We are worried about so many things—work, finances, health problems, etc. But do you know that even children experienced stress? Not only adults become stressed about our worldly problems and activities. Children experiences stress and are more susceptible to a lot of forms of stress due to their age. Many people think that children are never stressed and only love to have fun and play but the truth is that even children become worried about many things and also become physically stressed in school and play. Continue reading
Agoraphobia is the phobia or fear of being in open spaces or crowds in the extreme fear of having a panic attack. It can be a very difficult mental disorder that may limit one’s life into his safe faculties. The physical, emotional, and psychological symptoms of agoraphobia should be addressed immediately in order to have appropriate treatment and be able to overcome the syndrome. Continue reading
“Am I pregnant?” That is the first question that pops up when you miss your menstruation, especially when you have a regular cycle. Due to this, many pregnancy testing kits have been available in every drugstore with a wide range of brands and cheaper prices to choose from. Many times, we have a negative pregnancy test result but still, we do not menstruate. This becomes an automatic question when a person is expecting to be pregnant but what are the other reasons why a woman may have a missed period or a delayed menstruation? Don’t be too much alarmed. Although pregnancy is the most common cause for a missed period, pregnancy cannot be automatically confirmed overnight. You also need a couple of things like blood test, a pregnancy test, or an ultrasound to have it confirmed. The age of information technology made us all want to have instant answers and instant everything’s but it always pays to be patient and knowledge is the key. Here are some of the causes why you miss having a period. Continue reading
Everyday, people face threats, real or imagined. When you deal with imagined threats, you experience bouts of anxiety. With this, it can be said that anxiety attacks or disorders are common. There are many types of anxiety disorders that millions of people are diagnosed with worldwide such as post traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and panic disorder. The said conditions could really debilitate the person and affect the overall lifestyle that he or she has.
It would be really nice to wake up, go about your day, and go home still feeling relaxed and refreshed. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. The strains of the day really reflect on you physically when you get home or by the end of the week. Whether you like it or not, this really gets the better of you and sometimes, you just want to sleep off an entire month.
Over 120 million people worldwide suffer from anxiety and debilitating depression. Worrying can be helpful when it spurs you to take action and solve a problem. But if you’re preoccupied with “what ifs” and worst-case scenarios, worry becomes a problem of its own.
Unrelenting doubts and fears are paralyzing, not motivating or productive. They sap your emotional energy, send your anxiety levels soaring, and interfere with your day-to-day life—all this with no positive payoff! The good news is that chronic worrying is a mental habit you can learn how to break. You can train your brain to stay calm and collected and to look at life from a more positive perspective. Continue reading
Cigarette smoking can be really addictive and can become habit forming. Bad habits don’t change overnight. Quitting is a difficult task. The cold-turkey stage can be a tremendous nightmare. Many substance abusers often go back to zero. We all know that cigarette smoking is one of the many causes of death due to cardiac diseases, pulmonary diseases and several cancers. Cigarette smoking predisposes a person to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis. Hypertension, heart attacks and strokes are results of unhealthy lifestyles. Cessation of tobacco smoking results in a lower rate of cardiac events. A positive attitude is most likely needed in order to achieve good outcomes in quitting. Participating in an educational class, support group, or behavioral program can gradually change your habits and outlooks in life and health. Continue reading
People nowadays want to look slimmer. Everybody wants to have an ideal body weight. To many people, fashion dictates what weight they should be in. Slimmer people are thought to be sexier, have more choices on what to wear, have better self-esteem, and most importantly, more attractive and happy in their lives. The definition of being sexy differs from one race and culture to another. People have different perspectives about how they look and feel. Continue reading
Social anxiety or similarly known as social phobia is associated with severe fear and embarrassment when presented with social situations. Though being nervous in front of many people is considered normal, social anxiety exhibits unreasonable fear of being watched by people around. Continue reading
Bipolar disorder or also known as manic-depressive disorder is a mental disorder that affects the feelings, thoughts, perceptions and behavior. It is considered a lifelong disorder which causes mood to shifts from the lows of depression to the highs of mania. Continue reading