My OCD experience. I have Tourette’s but Tourette’s Doesn’t have me.
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How does the biological perspective explain obsessive-compulsive disorder?
There is no biological perspective, except in the mind of some social scientist. Perhaps you meant physiological perspective. Biology is the study of living things, but the physical causes/effects of the disorder are not completely understood, though serotonin is heavily implicated. Of course, a program instituted to counter the symptoms does have effect. This is touted by social scientists as a great miracle; " talk therapy changes neuron connections ", they trumpet. This statement is a banality, as any so thing changes neuron connections; otherwise we would be amnesiacs.
There are a variety of anxiety attack medications and they shouldn’t be taken without the advice of your doctor or another medical professional. Many Americans are plagued by the serious problem of anxiety attacks and there are many proper ways to deal with them. Some take the therapeutic route and go to a mental health professional while other take medications prescribed by a doctor for the pharmaceutical route. The medical form of anxiety attack medication is discussed in this article.
To treat anxiety attacks there are a few traditional drug classes. These drug classes include Azapirones, Benzodiazepines, Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, Tricyclic Antidepressants and other selections of antidepressants. Benzodiazepine is the most commonly prescribed medication types and the most effect drug to treat anxiety attack sufferers. The particular drug type most commonly prescribed in Alprazolam. This is also a anxiety attack medication type known as beta blockers.
The physical symptoms of panic and anxiety attacks are successfully helped by beta blockers. To prevent the rapid heartbeat, shaking and trembling related symptoms these medications are typically prescribed. There are also fewer side effects with beta blockers than any other form of medication. However, sleep related issues such as nightmares and insomnia can be caused by beta blockers. Since beta blockers don’t actually cure the anxiety attack many health care professionals suggest against them.
Another popular class of drugs for the treatment of panic attack symptoms is Tricyclic Antidepressants. Types of Tricyclic Antidepressants include Tofranil, Nortriptyline and Venlafaxine. In addition to panic attacks these medications are also used in the treatment of obsession disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder and severe depression. Side effects such as loss of sex drive, trouble urinating, erectile dysfunction and disturbed sleep patterns are the most common with medications of this type. Sometimes the side effects of anxiety attack medication can be worse than the actual problem for some patients.
Benzodiazepines are also worth mentioning briefly. Each case is different with this drug, some take it in a single dose while other take them for several years. However, this medication claims that in seventy to eighty percent of the users it solves anxiety symptoms. The main issues with benzodiazepine is that the drug pamphlet states anxiety can actually be caused by this drug.
If you plan on taking a medication for anxiety it is best to research it first and talk with a medical professional. There are often side effects with these medications that are worse than the actual anxiety attacks. When taking these drugs you should take care to learn what you should do about the medication.
I wash my hands like 4273958 times in a day. I keep everything clean. I didnt finished high school and now I am looking for some jobs.
I was wondering if there are some jobs that hires people like me with obsessive compulsive disorder. I know how to clean things very very good.
where could I work as a cleaner? what would I clean?
it sounds odd but cleaning calms me, it makes me happy. btw I am a male and straight.
work at a farm cleaning horse stalls. u'll get over cleaning real fast…believe me
There are many medical conditions that can be improved and indeed healed by practicing yoga. It can be used to lessen the negative effects of infertility, lung disease, Parkinsons disease, multiple sclerosis, insomnia, cancer, high blood pressure, and joint pain. The beneficial effects of yoga practices are well recognized not only by the yoga community and alternative practitioners, but also by many mainline medical doctors.
One of the main elements that leads to an illness is stress. Being responsible for a huge number of sicknesses, this item, which we develop in our minds, can be reduced through a good usage of yoga techniques. Here are just some of the problems that are related to an over active stress response: depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, some types of diabetes mellitus, cardio vascular disease, several autoimmune diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, reproductive problems, and an aggravated suppression of the immune system.
The response of the sympathetic nervous system can trigger stress in our metabolism. The reaction to various outside stimuli is also known as the fight or flight response, this is where the mind and body, faced with an endangering or disturbing element, prepares for one of the two options. Physically, this is manifested through an instantaneous heart rate increase, together with a high ascent of blood pressure. Breathing gets shallow and the muscles tense in anticipation of the following action. Internally, this response reduces the blood flow to internal organs and processes that are not essential in that particular moment (such as digestion and elimination) are shut down.
This state of increased awareness and readiness is beneficial on a short term, preparing our body to react to the outside interventions and stimuli. Both in a fight, and in a flight situation, the body is physically and mentally prepared to act. The problem arises when long term exposure to similar stress takes place. This fight or flight response is only meant to help on short periods of time, the longer it is activated the less resources will the body have to function normally.
There is a natural countermeasure for the fight or flight response. It is called the parasympathetic nervous system or the relaxation response. It is automatically activated when the elements that caused the stress are gone but it is also possible to increase its effects by breathing deeply and relaxing your muscles. By increasing the length of this process we allow our body to recover faster, enabling it to eliminate the harmful effects of stress in a prompt and efficient manner.
Yoga highlights the idea that by using breathing and relaxation techniques you can reduce the harmful effects of stress factors on your body. A lessened fight or flight response can also be achieved by looking at adverse factors as challenges rather than threats. This approach allows your mind to focus on finding a solution, rather than creating an abrupt response. Another concept employed by this technique is that of acting versus reacting, of taking initiative versus responding to outside factors.
The positive effects of yoga during a healing process are undeniable. However, these techniques should only be used as a form of support and the healing should not rely solely on them. The best results are achieved by combining yoga with traditional and modern medicine and by addressing a problem both from a mental and physical point of view.