxiety attack symptoms are mostly intense but always frightening and can be hard to cope with while experiencing them. For certain people, their anxiety attack symptoms can be extremely intense that they are perceived as anxiety physical symptoms. Anxiety physical symptoms The majority of these people have the impression

Bipolar Disorder Type 1: Symptoms, Treatment, Risk, Prevention

Bipolar Disorder Type 1 Bipolar disorder type 1 – also called manic depression or manic depressive disorder – is a so-called “brain illness” that is characterized by manic or mixed episodes that people experience at least once in their life. The manic phase of bipolar disorder is also characterized by an episode of feeling "high", or an overly happy or outgoing mood associated with high-risk behaviors, such as spending sprees, impulsive sex, and impulsive business investments. The vast majority of people who suffer from bipolar disorder type 1 also experience depressive phases that mostly function according to a given pattern alternating between mania and depression periods. However, a great number of the people affected by bipolar disorder type 1 can still enjoy a ‘normal’ life between the respective episodes of mania and depression. Who is at risk for bipolar disorder type 1 No special group of people is particularly at risk for being affected by bipolar disorder type 1. B

Bipolar Disorder Type 2: Symptoms, Treatment, Risk, Prevention

Bipolar Disorder Type 2 Bipolar disorder type 2 is a so-called “brain illness” that is characterized by a combination of depressive episodes and hypomanic episodes. Bipolar disorder type 2 is basically very similar to bipolar disorder type 1 . The manic phase of bipolar disorder type 2 is also characterized by an episode of feeling "high" alternating with low moods. Bipolar disorder type 2 does not cause full-blown manic or mixed episodes, but hypomania which is a milder form of mania. In bipolar disorder 2, the periods of depression are usually experienced for a longer time than those of hypomania. Women tend to be more affected by bipolar disorder type 2. The people suffering from this disorder may be more irritable and show an elevated mood but they can – in most cases – assume their usual daily work or routine in between their episodes of hypomania and their phases of depression. Who is at risk for bipolar disorder type 2 No special group of people is particularly at risk

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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