"Anxiety is the state of twentieth-century man"

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Stress, Fear, Anxiety, Panic Attack and Depression

 

Intervention and Management

 

Stress:

A sustained chronic narrow-focus, intense attention and exposure to a positive or a negative personal experience. Conscious or OTC origin.

 

Anxiety:

The fears experienced when we are thinking and worrying about something. It is thought-mind origin.

 

Panic Attack:

Accelerated and recycled anxiety

 

Depression:

An illness of mind-body. It is very common. And is treatable. Two millions cases in UK each year. Churchill and Victoria had it...

 

Depression symptoms:

Physical: Insomnia, mental and body slow, Appetite gain/loss, loss of interest in relationship-sex, tiredness, constipation, period problems, headaches...

 

Psychological:

Low mood, loss of interest-involvement, emotional emptiness, anxiety, depressive-negative thoughts, poor concentration and memory, delusions, hallucinations, suicidal impulse...

 

Causes of symptoms:

Chemical and hormone deficiencies in the brain. Brain is like a bundle of telephone wires. Transmitting and receiving messages within the brain, and to and from the other parts of the body. Some of the messages are sent by electrical impulses, others depend on the release and transmission of particular chemicals called: neurotransmitters.

 

Neurotransmitters:

Dopamine, Serotonin, Noradrenalin

 

Stress hormones:

Corticotrophin-CRF, Adrenocorticotrophic hormone-ACTH, Adrenaline, Cortisol. All interact in the production of fear, anxious and anxiety states = depression.

 




Intervention and Management

 

NLP - Cognitive Therapy

 

Causes of depression-factors:

Any of the following factors can make one prone to having-developing depression; Genes. Personality. Family environment. Thinking style. Stressful-life events. Not being in control. Physical illness. Lack of day light (SAD).

 

Triggers:

Stress, Physical illness, Drugs-medications. Winter season etc....

 

Types:

a. Light b. Moderate c. Severe

 

Medical terms:

Reactive. Endogenous. Neurotic. Psychotic. Bipolar-Manic. Unipolar. Retarded. Dysthymia. Organic. SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder.

 

Treatment:

 

 




Medication

 

Types of antidepressants:

Tricyclic. Tricyclic-like. SSRI. MAOI. Others...

 

Self Help:

First, consult your GP. Take a long break. Accept the challenge. Talk things over. Change life style. Contact groups. Exercise. Treat-look after yourself. Diet. Alcohol control. Sleep. Stress management. Relaxation. DBT-Diaphragmatic Breathing Technique (sg), Hypnosis. Acupuncture. Reflexology. Autogenic.....

 

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For Intervention and NLP Cognitive Therapy

 

Contact: Mr S Gul - BSc, NLP MP, AL Consultant Practitioner
Tel: 00 44 20 8886 1119 E-Mail: gulshev@aol.com or info@mindbodyresources.com