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  • Do meditation to get relief from depression
    By Health Blog on April 7, 2010 | No Comments  Comments

    Sometimes doctors prescribe medication for severe forms of depression, but there are many cases where the person does not respond and so medication is not for everyone, but depends on the individual case. Doctors do not prescribe medication except as a last resort, when a person is severely depressed and has thoughts of taking his life, or if a person is delusional and could become violent, and again, if depression returns frequently thus impinging on a person’s life.

    Medication for depression may be given if everything else has been tried and proved futile or if a person has not responded to psychotherapy and is violent and cannot be controlled. Doctors will only go for medication after intensive probing into the causes that have resulted in depression – for instance, they will delve into the past and present life of the person, so that they can decide on the best form of treatment. If all else fails, then they will prescribe medication.

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    Different Types of Medication

    There are various types of medication that may be prescribed – the usual ones are serotonin or benzodiazepine tranquilizers or tricyclics. These medications are prescribed because the quantity of chemicals in the brain is not correct and this results in the neurotransmitters being dysfunctional, which in turn produces a great deal of worry and stress in the person. There are any number of anti-depressants and tranquilizers that are used to treat a person. But the doctor has to consider each individual’s capacity to absorb the medication and decide whether it is suitable. Many medications have unpleasant side effects and therefore it is not advisable to continue them – also some medicines are habit forming, and like any harsh drug, will need to be slowly withdrawn. These drugs are very strong and the doctor will only prescribe them when absolutely necessary.

    There are certain drugs that do not have the same effect as anti-depressants – in other words, they do not attack the same chemicals, but they have an effect on the moods and stabilize them.

    Not everyone can take medication, especially if a person is pregnant or if a person is on other medication, then the two cannot mix. On the other hand, there are certain medications that can be safely taken together. Your doctor will advise you as to what is appropriate. As far as possible, it is better to treat the root of the problem with careful counseling, and only if there is no response and the condition worsens, can one resort to medication. As medications for depression are very strong with side effects, many people find it tedious to continue and so give it up. When the condition recurs, they have no option but to go back on medication. Whatever you decide, it is best to consult your doctor and take his expert advice.

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  • Meditation
    By Health Blog on June 18, 2009 | No Comments  Comments

    So many people don’t know what is meditation and its uses for our health.Meditation is an excellent way to control our mind which increases the activity of the brain, reduces the health problems, increases the rememberence power of mind. one can observe the change in our behavior and health fitness within 1 week if we do meditation for 15 to 20 min daily.

    For doing meditation there are no rules and many ways of doing meditation,but i will tell one method to follow. For doing meditation, choose a silent and open location where you don’t get disturbed. There are many ways to have a position but i suggest you to take the position as shown in the figure. Then slowly inhale and slowly exhale the air through your nose and concentrate only on your breathe and don’t think about any other. Try to do as much time as you can (15 to 20 min daily is good) and finally open your eyes slowly. Don’t try to breathe hard or move your body while doing meditation and its better to do early in the morning or n the evening as our mind will be free in this time.

    Doing like this daily will help you a lot in balancing your mind. You will be able to percieve the change in your behavior and mind with in few days.Lets do it !!!

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  • How To Tackle Panic Attacks?
    By Health Blog on March 28, 2009 | 12 Comments12 Comments  Comments
    Panic Attacks may be deep-rooted in their origin

    Panic Attacks may be deep-rooted in their origin

    People often suffer from severe panic attacks who are already suffering from Anxiety, but that is not necessary. You may even experience them even if you don’t think you have such a problem. This results in increased heart-beat, taking short breaths, and trembling. The attack could even lead to a much worsened condition of panic disorder. The patient mainly suffers from a panic attack when he gets into a potentially embarrassing or perplexing situation. This can be a great hurdle to success in professional life because the patient might be scared of crowds and facing higher authority officers.

    Although there are no specific reasons to a particular or a series of attacks, which could even be depression or panic disorder itself, but those who confront this disturbing situation should identify the the indicators or causes of panic attacks. Although the use of medicines has proved to be quite a successful element in controlling the nerves of the patients, many people prefer to resort to non-medical solutions for this disorder.

    The use of techniques like meditation, yoga, and regular breathing exercises helps boost the self-confidence of the patients, and they can gradually improve the condition of the person. Moreover, some mental techniques involved in improving the susceptibility of the patient to panic attacks is telling himself that everything is all right. With a lot of practice and persistence, you can make yourself think optimistically about yourself in the worst of scenarios.

    The most important and sensible thing to do when you discover you have a panic attack is to see your physician, preferably a psychiatrist, who could further recommend you for therapies like Behavior Cognitive Therapy, which helps you to realize and accept and look at your fears realistically, and Exposure Therapy, which actually enables you to experience your fears and to enable you to learn to cope with them in a safe and controlled manner. You can also easily research your  problem through several health care websites and blogs which impart useful knowledge free of any cost. By searching the symptoms and techniques to ease panic attacks, you can slowly overcome your nerves.

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