Check out these recent Hot Topic articles! Visit this page regularly to find links to new articles that will keep you informed and engaged.
Intimacy. People often confuse it with sex. But people can be sexual without being intimate. One night stands, friends with benefits, or sex without love are examples of purely physical acts with no intimacy involved. They are what they are, but they don’t foster warmth, closeness or trust.
Low-grade tension. Difficulty relaxing. Feeling overwhelmed by life. You probably associate these symptoms with anxiety and fear. However, there are additional indications of anxiety, such as...
Even with the country reopening, many workers and employers are trying to cope with a side effect of the pandemic: a flare-up in alcohol and drug abuse among colleagues.
Before you think I’m really stretching for something to write about, please consider the special risk factors that affect people with bipolar disorder during the coronavirus pandemic.
What is catastrophizing in depression? According to the APA Dictionary of Psychology,1 to catastrophize is "to exaggerate the negative consequences of events or decisions." I define it as freaking out over little-to-medium crises or unexpected occurrences in my life. It's like thinking the whole evening is ruined if I forget to thaw the chicken for dinner of feeling like I'm a mess all day if the outfit I'd planned to wear isn't clean. Catastrophizing could be set in motion by getting an unexpected bill in the mail. It could begin upon receiving a text from a friend canceling plans. Perhaps a catastrophization trigger for you would be the difficult decision of choosing between two great job offers. Any one of these events can set off a chain reaction that results in catastrophizing that worsens depression.
Anxiety hangs out in the body as much as it does in the mind. Many of the symptoms of anxiety are physical because we are one whole, united system: brain, body, and mind. Because of this, our entire being--thoughts, emotions, and body--is impacted by stress and anxiety. As annoying and life-disruptive as this is, it means that we have multiple ways to find it and heal it. You can reduce your symptoms by working with your body. Here are some ways you can ease the anxiety in your body both immediately and long-term.
Disaster and trauma studies often focus on identifying the incidence of PTSD as the sequel to traumatic events.
Early interventions with those impacted by a traumatic event increasingly utilize psycho-education to clarify and normalize common post-traumatic stress reactions and coping strategies.
Depression may happen right away or develop weeks or months after the injury. You may be very sad and grieve for the way your life was before the injury. You may be angry and blame yourself or others for what happened. You may have a hard time adjusting to being dependent on others for your care. You may also be sad or depressed because you are not able to do the things you enjoy. Some medicines that you take for this injury or other health problems may also make you feel depressed.
Experts don't have a clear understanding of panic attack causes. Some research suggests that chronic and acute stress, traumatizing events, chronic hyperventilation, excessive caffeine or stimulant intake, illness, or an abrupt change in environment may all be causes of panic attack in certain individuals. These events may inappropriately trigger the body's natural fight-or-flight response, causing the attack.