Archive for the ‘Anti Depressants-Sleeping Aid’ Category

HOW BDD AFFECTS LIVES:: HOSPITALIZATION

Posted on July 19th, 2011, by admin

BDD commonly leads to hospitalization. Hospitalization occurs for a variety of reasons, including depression due to BDD, accidents, a suicide attempt, or because unsuccessful medical or surgical treatment spurs suicidal thoughts or plans. Nearly 40% of the people in my studies have been psychiatrically hospitalized. Twenty-six percent attributed at least one psychiatric hospitalization primarily to [...]

BDD BEHAVIOURS – REASSURANCE SEEKING: “DO I LOOK OKAY?”

Posted on December 13th, 2010, by admin

Many people with BDD never breathe a word to others about their appearance concerns—largely because they’d be much too embarrassed to mention them. As a college student said about her face, “People must notice it’s long, but I haven’t asked. I’d be much too embarrassed! And if people said they didn’t notice it, I wouldn’t [...]

INSOMNIA

Posted on November 29th, 2010, by admin

Anxiety, depression, caffeine and alcohol are notorious enemies of a good night’s sleep. Anxiety makes it difficult to go to sleep. Depression produces a typical sleep pattern involving difficulty dropping off, frequent awakening and early morning wakefulness. Like many sleeping tablets, alcohol produces drowsiness and is initially an aid to sleep. Three or four hours [...]