We and our dreams: the puzzle arms of Morpheus

February 17, 2011

 They can be pleasant or frightening, to cause a lot of questions and a desire to understand them. For one, they come every night, others complain that they do not quite remember. Our dreams - one of the most exciting mysteries that scientists have not fully been able to solve so far.

 We and our dreams: the puzzle arms of Morpheus

Priceless paradoxical phase

The average duration of sleep in humans - 7 hours 20 minutes. Researchers have proved that dreams come during the paradoxical phase, which is connected with the moment of falling asleep, the moment just before waking up, and the time preceding the so-called arousals. Other phases are called the slow surface and slow deep sleep. All three of these phases end arousals, which often goes unnoticed for sleeping.

 We and our dreams: the puzzle arms of Morpheus

Why do we dream?

This question is unclear for us despite the constant research specialists. Until now, no one can accurately answer the question - what is the dream, and why they come to us?

Scientists have confirmed that infants paradoxical phase of sleep is much longer than in adults. Thus, it can be argued that the nature of sleep in humans varies with age, with the accumulated experience with the development and improvement of the nervous system.

 We and our dreams: the puzzle arms of Morpheus

Interpretation of Dreams

The famous psychiatrist and neurologist Sigmund Freud was the first to speak about the interpretation of dreams Interpretation of Dreams: Mind Games  Interpretation of Dreams: Mind Games
 . He claimed that during sleep our unconscious works, because dreams are the hidden desires of man. But it is important to realize that dream can be interpreted most fully only by those whom he dreamed. Other people can see dreams with the same story for all of them, they can mean different things. The reason is a different experience, temperament, character, life situations. For this reason you should not put too much trust Horoscopes, which only provide approximate guidance, but in any case not completely explain the dreams.

 We and our dreams: the puzzle arms of Morpheus

Soft invasion

During sleep Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
   person is able to hear sounds from the real world and even to smell - it all depends on how well the brain is able to process the information and pass it on. It often happens that one hears in a dream an alarm clock that appears to him, for example, play music. If the child is sleeping and his mother wakes up, it may appear in his sleep as a new character, and then will come the awakening. This is because our brain protects us from the sudden awakening, which can be stressful.

 We and our dreams: the puzzle arms of Morpheus


Sometimes beautiful pink dream dreams, and sometimes - nightmares. Why is this happening? Most likely, it is not necessary to attach much importance to it, because in this case the dream - as movies that can be both romantic melodrama or comedy and horror.

Sometimes a person think that the horrors he dreams too often, but only because, as a rule, we remember the nightmares more than the usual normal peaceful dreams.

 We and our dreams: the puzzle arms of Morpheus

Unconscious walk

Sleepwalking or somnambulism is one of the most serious sleep disorders. A person who suffers from them, experiencing a kind of crisis of sleep, during which he could get up, sit on the bed, mumbling something to make hand movements. The eyes of a sleepwalker is usually wide open, but he did not see anything. Moreover, at the time a person is not a dream, which is related to his behavior, words, movements. Such crises last on average about ten minutes and cover a period of deep sleep.

 We and our dreams: the puzzle arms of Morpheus

The reflection of our fears and desires

Many believe that dreams predict the future, so they attached such importance. However, it is best viewed as a reflection of the dreams of our secret fears and desires - conscious or unconscious. For example, if a woman wants to have a child, it is likely she will dream dreams, where she had it, but after a while she may be pregnant - this is a typical example. Or students dream exams that they fail or pass perfectly well that, in the end, in a short time and there - everything from emotions and thoughts solely on the session.

Dreams that are not associated with the desired events or concerns, often reflect the emotional state, bringing to the surface in a veiled form a possible solution.

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Depressive disorders: if you do not want to live

October 14, 2010

 depressive disorders
 Depression can occur in all mental disorders, while it is dangerous because it can greatly disrupt the adaptation of these patients in the community and lead to suicide. Depression changes the rhythm of life of patients and leads to disability as patients with severe mental illness, and patients with blurred forms of mental illness.

