Category Archives: Mental Health

Thought Control for Effective Anger Management

Sometimes when I am agitated by something I turn to techniques that I’ve learned to manage my anger. I have learned how to control my thoughts to redirect my thinking to a calming state.

The term, anger management, commonly refers to therapeutic techniques and exercises are practiced by someone with excessive or uncontrollable anger to control or reduce triggers. According to the American Psychological Association and various reliable online sources, the goal of anger management is learning how to control anger before it controls the individual, to reduce both emotional feelings and the physiological arousal that anger causes.

The most common techniques recommended immediately before escalation of emotions is to stop talking, stop staring, and leave the room. Learning relaxation techniques like deep breathing and meditation will also help, in addition to stress management skills, learning empathy and forgiveness, and becoming optimistic instead of pessimistic. Prolonged mismanagement of anger can lead to serious physical and mental disorders, and if the individual is not proactive, whether by voluntary or involuntary means, the outcome could be disastrous.

I am grateful that I have learned to use these very effective techniques.

Child Suffering From Epilepsy

Although anti seizure medications can be a blessing, they are not for everybody. Your neurologist is in the best position to determine which medication is right for you. He or she will take into consideration any other medications you are taking, as well as other health issues that may come into play. Also, these medications can be very potent and even habit forming if not monitored. Certainly what is recommended for an adult may be entirely wrong for a child suffering from epilepsy.

This being so, never assume what is best for yourself. Sit down with your neurologist and discuss your options before coming to any decision. Also keep in mind that there is always a possibility of an adverse reaction to whatever drug may be prescribed. It may take a little trial and error before arriving at the right medication for you.

Psychosis And Autism

Asperger’s work was not recognized until the late 1980’s in the history of autism when the book he wrote was then translated into the English language. Bettelheim another child psychiatrist also noted that autistic children were known to have frigid mothers.

In the 1970’s autism and its diagnosis became more recognized in Sweden. A foundation known as the Erica Foundation began therapy and education for children who displayed psychotic behavioral patterns.

For many years psychosis and autism was confused in children and the correct diagnosis was often hard to come by. However, to this day many child psychiatrists still blame the parents of these children in having a contribution to the cause of the autistic and serious disabilities in their children.

Some Intriguing Facts Regarding Dopamine Levels In ADHD Children

ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a frequent mental health condition having an impact on innumerable boys and girls around the globe. In clinical terms, it’s regarded as being a neurobehavioral condition given that it affects the area of the brain responsible for one’s behavior patterns.

Despite the fact that it is generally more widespread between little kids and adolescents, it can and does affect plenty of grown ups as well. For that matter, research reveals that roughly 50% of youngsters who are diagnosed with the disorder will have it throughout their lives, even though many won’t need to have medical treatment once they reach adulthood.

Countless studies have figured out that dopamine levels in ADHD children are significantly different in comparison with boys and girls without this illness. In all individuals however, the brain will produce five different types of dopamine receptors………D1 to D5.

Dopamine is also known to play a big role in the area of the brain that’s sensitive to “reward learning”. For example, when a certain behavior is rewarded, dopamine transmission will increase. Using advanced technology, doctors have also been able to record a considerable increase in dopamine transmission in test subjects who have been given stimulant drugs like cocaine and/or methamphetamines