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We receive the psychotherapy we need in our dreams because while we sleep God can send His messages to our conscience without dealing with the interferences of our terrible anti-conscience, and without dealing with the interferences of the outside world.

However, we don't want to change our behavior.

We want to keep acting the way we always do because we are influenced by our anti-conscience. We don't want to understand our mistakes. We simply want to be able to go through our day.

We don't want to believe in life after death or care about the purification of our spirit. We don't want to understand that our lives have a deeper meaning.

We don't want to understand that we have to cure our psychological wounds and stop having negative reactions. We want to get rid of the negative symptoms of a mental disorder without curing the main reason why we have psychological problems.

When we take pills with the intention to stop having the symptoms caused by a mental disorder without curing our mental health problem, we avoid curing our wounds. We try to eliminate the alarms sent by our organism, without solving the psychological problems that formed the mental disorder.

Many people want to believe in the illusion presented by the idea to eliminate undesired symptoms with pills, without curing their psyche. However, psychotherapy is indispensable for everyone.

Nobody wants to change their behavior, and nobody wants to stop thinking the way they do. This is why everyone needs psychotherapy in order to stop having a negative attitude.

God sends numerous dreams to our conscience in order to convince us to follow His guidance because He knows that we don't want to change our behavior and abandon our erroneous ideas.

We believe that we can find better solutions for our problems with our stupid thoughts because we don't want to make any effort to change our behavior and stop thinking the way we do, and because we don't know how absurd and evil we are.

God must be very patient with us. Besides being ignorant, stupid, absurd, and evil, we also are arrogant and proud, as if we were geniuses.

Therefore, if you want to safely solve your psychological problems and your social problems as well, since your life always is related to many other people, you have to respect your doctor's wisdom.

You have to be humble and admit your mistakes in order to become a true genius when you will stop making ridiculous mistakes, and you will attain a higher level of consciousness.

God knows what you have to do in order to stop having mental health problems, and become a mentally healthy and self-confident human being.

Your psychological problems will disappear when you will transform your personality through dream translation and you will become a sensitive and wise human being.

This is guaranteed because God is a very patient doctor. He keeps sending you messages that help you become more intelligent and learn a lot more about your dangerous reality.

Your reality is sad, and the fact that you have inherited a primitive conscience that keeps bothering you with the intention to destroy your conscience is a tragedy.

However, you have the chance to stop being a victim of this tragedy because you know the truth, and you can become a brilliant human being by obeying God's guidance in your dreams.

Christina Sponias continued Carl Jung's research into the human psyche, discovering the cure for all mental illnesses, and simplifying the scientific method of dream interpretation that teaches you how to exactly translate the meaning of your dreams, so that you can find health, wisdom and happiness.

 

Stress is a common theme in my life. I have to admit that, for me, personally, it has become a chronic condition. Recently, I have finally made the step of realizing that stress is the evil dictator ruling a vicious cycle. A revolution is necessary:

Stress is something we have all experienced at some point in our lives. From a biological perspective, stress is a phenomenon that occurs when we experience circumstances that disturb our physical and mental equilibrium. These circumstances, which are referred to as stressors, include heavy workloads, relationship problems, illnesses or upcoming, life-changing events such as weddings, divorces or childbirth. Stress is naturally occurring and can even be helpful in certain situations such as being under pressure to finish an essay, but if stress is not relieved it becomes chronic. Chronic stress can have negative effects on our physical and psychological condition, relationships, work or school situation and other aspects of our social life.

Stressors initiate physical and psychological responses which manifest in different ways. For one, our physical condition can be affected by stress, which manifests in tension, headaches, high blood pressure and other physical ailments. On top of that, stress is known to worsen life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, stroke and heart attack. For instance, some studies have shown, that survivors of heart attacks were able to decrease their chance of recurrence by 74% by being counseled in stress management. Furthermore, stressors are generated in the nervous system and can lead to several psychological effects such as depression, irritability, anxiety, sleeping problems and memory loss, if they are prolonged. For example, the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons claims that "[... ] stress may adversely affect hippocampal structure and function, producing deficits of both memory and cognition", which demonstrates that the brain is strongly influenced by chronic stress. Unfortunately, the physical effects of stress can actually lead to the psychological effects of stress and vice versa. In fact, conditions like obesity and anorexia are often caused by depression while depression can be caused by chronic stress. These manifestations of chronic stress can then have further adverse effects on a person's social life and employment.