 Depressive disorders: if you do not want to live

Depressive disorders - a sign of mental illness

Depressive syndromes - a violation of the mental state of a change in sentiment, which becomes depressed and depressed. Simultaneously, the breakdown of intellectual activity, motor activity, and the numerous violations of the internal organs and systems. Depression - is affective disorder, meaning the loss of voluntary control of mood due to a temporary loss of braking or brain death.

Depression - is one of the symptoms of a mental disease Mental illness - ashamed to ask for help?  Mental illness - ashamed to ask for help?
 Which often occurs in a latent form, and the person is considered healthy. Various mental illness characterized by different depression. But they are united by the main risk of depression - suicidal tendencies or suicide.

The cause of depression are disorders in the brain involving the cerebral cortex and the endocrine system.

 Depressive disorders: if you do not want to live

Signs deressivnyh violations

Depressive disorders can be either one of the signs of a disease, and the only sign it. The most common forms of depression are simple, with a characteristic triad of symptoms: boredom, reduce motor and mental activity.

In mild cases of depression appears in a bad mood, a sense of dissatisfaction, of his life and work, lose the desire to do something and somehow participate in family and social life .  Patients find it laziness and lack of will (and indeed it is, depression - it's pretty much a violation and will) .  A bad mood can manifest itself in different ways: a constant slight sadness, gloomy insularity, etc. .  In this state, a person usually blames himself in the absence of the ability and the necessary action, but does nothing to correct the situation, simply suffers .  Greatly reduced self-esteem and partially lost a critical attitude to himself and his actions - all rated as negative and worthless .  Patients try to be alone with yourself, and no happy event usually can not bring them out of this state .  Even mild depression is usually accompanied by disorders of the central nervous system and internal organs: insomnia, headache, vague discomfort throughout the body, sometimes a complete lack of appetite and a violation of the gastrointestinal tract .

When depression moderate to severe bad mood turns into a heavy depression - patients perceive it as a vague but strong physical pain in the chest and heart area. When the pain becomes unbearable, patients often tend to commit suicide. Expression - frozen mask with an expression of suffering forever and Semi-underslung sick as if looking inward, not noticing anything around.

Also increases and changes in the internal organs and systems: patients almost do not sleep, do not eat, there constipation, reduced blood pressure, hands and feet become cold and cyanotic. Disrupted the activities of the endocrine system: reduced function of the thyroid and gonads.

Sometimes, depression occurs atypical. For example, so-called "smiling" Depression is characterized by constant bitter smile that combines sadness and hopelessness. Stand as depression, are accompanied by various obsessions, complete loss of emotion Emotions and culture: how to decipher the emotional code  Emotions and culture: how to decipher the emotional code
   (a sense of insensitivity), with a sense of change in his spiritual "I" (depersonalization), with a sense of change in the external world (derealization). Depersonalization and derealization in such cases are usually combined.

 Depressive disorders: if you do not want to live

Treatment of depressive disorders

Treating depression depends on its shape, extent, and also on the underlying disease, it is a feature of which. Today, for the treatment of depression have special drugs - antidepressants, each of which has its own characteristics. Therefore, the doctor selects antidepressants individually for each patient, depending on the major signs of depression. Antidepressants are divided into:

  • for drugs with stimulant properties;
  • to drugs that improve mood;
  • for drugs with sedative effect and improves mood.

Unfortunately, the treatment of depression Treatment of depression - pills needed  Treatment of depression - pills needed
   - This is a very complicated process, as difficult to choose an antidepressant. This happens due to the fact that in itself is a mental illness can be challenging, it can be difficult to identify some basic sign, but also because depressed patients often develop resistance (resistance) to such treatment. Therefore, and because of the tendency to suicide Suicide in terms of the psychiatrist - can it be prevented?  Suicide in terms of the psychiatrist - can it be prevented?
 Patients with depression prefer to treat in hospital - constantly watching the patient, it is easier to pick up treatment and prevent a suicide attempt.

Galina Romanenko

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