Month: October 2017

Symptoms of Insomnia Disorder

Originally found on https://psychcentral.com/disorders/insomnia-symptoms/ The predominant complaint in insomnia disorder is difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep, or nonrestorative sleep, occurring at least 3 nights per week for at least 3 months, despite adequate opportunity for sleep. The sleep disturbance (or associated daytime fatigue) causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of…

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Seven Helpful Stress Tips

Originally found on https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-mindful-self-express/201704/7-stress-hacks-you-can-use-in-the-next-5-minutes When you get stressed by a deadline, a bad driver, or a tax bill, your brain and body go into “fight-or-flight” mode: Your heart beats faster, you breathe more rapidly, and your muscles tense up. Because the stress response is rapid, you need stress-relief strategies you can engage quickly. There’s no time to have a long conversation with…

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6 Possible Contributing Factors to Women’s Depression

Originally found on https://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/therese-borchard-sanity-break/6-factors-that-contribute-to-womens-depression/ Major depression is nearly twice as common in women as in men. About 12 million American women experience an episode of major depression at some points in their lives, but only 6 million American men. According to the National Institue of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly 30 percent of women in the United…

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Anxiety Attack Symptoms: Signs, Duration and Complications

Originally found on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/307863.php An anxiety or “panic” attack is a sudden feeling of terror so intense that the individual experiencing it fears a total loss of control or imminent death. The attack usually occurs without warning and has no obvious cause. It may even wake a person from their sleep. In addition to this incredible…

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Review provides insights into principles of Neurofeedback technique

Originally found on https://www.news-medical.net/news/20160920/Review-provides-insights-into-principles-of-neurofeedback-technique.aspx Neurofeedback is a technique used for the treatment of clinical disorders (like depression, anxiety, chronic pain, ADHD, and schizophrenia etc.) and enhancement of brain performance.  It is based on the “self-regulation” of brain activations underpinned by the principles of feedback control systems. Feedback systems can be found in areas such as cybernetics,…

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How Insomnia Is Diagnosed?

Originally found on https://www.emedicinehealth.com/insomnia/page5_em.htm#how_insomnia_is_diagnosed The health-care professional will begin an evaluation of insomnia with a complete medical history. As with all medical evaluations, a complete medical history and physical examination are important aspects of assessment and treatment of insomnia. The health-care professional will seek to identify any medical or psychological illness that may be contributing to…

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7 Signs of Depression in children

Originally found on http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/health/wellness/spotting-depression-in-children-7-warning-signs-to-look-out-for-11364214178881 Signs of mental health problems in teenagers and children are sometimes dismissed as angst, but a recent Government-funded survey has revealed why we should be taking the issue much more seriously. At the age of 14, a quarter of girls and one in 10 boys show signs of depression, researchers from…

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Depression: Most antidepressants ineffective for children, teens

Originally found on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/310840.php Children and adolescents with major depression do not benefit from most antidepressant medications, and some of these drugs may do more harm than good. This is the conclusion of a new study published in The Lancet. Major depression, or major depressive disorder, is estimated to affect around 2.8 percent of children aged 6-12 years…

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