Happiness is the highest from of health

PTSD Treatment

For the more humanistic approach to PTSD treatment, there are a few organizations that are focusing on helping the individual to get past the horrific experiences and help them to create a thriving and successful life for him or herself.

For instance, in a recent Channel 10 News section in Sarasota, Florida, “Veterans finding peace with equine therapy”, the focus was on the Circle V Ranch and Rehabilitation Center in Dade City. This ranch has, as its mission, to help veterans and first responders with alternative treatment. (Alternative to drug treatment). The ranch works with equine therapy to help the veteran and horse to work together and through this work, the veteran is able to move forward in their lives. One psychologist at the center is quoted in the news as saying that “They start to reconnect with themselves as they connect with the horse. As they connect with themselves, they can start to connect with the group. As they do that, they can start to reconnect with their family.” Additionally, the ranch offers help to the family, taking into consideration that PTSD symptoms do affect all.

Mental Health treatment has become the leading approach. This carries with it, the stigma of having been diagnosed as mentally ill, the FDA warnings of delusions, hallucinations, mania, psychosis, suicidal thoughts, homicidal thoughts, aggression and more, that come with the psychiatric drugs and for some, it carries involuntary commitment stays when the individual is experiencing these adverse effects of the drugs. A stay in a psychiatric ward is an added stigma, added financial burden, and another opportunity to diagnose and administer drugs to the patient.

Dr. Gary G. Kohls, specializing in holistic and preventive mental health care, recently published an article that is most relevant for those who have been labeled as psychotic, PTSD, Bipolar, Depressed, Manic, and otherwise opened up to the possibility of being diagnosed, placed on drugs and put in a psychiatric ward. Dr. Kohls specializes in areas of traumatic stress disorders, brain nutrition, and non-pharmaceutical approaches to mental health, neurotransmitter disorders, neurotoxicity from food additives, and the problems with psychotropic drugs.

He helps patients who have had adverse reactions from the mental health drugs, those who have developed dependency, those who have withdrawal symptoms and/or those who are experiencing toxicity from the drugs themselves. In Dr. Kohl’s article, titled, “Psychiatric Hospitals: On Being Sane In ‘Insane Places”

If Sanity and Insanity Exist, How Shall We Know Them?”, he is discussing a famous study that was published by D. L. Roshenan, in 1973. This study exposed the severe shortcomings of psychiatric hospitals at that time as 8 people, professional individuals including Rosenhan himself, faked the symptom of hearing voices and got admitted to 12 different psychiatric hospitals. The study showed in detail how each was diagnosed with a mental disorder and yet during the time they were held in the hospitals, none of them showed any symptoms of mental health problems.

Each of the 8 people told the psychiatric professionals that the voices had gone and they exhibited no manic or hallucinatory or delusional behavior during their time at the hospital (which ranged from 7 to 52 days). These “patients” engaged in all the activities that were laid out for them while they were there and faked taking antipsychotic pills that were prescribed to them. None of the staff, reportedly, suspected that they were not real patients and the only people that doubted their validity as having a mental health disorder, were the other patients, who were there under no faked symptoms and most of whom were on the psychiatric drugs.

In a follow up study, Rosenhan announced to the hospital staff of a facility, that had doubted his first study, that there would be pseudo-patients who would attempt to be admitted to their hospital in the following 3 months. The results of the study were that, “Among the total of 193 patients that were admitted for psychiatric treatment during the 3-month period, 41 genuine patients (20% of the total) were suspected, with high confidence, of being pseudo-patients by at least one member of the staff. 23 of the 41 were suspected of being fake patients by a psychiatrist, and 10 were suspected by both a psychiatrist and one other staff member.” So, from this 41 patients were saved from getting diagnosed with mental illness and protected from the mind-altering effects of psychiatric drugs.

This original and follow-up study convey a similar message to an old, foreign film produced by Philipe de Broca, “King of Hearts”, which was set at the end of World War I in a small European town where there was an asylum. As the movie proceeds we see the townspeople leave the town, due to threat of enemy siege and the patients from the asylum come out to operate the town’s stores and activities. During their time, out of the asylum, a soldier has been sent to defuse a bomb the enemy has left somewhere in the town that will, if it goes off, destroy the town completely. The soldier has his adventures with the inmates and as we see, by the end of the story, he is certain that they are the sane ones and that the game of war is insane. The message of the film and the results of Rosenhan’s studies are parallel, in that sanity is measured by location, at times and also by arbitrary yardsticks that truly have no basis in medical science.

