A number of people say they drink alcohol to ‘hide their sorrows’ after a messy breakup, loss of job, or other major stresses related to the usual ups and downs of life. Alcohol does have a temporary tranquilizing effect on the brain. A few pints of beer or an occasional glass of wine do have a calming effect and tend to relieve a lot of people of their anxieties.
Drinking alcohol occasionally with friends and having a good time is one thing, but using it to deal with personal problems is symptomatic of alcohol abuse. Drinking heavily might also be an indication that a person is depressed, or in worst cases is the cause of depression itself….
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The term ‘torture’ arouses images of great physical pain and discomfort in the mind’s eye. However, as experiences over the centuries and modern research have revealed, physical pain could be the least damaging among all of torture’s horrors. The resulting stress on the mind and the lifelong psychological effects are its true horrors. Just knowing them should be sufficient to motivate one into fighting against all forms of torture being practiced all over the world today.
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There is a common saying; smoking helps in decreasing stress and help people to relax a bit. But is it true at all? Most smokers have a tendency to produce this particular explanation while asked to quit smoking. According to smokers, they need to calm their nerves while facing some sort of problematic, anxious, and critical situations. Oh yes, according to smokers, regular smoking helps in increasing the mind concentration level, curing boredom, allow the mind to relax, and provides a mental strength to deal with tougher situations.
The above paragraph clearly indicates two major benefits of smoking:
Firstly, smoking helps in calming & relaxing the mind. Secondly, smoking helps in increased concentration level.
Let’s discuss on the first point: Calming and Relaxing.
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Stress has become a part of our lives and will continue to remain so. A little stress in our lives is essential to motivate and keep us focused. But too much of it can grind our lives completely. So one must not allow it to run his/her life.
How stress affects?
Stress is a part of our body programming. Whenever we listen some news about us then the part of brain called amygdale decides whether this news could put you in danger or not. If yes then you will jump into stress mode. We must learn how to break this cycle and put a pause to amygdale before it increases your blood pressure and make you panic.
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Overall health of a person includes various aspects, including sexual health. Working men face many sexual problems that often go unreported and do not get diagnosed owing to various reasons. A range of hormone and sexual problems occur in men. Below are listed some of the common sexual problems that working men face.
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A psychiatrist’s look out should be trying to tackle childhood depression with counseling and not by prescribing antidepressants. In any case, it should not be feeling good at the recent fall of suicide rates because of label warnings on antidepressant pills. The irony here is parents and GPs give antidepressants like Prozac to children even after knowing that the drug may lead a child to commit suicide.
Stress exercises, meditation, and Yoga can be modified to suit all religions. Well, if religious bias weighs more than a stress free life, there is no harm in seeking for a balance. It is true that Bible is the best way to beat the depression blues, but then the question of comprehending the Bible comes to picture. Any exercise given to the children in elementary school level should be taken in the positive perspective. In other words, a child would understand meditation more than Bible. If parents are still not convinced, prayer is another form of meditation. Therefore, the initiatives taken by elementary schools to unit a child’s inner being is not violating any religion.
Pilling in antidepressants can be dangerous and sometimes suicidal; therefore, it is always better to counsel a depressed along with prescribing antidepressants. If the counseling therapy is enough then it is always better to do away with antidepressants. The point here is many times people take antidepressants or are prescribed antidepressants without knowing whether they are actually depressed or not. Therefore, a good counseling session is important to determine the case in order to determine the need of antidepressants. Lip Radio did the best thing by urging people to share their moments of mental setback. Lip Radio had invited a local comedian, Geraldine Hickey, who shared similar depressing moments, which inspired him to wipe off this disease from other people’s life through fun and happiness. What a wonderful way to take people out of depression. The talk show named Girls Interrupted is the name of a movie starring Winona Rider and Angelina Jolie, where the actress suffers from Borderline personality. This show urged other people to give their testimonials, who were in turn counseled by those people who had earlier been in mental depression. The main motive as stated earlier was to explain to people that a emotional setback is quite often amplified to give the shape of depression and make life hell for people who have received an emotional setback. The following line from the movie will convey the message better: “Crazy isn’t about being broken, some big secret that swallows you whole…it’s just you and me—amplified”.
Sex is a possible way to reduce depression. Sexual activities releases endorphins into the bloodstream, which stimulates the immune system and cures you of mild depression. So, in a relationship one partner should carefully motivate the other towards sex in order to cure the partner from depression. Studies show that depressed people are diverted from sex. In such cases the husband or wife or the concerned sexual partner should discuss the depressed partner with a psychotherapist and find a way out through sex, which is 100 times safer than an antidepressant.
A recent research conducted by the Queen’s Psychology Department, showed that people suffering from mild depression could be more sensitive to their social set up than the normal ones. Mildly depression leads people to feel helplessness about their current situation. Mild depression shows symptoms of irritability and reduced motivation and until date, this form of depression was going undiagnosed. However, the recent discovery will help the psychologist to identify the kind of depression and treat it at its earliest stage. Natural therapies such as St John’s Wart may also be effective treatments for depression if it is diagnosed early – when ‘mild’.