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How to Cope With Negative Reaction from Others on your Mental Illness

Negative Reaction from Others on your Mental Illness Despite the recent positive representation of mental health in the news and campaigns such as Every Mind Matters , there is still much stigma associated with mental illness. If you have a mental health challenge, the last thing you need to cope with is negative reactions from other people. This kind of response often goes beyond the traditional ‘pull yourself together’ comment by a family member or friend or the all too common reaction that your mental health issue is somehow your fault. Is It Your Fault People React This Way? The answer to this is simple, and it’s: No .   You are not responsible for the reaction someone has to your mental illness . In most circumstances, unfortunately, it’s not the fault of the person who has an adverse reaction either. There can be a range of different reasons why someone has difficulty understanding or coping with your mental health challenges. It might just be a lack of understanding, or they hav

Endogenous Depression – Genetic Ghost of Melancholia

Endogenous Depression What Is Endogenous Depression Endogenous depression is a category of depression that is said to be the result of neurotransmitter imbalance within the body. This may be the result of genetics or it may be a dysfunction within the body. It is most often prevalent because of the biological problem because there aren’t often external causes that bring the depression on. If it is endogenous depression then medication is most often prescribed to the individual that is experiencing it. This type of anxiety comes from within, and although there have been various studies on this type of depression, scientists cannot come across any type of event that would trigger it. Difference between reactive depression and endogenous depression Depression is categorized in two ways, and it’s either reactive or it’s endogenous. When depression is reactive then is caused by something that happened, and the person will undergo redundancy. The word endogenous is also a term that is used t

Natural Treatment and Remedies for Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is a serious mental condition that affects women who have recently given birth. Newborn mothers suffering from this type of depression often experience intense sadness and helplessness, leaving them unable to care for themselves or their newborn. In extreme cases, they lose interest in the baby and consider harming themselves or their child. Your doctor probably would prescribe antidepressants to manage your symptoms of postpartum depression. However, along with prescription drugs there are several natural treatment options as well that can help in treating postpartum depression. However, it is important to talk to professionals to determine the suitability of different treatment options for your particular symptoms. Postpartum Depression Natural Treatment Therapy Therapy (psychotherapy or talk therapy) is one of the most important natural ways of treatment for  postpartum depression . It can help to talk about your feelings and thoughts, as well as your fears. Th

Relationship OCD (ROCD): Symptoms, Causes, Effects, Treatment

Relationship OCD (ROCD) Relationship OCD, otherwise known as ROCD (Relationship Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), is more often than not, a situation or multiple situations where you can start to feel anxiety about whether or not you actually love your partner, or in fact whether or not your partner loves you. The line that is crossed for this behavior to be considered compulsive is when you find that these thoughts are with you all the time. What could be worse than constantly worrying or living in fear about what your partner is doing, who they are with, and does he or she actually love you? And of course then there is the other side of the coin, where you are continually questioning your own devotion to your partner. This has to affect the relationship, even if it isn’t immediately recognizable, the signs will show eventually. This doubt about commitment or love is often something that can be felt by your partner, particularly if the behavior you are showing is typically out of chara

Diet for Panic Attacks: What Foods are Good and What Foods to Avoid

It’s true what they say – “you are what you eat”. This old adage is even applicable to panic attacks. The foods you eat and the beverages you drink have an impact on the way you’re feeling each day as well as your reactions to stressful situations. Keep reading for a look at the link between panic attacks and diet, and what you can do about it to relieve and prevent panic attacks. Diet and Nutrition  for Panic Attacks To avoid future panic attacks and other medical condition, eating a nutritious diet is extremely important. A lot of people aren’t getting the dietary requirements essential for the mind and body to work well. Excessive amounts of salt, sugar and saturated fat are a key factor in the long list of health conditions that many people suffer from these days. Included on this list are panic attacks . For example, the vast majority of all diets are deficient in chromium, a key nutrient for alleviating anxiety and fatigue. No less than 75 percent of all diets are lacking in cop

How to Help with Depression and Anxiety Without Medication

Depression and anxiety can have a terribly detrimental effect on your life. These two conditions are often experienced together and can lead to other chronic illnesses and conditions. Many people think the only answer is prescription drugs. However, prescription drugs can often come with side effects. Anyone suffering from depression and anxiety may be able to overcome these issues with a few major lifestyle and behavioral changes. Try some of the helpful techniques below to Help with Depression and Anxiety Without Medication. How to Help with Depression and Anxiety Without Meds Knowing how to help with depression and anxiety is crucial to maintaining a positive mental balance. Depression and anxiety can be dangerous conditions, and if not dealt with proactively, they will only lead to more catastrophic physical and mental ailments. Don't get stuck thinking that you have to be afraid day and night. Don't feel like prescription drugs are the only route you can take to relieve y

How Dogs and Other Pets Can Help With Depression

Dogs and Other Pets Can Help With Depression One of the most widespread health issues worldwide is depression. The problem would seem quite troublesome but there are many ways to treat the condition and make the individual feel much better. Generally people see quite noticeable differences after consulting licensed psychiatrist. Healthy eating and exercise also are contributing factor for the condition just as spending quality time with friends and family is. A little time with pets can also notably improve mood in depressed people. This specially holds true with dogs as they have an integral contribution in making your emotional state much better. Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Having Pets A lot of studies have shown that dogs and other pets lead to reduced depression , stress and anxiety , and they also encourage exercise, ease loneliness and contribute to overall physical and mental health. Typically pet owners have low blood pressure and they have quite less chances of deve

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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

Panic Attack and Panic Disorder

Panic Attack and Panic Disorder Panic Attack A panic attack is a sudden or intense anxiety or fear. Panic attacks usually come with the following symptoms: dizziness, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, light headedness. Panic attacks are unpredictable and happen in a range of situations.     See also: Anxiety Attack Some people have only one or two in their lifetime, others will have a group of them which center around increasing stress in their life and for others it could be a daily event in which case it is caused a panic disorder. People who suffer on going panic attacks will generally develop a fear of having panic attacks and go on to avoid situations in which escape would be difficult. Some people who have social anxiety disorder often have panic attacks as part of their symptoms. These attacks are also called anxiety attacks and are usually resolved by removing the problem or trigger situation. What does panic attack feel like If you do have panic attacks y

Some Commonly Experienced Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders In this page we will discuss some of the anxiety disorder symptoms which are commonly experienced in generalized anxiety , post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and panic attacks . It is important to note, however, that anxiety is capable of creating hundreds of different anxiety disorder symptoms, so this is by no means an exclusive list. Shortness of breath / Shallow Breath, and Smothering Sensations : This is one of the most common anxiety disorder symptoms - it may feel as though you aren’t getting enough air into your lungs or as though someone is pressing up against your chest cavity and restricting your air intake. This is just a harmless sensation! Don’t worry about it or be concerned that you aren’t breathing properly because you are! If you weren’t breathing properly you would be unconscious. As with all anxiety disorder symptoms, don’t give these sensations any credit, they will go away. FAQ :