Feng Shui and Health

Our bodies have evolved over thousands of years to adapt and benefit from our natural environment. Plants have learned to make their own food from sunlight. As human beings, our bodies also produce essential nutrients in our skin, such as vitamin D, D3-sulfate (anti-inflammatory), and nitric oxide (lowers blood pressure) that help us stay vital and healthy. Light to the eyes, especially the blue wavelength, is important for maintaining normal sleep (circadian) cycles. Bright morning light is especially helpful and has been shown to be effective against insomnia, PMS and depression.

Even as the sun energizes us, prolonged exposure to UV radiation can cause health problems for the skin, eyes and immune system. But small amounts of UVB rays are quite safe, and essential for optimal health. Without the benefits of vitamin D our bones become soft, and this is well known. Vitamin D acts as a hormone in the body increasing endorphins, serotonin, (mood enhancer), melatonin, and naturally relieves depression.

But there is an epidemic deficiency in vitamin D levels today, and it is a global health problem. What isn’t so well known is that the lack of vitamin D is indicated in so many illnesses, and the list is staggering: heart disease, hypertension, stroke, soft tissue cancers such as breast, ovary, colon, and prostate, headaches, poor concentration, insomnia, low thyroid function, autism, PMS, night sweats, leg cramps, irritability, nervousness, asthma, psoriasis, eczema, jaundice, auto-immune disorders, flu, fibromyalgia, fatigue, cramps, anemia, irritable bowels, inflammation, muscle weakness, obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, joint pain, rickets, osteoporosis, arthritis, gout, infertility, low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, periodontal disease, tooth decay, psoriasis, Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, bladder problems, multiple sclerosis and even schizophrenia.

There are at least 3,000 different genes that control every tissue in the body and they all have vitamin D cell receptors. Vitamin D deficiency has been shown to play a role in almost every major disease (Dr. Mercola). Blood tests can show a normal vitamin D level, but blood varies daily and your body can still be suffering from a deficiency.

Recovery can be immediate when the deficiencies are corrected, and the skin is very efficient at producing what it needs quickly, with proper exposure. A single sitting can produce from 10,000 to 25,000 units in an adult male. Overdosing on oral vitamin D supplements can happen since it is an oil-soluble vitamin, but Vitamin D overdose is almost impossible when it is done through natural sun exposure. UVA rays will interfere with some of the production, and the body can store any excess in the liver. The body knows how to regulate the amount of production naturally.

The skin only makes vitamin D with UVB rays, and these rays are only available between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. There also needs to be oil on top of the skin, (Adele Davis) although this information is rarely posted and has been proven through clinical trials. Americans tend to shower every day and have a love affair with soap, stripping our skin of its natural oils. Our skins are too dry to manufacture the vitamin D we so desperately need. Then it also takes the body 24-48 hrs. to re-absorb the vitamin D it has produced. Showering afterwards only washes away those precious nutrients. Skin cancer was very rare 100 years ago and is still rare among certain populations. There is virtually no skin cancer in Africa. If you think it is just their darker skin protecting them, consider this — African-Americans who live in the US have very high rates of skin cancer!

It is important to go outside to get your rays since sunlight through a window does not work as glass absorbs UVB rays, but allows the damaging UVA rays to pass through. It has been suggested by researchers that moderate exposure (without sunscreen) is very beneficial, averaging 5-30 minutes twice weekly for optimal effects. Exposure is needed on at least 40% of exposed bare oily skin to produce all the natural vitamin D your body requires. Because extra is stored in the liver, that is why cod liver oil, or fatty fish is one of the best food sources of this vitamin. There are few foods that provide this essential nutrient, making the sun our primary source.

The level of safe sun exposure is still hotly debated. UVA is associated with wrinkles and cancer and penetrates more deeply into the skin, potentially damaging DNA. UVB is the burning ray, but in very moderate doses, it is also the ray that produces the hormonal vitamin D. There are studies that UVA rays actually destroy vitamin D, so you want to minimize this exposure — but part of this interaction is to limit the amount of D the body makes. Modern researchers are changing their opinions about the dangers of UVA rays as opposed to UVB. WHO, the world health organization, judges both rays to be potentially dangerous, but only when over-exposed.