More than just being able to affect each other, the physical and psychological effects of chronic stress can also disturb interpersonal relationships in many ways. In the first place, the physical effects of stress can actually result in a lack of closeness within a relationship. For example, having constant headaches or tension may cause a person to be less attentive and communicative. Since communication is such an important aspect in relationships, the lack of it may lead to problems. In like manner, the psychological effects of stress can be a trigger of arguments and other tense situations between two or more people. For instance, when a person is constantly irritated from chronic stress it is difficult to deal with him or her, which is undoubtedly a potential trigger for arguments. Dealing with a stressed person often results in stress in the other person as well. Therefore it is likely that chronic stress does not only affect the person initially suffering from it, but also lead to stress in the person being confronted by it.

Another effect chronic stress can have on a person's life is slowing or even inhibiting a person's performance in school or work situations. Generally speaking, the physical and psychological discomfort of chronic stress can have the potential to lead a person to need prolonged sick leave, but it can also cause an inability to deal with everyday work and school situations. For instance, the general irritability caused by chronic stress may result in a person being unable to handle constructive criticism or work in a team. In the event that a person suffering from chronic stress loses employment, the change of situation in itself can be a further trigger of stress. In regards to school, the stress-inducing tasks of finishing essays or studying for exams can lead an already stressed person to feel hopeless and give up on his or her scholastic endeavor. In fact, an Associated Press-mtvU poll suggests that 85% of students report feeling stress on a daily basis and that 42% of them actually feel hopeless to a point of considering to give up.

It is obvious that chronic stress does more than just affect the body and mind of the person suffering from it. But even more than just causing problems in relationships and work -or school situations, other aspects of social life are affected by chronic stress as well. For one, the depression and irritability as well as the physical symptoms caused by chronic stress have the potential to lead a person to become less interested in social events and isolate themselves. Furthermore, the manifestations of chronic stress can also cause a lack of interest in relationships. This fact is especially troubling because research conducted by the National Institute on Aging suggest that "social isolation constitutes a major risk factor for morbidity and mortality [... ]." Therefore it can be said that, in the event of a person losing interest in social events and relationships because of chronic stress, the overall well-being of the affected person is in danger. Another effect of stress is the growing disregard of it as a normal part of life. It has become commonplace to be stressed for many reasons and, unfortunately, this causes people to ignore the symptoms and write them off as temporary when, in fact, they are very much capable of becoming a serious and permanent problem in a person's life.

Given these points it is obvious that chronic stress is the leader of a vicious cycle. Routine situations as well as troubling circumstances can trigger an overload in the nervous system which can lead to a person feeling discomfort in many ways. The effects of stress, in themselves, create further stressors which worsen the physical and psychological condition and affect interpersonal situations. It is essential that stress is alleviated before it becomes chronic so that it does not have drastic effects on a person's well-being. Fortunately, there are many ways to manage stress including meditation, exercise and proper nutrition, which can be essential in preventing chronic stress and improving quality of life.

 

What Happens During a Panic Attack?

"I'll never live through this."

"I'm losing my mind."

"I've completely lost control."

"There's no way I can escape."

"Everyone will think I'm nuts."

In the U.S. more than 4 million people have these frightening thoughts while suffering a myriad of distressing physical symptoms. Attacks strike suddenly, with a rush of adrenaline, all occurring without any obvious sign of danger. Our automatic fight or flight reaction is triggered for no apparent reason. People who are prone to these attacks are usually extremely sensitive to physical sensations or fluctuations occurring in their body. How an individual perceives these symptoms determines their anxiety level. If you attach catastrophic thoughts to these feelings, like the ones listed above, you are very likely going to activate your fight or flight response by releasing adrenaline.

