Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a serious anxiety disorder. It can come in a variety of forms. When you have this disorder you become obsess with doing this one specific task or set of tasks. The symptoms of OCD are obsessions and compulsions.
Obsessions are thoughts that you cannot stop thinking about. Some common obsessions are fears of dying or getting a disease, getting hurt or hurting others. Obsessions are difficult to control when you have OCD. Compulsions have to deal with your actions when you repeatedly do something over and over again. Compulsions can be cleaning or messing something up repeatedly. Most people with OCD don’t realize they have a problem. They will try to convince their self and others that nothing they are doing is wrong. Some ways to deal with OCD or to get help is to seek therapy such as behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, or medication.
Panic attacks are when you feel very fearful and uncomfortable. Some of the signs are trembling, shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, dizziness, hyperventilation, sometimes choking, or your heart rate may speed up or slow down. Panic attacks can be controlled with special treatment.
You often go to the hospital emergency rooms when you have a panic attack. You will also receive medication when you go to the hospital. You might also go to psychotherapy, where you will learn how to view panic attacks differently and reduce anxiety. This treatment can help reduce and prevent panic attacks. Panic disorders can be genetic. But you can also develop it even if no one in your family has it. You can also develop panic attacks or disorders for having a stressful life, physical illness, a major life stress, medications you may be taking, or fear.
What to do if you have panic attacks?
- Go get a medical examination. You need this to see if you any physical conditions. You can ask for a blood test or an E.C.G.
- Change your life style. Certain things you do may cause you to have panic attacks like over-working.
- Learn to live with your panic attacks.
Paranoia occurs is a mental disorder and is rare as an isolated mental illness. A person with paranoia can work usually and function in everyday life, but their life might be limited and isolated. There are different types of paranoia for example, conjugal paranoia, erotomania, hypochondriacal, and different types of paranoia disorder such as paranoid personality and paranoid schizophrenia.
Paranoia- suspicious of others until they have proven themselves trustworthy, more doubt then they belief, preoccupied with death and suffering, fears being harmed or controlled, bitter, feels misunderstood, thinks people would not like them if they really don’t know them, often experiences disgust, love hate relationship with most things, like’s to test people loyalty, feels like an outsider, do not trust what people say, or attracted with sadness.
What causes Paranoia?
They are various mental and emotional function involving reasoning and assigned meanings. Some symptoms of paranoia may arise from repressed denied or projected feeling. Paranoia thought and feeling can become part delusional system through out accidents, a misunderstood or minor injustice, heightened intimacy, or increase responsibility.
Treatment for this disorder are usually a via behavior which is aimed at reading sensitivity to criticism and improving social skills, It can be difficult to treat a person with paranoia as they may be irritable, hostile, and willing; therefore progress slow. Therapy attempts to isolate relaxation and anxiety management and by adding the person to change they behavior.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is when you become very stress out from a traumatic event. This is an anxiety disorder. Some experiences include actual or threatened death, or serious physical injury.
When you have PTSD you can have nightmares, flashbacks, emotional detachment, insomnia, or irritability. Some other experiences that might cause PTSD are rape, war, sexual abuse in childhood, natural catastrophes, and childbirths. If you have PTSD you should get therapy like psychotherapy, group therapy, exposure therapy, drug therapy, or talk therapy. You can also get counseling.