Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a type of mental disorder that is categorized in the group of personality disorders. Of the types of these disorders, the BPD is the most common and also the most complicated and worrying problems encountered in psychiatry. In the United States, more than 6% will experience the BPD at some point of their lives. This disorder typically involves severe mood instability and splitting (black and white thinking). BPD patients normally show turbulent negative emotions, such as personal feelings and feelings towards others. BPD may result in loss of identity, impulsive actions, disrupted work life, chaotic relationships, and even self-inflicted harm. Continue reading “Borderline Personality Disorder”
Usually, if an individual is suspected of generalized anxiety disorder, his or her physician or psychiatrist will do a thorough evaluation to diagnose the patient’s condition. It is a normal procedure to ask detailed questions about the surfaced symptom as well as the patient’s medical history. There are professional and psychological guidelines to help the specialists in their diagnosis.
When you are struck by anxiety attacks, you can’t work on anything else. Other people will wonder what is wrong with you, or misjudge that you are making excuses to escape from work or responsibilities. Though it is difficult for those who have not experienced it before to understand what you are coping with, sometimes it is necessary to explain your anxiety attack to the people around you. In some cases, you will also be required to explain them to your consultant physician or psychiatrist in seek of proper treatment. Continue reading “How to Explain Anxiety Attack Symptoms to Other People”
Anxiety disorders may affect you physically, cognitively, and emotionally. If severe enough, it may also lead to panic attacks, which are very alarming experiences. There are a wide variety of drugs used as treatments for anxiety. The more common and frequently prescribed drug is the fluoxetine hydrochloride, known commonly as Prozac.
Prozac, an oral medicine, is classified under serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), used as antidepressant medications. SSRIs have been proven to be extremely effective in treating anxiety disorders. Prozac has a stronger effect on energy levels compared to other SSRIs, making it greatly effective in treating cases where symptoms of depression and lack of energy are dominant. Despite its stimulating properties, it also works well on panic disorders.