The further north you go, the less UVB that is available year round, so do your homework! In Los Angeles, (latitude 34 degrees), there is UVB year round, but with a narrower hour range in winter. If you live higher than 34˚ latitude (away from the equator), there is no UVB during winter months. Availability of UVB also depends on the angle of the ray (50˚), altitude, the presence of snow or water, smog, ozone concentration, and cloud cover, so it is variable.

With all the bad press about sun exposure, when you stop to think about it, the idea that the sun is completely bad for us just doesn’t make sense! Our species evolved under the sun, in the tropics and without houses or clothes that covered us from head to toe. The damaged ozone layer and increased skin cancer rates in Australia may be connected, for example, but we are not completely certain of this. The skin cancer rates in Norway increased by 350% for men and 440% for women during 1955-1984, but the ozone layer did not change during this period (Professor Johan Moan, British Journal of Cancer).

Skin cancer is more common in people who work indoors than outdoors, and it often forms on the body that gets the least sun exposure. Few studies have shown that sunscreen really prevents melanoma. Melanomas are highest in those parts of the world where sunscreen use is highest. A recent research showed that 97% of all Americans are contaminated with benzoprene, a UV absorber widely used in sunscreens. It is a powerful free radical generator (The Center for Disease Control).

We need sunlight on our skins to stay healthy, and there is a safe way to soak up sunrays. Cancer is more complicated than assuming that the sun alone is doing the damage. Cancer usually grows in people with reduced liver and immune function. Toxins and chemicals, pervasive in our modern lifestyle, assault and overwhelm our bodies. Vitamin D can boost our immune system and improve liver function, using liver Kupffer cells to gobble up free radicals or rogue cells. UVB rays have even been shown to help protect against melanoma for this reason.

Allow your skin to produce the melanin it needs slowly in the beginning, and protect yourself from overexposure. The goal is not to burn and you don’t need to tan in order to get vitamin D. If you have a fair complexion, limit your initial exposure to a few minutes, especially the closer to noon, or if in the middle of summer. If it is early or late in the season and you have a darker complexion, you could safely have 20 minutes on your first exposure.The darker the skin, the longer the time that is needed to produce vitamin D. Older skin also loses some of its ability to manufacture D. If you tan at all, this means that you are absorbing UVA rays that darken the skin. UVB pulls up melanin, but does not tan.

The skin around your face, eyes and hands is much thinner than other areas on your body and is a relatively small surface area so will not contribute much to vitamin D production. Protect these delicate areas of the body since they are at a much higher risk for premature wrinkling. You can use a sunblock in these areas or wear a hat that shades your face and eyes. Pay attention to how your body feels. Usually it feels great the first 10 minutes as stress melts away, and you will feel a point of relaxation and deep release. Once you feel too hot or uncomfortable, change positions or stop. If you are deeply pigmented, it is possible you may not even have to worry about the timing of your exposure. But the goal is not to burn the skin, since this damage is cumulative. If you do burn, use aloe vera, as it is loaded with glyconutrients that accelerate healing. To provide the needed oil, use natural coconut or olive oil to moisturize your skin as this will also benefit you metabolically. These oils have a SPF of about 7 or 8. The rest of the day, you can spend in the shade, wear clothes, and, if you still want to be in the open sun, use a non-toxic lotion with SPF-15 for uncovered skin (Dr. Mercola).

Coconut oil works by preventing free-radical reactions, which cause all the problems in overexposure. As you “season” your skin gradually, it will adjust to the sun with coconut oil as a protector. Most plant oils protect against UVB, the burning ray, but still allow the skin to make vitamin D. Only get the minutes you need as there is no protection against UVA with natural oils.

Native islanders have been using coconut oil for thousands of years, and believed that coconut oil on the skin was a nutrient. Coconut oil is anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and will detox the outer layers of your skin. It is a powerful anti-oxidant. As a sunscreen it blocks about 20% of burning UVB rays when applied and protects the skin in many other ways. Use it as a natural moisturizer and exfoliate regularly. Eating virgin coconut oil is also great for the health in many ways too (Jenni Madison). Vitamin D can only be absorbed into the blood in the presence of fat, so fat-free diets reduce available vitamin D. Unpasteurized whole milk provides vitamin D naturally. Pasteurized milk often will have vitamin D added.

