Headaches may potentially indicate severity of PTSD, finds study

Headaches may potentially indicate severity of PTSD, finds study

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder affecting individuals who have been victims of or have witnessed a grievous event, such as armed conflict, death of a loved one, an accident, sexual assault or a natural calamity. Besides showing psychosomatic symptoms of the traumatic event, people with PTSD may also experience physical symptoms such as chronic pain. Headaches are reported as one of the complaints in PTSD patients, and so far there have been a limited number of studies which have focused on this symptomatic relationship. Read more

Tai Chi may help veterans mitigate PTSD symptoms

Tai Chi may help veterans mitigate PTSD symptoms

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental illness affecting those who have experienced a traumatic event, such as the death of a loved one, sexual abuse, accidents or a natural calamity. Most people with PTSD have to deal with the intrusive memories associated with the traumatic incident which can have far-reaching consequences such as emotional distress, loneliness, feeling of guilt and hopelessness, or other self-destructive behavior. Read more

Understanding neuroscience to overcome anxiety and fear

Understanding neuroscience to overcome anxiety and fear

The neuroscientific community regards both “fear” and “anxiety” as separate entities; the former manifests as a physiological reaction to the stimuli received from both the internal and external environment. The latter is defined as a psychological impact to incitements experienced. The tendency to constantly worry and be at persistent unease is what characterizes anxiety, a mental disorder mostly misconstrued as a personality trait. Read more

Language can make or break anxiety levels

Language can make or break anxiety levels

Anxiety disorders are a serious mental disorder wherein the person is constantly worried, anticipating imminent threats and fearful of facing any kind of situation. The condition is comparatively more severe than casual anxiety that everyone faces due to stress. Anxiety disorder is a constant condition that tends to affect one’s life by hampering his or her regular routine. If left untreated, the disorder can also, unfortunately, cause a number of life-threatening problems such as addiction to substances. Read more

Helping someone deal with anxiety disorders

Helping someone deal with anxiety disorders

It is normal to be anxious when faced with a problem at work or school, or while making an important decision. But, there are some individuals who experience a constant feeling of distress which interferes with their day-to-day activities. This could be a sign of a more serious condition called anxiety disorders. When someone experiences severe anxiety, he or she might feel distraught by the unpleasant feelings that can be overwhelming. Read more