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An Anxiety Attack: The Triggers of Behavioral Aberration

Written by Onaolapo Adeyemi. Posted in EMDR, mental health

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Anxiety Attack

Anxiety Attack – In order to understand the true meaning of the phrase ‘anxiety attack,’ it is essential to understand the difference between ‘anxiety’ and an ‘anxiety attack.’ Anxiety is a normal emotional state of mind that is caused by a reaction to a stressful situation or a distressing physical condition.

This normal condition takes the form of an aberration when the person continues to experience stress even when the stressful situation or condition is long past or if the person experiences severe anxiety or stress in the absence of any obvious stress causing conditions. it is often difficult to distinguish between a heart attack and an anxiety attack, as the indicators for both are almost similar.

An anxiety attack is generally characterized by many or all of the following symptoms; acute escalating tension, pain in the chest, nausea, lightheadedness, dizziness, sweating and loss of one’s view of one’s ‘self’. the individual is said to be experiencing an anxiety attack when he/she begins experiencing many of these symptoms that become severe as the time passes and generally reach a peak within ten minutes.

Anxiety_Attack_SymptomTypes of Anxiety Attack

Anxiety attacks can be divided into several distinct categories, each with its own characteristics and a few symptoms that are common to all categories. the National Institute of mental health divides Anxiety disorder into six main categories; panic disorder, a sudden anxiety attack that may be caused due to no apparent reason; generalized anxiety disorder that affects the individual on a daily basis i.e. he/she suffers from chronic tension; obsessive-compulsive disorder, a condition in which the individual suffers from an urgent need to engage in certain rituals and activities without any need for the individual to engage in them; social phobia, a condition in which the individual feels overly anxious in everyday social situations; specific phobias, the attacks that are caused by a fear, usually irrational, of something and post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition that follows a traumatic event where the individual has persistent thoughts of the event and feels emotionally traumatized.

Medical researchers have found a number of reasons that are considered the possible causes for attacks. Genetics, drug abuse, environment and personality characteristics are considered the main culprits that induce attacks. however, there may be much more triggers of anxiety attacks that have yet to be found by the medical researchers.

Originally posted 2012-06-21 10:43:51.

Improve Your Health With Your Emotions

Written by Onaolapo Adeyemi. Posted in EMDR

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Emotions

Not everyone believes this but the emotional and mental aspects of a person, when combined and used properly, with the help of a mental professional can lead to better self-improvement. Emotions play a huge factor to determine our actions and reactions, even though we do not want it to happen sometimes.

People often see emotions as a sign of weakness, so people are used to putting them aside and focusing on the rational aspects more and more.

No matter how strict and logical you may be, you still have emotions. Positive emotions should be a target for everyone, as well as a lifelong goal. Many of us are concerned about self-improvement.

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More importantly, the amount of money you made during your life or the times you laughed out of sheer joy? Why do you tend to put your positive emotions behind their negative feelings? This is one of the biggest problems that people come across during their lives, self-accusations. You cannot ignore a negative experience and try to replace it with a positive one. Life just does not work that way.

When you were a child, if your goldfish dies, you would be heartbroken. Your parents will probably buy you another goldfish but the sorrow is still there in your memory. Things get even more complex when you grow into adulthood. A fight with your spouse the night before will affect your entire day. You will go to work angry, tired, and your mind will wander. When you are on your way home from work you will not notice the sun shining and you would not be tempted to stop at a roadside stand to pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables. Everything will not be right. All this because that one negative thought has contaminated the way you perceive the reality around you.

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In this moment you will realize finding a safe place to relax your mind will do wonders for your emotional and mental improvement. That place is relatively easy to find. It can be an actual place or an imaginary location. The best idea is to totally lose you in it. Let us say you have a problem on your mind and it just would not go away. Go bowling. Do not know how? Just give it a shot. Get caught up in the game. Your mind will drift away from the negative thoughts that dominated your last hours or days and start processing a whole new kind of information. A safe haven can take many forms. It can be a song, a movie, even a person or animal. The main thing is to allow yourself to get completely involved with this new activity.

You might still get flashes of the problem every now and then. You should iIgnore it and get even more absorbed in what you are doing. When the bowling game, the song, or the movie ends you will abruptly return to reality. You will probably want to retreat back to the safe place. Do not do it. The safe place exists only as a helping hand, not as a solution to your life’s problems, may it be small or big. It serves only as an escape route. You will return from your safe zone with an increased energy level.

This is how a small escape from a harsh reality can increase your emotional and mental health. Try to do this often and you are on your way to better self-improvement.

Originally posted 2012-06-14 06:27:26.

Diagnosing Mental Health

Written by Onaolapo Adeyemi. Posted in Alternative Trauma, EMDR, psychology, Rapid trauma resolution

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Diagnosing mental health – Commonly referred to as an individual’s emotional or psychological well-being, mental health is a term that has no one official definition according to the World Health Organization.  Most experts believe that mental health is measured by an individual’s ability to remain capable and competent, handling normal levels of stress, maintaining happy and healthy relationships and his/her ability to lead an independent life.

Another sign of mental health is being able to quickly recover from difficult situations, which may include both physical and emotional.  Say “yes” to the salad. The salad is a healthy eater’s best friend. Not only will it fill you up so you’ll consume fewer calories overall, but it will also give you a hefty dose of antioxidants which are heart healthy. Be sure to ask your waitress to hold the croutons and cheese which will further reduce your caloric load. Also, choose your dressing wisely. Avoid cream based dressings and go for the vinegar based ones. You also have the option of using vinegar and olive oil which is heart healthy.

Emdr TreatmentIf an individual believes that he/she is suffering from a mental health illness, a psychiatrist should be consulted for a professional evaluation.  In some cases, a regular discussion with a professional may be enough for individuals to overcome their issues and return to a positive mental health status. For others, medication may be required or even hospitalization in extreme cases. With the proper treatment, many individuals who suffer from some type of mental health illness can often live a happy and healthy lifestyle. The first part of overcoming any type of illness is to recognize the problem early, whether that recognition comes directly from the sufferer or from those closest to him/her.

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How to Maintain your Mental Health

In recent years people have realized the importance of proper diet and exercise, and recent surveys show that over the last 20 years people are eating better and working out more often, resulting in people living longer, but people are still lacking in their understanding that their mental well-being is just as important as their physical health.

Today most people get on average 4 to 6 hours of exercise every day, and make sure that everything they put in their mouths is not filled with sugars or preservatives, but they pay no attention to their mental health, no vacations, not even the occasional long weekend, 60 hour weeks, taking work home with them and even working weekends. All of this for hopes of one day getting that big promotion. What good will it do you when your brain overloads and you have a breakdown in the office.

In the end, your physical health will suffer no matter how well you eat and how often you exercise. You will wind up with high blood pressure, stress, and tension all of which raises the chances of you having a stroke or heart attack.

In hopes of helping you avoid this, I am providing you with the things I do to keep my mental health in tip-top condition.

My absolute favorite thing to do to refocus myself is to go for a long ride on my Harley. Nothing brings the world back into focus like riding free like the wind, there are no better forms of therapy as far as I am concerned.

Another great way to relieve the stresses in your life and help put a sparkle in your mental health is a trip to the casinos. Most people go to the casinos and expect to go home a winner, I do not. I go to have a good time.

Originally posted 2011-12-07 10:30:47.




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