I have tested this information by taking my beach blanket to the park once a week for 10-15 minutes of sun, front and back, (30 minutes max.) for 6 weeks. In that short period of time, my muscle strength has doubled, my chronic neck and shoulder pain has almost disappeared, and my energy level has skyrocketed! If you haven’t been in the sun for a while and are having any of the physical problems listed above, please try this test for yourself and see how you feel. Be conscious of the amazing free benefits that a small amount of sunshine can do for your body and soul!

Ways to Keep Our Mind Sharp

  • Eating the right nutrients: It has been seen that eating antioxidants, vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids in requisite amounts can boost up memory. Animal meat, fish oil, coconut oil. Walnuts also help in improving memory.
  • Exercise and meditation: Exercising helps in the flow of more oxygen to the brain and nerve cells. Meditation relaxes our brain and muscles and help the brain to function better.
  • Quit multitasking: Doing a lot of things together can hamper our memory. The brain takes 8 seconds to absorb a piece of information and convert it into memory. So when we are talking over the phone, cutting vegetables and watching T.V, all together we might not remember what we saw in the T.V.
  • Sleep: Getting a good sleep is very important because the nerves, brain cells and muscles relax when we sleep and improves our memory.
  • Playing Games: It has been seen that playing certain games which require intelligence can make our brain work faster and improve our thinking ability.

Benefits Of The Malasana

Start this by squatting. Keep your feet very close to each other, and heels should be on the floor.

Now, spread out your thighs wider.

Now, leaving the breathe, lean forward in a way that your torso fits in your thighs.

Now, join your palms in a way that you join them to anjali and press your elbows against your inner thighs. This will increase the front side of your torso.

Now, press your inner thighs against the side of your torso. Then stretch out your arms and swing them in a way that your shins fit your armpits.

Now, hold your ankles, remain in the pose for 10 seconds, and then take a long breath and leave that breath.

However, this would be better to reach a professional yoga trainer who has taken yoga teacher training from a reputable yoga center, as he would be able to give you the right instructions and let you know how you can get maximum advantage from this asana.

Yoga is an ancient Indian art. Perhaps a yoga ashram or hermitage is the best place to get acquainted with this practice. Surprisingly, you will find yoga training centers in different corners of the world. There is presence of august yoga trainers who are aware confident and competent. In fact, these yoga trainers hold relevant certification. Practicing yoga in disciplined manner can bring you optimal health. When mind and body are happy, relaxed and confident then results are certainly noticeable. Most of the rigid exercises do not have any spiritual aspect and hence they do not bring the element of mental serenity.

Learning yoga is not a game. It is an art that requires discipline. The trainer must have profound knowledge, confidence and thorough understanding about the yogic philosophy. Yoga teacher training course is purposely designed to help the trainer and make him/her acquainted with all the nuances. After becoming expert will all forms of yoga, it is possible to start personal yoga training center. Trained and certified yoga experts have bright career prospects. So, if you are intending to become a yoga trainer then it is advised to accomplish relevant yoga teacher training course. This would open new doors of opportunities.

Benefits From More Fiber

Fiber is a carbohydrate and is usually listed under “Total Carbohydrates” on the “Nutrition Facts” label. Humans lack the digestive enzymes to breakdown fiber. Therefore, it is undigested and not absorbed into the bloodstream and it arrives at the colon pretty much intact. Fiber has zero calories. Instead of being used for energy, it is excreted from the body.

The current recommended daily intake for adults who are 50 years or younger is 25 grams/day for women and 38 grams/day for men. For adults over 50 years of age, the recommendation is 21 grams/day for women and 30 grams/day for men. Unfortunately, for many who eat a typical American diet, it can be a huge challenge to consume that much fiber everyday. Most people top out at an average of 15 grams/day, regardless of how many calories they eat.

Maybe if we understand more about the different types of fiber and how they can immensely contribute to better health and lower disease risks, there will be more incentives to increase the daily fiber intake. Fiber is an important part of a healthy, balanced diet. Apart from helping us stay regular, fiber has a long list of other health benefits. The following will distinguish the different types of fiber, their specific health advantages, and which foods contain these fiber.

Classifications Of Fiber

There are several ways to classify the different types of fiber. However, as their characteristics do overlap, experts have yet to agree on the best categorization. For decades, the most commonly used classification is soluble and insoluble fiber. These days, as researchers discover the benefits of fermented fiber, another classification – fermentable and non-fermentable fiber – is also used. However, do know that both soluble and insoluble fiber have some that are fermentable and some that are non-fermentable, though soluble fiber is more easily fermented.

