OCD Symptoms

OCD Symptoms- It is normal, on occasion to go and double check the things that we all missed or not remembered. For instance, checking ‘the door is locked or not’, ‘checking pocket for a wallet’. But what if this loop keeps repeating for ‘n’ number of time. This medical condition is known as obsessive-compulsive disorder […]

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12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymo...

Are you in search of the best recovery process for yourself or for your close one to come out of Alcohol addiction? You are not alone. It is possible with 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous programs. What are these 12 step programs helping quit alcohol and how do they work? Alcoholics Anonymous is a process of […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a chronic disorder that is characterized by feelings of fear, unreasonable or obsessive thoughts such as a person feels the need to repeat a task like washing his/her hands repetitively even when it is unnecessary or arranging the objects over and over again. This can even lead to severe OCD that […]

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What is OCD?

What is OCD behavior!- Nation Institute of Mental Health states that about 2 percent of the population currently suffers from OCD- Which is comparatively higher than the individuals who are suffering from other illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar and ADHD. Researchers believe that both environmental and neurobiological predispositions collectively play a vital role wherein the individual […]

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Types of Addiction

Anything taken to an excessive level can result in addiction.  The types of addiction range from the substance like alcohol to behaviors like gambling. Dependence can be both emotional and behavioral.  Common symptoms are seen in addiction: Numerous failed attempts to stop the behavior Withdrawal symptoms Lack of Control over the intake Risk-Taking Behavior Being secretive about their addictive […]

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First aid for Panic Attacks

Panic Attacks

Panic attack is a condition which is episodic in nature marked by high anxiety and fear, also discomfort that develops suddenly and reaches heights within 10 minutes.

 

Observable symptoms:

  • Trembling and shaking
  • Sweating
  • Short breaths and sensations of choking
  • If the person reports – palpitations, chest pain or discomfort, abdominal distress or nausea, dizziness and feeling unsteady, fear of losing control and dying, numbness and feelings of unreality and not able to think clearly.

 

First Aid and support:

  • Stay close to the person and calm them down
  • Take them to a quiet place
  • Ask if they take any medications for it usually. If yes, give them one.
  • Ask them what do they need instead of you assuming they might need
  • Talk normally, softly with reassurances like – You are going to get through this; concentrate on breathing and stay in the present.
  • Make them repeat few simple physical task like raising their arms above the head
  • Reduce the amount of stress and prevent the situation from getting worse.
  • Let them know that it is their thoughts which are bothering not the place and the feelings which they are having is scary but not dangerous.
  • Make the person accept the situation and know that it would not last for ever.
  • Meet the health care provider or a mental health professional at the earliest.

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