Eating a balanced diet, drinking plenty of water and exercising regularly are a few recommended ways to take care of the nervous system, according to WebMD. It also helps to avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.
A:Autism is not a mental illness but a developmental disability that occurs in one out of 68 births, says Autism Society. According to WebMD, autism is a brain disorder in which parts of the brain stop functioning as one. Those who have autism can have mild to severe symptoms.
A:According to WebMD, the main causes of depression include physical, sexual or emotional abuse, death of a loved one, serious illness, substance abuse, and family history of depression or mental illness. A major life event such as a new job, graduating school or having a baby may also trigger depression, as can certain medications, including corticosteroids and Accutane.
A:Video games are enjoyed by millions across the globe, and they aren't likely to rot your brain, contrary to rumors and opinions. Video games are instead viewed by many as a learning tool that could increase vocabulary and a love of reading for players, according to US Gamer.
A:Health lists natural remedies for anxiety as calming teas such as chamomile and green tea. Chamomile is a natural sedative that has properties that bind to the same receptors in the brain as Valium, while the L-theanine found in green tea lowers blood pressure and heart rate but requires consuming five to 20 cups. Herbal supplements that fight anxiety are hops, valerian and lemon balm.
A:ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, ADHD is one of the most common childhood disorders, although it can continue into adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms of ADHD include inability to stay focused or concentrate, difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior.
A:According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety is a natural, healthy reaction in situations such as trying to land a new job, being in a dangerous situation, experiencing a romantic break up or experiencing sadness or difficulty sleeping immediately after a traumatic event. If anxiety interferes with daily activities by being persistent, seemingly uncontrollable or overwhelming, you may have an anxiety disorder.
A:Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a psychiatric condition characterized by obsessive, intrusive thoughts, repetitive behaviors (compulsions) and sometimes tics (sudden, involuntary movements). In order to be diagnosed with OCD a person must visit a licensed medical practitioner.
A:According to the Mayo Clinic, there are several types of bipolar disorder, each with their own unique symptoms. The exact symptoms vary from person to person and include rapid speech, aggressive behavior, agitation, poor performance in school or work and a sense of euphoria for the manic episodes and hopelessness, depression, fatigue, trouble sleeping, loss of interest in activities once enjoyed by the patient and guilt in the depressive episodes.
A:Six basic human emotions are happiness, fear, surprise, sadness, anger and disgust, according to Julie Beck for The Atlantic. However, the media outlet reported in February 2014 on a study conducted at the University of Glasgow that suggests there are four basic emotions because anger and disgust were alike, and fear and surprise appeared similar in facial expressions. The study measured responses of observers to computer-generated images of human faces.
A:Different forms of mental illness manifest as a range of different symptoms. Even symptoms of the same or similar disorders can manifest differently from one patient to another. According to Mayo Clinic, mental disorders can affect thoughts, emotions and behaviors.
A:In addition to emotional pain, guilt can cause physical pain in the form of headaches, insomnia and nausea according to Psychology Today.. Guilt is a powerful emotion that reminds people of the consequences of negative actions, so it can also affect their future behavior.
A:Stress is one of the many causes of night sweats according to the Mayo Clinic. Just as stress and anxiety affect an individual during the day, they sometimes impact an individual at night when trying to sleep.
A:According to Helpguide.org, people who experience anxiety undergo rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing, feelings of dread or impending doom and difficulty concentrating. Anxiety can strike people at different times and for different reasons. Additional symptoms manifest as bowel irritation, sweating, insomnia, irritability and tense muscles. Symptoms often compound, can be difficult to control and increase a person's immediate sense of danger.
A:Social stress is stress that results from relationships with others and a person's social environment. Social stress is often exacerbated when people have less capability of changing their own circumstances. Sources of social stress are multiple and can be generated in almost every area of life.
A:There are a variety of treatments for depression, including exercise, psychotherapy, medication, bright light therapy for seasonal depression and certain herbs, such as St. John's Wort. Choosing the correct treatment for depression depends on several factors, including the severity of the depression, the patient's history of depression, the medical diagnosis given to the patient and the medical history of the patient.
A:Symptoms of a psychopath include a lack of remorse, aggression, antisocial behavior and irrational thinking, according to About.com. Psychology Today mentions that psychopaths may fail to plan for their futures, and they stand a high chance of not being successful in life.
A:Eating a balanced diet, drinking plenty of water and exercising regularly are a few recommended ways to take care of the nervous system, according to WebMD. It also helps to avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.
A:According to WebMD, ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a condition that usually affects children and adolescents, though it can continue into adulthood. Symptoms of the disorder include hyperactivity, impulsiveness and inattentiveness.