Soluble and Insoluble Fiber

The major difference between soluble and insoluble fiber is that they have different properties when mixed with water, hence the designation between the two.

  • Soluble fiber is soluble in water. When mixed with water, it forms a gel and swells.
  • Insoluble fiber does not absorb or dissolve in water. It passes through the digestive system in close to its original form.

Both types of fiber serve their own purposes and have different health benefits. Most plant foods contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, just in different proportions. For instance, wheat is about 90% insoluble fiber. Oats are 50/50. Psyllium plant is mostly soluble fiber.

Fermentable and Non-Fermentable Fiber

Some fibers are readily fermented by bacteria that colonize the colon, others are not. Fermentable fiber is used by the colon’s friendly bacteria as a food source. Fermentation results in the formation of short-chain fatty acids (acetate, butyrate, and propionate) and gases. Epithelial cells that line the colon use butyrate as the main source of energy.

Researchers found that butyrate exerts a wide range of health benefits. It:

  • Decreases inflammation and oxidative stress,
  • Prevents colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and Crohn’s disease,
  • Strengthens the bowel wall,
  • Improves the body’s ability to absorb essential nutrients such as calcium,
  • Makes hormones that control appetite and anxiety.

Relaxing Into Independence

On my return, and to my surprise, the slow pace of timelessness, which I experienced on vacation, was quickly departing like a rainbow fading into the mist after a soft rain. As a result, I found myself saying, “I must reconnect with my inner non-doer while still accomplishing all the goals that I want to make happen.”

This state of non-duality has often been referred to as the “Zen Mind.” From this Zen state of mind a peaceful, happy and an open presence greets all that crosses my path. Hurrying and stressing are the opposite of this. After all, the goal of my vacation was to come back home to myself and to rekindle my magical inner child. Being able to laugh at the little challenges that life brings helps me to stay in the present moment and find peaceful and clear solutions to situations that arise.

For instance my car radiator broke on my first drive after getting off the plane. I couldn’t believe it! Yet, this is what life does. Little detours will come along to give us the opportunity to strengthen that inner peace. After a brief minute of accessing the situation and feeling frustrated that I couldn’t drive my car, I was able to shift my attitude and focus towards finding a mobile mechanic. I resumed my connection to the inner peaceful grid, and all worked out well.

Sleep Is So Powerful For Mental Health


Sleep repairs the body. This has a positive knock-on effect to how you function cognitively the next and following days. When we sleep, we sleep in cycles of 60-90 minutes. During that time we oscillate between deep (so-called delta) sleep where the body repairs itself and the lighter REM sleep.


REM (rapid-eye-movement) sleep, or lighter sleep, moves information from your short-term memory to your long-term memory. This helps you to better recall information you absorb on a daily basis. It is during this REM phase of sleep that your eyes move rapidly from side to side (hence the name) and that you dream.


Getting to bed at the right time (ideally 10pm) and getting the right amount of sleep every night keeps your circadian rhythm in check. Your circadian rhythm is your natural body clock that gives you signals when it’s time for you to sleep and when it’s time for you to wake up. Working shift patterns (especially night shifts) can knock this out of balance which can have major consequences not only for your mental and physical health but also for your gut health.

Lack of good quality sleep means that instead of being fully awake and energised during the day, you may find yourself sleepy, sluggish and unable to focus for any significant length of time. In addition, when you’re in bed at night you may feel ‘tired and wired’ (meaning your body is physically tired, but your mind is wide awake and you’re therefore unable to sleep).

Melatonin, the hormone that prepares your body for sleep, and serotonin (your awake hormone) need to be in balance for you to function at your best in the day. This means melatonin kicks in naturally from around 9pm (to help you sleep) until about 7am when serotonin is released to take you through the day. When this melatonin, serotonin cycle is in balance you are fully awake during the day and sleepy at night (when you should be). This in turn means you get a better night’s sleep.

Immune Booster

So never underestimate the power of sleep if you value your health and wellbeing. Good quality sleep not only helps us function more effectively, it also boosts our immune system, helping us to stave off viruses and other infections that we would more easily catch with an inferior level and quality of sleep.

Sleep is therefore one of the fundamental pillars of amazing health and wellbeing. Without it we may over time find ourselves not only operating under par but opening ourselves up to chronic exhaustive conditions such as ME, chronic fatigue syndrome, or fibromyalgia. These conditions can be debilitating and could, if not kept in check, leave us either bed bound or wheelchair bound.

