Paranoid Personality Disorder in a nutshell
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.
Talking does help in treating depression, but research continues to show that a combination of psychotherapy (talk therapy) and antidepressant medication is still the most effective treatment of depression. Sometimes, well-supported psychotherapies, like cognitive behavioral therapy or interpersonal therapy can significantly relieve the symptoms of depression. Nevertheless, a medical doctor must supervise all treatment courses.
Do you happen to notice something different in your child that’s out of the ordinary? Have you ticked off some in this checklist? You child might be suffering from depression. Act on it as soon as you can.
Know what Hysteria is all about
A description of women afflicted with nervous hysteria, from an 1883 book about psychological medicine:
“The patient, when hysterical feelings come upon her, does not feel disposed to make the slightest effort to resist them, and yields to her emotions, whatever they may be. She will laugh or cry on the slightest provocation, and is very nervous and excitable. She cares nothing for her duties and seemingly takes pleasure in exaggerating all her slight discomforts and annoyances, and by her suspicious, exacting and unreasonable behavior makes life generally uncomfortable to those around her. She indignantly resents all attempts and efforts for her comfort and cure, and discards all advice from her best friends, but will eagerly listen to the counsel of the many friends who come in to pity, sympathize and condole with her.”