PTSD diagnosis

According to ICD-10, the post-traumatic stress disorder “appears as the delayed and prolonged response to a stressful event or situation … of exceptionally threatening or catastrophic nature, which, essentially, can cause a major distress almost in everyone.” Thus, two features…

Emotional abuse in children

The problem of emotional abuse in children is rarely discussed unlike other types of abuse, despite the serious effects on children’s development. Emotional abuse appears in the form of verbal abuse and the injurious actions aimed against the child. There…

stress eating - emotional eating

Under stress, men often drink to forget their problems, and about a third of all women are prone to the emotional eating (sometimes called “stress eating”). During a stress or emotional upset their appetite increases greatly. Often this increased appetite…

What are panic attacks

About 2% of people worldwide are constantly experiencing various symptoms of panic attacks. Women, due to their biological and psychological features, have a greater risk of experiencing a panic attack – about three times more often than men. What are panic…

What does PTSD stand for?

What does PTSD stand for? PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder, and it develops as a reaction to an extremely traumatic event. A person suffering from PTSD, have personally experienced or witnessed act murder, violence, death of relatives or others,…

Domestic violence

If you ask what should be considered a “domestic violence”, society in general and experts often disagree: while majority of people usually see only a physical effect, i.e. battering, the experts provide illustrative examples of psychological pressure on a woman…

Sources of stress

It doesn’t make any sense to list all possible sources of stress, because we are all different and each of us has own patterns of thought and behavior. Everyone on this earth has unique life experience, attitude and ways to…

Signs and symptoms of anxiety

Anxiety is a form of mental disorder where a person may experience constant worry, restlessness, high blood pressure, tremors, sweating, digestive problems, heart rhythm abnormalities and many other symptoms. Quite often, anxiety is accompanied with a stress. We should distinguish…

how to cope with PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is manifested by a number of serious mental and physical symptoms that prevent from living a full life. However, doctors confirm, that one can learn how to cope with PTSD and get rid of the…

Leaving an abusive relationship

When leaving an abusive relationship is very easy to fall into hands of even more ferocious monsters. For clarity, we consider only those “abusive relationship” in which the victim remains relatively free to leave. There are more complex situations where…