So a key way to look after your mental health over the long term is to ensure that you not only get your 7-9 hours but that you ensure that you go to bed at the right time to increase your chances of getting a much better night’s sleep.

Tackle Manic Depressive Psychosis

Bipolar I is the most extreme, from just what I have actually observed. State of minds turn from extremely manic to unbelievably clinically depressed, with a longer term for the clinical depression compared to the mania.

Psychotic indication does not suggest that the affected will certainly constantly have psychotic signs. In those having bipolar, the psychosis could proof itself throughout the specifically extreme state of mind swings. Primarily, a bipolar individual might listen to and also see points that are not really there, as well as think points that they have no proof for.

If an individual is detected with any of the other bipolar kinds, they typically aren’t always safeguarded from the state of mind swings confirming psychosis. Left without treatment, a light bipolar could advance to an extra serious type.

The various other kinds of bipolar variety from Cyclothymic condition, which is the mildest– small anxieties as well as Hypomanias.

Hypomania resembles a mania, yet materializes less of the manic signs as well as in much less strength.

Bipolar II is extreme compared to cyclothymic, yet much less so compared to Bipolar I. Bipolar II is defined by much shorter clinical depressions compared to those of Bipolar I, and also hypomanias.

Two various other types of bipolar are rapid-cycling problem and also blended bipolar. These could show up either in Bipolar I or Bipolar II, and also are various in the means the state of mind swings provide themselves.

Charting bipolar state of minds is one means to detect the ailment. If somebody’s state of mind comply with a cycle, with lengthy durations of anxiety complied with by brief ruptures of amazing power and also exhilaration, they most likely have some kind of bipolar.

Rapid-cycling condition was as soon as defined to me by a psychoanalyst as “perilous with your state of minds.” Essentially, while many bipolar state of minds are rather foreseeable in their time-frame occurrence, quick biking is the significance of unpredictability. In its much more serious kinds, a rapid-cycler could turn from mania to clinical depression throughout a week, or a day– and also they could not chart when it will certainly happen, or just what state of mind they could anticipate.

Blended bipolar proofs both manic and also depressive signs when in either a manic or depressive state. The affected might have the power of a mania, yet will certainly likewise proof impatience, pessimism, and also various other depressive signs and symptoms. In a clinical depression, they might have the absence of power, the need to remain in as well as rest, yet will certainly be so packed with uneasiness that they prowl their residence, their un-focused and also undesirable power materializing in impatience as well as rage, also hostility.

Any type of among these bipolar kinds could ultimately move right into one of the most serious type of bipolar, Bipolar I. One of the most efficient method to regulate any kind of kind of bipolar is medicine and also treatment.

Those that have bipolar usually go off their medicine once they’re really feeling much better, assuming that it’s no more required. Either that, or they’ll quit taking their drug as a result of adverse effects, or that they do not such as just how it really feels to have their state of minds damped down, being afraid that it stops or damages the imagination usually existing in the bipolar individual.

Medicine does not “heal” bipolar. It does not eliminate the bipolar state of minds– it moistens them down to a workable degree.

The only means to take care of bipolar and also the psychosis that might proof itself is with routine medicine and also treatment. Treatment is important since this is a problem that materializes itself with your state of minds, and also as a result affects your communications as well as understandings of culture. Treatment supplies an appearing board that assists the bipolar individual much better analyze social scenarios as well as individual partnerships.

Medicine is important due to the fact that without it, any kind of kind of bipolar will certainly come to be extra extreme. It wets state of minds to a workable degree and also enhances wellness as well as the capability to end up being relatively constant, reliable, and also dependable – all crucial top qualities for maintaining a job and also family members connections.

If a bipolar individual has actually quit taking their drugs, or their medicines typically aren’t functioning effectively (which takes place as the body adapts to the medication, over extended periods of time), after that they might enter into a clinical depression or mania that needs they be hospitalized. If psychosis is confirming, a hospital stay is crucial.

Electric Shock Therapy therapies, which include quick electrical shocks to the mind, will certainly assist “reset” the bipolar individual, bringing them from the state of mind as well as developing a sensible atmosphere for therapy. This therapy has actually been extremely demonized in the media, yet is in fact rather gentle as well as secure. The even worse negative effects is a short-term loss of temporary memory.

