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Acute Stress Disorder - How To Manage It?

Diploma In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Dehradun
Acute Stress Disorder - How To Manage It?

What is Acute Stress Disorder

Acute stress reaction usually happens when some stressful events occur. Acute usually indicates that the symptoms occur quickly and do not last for a long time. Symptoms such as anxiety and stress occur when exposed to stressful events. It is believed that acute stress disorder occurs after unexpected crisis like traumatic events, serious accidents, domestic violence, sexual assaults or sudden bereavement. Acute stress reactions are commonly seen in people who have experienced major disasters or terrorist incidents.

Symptoms of Acute Stress Reaction

Symptoms of the condition develop very quickly - within minutes to hours in response to a stressful condition. Some of the symptoms are:

-   Anxiety, mood changes, emotional trauma (ups and downs), poor concentration and sleep, irritability and the desire to be alone

-   Unpleasant recurrent dreams

-    Avoiding situations and people who may cause anxiety and stress

-   Emotionally numb

-   Nausea, palpitations, headaches, abdominal pain, difficulty in breathing and chest pain are usually caused by the stress hormones like epinephrine.

Management of Acute Stress Disorder

Generally treatment is not required as the symptoms go when the stressful episode is over. Talking to family and friends or understanding the symptoms is helpful. Some people might experience extended symptoms. The following can be done:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): This is the therapy where a person can talk to an experienced therapist to understand the patterns and the triggers that charge the problem. The aim of the therapist is to change the way a person thinks and help him avoid the thoughts and be more realistic and calm. Usually when CBT is used for acute stress disorder patients then it is termed as trauma focused CBT.

Counselling: This is usually done when the symptoms are more severe or persistent. It is helpful as it helps to explore the way to deal with the stress and its symptoms. Psychiatrists help by counselling the people and also there are many online resources, which might be helpful.

 

Eating Disorders - Are You Suffering From It?

Psychologist, Bangalore
Eating Disorders - Are You Suffering From It?

There is a commonly held view that eating disorders are a lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are actually serious and often fatal illnesses that cause severe disturbances to a person's eating behaviors. Obsessions with food, body weight, and shape may also signal an eating disorder. 

Signs and Symptoms of Common Eating Disorders are discussed below:

Anorexia Nervosa:

People with anorexia nervosa may see themselves as overweight, even when they are dangerously underweight. People with anorexia nervosa typically weigh themselves repeatedly, severely restrict the amount of food they eat, and eat very small quantities of only certain foods. Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any mental disorder.

Symptoms:

  • Extremely restricted eating
  • Extreme thinness (emaciation)
  • A relentless pursuit of thinness and unwillingness to maintain a normal or healthy weight
  • Intense fear of gaining weight
  • Distorted body image, a self-esteem that is heavily influenced by perceptions of body weight and shape, or a denial of the seriousness of low body weight

Other symptoms may develop over time, including:

  • Thinning of the bones (osteopenia or osteoporosis)
  • Mild anemia and muscle wasting and weakness
  • Brittle hair and nails
  • Dry and yellowish skin
  • Growth of fine hair all over the body (lanugo)
  • Severe constipation
  • Low blood pressure, slowed breathing and pulse
  • Damage to the structure and function of the heart
  • Brain damage
  • Multiorgan failure
  • Drop in internal body temperature, causing a person to feel cold all the time
  • Lethargy, sluggishness, or feeling tired all the time
  • Infertility

Bulimia Nervosa:

People with bulimia nervosa have recurrent and frequent episodes of eating unusually large amounts of food and feeling a lack of control over these episodes. This binge-eating is followed by behavior that compensates for the overeatingsuch as forced vomiting, excessive use of laxatives or diuretics, fasting, excessive exercise, or a combination of these behaviors. People with bulimia nervosa usually maintain what is considered a healthy or relatively normal weight.

