How To Treat Bunions
March 29, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment
A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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What Are the Early Signs of Schizophrenia?
October 11, 2011 – 12:02 am | No Comment
Below, we have discussed the early signs of schizophrenia: Emotional signs: The common emotional signs of schizophrenia are delusions and hallucinations. However, before experiencing these signs, the patient with schizophrenia might develop emotional signs like lack of happiness, sorrow and other feelings. During the initial phase, these emotional symptoms might indicate that the patient is a victim of depression. The schizophrenic individual may start isolating himself from family members and friends, react indifferently on important dates like birthdays and anniversaries and stop taking part in events that he once used to cherish for instance going for long drives, golfing etc during weekends. During the initial stage of schizophrenia, the affected individual goes through dramatic mood changes; he may appear to be irritable, get involved in arguments with loved ones and coworkers easily, experience suicidal thoughts and anxiety etc. Physical signs: Some of the common signs of schizophrenia  [...]


What Are the Signs of Baby Blues?
September 15, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
What Are the Signs of Baby Blues?
The body of a new mother experiences hormonal shifts. Besides this, the new mother also get introduced a number of new duties and responsibilities like taking care of newborn. These sudden changes in a woman’s life might lead to a condition known as ‘baby blues’. The currently available statistics show that 50-75% of the new mothers experience signs of depression, which can be indicators of baby blues. Baby blues can be described as a mild form of postpartum depression. Unlike postpartum depression, which might bother the new mothers for months and even years, baby blues symptoms disappear quickly. The common signs of baby blues are: Mood swings: Mood swing episodes occurring within 1 or 2 days of childbirth are often signs of baby blues. A new mother might get excited thinking about the birth of the baby and immediately get sad thinking about her increased responsibility. According to psychologists, this occurs due to alteration in production of certain brain chemicals. To make sure  [...]


Emotional Health of Pregnant Women
June 23, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Emotional Health of Pregnant Women
As the fetus continues to grow in the uterus of a woman, she starts experiencing several emotional changes along with the obvious changes in the shape of her body.  Pregnant women often suffer from fears due to a number of reasons, which disturbs their emotional health significantly. The most common fears experienced by pregnant women are due to: Fears about giving birth to the child. Chances of having a miscarriage. Women often worry thinking whether the baby will born safely. Anxiety about the health of the baby as well as her own health. Coping with labor pain. Increase in financial pressures due in increase in the number of members in her family. Career conflict. A large section of pregnant women tent to suffer from fear of being rejected by their partners as they lose their normal body shape during pregnancy. The above thoughts may result in emotional feeling like confusion, depression, mood swings, impatience, worry and fear, anxiety, stress, nervousness, irritation, anger, loneliness,  [...]


Social Phobia
January 19, 2011 – 12:05 am | 3 Comments
Social Phobia
Social phobia (social anxiety disorder) entails acute fears of particular social scenarios – petrified of scrutiny, judgement or embarrassment in public. These are some of the plethora of triggering factors of social phobia and though one might feel as though one is the sole one with this issue, social phobia is rather pervasive. Several individuals are struggling with such fears however the scenarios activating its symptoms differ from person to person. Social Phobia Triggering Factors Here are the various scenarios which are a source of immense stress for individuals having social phobia. Occasions wherein one meets new individuals. Being the core of focus. Being observed by those around whilst one does some task. To make a brief speech. Public-speaking. Stage performances. Being mocked at, ridiculed or disparaged. Conversing with dignitaries or people of clout. When called on in classroom. To go for dates. Make a phone call. To use public loos. Attending examinations. Eat or drink  [...]


Acute Stress Disorder (Mental Shock) Symptoms
January 17, 2011 – 4:06 am | No Comment
Acute Stress Disorder (Mental Shock) Symptoms
Acute stress disorder is a mental state that arises in reaction to a daunting or traumatizing episode and mustn’t be mixed with unlinked circulatory state of shock. The official diagnosis of acute stress disorder would be resting on the below mentioned symptoms that could be assessed by any psychiatrist & mental health expert. I. The individual has exposure to a distressing episode wherein both of the just mentioned aspects were existent: The individual experiencing, witnessing or confronting incident/s which entail real or endangered mortality or grave injuries or threatening physical uprightness of oneself or those around. The individual’s reaction entailed being fearful, helpless or horrified. II. Either during or following the experience of a harrowing episode, the person has 3 or more of the below mentioned symptoms of dissociation: A personal feeling of going numb, detached or lacks emotionally responding to people or situations. The person  [...]


Panic Attack Treatment
January 14, 2011 – 12:49 am | No Comment
Panic Attack Treatment
The reason for majority of the panic attacks is unclear; hence therapy would differ in every individual. Medicine usage is done for preventing &/or instant allaying of symptoms & generally the chief course of therapy. Moreover, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), meditation &/or relaxation, psychotherapy are mostly incorporated to assist in relaxing the body & relieving anxiousness. When a person is in the midst of a panic attack, instant respite from disquiet symptoms could be attained from soporific type anxiolytic drugs like: Klonopin Ativan Xanax These medications are offered at the onset of medical treatment, though not for lasting usage. Antidepressant medications mostly aid in preventing anxiety & lower the regularity & acuteness of panic attacks; however they aren’t deployed for instant reprieve at the time of a panic attack. Commonly chosen antidepressant medicines for panic attack treatment are SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) like: Prozac  [...]


Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms
January 11, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms
Following a traumatizing episode, it is only natural to sense fright, sadness, anxiousness & disconnection. Generally with passage of time, the distress wanes & one gradually begins enjoying life once more. However, at times the ordeal one underwent is so devastating that one is incapable of moving on. One feels trapped with agonizing recollections which don’t die away & an unvarying feeling of peril is felt. PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition arising from a disturbing episode which intimidates a person’s safety or elicits feelings of helplessness. Majority of the individuals link PTSD with war- blemished fighters & armed forces warfare as being the highly prevalent reason among males – however any overpowering life experiences could set off PTSD, particularly when the events feel impulsive & irrepressible. Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms The signs & symptoms of PTSD could surface abruptly, eventually or be fleeting in nature. At  [...]


Social Anxiety Disorder – When Shyness is a Problem
January 4, 2011 – 1:14 am | No Comment
Social Anxiety Disorder – When Shyness is a Problem
Many individuals sense shyness sometimes, particularly when they’re in the limelight. However there are a number of individuals having a condition which transcends introversion. They are so fearful of social scenarios that it could be keeping them from forming friendships, or try something new-fangled & live a regular life. Specialists have dubbed this condition as social phobia or social anxiety disorder. Individuals having this condition experience tremendous self-consciousness and often are worried about someone watching & judging them & are certain they would mortify themselves. When faced with a scenario he/she dreads, fretting about it would precede many weeks prior to the scheduled time & dire steps taken for avoiding the occasion. In case there is  no way out but to face the situation, then a person with social anxiety disorder would become symptomatic – feeling nauseous, perspiration, oral dryness, shaking & feeling dizzy. Individuals having social anxiety  [...]