Bipolar disorders, in any of its kinds and also any of its signs, is not a disease to be taken gently. They need to recognize that the bipolar individual might claim or do upsetting points that they do not truly indicate, yet believe they definitely do at the time.

Prevent and Support PTSD Awareness

PTSD – Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – is a serious mental health condition that can occur in some people after experiencing or witnessing traumatic or life-threatening events such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks, serious accidents like car or plane crashes, their loved one’s sudden death, sexual assault or other violent acts. Most people, after such incidents, the effects of the event fade over time. But some get emotionally shattered and unable to recover, leads to PTSD, especially if the events are unpredictable and uncontrollable that affects their day-to-day functioning.

Tips to Prevent

It is possible to prevent through early intervention and treatment. The sooner it is treated, the easier it is to overcome. Here are some of the tips to reduce the complications.

If you are the victim of PTSD, disclose it to your loved ones; This disorder can make you feel disconnected from your social activities and from your loved ones. But it is important to have good contacts with the people who care about you as the caring support and friendship with them is vital to your recovery.

Joining with a PTSD support group can help you feel that you are not alone and also provide valuable information on how to manage the situation and ways to speedy recovery;

Seek the guidance and support of an experienced therapist or physician;
Practice relaxation techniques like meditation, yoga, deep breathing exercise to relax your mind and body that can ease symptoms;

Help others in their healing process;
Eat a healthy and nutritious meal to keep you healthy;
Avoid alcohol and drugs completely as it is quite natural when you find it difficult to control emotions, you may be tempted to drink that will only worsen your condition further;

Have a proper sleep for at least 7 to 9 hours as inadequate sleep can trigger anger, irritability and agitation. Listen to calm music which gives peacefulness to mind before going to bed;

It is important to have faith in you that you can manage your feelings and survive;

Support and Create Awareness

National PTSD Awareness Day is observed each year on June 27 to support and recognize the effects post-traumatic stress has on the lives of those affected by it. Volunteer your support and raise awareness and most importantly, provide the help that is desperately needed.

PTSD sufferers require very specific, special needs care, to help them. Assist them in their medical appointments and treatments.

Understand that avoidance is part of the disorder. Reach out to someone you know who suffers from PTSD. Allow space and time and do not force, if they resist your help. Let them know that you are available at any time and ready to help them. Make them feel that you are there to listen to their problems without criticizing.

Plan opportunities for a get-to-gather with family and friends to reduce stress.

There are many people who have PTSD from various traumas. Greater understanding and awareness of PTSD will help people recognize symptoms, and seek needed care. Organize an awareness campaign in your community on this PTSD Awareness Day of June 27th mainly to encourage everyone to raise public awareness, the people it affects, the treatment options so that every one of us can help make their lives just a little easier. Though there are many promotional products available in the market, choosing customized silicone wristbands as a token of awareness giveaway gifts in your awareness campaign is the best choice. People love to wear this fashion accessory not only for stylish but also for various noble causes. These are available easily online.

Suboxone Treatment

The life-changing drug is a combination of Buprenorphine, a synthetic opiate, and Naloxone, which acts as an opioid blocker. Buprenorphine attaches to the same pain receptors as other narcotics such as heroin or oxycontin. Due to its chemical structure, it relieves the patient of detox symptoms but does not produce the “high” associated with painkillers. Also, its ceiling effect lowers the risk of overdose which can be a danger of methadone use.

Physicians report its use as being a critical part of the recovery process for their patients. While allowing outpatient access, patients adhere to strict dosing limits and times during the first phase of their treatment. Being a requirement for some programs, group therapy and meetings with counselors create a well-rounded regimen. Patients are still able to fulfill vocational requirements and meet family commitments without having to attend a costly inpatient rehabilitation center.

To combat the accelerating opioid epidemic, the federal government has shown support for suboxone treatment. Expanding availability and allowing providers to prescribe the drug to more patients has been proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In defense of the proposal, the previous limits on the number of possible patients cut down access to the pharmaceutical. Therefore, people who need the assistance will not be able to get it.

The Affordable Care Act has created several more opportunities for patients seeking Suboxone treatment. Substance abuse is now required coverage by plans on the government’s insurance marketplace. Likewise, new plans seeking to lower drug abuse and overdoses have been proposed. Naloxone has also been encouraged by federal programs as an effective drug in combatting addiction.