Symptoms:

  • Chronically inflamed and sore throat
  • Swollen salivary glands in the neck and jaw area
  • Worn tooth enamel and increasingly sensitive and decaying teeth as a result of exposure to stomach acid
  • Acid reflux disorder and other gastrointestinal problems
  • Intestinal distress and irritation from laxative abuse
  • Severe dehydration from purging of fluids
  • Electrolyte imbalance (too low or too high levels of sodiumcalciumpotassium and other minerals) which can lead to stroke or heart attack

Binge-eating Disorder:

People with binge-eating disorder lose control over his or her eating. Unlike bulimia nervosa, periods of binge-eating are not followed by purging, excessive exercise, or fasting. As a result, people with binge-eating disorder often are overweight or obese. Binge-eating disorder is the most common eating disorder.

Symptoms:

  • Eating unusually large amounts of food in a specific amount of time
  • Eating even when you're full or not hungry
  • Eating fast during binge episodes
  • Eating until you're uncomfortably full
  • Eating alone or in secret to avoid embarrassment
  • Feeling distressed, ashamed, or guilty about your eating
  • Frequently dieting, possibly without weight loss

Unspecified Eating Disorder:

  • This happens when the behavior do not meet the criteria for any food or eating problems but still pose significant threat and problems.
  • This also happens the clinician is not able to assess whether an individual is affected by a certain disorder.

Treatment:

Treatment is available. Recovery is possible.

Eating disorders are serious health conditions that can be both physically and emotionally destructive. People with eating disorders need to seek professional help. Early diagnosis and intervention may enhance recovery. Eating disorders can become chronic, debilitating, and even life-threatening conditions.

When you begin to notice that disordered eating habits are affecting your life, your happiness, and your ability to concentrate, it is important that you talk to somebody about what you are going through.

The most effective and long-lasting treatment for an eating disorder is some form of psychotherapy or psychological counseling, coupled with careful attention to medical and nutritional needs. Ideally, this treatment should be tailored to the individual and will vary according to both the severities of the disorder and the patient's particular problems, needs, and strengths.

Tips To Combat Depression

M.Ed., M.A - English, M.Sc - Psychology
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Tips To Combat Depression

For human beings, the body is considered the temple, one that they strive to keep fit and in shape. In fact, the plethora of ailments which people complain of suffering from, almost always deal with their physical health. In this over engagement to restore the physical health, the well being of the mental health is never considered. However truth remains that the health of the mind is equally if not more important and must be given its share of priority. With the growing age and times, depression has emerged as a gnawing problem, one that is plaguing individuals indiscriminately and one that must be eradicated as soon as possible. 

Some of the ways to combat this fatal ailment are 

1. Exercises 

Everyday a bit of exercise not only keeps the body fit and healthy but also goes a long way in easing and calming the mind. You need not indulge in strenuous exercises but must make it a conscientious habit to work out a bit daily.

2. Talk to people

Though depression makes one inexorably quiet and silent, the first thing that is prescribed as a remedial measure is talk to people. Engaging in conversations with people, telling them what exactly is troubling you are proven ways to combat depression.

3. Meditate 

There is no better way to treat mental ailment than meditating.  When you suffer from depression, your body undergoes severe conflict. Meditating not only calms the mind but also soothes away the worries.

4. Develop a support system

Depression is almost always followed by an unfathomable sense of loneliness. Talking to others does help, but at the same time try to develop a support system. Find an individual, be it parents, relatives or friends and confide in him or her. Not sharing what you are going through is never a solution and only exacerbates the fatality of the situation.

5. Change the daily routine

Monotony is never exciting and it is only before time before the humdrum of life gets to you. Changing the daily routine and incorporating something new and exciting go a long way in recuperating you from the mental dullness and fatigue.

How To Help Someone Having Suicidal Thoughts?

MBBS, DNB - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
How To Help Someone Having Suicidal Thoughts?

