Posts Tagged ‘mood swings’

Psychosomatic disorders are caused by stress: Dr. Liza misra

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Dr.Liza Mishra is a member of Indian medical association, Bombay psychiatric society, Santacruz medical association and Behavioural science network.

She has been trained in hypnotherapy, neuro linguistic programming, jungian dream analysis and narrative therapy. Her areas of work interest include integrated forms of psychotherapy, cognitive behaviour therapy for depression and anxiety for all age groups and specialized in children and adolescent issues for behavioural issues.

Dr.Liza Mishra answered Sify readers’ queries related to the above in an exclusive chat. Read the transcript below.

How does hypnotherapy help in depression

Hypnotherapy is not very effective for depression. Cognitive therapy is very effective for depression. I use Hypnotherapy for psychosomatic disorders and anxiety.


Hot temper can add 2 years to your life

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Being fiery and expressing negative emotions can lead to long-lasting good health, according to researchers.

In contrast, the British characteristic of self-restraint can have serious repercussions for physical and mental well-being, they said.

Researchers at the University of Jena in Germany assessed more than 6,000 patients and found that those who internalised their anxiety suffered from a raised pulse, the Daily Mail reported.

In the long run this results in high blood pressure and an increased chance of developing a wide range of illnesses, from coronary heart disease to cancer and kidney damage.

The research by Marcus Mund and Kristin Mitte identified a group of so-called ‘repressors’ who were particularly at risk.

According to Mund, these people are distinguished by the way that they attempt to conceal outward signs of fear, and also by their defensive behaviour.


PMS mood swings ‘may just be a myth’

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Premenstrual stress is largely a myth and women who experience it usually have their partners to blame, a professor has claimed.

According to Jane Ussher from the University of Western Sydney, who has carefully honed her argument after years of inciting female colleagues to anger by “denying their experience”, couples therapy is a potential treatment for severe cases of premenstrual moodiness.

Now she says that women clearly experience physical changes and discomfort around menstruation, but although many believe the hype, only a tiny minority – between 1.5 and 5 percent – experience premenstrual mood changes like depression, anger or irritability, which can affect relationships.

Ussher said that a Canadian review of 47 scientific studies found “only 15 percent reported increased negative mood pre-menstrually”, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.


Health tip of the day

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Down in the dumps? Tuck in on fatty foods for the levels of sadness among those who consumed fatty acids are around 50 per cent lower than those who don’t.

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