Archive for the ‘Mental Health’ Category

Can pregnancy cause depression?

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

can pregnancy cause depressionThe question of ‘can pregnancy cause depression’ is a good one and we discuss some of the reasons in this article. The popular claim that pregnant women are happier is often wrong. In many women, pregnancy is associated with many negative emotions that affect their  mental and emotional state, so you can say that depression is as common in expectant mothers, as in all other women.
Can pregnancy cause depression can be answered below
– If the woman is generally prone to developing depression, this will continue during her pregnancy
– A young pregnant woman has a greater is the risk of  the occurrence of depression
– Women who do not have someone to share the thrills about what is happening can find this saddening and lead to depression
– Lack of support and support from the father of the baby or the family or encouragement  in the direction of her decision to become a parent
– Bad relationship with the  father
– Doubts about how her life will change after the baby is born, eg career and financial position
The main signs that a pregnant woman is depressed, is a lack of interaction with others, loss of desire to do normal everyday chores, lack of sleep and general sadness.

Why do I have bad dreams?

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

why do I have bad dreamsWe have all woken up some mornings and asked “why do I have bad dreams”. Bad dreams or nightmares can be extremely scary and hard to forget and often causes us a lot of mental discomfort.  In one night we  can dream several dreams. How vivid and emotional will be partly dependent the.phase of sleep in which you are at the time of dreaming. There are two phases – the quick and the slow sleep. In the slow phase the brain hardly works, metabolism is minimal and you are breathing slowly and deeply. Awakened in this phase people rarely remember their dreams. The transition from slow to fast sleep is clear. Under closed eyelids the  pupils can be as active as when awake and breathing becomes quite rapid.   The brain can consume a lot of energy and worries during the day  and  nightmares often occur  when we are stressed or worried.  During the night we can have up to  6 cycles of sleep, each of which can last up to 2 hours. Many people are accustomed to believe that poor sleep must be the cause. . Indeed not. Disturbing dreams are actually a signal of any personal concerns of the people.  This may be some emotional experience associated with the unresolved issue or concern related to the expectation of any change. Changing your home or workplace, exams, new relationships or family problems can cause you to have bad dreams



Mental crisis are part of our life

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

HeadacheWhen it comes to crisis, the human psyche as adjusted negatively. In fact, some of the critical moments in the life of man are genetically seemed set – with a difference of several years each pass through them. Traces of them found in the changing way we look at ourselves and the world around us.
The psychologists have identified when they occur and what exactly are related and to what changes in the human psyche lead. The first crisis occurs at a young age – about 10-12 years. The child grows, expanding circle of his interests, he learns to form his own opinion and to carry out independent actions, but also responsible for them. The second crisis, we catch up about 16-20 years. The young man is already considered an adult and trying to prove – to themselves and the world. This is the time of the first responsibilities: choice of occupation, first job, university, marriage often. Parents increasingly are behind us – it comes really weather is independent living, full of expectations for the future. The third crisis, we conquered aged about 30 years. Wild youth now seems gone, man made and evaluated much more sober look to the future. In becoming a major quest for peace and stability. Many at this age begin to make a career, while others just the opposite – looking for meaning in life and devote more time to his family.

How to threat winter depression

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Woman DepressedThe people’s property from time to time to fall into depression, which is completely natural and law-for example, in some situations, a divorce or failing an important exam. The depression has now become the “fashionable” disease. It is almost “elegant” to say “I’m depressed” and thereby justify the lack of enthusiasm or total employment decreases vitality. This “fashion” there is however a double role. On the one hand people suffering from depression, experiencing less pressure and greater understanding of others, and – depression began to be called any kind of boredom and thus the disease seemed to come from the list of serious problems. And should not the case. There are different ways for the classification of depression. One of the most common is based on the frequency of its occurrence. A single case of depression caused by one reason or another, is called “depression”. Prolonged, but slight depression – dysthymia, and depression, occurring from time to time – “recurrent”. In all the Nordic countries particularly significant problem is the “seasonal depression”, which is a form of recurrent. It is completely incorrect is the notion that seasonal depression occur in spring and autumn and are caused by almost any unexplained factors. In fact, most seasonal depressions occur in winter and they are caused by some “the most banal” natural phenomena:

Bananas, walnuts and chocolate threat depression

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Banana ChocolateThey are a real alternative to antidepressants drugs, say scientists from the Belgian Institute for Health Protection. “Some foods contain large amounts of hormones that increase the conduction of nerve impulses. If a person prefers them and they often appear in his diet, he became more prone to depression. The body only seeks to heal, “said the Belgian experts. According to them very good natural alternative to antidepressants are chocolate, bananas and walnuts: “Not surprisingly, Belgium, where depression associated with lack of sunshine are common, is considered one of the places where chocolate was created a menu of Scandinavian bananas are everyday life. ” Several studies show a direct link between nutrition and mental disorders. There are even special diets designed to be used in their treatment. Honey in combination with nuts do is useful to increase potency, according to a British study, cited by BBC. Scientists advise each day to take 2-3 hours before sleep rn 100 g walnuts, mixed with a spoonful of honey.