Although there is no single reason why someone may have suicidal tendencies, certain things can increase the risk. An individual is more likely to have suicidal thoughts if he has a mental health condition like depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. The vulnerability also increases in cases of alcoholism, drug abuse or poor job security. It may not be possible to prevent suicidal thoughts, but keeping one's mind healthy with regular exercise, healthy eating and maintaining friendships can help one deal better with stress

Signs Pointing Towards Impending Suicide:

People who commit suicide do not want to die but find pain-bearing worst than dying. You should never take suicide talks of a person just as threats as it is the most basic sign of a person having suicidal tendencies. Here are some other signs pointing towards an impending suicide:

  • Focus on death: If you find a person only talking about the ways of dying, you should immediately start to talk to the person in private to understand the rood of his problem.
  • Buying or stocking pills: The person might be buying or stocking pills for committing suicide.
  • After-life planning: The person might start to take necessary steps to prepare for death, like updating the will, giving away stuff, calling close ones and saying goodbye or writing a suicide note.
  • Withdrawal: The person might boycott his close ones, family members, social events and family gathering and become isolated.
  • Speaking About His/Her Pain: The person might start to talk openly about his/her pain or feel like they are a burden on others.
  • Mood swings: A person might get angry too quickly or get depressed, anxious or sad and at times they may also become calm when they have decided to go with suicide.
  • Substance Abuse: The person might start drinking too much or consuming drugs once in an attempt to reduce their pain.

It can be very upsetting when someone says things which sound as if the person is considering suicide. One may not be sure what to do to help as to whether one should take talk of suicide seriously, or if intervention might make the situation worse.

Conditions in which suicide is common:

  • Mental disorders
  • Addictions to alcohol or other drugs
  • A serious physical illness
  • A major loss (such as the death of a loved one or the loss of a relationship or job)
  • Serious legal or financial problems
  • A history of trauma or abuse 

Taking action is always the best choice. One of the best things one can do if someone is feeling suicidal is to encourage them to talk about their feelings and to listen to what they say. One can provide the best help by listening and not being judgemental. If the person has been diagnosed with a mental health condition like depression, one can take advice from his care team. 

Ways to help a person having suicidal thoughts:

  • One should avoid offering solutions.
  • While listening, do not give in to the temptation of providing a solution.
  • One should ask open-ended questions so that the person remains in control and expresses his feelings.
  • On the contrary, it will offer an opportunity to talk about feelings which may reduce the risk of acting on suicidal feelings.
  • Ensure that the person is not left on his own if there is an immediate danger.
  • One cannot always tell when a loved one or friend is considering suicide, so one must be on the lookout for warning signs.

After listening to their feelings, one may feel that certain aspects of their thinking and behaviour are making their problems worse. But pointing this out will not be particularly helpful to them. Reassurance, respect and support will only help someone during these difficult periods. As a final note, one must realise that talking to someone about their feelings is not long lasting and can help them feel safe and secure temporarily.

A professional help can provide the long-term support to help someone overcome their suicidal tendencies. That will the person to deal with the primary issues behind someone's suicidal thoughts, besides offering advice and support.

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I constantly feel low. I went through some traumatic situations and keep having flashbacks of them. They just don't stop. In the past two months, I have frequent horrifying dreams due to which I feel scared at night. I hate myself for how I look and being taking stupid decisions. I did cute a patch of my hand with blades because I felt angry but felt happy and satisfied when I saw the blood. I sleep a lot but have trouble sleeping at night because I keep thinking and cry sometimes. I have lost weight and look physically weak and feel tired most of the time. I want to know if I'm going through depression or depressive mood? I can't differentiate.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I constantly feel low. I went through some traumatic situations and keep having flashbacks of them. They just don't s...
You are going through a bad case of depression and it seems anger induced. At your age this claim is serious. If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, spend time in nature or gardening, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do calisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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I am 27 old. I have deal with lucoreha. I have lots of stress and weakness at night as compare morning. I do night shift but in night I feel bad and weak. So I ask why so I feel this in night more.

BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am 27 old. I have deal with lucoreha. I have lots of stress and weakness at night as compare morning. I do night sh...
Halt stress in its tracks; if you feel overwhelmed, take a walk or drive in the slow lane to avoid getting angry at other drivers. Manage your time. Your body can fight stress better when it is fit. Avoid alcohol and recreational drugs.
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Panic disorder with hypochondriacs. Living in hell. On SSRI and benzos. Benxodependent. Still excessive health worry and worrying on minute things. Recently added amisulpride 25. But off vain.

