Blog Articles From September 2014

Blog Articles From September 2014

How To Stop Panic Attacks – Part Two

The second part of this guide to how to stop panic attacks looks at breathing, perspective and behaviour. 1. Breathe There are two complementary divisions of our nervous system, the parasympathetic nervous system and sympathetic nervous system. When one is active the other is not. When we are relax the parasympathetic nervous system is active, during a panic attack the sympathetic nervous system is active. By changing the way that we breath it is possible to initiate the parasympathetic nervous system and as only one system can be active at […]...

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How To Stop a Panic Attack – Part 1

The first part of this guide to stopping Panic Attacks focuses on reassuring yourself. 1. Reassure Yourself A panic attack is your body’s response to adrenalin that has been released because your mind has detected danger. So identify the danger and reassure yourself that you are safe. Usually the danger that people who have panic attacks detect is a physical symptom that indicates the start of a panic attack which they fear will result in them either fainting, going mad/losing their mind or embarrassing themselves. Use the following information to […]...

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Can You Inherit Depression?

by Dr Emma Gray - 25th September, 2014
Can You Inherit Depression?

The risk of you suffering from depression does increase if a member of your family also suffers from depression, however, this is not for the reasons that you may think. Depression is not a physiological problem; there is no indisputable evidence to show that depression is caused by a defect of deficit in the organic structure of the brain. Research that has detected structural differences between the brains of people with and without depression can be just as well explained as a consequence of depression than as a cause. The […]...

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5 Facts About OCD

by Dr Emma Gray - 23rd September, 2014
5 Facts About OCD

  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 1. How Common is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects between 1 and 3 % of children and adults and in 80% of adult cases symptoms develop before the age of 18 years.   2. What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety based disorder.  This means that at the core of the problems lies a tendency for the sufferer to overestimate disaster and underestimate their ability to cope.  It also means that the sufferer faces a […]...

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