Friday, August 30, 2013

Symptoms of Paranoid Personality Disorder

A pervasive distrust and suspiciousness of other people such that their motives are interpreted as malevolent, and it start by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by four (or more) of the  following:
  • Suspects, without sufficient basis, that others are exploiting, harming, or deceiving him or her
  • Is preoccupied with unjustified doubts about the loyalty or trustworthiness of friends or associates
  • Is reluctant to confide in others because of unwarranted fear that the information will be used maliciously against him or her
  • Reads hidden demeaning or threatening meanings into benign remarks or events
  • Persistently bears grudges, i.e., is unforgiving of insults, injuries, or slights
  • Perceives attacks on his or her character or reputation that are not apparent to others and is quick to react angrily or to counterattack
  • Has recurrent suspicions, without justification, regarding fidelity of spouse or sexual partner
Like every personality disorder, the person must be at least 18 years old before they can be diagnosed with it.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Random Facts about Stress


  • Laughing lowers stress hormones and boosts the immune system by releasing health-enhancing hormones.
  • The stress hormone cortisol does not only cause abdominal fat to accumulate, but it also blows up individual fat cells, causing what scientists call “diseased” fat.
  • Stress is associated with the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, liver cirrhosis, as well as suicide.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Q: Why do people attempt suicide when they appear to feel better?

Q: Why do people attempt suicide when they appear to feel better?

A: In some cases, a severely depressed individual who contemplates suicide doesn't have enough energy to attempt it. As the disease lifts, they could be able to regain some energy but feelings of hopelessness will linger, and the increased energy levels add up to acting on suicidal feelings. And then there’s this theory that proposes that an individual could "give in" to the disease since they can't fight it anymore. This alleviates some anxiety, which would make them appear calmer in the period right before a suicide attempt.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Job Stress Solution

 We all experience workplace stress from time to time. However, when you let it consume you, you will wind up unproductive and even more stressed out. Watch this video and learn how to combat job stress.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

How Crash Dieting May Affect Your Mood

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Crash diets don't work and may mess up your brain, thus affecting your mood. A certain animal research has shown that cutting down on sweets can provoke the same response that addicts experience when they withdraw from drugs: the brain releases stress-inducing chemicals, making it particularly hard to stick to it.  That being said, gradually alter your dietary patterns to cut down  the chances of withdrawal.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013

Stop Stress Eating

Stress is an inevitable part of life. There are myriads of ways to de-stress. Some people go to spas or watch a movie, things like that. Others go for food, or what is also known as stress eating. Are you one of them? Watch this video and learn how to kick such habit to the curb.