Psychologist, Pune
Panic disorder with hypochondriacs. Living in hell. On SSRI and benzos. Benxodependent. Still excessive health worry ...
You should be fine by counselling. To know your issues and help you better, do get in touch with me for further guidance. Happy to help!
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Hi, Pleease helped me to get prevent from suicidal thoughts and depression. I studied till 12th in Telugu medium school and I couldn't complete b.e then pursued b.sc in correspondence. Totally I have 10 years gap from 12th to degree. My depression starts after 12th. Basically I'm very hesitant and calm. I started hate myself and entire life and the country. I don't know what is real happiness. Always sad, fear and many negative thoughts full of inferiority complex. I learnt SAP and did certification. Got a job and now I'm in Tech Mahindra, Bangalore with 3 years genuine experience with just 4 lpa. When I think and compare with my friends and relatives, I feel very low and insult. Slowly gradually I'm in a good position with full of honest without any fake. I feel work pressure a lot and enjoy working alone but when communicate or in meetings that time I feel anxious and dumb. I got even married this year January month with good girl but not that beautiful or without any dowry or anything. Marriage event were also not that grand compare to my sister and brothers marriages. My sexual life not at all good. My penis not getting tight or strong or very quickly it will go low. I think that is erectile dysfunction. Kindly help me enjoy sexual life and real life if possible.

MD- Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Aurangabad
Hi, Pleease helped me to get prevent from suicidal thoughts and depression. I studied till 12th in Telugu medium scho...
First of all stop comparing urself with others. U will get your dues gradually and for sure. your sexual dysfunction could be due to your perceived unattractive looks about your spouse. Beauty is internal not external my friend. Cultivate a loving relationship with your spouse and then you will realise that all your problems will go.
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Autistic Spectrum Disorders - Can Homeopathy Successfully Treat It?

BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
Autistic Spectrum Disorders - Can Homeopathy Successfully Treat It?

Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a name given to a range or spectrum of disorders characterised by various symptoms, skills and levels of disability. It is generally diagnosed within the first two years of a person’s life. Children with autism have delayed milestones, including delayed speech, sense of balance, and inconsistent or no eye contact. Children with ASD also develop limited skills in activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, and toileting.

A major characteristic of autism is impairment in social functioning, as autism affects the ability to communicate, interact and respond in appropriate ways, thereby impairing social skills significantly. The unusual behaviour and response could be in the form of repetition of phrases or words, unusual tones and facial expressions, and inappropriate display of emotions.

There is no cure for autism as established by medical science. However, there are medications available to manage and treat various linked problems and medical issues like hyperactivity, anxiety, depression and seizures.

Management of autism is a lifelong and complex process. It is more of a journey than a destination. It is ambitious to expect quick results as no one drug or treatment can cause significant change. Treatment is often a combination of therapies and drugs. Daily care services, skill improvement and one-to-one support is extremely important in dealing with autism.

Homeopathy is seldom thought of as an alternate choice when it comes to autism. Homeopathy offers much more than one can think of; however, lack of knowledge about its vast scope and amazing benefits has limited its use among people. Research on the treatment of autism with homeopathy can come a long way, and this has already started showing positive results. Research on reversal of autism with homeopathy is also underway and would surely be a breakthrough in medical science.

Homeopathy is based on a holistic systems approach, which takes into account a constitutional picture of the person to be treated. The physical and mental makeup of each individual is different, and thus each individual responds to a problem in a different way. Homeopathic medication takes into account these differences while formulating a treatment plan. Homeopathic treatment has shown positive results for people with autism, including changes in language abilities, better eye contact, ability to focus, decreased levels of anxiety and repetitive behaviours, which has resulted in promising an overall increased level of social functioning. Homeopathic drugs like carcinosin, thuja and secretin are proven to be effective in treating many behaviors associated with autism.

Parents generally lack awareness regarding availability of this mode of treatment. Once the child is diagnosed, they panic and run to hospitals but hardly find any solutions. It is highly advisable to consult a homeopathic doctor and try out this effective and well researched course of treatment.

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