• Phobias Agoraphobia
    Mental Disorders

    Phobias – Agoraphobia – Social Anxiety Disorder

    Phobia A phobia is an anxiety disorder it is a fear of an object, animal, a place, feeling or situation. A phobia is born when someone has an unrealistic or exaggerated sense of danger in relation to a situation or object. In cases where the phobia has become severe, the person will arrange their daily life avoiding the cause of the anxiety. This can result in a restricted lifestyle because things that the person could be enjoying will be self-denied. Symptoms include:  Nausea Dizziness Lightheaded Sweating Upset stomach shaking or trembling Short of breath These are some simple common phobias: Dogs, spiders, snakes, rodents’ Deepwater Heights Dentists Flying Blood Having…

  • Anxiety
    Mental Disorders

    Anxiety

      Anxiety Anxiety can leave a person feeling nervous, tense and restless. They can feel overwhelmed and unable to concentrate. In some cases, there could be a feeling of doom and impending danger. The heart beats much faster than usual. Other symptoms are sweating, trembling, panicky and generally feeling tired and weaker than normal. There is an increase in the number of children who are suffering from anxiety because they are finding it difficult to cope with what is expected from them in terms of education, socializing and being accepted. Many children are seeing school counselors to help them. Usually, stress is a trigger that causes anxiety symptoms, and the…

  • Mental Health Issues
    Mental Disorders

    Mental Health Issues

      To start with let’s look at two of the most common forms of mental health issues. Depression Depression this can be mild to moderate and it can lead to severe depression which can take a long time to recover from and in some cases a person may never fully recover. Most people will, through life’s journey, experience a sadness relating to a variety of upsets such as a bereavement, a partnership break-up such as divorce, feel fed-up perhaps because of a big disappointment such as not getting that promotion. But usually with time most people come to terms with their loss or sadness, disappointments and move on with their…