What Are The Underlying Causes Of Depression And Stress To You?

When you say that the positive tendencies are the cause of happiness in an individual, in the same breath you can say that the negative tendencies are the cause of unhappiness. Well, extreme stress, anxiety and frustration pave a clear way towards depression. It is the same old story through the ages- the eternal conflict between the Light and Darkness. These two forces can not exist at the same time at the same place. When the Light arrives, we need not order the darkness to go. It automatically disappears. Rather it has to. Similarly when the Light goes without thinking a wee-bit, Darkness arrives to boss over once again! It is worthwhile here to contemplate over the common causes of …

Traditional Parenting Techniques Linked to Brain Stress

Until recently, traditional parenting techniques such as consequences, points and rewards, and spanking have been used by parents throughout the world as effective measures of correction for behaviors deemed socially inappropriate. In fact, schools continue to use all of these, including spanking, as a measure to deter problem behaviors in children. New findings from the field of neuroscience are demonstrating that such measures may in fact be detrimental to healthy brain development in children and may even be one of the major causes of the over-prescription of medication. What Science Reveals The amygdala is an almondshaped cluster of nerve fibers which is located at the base of the brain. According to New York University neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux, author of The …

Stressed Out On Your First pregnancy?

Under normal circumstances, a woman is bound to experience the ultimate event in her life: pregnancy and motherhood. Getting pregnant is one of the simplest yet unique source of happiness a woman could ever have. Bearing a child changes a woman’s lifestyle and her very perception about life itself. and would change their whole lifestyle as well. Being a mother is exceptionally different from being just a woman. Experiencing pregnancy for nine months can give the woman a lot of time to think about herself, her health, and all of her responsibilities regarding her family and her career. When it comes to pregnancy, women should know as much information as they could get in order to have knowledge on what …

Stress And High Blood Pressure

Stress can make blood pressure go up for a while, and it has been thought to contribute to high blood pressure. But the long-term effects of stress are as yet unclear. Stress management techniques do not seem to prevent high blood pressure. However, such techniques may have other benefits, such as making you feel better or helping you to control over-eating thus helping in decreasing your blood pressure. Remember Your blood pressure increases remarkably when you are under physical or emotional stress. If you constantly feel “stressed out,” your body may maintain an abnormally high level of responsiveness, creating an artificially induced state of high blood pressure. Exercise can also cause stress, but Unlike exercise, which provides your body with …

Should You Confide in Your Friends About Your Panic Attacks?

Imagine sitting in the gymnasium at your child’s school while you’re having a full-blown panic attack. There are people all around you and if you get up to leave the gym everyone will be staring at you. Your heart is racing a million miles a minute. Your face and body are drenched in sweat from heat to toe like you’ve just run a marathon. What a nightmare! Unfortunately, I don’t have to imagine this because I lived it. This happened to me in the spring of 2005 and was the worst panic attack I’d ever experienced. I felt utterly humiliated as other parents that I knew sat beside me and wondered what the heck was wrong with me. To me …

Stress Incontinence: Among Other Concerns for Women

Does coughing, sneezing, or laughing too much cause you to leak urine? You might be experiencing a urinary problem which is the most common form of incontinence in women. Incontinence is defined as an involuntary loss of urine that is enough to cause a social or hygiene concern. Urine is produced by the kidneys and collected in the bladder, which expands like a balloon as the volume increases. When full, the bladder empties itself by releasing the urine via the urethra. Most people need to pass water every three to four hours during the day and up to once or twice in the night. For normal urination, the muscular wall of the bladder has to contract at the same time …

Stress Ball To The Rescue

There’s nothing like squeezing or smooshing something when you’re stressed. A stress ball is just the answer! If you’ve ever seen a stress ball, you know what they are. If you haven’t, a stress ball is a round ball or object, usually smaller than a tennis ball that is used to diffuse tension. Many people who sit at a computer or desk all day use a stress ball to help prevent or relieve the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. When the stress ball is squeezed, you create a certain amount of muscle tension in not only your hand, but also your body. When you relax your squeeze, that muscle tension is released, thereby providing a sense of relaxation. With repeated …

Stress and Anxiety in Post-Modern Society

What would you normally see inside today’s offices and homes? Desk jobs, televisions, remote controls, personal computers and laptops, lawn mowers, and other contraptions that are all designed to make life easier. Despite these factors, stress and anxiety has been overwhelming among many individuals. Stress is defined as an organisms total response to environmental demands or pressures. In human beings, it results from interactions between individuals and the environment that they occupy which they perceive as threatening their well-being. Anxiety, on the other hand, is a multi-system response to a perceived threat or danger. It is composed of biological changes, personal history, and social situation. Mental ailments like stress and anxiety may weaken the immune system and make it more …

Stress and Anxiety 101: What is Anxiety?

