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[10 Mar 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

Aviophobia is a phobia where the victim has an extreme fear of flying. Everything in the world is becoming more closely connected through internet, phone and air travel.

This makes everything worse because the need to travel more, especially in circumstances such as a job, becomes more necessary than ever. Failing to overcome a fear of flying can make it difficult to immigrate to other areas and see parts of the world that interest a person, as well.

It can be normal for a person to have a little bit of anxiety before flying on an airplane, but those who are suffering with aviophobia deal with strong symptoms of anxiety and stress which can impair their ability to function normally.

Millions of people around the world suffer from a fear of flying. There are ways to overcome fear of flying and I will touch on some of them.

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[9 Mar 2010 | One Comment | ]

As humans, we are a mix of emotional states. One minute we cry and the next we laugh. An even bigger mix is the types of situations that can bring on these emotional changes. It shouldn’t be surprising that your teenager has them too. But, one of the most destructive and mismanaged emotions is anger.

Anger has led to a lot of poor choices and rash decisions. To know this, all you have to do is read the newspaper. Murders, thefts, insidious plots have all begun from a point of anger. On the other hand, so have marches against injustice and new legislation in the government. The difference is how the angry feelings were handled.

One of the daunting jobs of a parent is to help their children manage their emotional states. While we can never control what another person says or does, we can control our response to it. That sense of control comes with a responsibility.

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[2 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

Fully updated and revised, this new edition of Coping with Biploar Disorder draws on the combined expertise of three leading specialists to offer a comprehensive and practical guide to the causes, treatment, and implications of bipolar disorder, or manic depression.

Designed for people with the condition and those close to them, the authors use cognitive behavioral therapy to provide straightforward help with managing and controlling the condition, featuring advice … More >>

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Anxiety and Depression, Aromatherapy »

[28 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

Rose oil is one of the most popular essential oils. It has a rich floral fragrance conjuring up images of romance, luxury and pampering. More importantly its properties are said to be:

* Antidepressant
* Calming, Soothing, Relaxing, Restful
* Sensuous, Aphrodisiac
* Uplifting
* Balancing
* Improves confidence
* Reduces fatigue, stress and exhaustion

Rose oil is made from rose petals. As you can imagine it takes a lot of petals to produce a very small amount of oil. Estimates suggest that it may take a ton of petals to produce 300 grams of Rose Oil.

Unfortunately the real McCoy is very expensive, however you can buy the more affordable Rose Geranium (also known as Rose-French oil) which seems to work almost as well at one-tenth of the price. It contains many of the same ingredients as Rose – geraniol, linalool and citronellol – and it has similar properties and scent.

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[23 Feb 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

Elderly depression is frequently seen as an amorphous term that may have a host of various conditions fall underneath its umbrella. Thus it is not surprising to find that professionals have chosen to break down elderly depression as basically encompassing two different – albeit related – disorders: bipolar disorders (which was formerly known as manic depression) and major depressive disorder which encompasses everything else.

In spite of the plethora of conditions that might fall under the latter, it is still easier to define and even diagnose. Generally speaking, elderly depression falling into this category is thought to be indicative of a state of being that may be traced back to months of depression which are not interrupted by episodes of mania.

Some psychiatric professionals have chosen to define major depressive disorder as being one that showcases a collection of three or more symptoms of being depressed over a period of time equal to – or greater than – 14 days. The extent to which the symptoms interfere with the day to day activities of everyday life is indicative of the treatment options that may be best serving the individual and will also define the follow up the person will require.

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[23 Feb 2010 | 4 Comments | ]

Many people suffer with phobias but the most common challenge is trying to overcome a fear of heights. This is known as one of two things, altophobia or acrophobia.

This is not just a basic fear of heights but an incredibly distressing situation for many people.

Many situations can set off the trigger including: climbing stairs, driving alongside a cliff, riding an escalator, going inside a tall building or standing on a ladder.

It is important to know if you have a normal fear of heights or altophobia.

Some of the symptoms that should alert you include: rapid heartbeat, panic attack, trouble catching your breath and sweating profusely.

If you are, in fact, dealing with trying to overcome a fear of heights then it can wreak havoc in your life. It goes without being said that you need to face your fears, overcome the fear of heights, and reclaim your life!

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[10 Feb 2010 | 6 Comments | ]

Living Without Depression and Manic Depression outlines a program that helps people achieve real breakthroughs in coping and healing.

This exhaustive handbook covers the following issues: self-advocacy, building a network of support, developing a wellness lifestyle, achieving calmness with energy, symptom prevention strategies, building self-esteem, developing a personalized plan for mood stability, building a career that works, trauma resolution, dealing with sleep… More >>

Living Without Depression and Manic Depression: A Workbook for Maintaining Mood Stability


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