How to pass the mental breakdown

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Shauting WomanIf a man waving his hands and broke dishes, it certainly has a mental breakdown. Indeed, in medicine term “mental breakdown” does not exist. Usually spoken language is called a strong nervous breakdown caused by stress or trauma, or temporary loss of self. In response to some external stimulus or a stressful situation the nervous system sends a warning signal – namely it is expressed in unexplained feeling of anxiety or fear. Man loses control of his emotions. Externally it looks like a sudden burst of anger, tears or laughter unexpectedly, but is possible and an option when there is no any movement. This means that the brain is disturbed biological balance and it does not reach certain substances such as serotonin, adrenaline, noradrenaline. Overwhelmed marrow seek an opportunity to “unlock” and then he became talkative, bold and careless, often seek peace in doses which in practice can not obtain. All this is guided by the desire to be removed from the physical stimulus. Each trifle could become the occasion for such a position – on the street congestion, loss of key random fray. Itself stress is not sufficient and able to cause disruption. Stimuli must accumulate to such a critical mass when the nervous system is no longer able to cope with them. More often this type of disorder occurs in women because men generally are not having to deal with both business and domestic duties. The most vulnerable category of people is between 30 and 40 years – so called. age with the greatest anxiety “when most children are still young, parents grow old and need care, but also career takes a long time.

How to keep your motivation to follow diet

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Diet girlIt is clear: the motivation is something good and necessary. But sometimes seemed erratic – goes exactly where it’s not we want – in the middle of so good a weight loss program. And we are doing as well. Then, one day just the right direction and losing all interest in moving forward in the direction. I just noticed that our pants started to become wider and everything collapsed. And so we want to continue with the diet. But day after day, our best intentions slip and can not figure out how to motivate again. It is interesting how when motivation is high, a person feels full of energy, focused, driven to act decisively. Nothing can stand in our path and always moving in the right direction and doing things completely. But once you lose motivation, inertia prevails. We continue to say that we want to change, but we can not even go out the door. A packet of chips seems more easily achievable and desirable in planning, measuring and cooking. And yet – how to reclaim and motivation to stick to pre-selected program:
First, it is important to realize: the motivation is not constant. Do not “get” or riding freely, but must continually strive to maintain it. For this reason it is strictly an individual, ie everyone should find their own. Instead of depending on external crises which we operate, we can find a way to get up – cause reactions, to be energizing to the end, to achieving our goals. Indeed, motivation is an opportunity, not a burden or something annoying. Only with this attitude we can find the forces we need to support it.
Here are some ideas that can help us:

Man can learn to love

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Man WomanAs you can not live with that you love, learn to love the one with whom you live! This is the principle according to psychologists, that people choose partners with whom to live. Physical attractiveness play a role in choice of partner. Naturally beautiful people shown enjoying more attention from the opposite sex and generally try to choose a partner who is also attractive. A people with a common appearance is often a family man with the same level of attractiveness. Does this mean that the more attractive and less attractive people evaluate differently the appearance of others? U.S. scientists Lee Leonard (Leonard Lee), George Loewenstein and Dan Ariely together with the creators of the popular dating site decided to test this hypothesis. The site people evaluate the attractiveness of others and tied dating from photographs. Researchers have analyzed the requirements of study participants to their partners and compared the data with human attractiveness (relying on estimates obtained from other users). It turns out that people really tend to choose a partner equal in attractiveness. Moreover, more attractive people are particularly demanding of the appearance of potential partners, but generally all tend to choose a partner who is more attractive than themselves.

Brain protein may be key to depression

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Depressed WomanThe scientists have discovered a protein that it seems a key role in the development of depression – a discovery that could radically change how to treat these diseases. Although long debated the role of serotonin to depression, scientists still are not sure of its meaning. Newly protein called P.11, apparently regulates how brain cells respond to serotonin and glucosamine sulphate, said researchers from Rockefeller University and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, quoted by the journal Science. “We are all very excited about his discovery,” said Nobel laureate Paul Griyngard. “Scientists are looking for so long serotonin modulators. Newly P.11 protein obviously plays a major role both in the occurrence of depression and most likely in its treatment. Most drugs currently used against depression, aim to “deliver” more serotonin to brain cells. They proceed from the idea that the state of depression due to insufficient quantity of serotonin in the cells, but it is essential for transmitting signals between them. It is good to mention that the whey protein is helping to solve the depressions.

Carrierism is detrimental for the mind

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

BusinessExcessive desire for success in your career has a high price – the nerve cells die more quickly, say researchers from the University of Warwick, UK, which surveyed more than 5,000 people, raised in the past five years in their official capacity. Overall results show that the mental health of people received significant increases, it is noticeably worse, but because of its load at work less often they realize the problem and do not seek specialized help. “With increased responsibility, a person is subjected to greater stress, the researchers explained Chris Boyce and Andrew Ovald. They pay attention to the fact that for the period from 1991 to 2005 were conducted around 1000 test that showed no signs of improving the health of employees following their promotion: A previously thought that the higher is occupied office, the better it feels man – both physically and mentally. Meanwhile, a new study by Finnish researchers suggests that long long time increases the risk of neurological disorders. “Mental abilities of people who work more than 55 hours per week are lower than their colleagues who labor less.

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