Mental health FAQs directory
Our mental health webpage web4health provides more than 1000 questions and answers related to mental health. See some of the recent FAQs for more information:
Substance abuse and addictive disorders
Is alcoholism inherited?
Withdrawal from alcohol addiction
Negative effects of marijuana/cannabis/hashish
Living with an alcoholic
Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of alcohol, narcotics and other addictions
What happens when you stop/quit smoking
Quit smoking tips
How dangerous are XTC/Ecstacy pills?
What does an XTC user feel?
Slang names for heroin and cocaine
Self-harm, teenagers cutting themselves
Teenagers self-cutting is a kind of addiction
Causes of addiction
Psychiatric drugs addiction problem
Benzodiazepine (Valium, Sobril, Xanax, etc.) dependence
Benzodiazepine (Valium, Sobril, Xanax, etc.) duration of effects
Benzodiazepine (Valium, Sobril, Xanax, etc.) withdrawal symptoms
Inattentive ADHD type
ADHD in toddlers
Anxiety, panic, phobias
Panic attack symptoms
Picking your nose all the time
Anxiety attack symptoms
Snake phobia treatment
Children and child abuse
Learn to say no!
Childrens sexual games
Child molestation trauma
Depression and mood swings
Cronic fatigue syndrome
Why do I always feel tired?
Tired all the time
Always tired and other physical symptoms of depression
Effects of depression
Antidepressants (Prosac, Cipramil, Seropram, Lexapro, etc.) side effects
Antidepressants (Prosac, Cipramil, Seropram, Lexapro, etc.) effect on body weight
Antidepressants (Prosac, Cipramil, Seropram, Lexapro, etc.) withdrawal
Antidepressants (Prosac, Cipramil, Seropram, Lexapro, etc.) during pregnancy
Natural cures for depression
Personality disorders articles
Personality disorders overview
Different kinds of eating disorders
Articles about anorexia nervosa
Signs and treatment for bulimia nervosa
Causes of addiction and eating disorders
Quick weight loss methods
What is my BMI
GI (Glycemic Index) table
Effects of eating disorders
Obesity health risks
Slimming: Good weight loss methods
Best söo,,omg diets
Causes of missed periods
Anorexia and obesity pictures
Gastric bypass and lap band surgery
What is my ideal weight
Pregnancy weight loss or gain
Food to eat, food to avoid
Free online marriage counselling
Affairs with married men
Reasons for divorce
Lonely women, rebound relationships
How to express your love
Sexual aversion disorder
Sexual Education in Schools
Erection problems help
Loss of sexual desire in women
How to increase male sex drive
Female sexual arousal problems
Making a woman orgasm
Treating women's orgasm problems
More about women's orgasm problems
Causes of sex pain
Rate my penis
Does penis size matter
Male premature ejaculation tips
Premature ejaculation treatment
Sweaing at night
More articles from Web4Health
Positive thinking, positive attitude
How does the human brain work?
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Saturday, December 23, 2006
Psychology advice and mental health information
Starting in 2001 our mental health and psychology portal is still growing. We provide about 1000 frequently asked questions about depression, eating disorders like anorexie oder bulimia nervosa or obesity, adhd and comorbid disorders or sexual problems. Psychotherapists from Sweden and Germany are currently answering these questions. While we get no more financial support we are still trying to answer all questions of our users worldwide.
Merry christmas and a happy new year and all the best wishes of the web4health group to all of you!
Sunday, January 08, 2006
Headache : Danger signs in headache patients
Usually a blog uses some kind of interesting content of a webpage with related content and we make some comments about this topic. Today I did it the other way round. Last year I found the very comprehensive and interesting webpages of Dr. Shahul Armeen, working in Ranchi, India. His webpages Psyplexus are a great source of information for mental health professionals. So I thought I might ask him to use some of his content for our multilingual webpage for mental health. Headache : Danger signs in headache patients is a first result of this and you can find the original posting at Clinical psychiatry
Maybe we find more mental health professionals interested to provide short information texts for our project or people interested to translate the webpages to other languages. Right now we cover English, German, Swedish, Italian, Finish and Greece...
Thursday, December 29, 2005
Performance anxiety in musicians
An article by german psychologists from Dresden cover the topic ofPerformance anxiety in gifted adolescent musicians. Many musicians stick to rituals like cleaning the instrument, eating chocolate or walking in cirlcle. Only few of them used alcohol or other calming substance to reduce anxiety. Cognitive strategies to cope with this stress were also described and included positive cognitions or thinking of success with their performance. Praying was employed by about 55 % of the sample and was regarded to be highly effective in this situation. Only a small number (18.4) of the students tried relaxation techniques.
The musicians were seeking more help to optimize their situation. The best option would be to include some stress management like relaxation strategies in their regular instrumental lessons. This might be a good prevention for severe anxiety problems related to social anxiety problems later on.
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
ALCOHOL HANGOVER taking a scientific point of view...
Sometimes scientific work is rather practical :-) This paper studied different
ALCOHOL HANGOVER EFFECTS . I don´t know whether this is only reflects a problem of students but they seem to be very good test objects for psychology topics. Well, the results of this study are not very new : Heavy alcohol consumption lowed mood, caused disrupted sleep, symptoms of fatigue at the day after and caused additional physical and emotional symptoms. Knowing all these consequences including the risk of alcohol addiction will not stop us to start the new year with lots of drinks...
Another recent article is about randomized studies for treatment or prevention of alcohol hangover. They tested propranolol, tropisetron, tolfenamic acid, fructose or glucose, and the dietary supplements Borago officinalis (borage), Cynara scolymus (artichoke), Opuntia ficus-indica (prickly pear), and a yeast based preparation. All failed to achieve any significant benefit... The authors concluded : "The most effective way to avoid the symptoms of alcohol induced hangover is to practise abstinence or moderation.". This is true. Anyway, most people will not rely on scientific evidence but start a self-trial...
tags (technorati) alcohol
gada.be alcohol hangover
Monday, December 26, 2005
Where are you from ?
Impulse control disorders
Onle some years ago no psychiatrist in Germany "believed" that adhd (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) might affect any adults. Right now they are just starting to recognize the life time prevalence of impulse control disorders.
Mental Health InfoSource Gives a summory of the recent National Comorbidity Survey in the US describing a rather high percentage of 8.9 % people (12 month prevalence) and 24.8 % life-time prevalence of disorders like adhd, intermittend explosive disorder (IED), conduct disorder (CD) or oppositional defiant disorder (ODD).
We care a lot about other psychiatric disorders, but do not recognize that mood disorders have a lower prevalence (20.8), substance abuse (14.6) and only anxiety disorders (28.8) exceed the number of patients with impulse control problems.
I think psychiatrists are simply not aware of the typical symptoms of impulse control disorders and mix them up with depression, all kind of personality disorders or substance abuse problems. They miss the chance to offer proper treatment options for their patients.
Thursday, December 22, 2005
Cognitive behavioral therapy for panic disorder
In December 2005 two short articles give a summary of some very common methods to help patients with anxiety disorders.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is effective for 3/4 of patients with Panic disorder. This article in Current Psychiatry Online.
gives a brief but very comprehensive summary of symptoms and behavioral theray of anxiety disorders.
Aerobic exercise is another very simple but good method to cope with symptoms of anxiety disorders and The Acute Antipanic Activity.