It is normal for every person to experience anxiety attacks, especially during stressful situations and traumatic events in life. As health experts say, anxiety is a typical response of person’s body that signals possible dangers ahead. However, when anxiety becomes extreme to the point that it prevents a person from living the normal life that he intends to have, that person may possibly be suffering from anxiety disorder. Defining what is anxiety disorder Anxiety disorder is generally a term that covers different types of extreme pathological phobia, fear, and anxiety. A person suffering from an anxiety disorder may experience abnormal feelings of anxiety even without knowing the cause or he may also have intense and sudden panic attacks. The attacks …

Stress, Anxiety and Yeast Infections

When talking about stress and anxiety, people usually think of problems related to work, finances, studies or the family. Will the words “yeast infection” come to mind? Probably not. But after thinking about it for quiet some time, I finally concluded that yeast infection will definitely cause a lot of stress and anxiety to any woman like me. When do we consider our jobs or studies to be stressful? Personally, I consider something to be stressful when its demands are already too much for me to bear. My anxiety, on the other hand, is triggered when I feel that there is a looming problem I am trying to avoid but still has a possibility of occurring. Both these situations can …

Losing Your Crowning Glory to Stress

Our hair is often referred to as our crowning glory. Its state can add or detract from the physical attractiveness of any person. Like our skin, our hair can be a good indicator of our over-all physical and psychological condition, telling us if our body is in balance. A physically and emotionally healthy person’s hair will be radiant and shining, their scalps pliant and moist. Our hair becomes dull and lifeless, prone to loss and split ends, and will become waxy from overactive sebaceous glands. Hair loss is a fairly common condition that affects both men and women. While it is normal to lose up to one hundred hairs on a daily basis, anything in excess of that may be …

How to Fight the Depression?

“I can’t go on working, I am depressed”, “I am so sick and tired of everything, maybe I have a depression?”, “Don’t bother her, don’t you see she is so depressed”. Such phrases are often to be heard lately. Those people suffering from depression have their individual reasons for it. The real causes of depression may depend on their personal propensity for overcoming stressful emotional states. Those who were brought up in conflicting families and experienced the feeling of fear, offence and humiliation are more subject to depression. Chronic stress can also result in depression. Depression is also typical for people who demand too much of themselves, are not able to relax and have inclination to constant anxiety. Though active …

Impact Of Stress And Anxiety on Soldiers and their Families

Stress and anxiety are physical, emotional, and psychological problems usually associated with highly-driven professionals, corporate executives, artists and performers, and even individual’s with a history of substance abuse. Their work involves a flurry of activities, a set of nearly impossible deadlines, and the need to consistently “perform” at peak levels. But perhaps, it is high time to pay more attention to the enormous stress and anxiety felt by those people whose jobs include the daily pressure of possibly losing their lives. Needless to say, soldiers in the battlefield are among those who are most prone to emotional and psychological distress. The War in Iraq, called Operation Iraqi Freedom in military terms, began in March 20, 2003. It is considered one …

Fight Depression – Discover Why A Stress Free And Happy Life Is Not Really That Hard To Achieve.

Each and everyone of us have the tendency to suffer from depression, but we all have different levels of tolerance to handle it. One person’s ability to handle and fight depression may not be the same as yours or mine. Now the question is, why do some people never even have to complain in having to fight depression at all, at the same time, manage to enjoy a happy and stress free life? Although you and I just like everybody else out there hate depression, we must admit that it is a normal part of being human. However, anything that goes beyond what is normal is definitely not healthy and thus have to be stopped immediately before it causes any …

Don’t Be Stressed Out, Enjoy Being Pregnant

Pregnancy should be one of the most celebrated events in a woman’s life. It is the fulfillment of a miracle that only women can perform — the ability to bear and deliver life from the womb. Seen in this perspective, pregnancy can be said to be very empowering for women. However, not all pregnant women enjoy this phase in their lives. Several reports and studies have already been made about women who undergo extreme feelings of stress and anxiety during their pregnancy. As a result, the babies of those stressed and anxious mothers are also affected by their mothers’ negative disposition. A stressful pregnancy can actually cause the infants to be born prematurely or become underweight. It is also said …

Dementia, Colloidal Gold The Memory Loss Tonic & Stress Relief Too

Dementia is spreading like a disease. If you find yourself laughing about your memory loss and excusing it with your age…maybe the solution is truly golden… Colloidal = a solid (in this case gold) of minute particles, that remain in suspension in a surrounding liquid (in this case de-ionized water). Gold has always been the prize of desire, but now the elixir of choice? We know that this precious metal has been a primary building block of the body. Very little research is underway to find how such a crucial metal in our body is being lost and not constantly replenished. Europeans have long used colloidal gold as a supplement in their diet to replenish this key element of the …