Know the Symptoms of PMS

So, Girls are you all prepared for your PMS (premenstrual syndrome.What? You aren’t aware about it? No worries, while you are at Young Hopes, you simply have to leave all your problems and tensions related with your periods aside. PMS occurs 5 days before the starting of the actual periods. A large majority of women suffer from it. Here we are writing a few of the symptoms that you need to check out in yourself and this will help you in knowing if you are suffering from PMS: Physical symptoms include everything from breast tenderness to bloating and cramping while emotional symptoms can include irritability, stress, anxiety, general dysphoria or unhappiness, headache fatigue, oscillatory mood swings and generally increased emotional sensitivity.

Well, most of the women are able to identify these symptoms and hence take care of their themselves accordingly. And we do hope that now you too after recognising the symptoms will be better prepared in the next months. There is as such no need to take medicine to get rid of these, rather try to remain stress free and on good diet. Because we believe that A Happy Woman alone can make Her Family Happy. Wishing you a Happy Period!

Tackling a Stressful Job

So you are in a well reputed company, earning high bucks, maintaining a good standard of living with a happy family but still you can’t get good sleep at night! Reason might be your stressful days in the office which might make it difficult for you to lead a happy life. You need to know the following points:

You should be able to manage your time and work well- adjust yourself to the kind of work you are doing. This is a sure shot way of knowing what is at hand, what is priority and then execute in a time-bound manner.

Have trust and confidence in your abilities- sometimes it so happens that we lack trust and confidence in our own selves too. After accepting an assignment one needs to be confident enough that I will be able to finish it on time and in the best manner. Continue reading

What is Diathesis Stress Model?

This theory is often used to describe the pronunciation of mental disorders, like schizophrenia, that are produced by the interaction of a vulnerable hereditary predisposition, with precipitating events in the environment. This theory was originally introduced as a means to explain some of the underlying causes of schizophrenia (Zubin & Spring, 1977).In the diathesis-stress model, a genetic vulnerability or predisposition (diathesis) interacts with the environment and life events (stressors) to trigger behaviours or psychological disorders. The greater the underlying vulnerability, the less stress is needed to trigger the behaviour/disorder.

Conversely, where there is a smaller genetic contribution greater life stress is required to produce the particular result. Even so, someone with a diathesis towards a disorder does not necessarily mean they will ever develop the disorder. Both the diathesis and the stress are required for this to happen.

The diathesis-stress model has been reformulated in the last 20 years as the stress-vulnerability-protective factors model, particularly by Dr. Robert P. Liberman and his colleagues in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. This model has had profound benefits for people with severe and persistent mental illnesses.

It has stimulated research on the common stressors that people with disorders such as such as schizophrenia experience. More importantly, it has stimulated research and treatment on how to mitigate this stress, and therefore reduce the expression of the diathesis, by developing protective factors.

Protective factors include rigorous and nuanced psychopharmacology, skill building (especially problem solving and basic communication skills) and the development of support systems for individuals with these illnesses.

Even more importantly, the stress-vulnerability-protective factors model has allowed mental health workers, family members, and clients to create a sophisticated personal profile of what happens when the person is doing poorly (the diathesis), what hurts (the stressors), and what helps (the protective factors). This has resulted in more humane, effective, efficient, and empowering treatment interventions

What is Displacement?

The origin of displacement begins in the mind. It works the mind unconsciously and entails feelings, concepts, or desires being transported from their basic object to a more satisfactory alternative. It is most often utilized to alleviate stress. Our basic instinct is to dispel anxiety and this is a way to cope with it.

Displacement can behave in a domino effect , with individuals unknowingly becoming both the target and predators of displacement. In reproaching hostility is displaced onto people with little or no bond with what is causing anger.

There are many examples of psychological displacement. For example, a woman is confronted by her boss. Her boss begins yelling at her in front of other employees. Rather than, confront her boss about the outburst, she returns home and spews at her children. She enters the home in a bad mood. Even though the children had nothing to do the situation, she feels more comfortable expressing her frustration to them. This kind of conduct is not beneficial and can be quite harmful to the children.

A young man may exhibit aggression when he comes home from school. This is because he was picked on all day. Since he did not express his emotions to the people who were picking on him, he has built up anger. By the time he gets home, he is very angry. The moment his mother asks him a question, he feels the need to displace his anger on her. For example, she asks him ” How are you?” He replies by saying ” How do you think?” ” That is a stupid question.” His mother may be perplexed by his sudden rudeness, but once he explains what he went through at school, she will understand.

Displacement is a defense mechanism we all use to cover up what is going on. It is also a way for many people to protect certain peolple from sudden explosions of anger. As people, we choose who we want to express ourselves to. If we are in a position of employment, very rarely do we want to get irrate with the employer. This would be risking too much.

What is Dissociation?

Although some dissociative disruptions involve amnesia, the vast majority of dissociative events do not. Since dissociations are normally unanticipated, they are typically experienced as startling, autonomous intrusions into the person’s usual ways of responding or functioning. Due to their unexpected and largely inexplicable nature, they tend to be quite unsettling.

Different dissociative disorders have different relationships to stress and trauma. Dissociative amnesia and fugue states are often triggered by life stresses that fall far short of trauma. Depersonalization disorder is sometimes triggered by trauma, but may be preceded only by stress, psychoactive substances, or no identifiable stress at all.