Symptoms that Commonly Occur when Panic Strikes:

  • Pounding or rapid heartbeat
  • The shakes
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Light-headedness or faint
  • Vision blurred
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Flushed and/or sweating
  • Fluttering stomach or sinking feeling

What causes a panic attack? Considering these distressing physical symptoms, it's perfectly understandable why someone might start thinking catastrophic things are happening or about to happen. It is this kind of intense fear that drives the anxiety to become sheer panic. You may not be asking, "Am I having a panic attack or a heart attack?" You may just be focusing on your bodily sensations of panic attack chest pain and immediately assume you're suffering a heart attack.

Many people in the midst of an attack wind up in an emergency room absolutely certain something dire is happening to them. Logically, you see that you're not in any physical danger so you can only assume that something must be seriously wrong with you physically. When we focus our catastrophic thoughts on ourselves, it only fans the flame. Each thought compounds the severity of our symptoms, increasing the adrenaline rush, which just makes our physical symptoms intensify, which leads to more catastrophic thoughts, which drives you into a full on panic attack.

It is absolutely crucial that you learn to recognize the initial signs of an attack. a good habit is to keep a record of the encounters. By keeping a record or log of your attacks, you can identify what actually happens that leads up to you having a full-blown attack. This information can help you devise coping strategies that you can employ to stop a panic attack before it strikes. Utilizing your toolbox you can learn to prevent it at whatever level of anxiety you are experiencing, on a scale of 0, which is feeling calm to 10, which would be a major panic attack.

 

A mental condition can be induced by a substance use disorder as much as a person with mental illness is likely to abuse any substance. Most of the times, it is difficult to ascertain which came first. The co-occurrence of a mental health condition along with a substance abuse problem is called dual diagnosis.

Here, we take a look at some of the mental disorders which can be induced by a substance use disorder:

    1. Substance-induced delirium: Also known as delirium tremens, it is a rapid onset of confusion that stems from alcohol withdrawal. Symptoms can last for a couple of days and the problem usually occurs when a person consumes excessive alcohol and tries to quit it abruptly. People often hear voices or see things that are illusionary and not felt by others. This suggests that while quitting alcohol, one should seek expert guidance to manage withdrawal.

 

    1. Substance-induced persisting dementia: The symptoms of a substance-induced persisting dementia are akin to those of normal dementia. The only difference is that it is caused by the abuse of substances. A person abusing substances may have trouble with memory, personality changes, and other physical or psychological problems, just like a regular dementia patient.

 

    1. Substance-induced psychotic disorder: Commonly known as toxic psychosis, it is a form of substance use disorder where the symptoms are ascribed to substance abuse. The toxins produced in the body as a result of the substance abuse affect the mind of an addict in such a manner that it results in psychotic disorder.

 

    1. Substance-induced anxiety disorder: Anxiety disorders can also be triggered by substance abuse and the symptoms can be equally ominous. It includes symptoms of a normal anxiety disorder, such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks or phobias. It may occur during the intoxication period or during withdrawals. Symptoms should not be taken lightly, considering the fact that they are induced by substance abuse. Repercussions of not getting treated on time could land someone in the soup.

 

    1. Substance-induced mood disorder: Many over-the-counter (OTC) prescription medicines and certain drugs are blamed for causing depression and other mood disorders. Reports of substance-induced mood disorder have been doing the rounds since the 1950s and are long known.

 

    1. Hallucinogen persisting perceptual disorder: Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (HPPD) is a condition characterized by a continual presence of sensory disturbances. A person using hallucinogenic substances experiences persistent changes in his perception that are most commonly visual.

 

  1. Substance-induced sleep disorder: Substance abuse almost always causes sleep problems in addicts. Insomnia is a definite fallout of substance abuse. A person suffering from it has difficulty in sleeping or at times tends to oversleep. The variety of sleep disturbances is caused by abuse of substances.

The co-occurring disorders can be quite difficult to handle and treatment also becomes a bit of a challenge. A treatment cannot be effective unless both the conditions are addressed simultaneously. Merely treating one condition without addressing the other would not yield desired results. Hence, seeking help from the right treatment center at the earliest holds the key.