Question by D: How to get over severe insomnia from alcohol withdrawal?
I am on my second night being alcohol free but there is a huge problem. For the past 2 nights I have been suffering from severe insomnia and anxiety. What can I do to help alleviate these symptoms? I couldn’t sleep even if I tried because I seem to have this overwhelming energy. Is this normal with alcohol withdrawal. How long will it take for these symptoms to go away?
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Question by thunderandlightning: What kind of therapy should be suggested to a Christian suffering from homosexual urges?
I know prayer can help, but would any kind of psychological therapy work ?
I have a Christian friend who feels attracted to the same sex, and feels so ashamed because he knows its a sin, ive told him to pray but he says he still feels the urges
Article by Mary Morrison
Do you suffer panic attacks? If you are, then you are not alone.
Panic attacks are of a nature that many people have a difficult time explaining what is going on and why. Symptoms of a panic attack vary, depending on the severity of the event. Panic attacks can be as simple as forgetting where you are that exact moment and or where you may have parked your car after coming out of the grocery store.
What are the symptoms? Am I having a panic attack?Symptoms of a panic attack range from shallow breathing and mild sweats, to a very rapid heart rate, excessive sweating and heavy breathing and the feeling that you may even be having a heart attack, due to the pressure that you feel in and around your chest. Panic attacks affect people in many different ways. Panic attacks some times occur for no known reason at all. Right before, during and immediately after the attack, a complete sense of fear, hopelessness and helplessness are the only thoughts racing through your head. The affect of the panic attacks vary from a short term sense of fear of the unknown to the complete social withdrawal of ones being. A fear of being around a group of people is very common after a strong panic attack.
Article by Cdfrvbnm
Though all of us feels a specific amount of anxiety and strain through their lifetime, in some men and women anxiety can become a chronic situation which can be extremely disheartening and disruptive to their daily life. This situation is referred to as an anxiety disorder during which you will find numerous unique types that contain panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, normal anxiety disorders, and put up traumatic anxiety disorders.
When it comes to doing a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder, you will find no laboratory tests that may definitively establish no matter if or not a person has this disorder, on the other hand, a appropriate diagnosis could be built by means of a expert healthcare evaluation.
Article by Mark Horner
Arachnophobia is the scientific name for the fear of spiders. It is a very specific phobia; i.e. an abnormal fear of spiders and sometimes other arachnids, too, such as scorpions and harvestmen. Many people are afraid of spiders and most of us get shivers down our spine just thinking about those pointy little eight legs crawling on our skin. However, a serious case of arachnophobia is much different than someone who just doesn’t like spiders.
Those who suffer from the phobia are not only afraid of spiders, but they also fear places where spiders might be, and since that’s pretty much everywhere, this can lead to a very limited lifestyle. People with arachnophobia tend to feel uneasy in any area they believe could harbour spiders or that has visible signs of their presence, such as webs. There are people whose arachnophobia is so severe that they will not go outside during the summer months for fear of encountering a spider. But even that doesn’t solve the problem because a big issue for those with arachnophobia is that spiders commonly live in houses, too.
Question by ellagirl: How common is it for someone from an alcoholic family to develop panic disorder?
How common is it for someone from a family with alcoholism to develop an anxiety disorder, such as panic disorder or social phobia? Is there a direct correlation?
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Article by Tony Trussol
There are very few things in life that are worse than seeing a loved one suffer and live in pain. Even though most people would be desperate to help their friend, family member or lover to get better, it can be a very difficult process. There are so many issues and incidents that can impact on a person’s life and it is true to say that instances of post-traumatic stress disorder are on the increase. More and more people are suffering stress from something which has happened in their life but it is important that the people around give them as much support and assistance as they possibly can. This is not always easy but it is a very important to do as much as possible to support the sufferer.
One of the most important things when looking to help a sufferer of post-traumatic stress is to be patient and understanding. It can be very difficult to provide the support to someone who is shutting themselves away from the world or lashing out at people around them but this is often the time they need support the most. Anyone who has suffered from post-traumatic stress will understand the difficulties in communicating with the people around them which is why patience is an extremely important asset for friends and family members to have.