Dependence on food: sausages otsustvie as a reason for depression

December 10, 2013

 Dependence on food
 You think that ice cream in the refrigerator is calling you by name? And to see the movie, not eating a bucket or two of popcorn, just impossible? Unnamed addictive power of food and cause a person to have when it has long been fed up and load extra weight. Blame the fat, salt, sugar, and biochemistry of the brain.

Experts say that among the reasons for which some people take certain drugs and the reasons for which other people can not resist fatty, sugary, salty or heavily fried food, there is a certain similarity. Understanding the causes of abuse and dependence is the key to overcoming them. Someone addicted to alcohol, some drug, someone from gambling, while others - from food.

At present, more and more people are overweight, and their stories are very similar. In particular, for many of them sweet, fatty and salty foods for several years, they are an integral part of life, even though they are aware of its dangers.

One of the researchers, depending on the food and binge eating has suggested that certain foods - those that contain a lot of fat, sugar and salt - to stimulate certain sensory organs stronger than other products, because of what a man wants to eat them again and again. In favor of this theory says more and more scientific data - Today the problem of excess weight and obesity is studied actively.

When a person eats a very sweet, salty or fatty foods, they stimulate the production of endorphins - chemicals that signal the pleasure. They lift your mood and calm person, dulling the sense of guilt that often occurs due to overeating.

In addition to the brain endorphins produces dopamine, which causes the desire to eat food again, who gave so much good feeling. Type that same food, its smell, a restaurant where you bought it - all this is the desire, similar to the desire to have a drink or take a dose of the drug. This person does not understand why he was drawn to this product and why he can not control his appetite, though aware that it would be useful vegetable salad.

After some time after produced depending on the product, it ceases to bring satisfaction, and the person begins to look even more sweet, salty or fatty foods.


Symptoms depending on food

  • Since there are certain food a person eats more than planned;
  • He goes there, although it does not feel hunger;
  • He eats until he feels dizzy;
  • If a person can not buy a desired product, it gives him a state of anxiety Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?  Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?
 . He can go round a few shops to find food, on which it depends;
  • Hyperexcitability, irritability Irritability - you try to control my temper  Irritability - you try to control my temper
  • Abuse of certain foods in stressful situations.


An alternative view of the dependence on food

Not all experts agree that foods can lead to this dependence. Perhaps some foods do cause the secretion of certain substances in the brain, but it does not become the reason that a person begins to draw to a particular food as a drug. One of the main reasons for binge eating and obesity experts called poverty. According to the research, people with relatively high income (and education) often eat low-calorie and nutritious foods than those with lower incomes. To become thick, it is not necessary to be rich, rather - on the contrary: fatty, sugary and salty foods are often cheaper quality food - fruits, vegetables, fish, and so on.

Another important factor is that many people are using harmful products to combat stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
   and just for fun, because many of them have little opportunity to relieve tension in other ways. Often they do not realize that overeating can be harmful as long as they do not appear serious problems with excess weight, but even then it is difficult to stop and start eating right.


How to control eating habits

Get rid of food addiction can be, like any other, although it is not easy to do. Here are some guidelines that will help better control their eating habits, and gradually overcome addiction:

  • Plans food - you have to know exactly what and when you eat. In this way you can avoid situations or foods that are normally triggers overeating and replace harmful products are useful.
  • Set rules for yourself eating behavior, for example, do not eat between meals. If you take a firm decision and will regularly verbalize it to yourself, your brain will be less and less to stimulate cravings for certain foods.
  • Change your relationship with food. For example, looking at a big plate of chips, think not about how well you will be when you eat it, and that this portion is twice more calories than you need. Also, remind yourself that in products that make you dependent, contains only a small portion of the nutrients that you need to receive daily with food. Once you realize that certain foods not only makes you addicted, but also harmful to your health, to overcome the dependence becomes much easier.
  • Think in advance about what you'll respond to familiar proposals snack products, from which you have decided to give up (fast food, grilled meats, and so on). Waiver must be polite and firm.
  • Learn to enjoy wholesome food.
  • Consult a dietitian and / or psychologist. In addition, it is necessary to start attending a support group to talk with people who have the same problem as you.

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Antidepressants: Side Effects

December 25, 2011

 side effects of antidepressants
 It has long been known that anti-depressants - not the safest drugs. As is the case with any other medications, drugs used to treat depression Depression - a little more than a bad mood  Depression - a little more than a bad mood
 It can cause a number of rather unpleasant side effects. Although antidepressants are certainly useful to combat depression, some side effects of these drugs can even exacerbate depressive disorder. Because so far there is no drug that proved much more effective than other antidepressants often selected not on the basis of their effectiveness, and the number and severity of side effects.

The surge in popularity of antidepressants - selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors has been called, including their potential for violations of security rules even reception. Some of tricyclic antidepressants - including dothiepin, amitriptyline and imiprimin - an overdose deadly to human health. However, studies have shown that chronic administration of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors directly related to suicide Suicide in terms of the psychiatrist - can it be prevented?  Suicide in terms of the psychiatrist - can it be prevented?
   and aggressive behavior. A huge number of different side effects of antidepressants is due, primarily, to not fully examine the effects of these drugs (and depression, for the treatment of which they are intended) on the human brain. Not surprisingly, the constant aggressive effect on delicate and complex structure of the brain chemical compounds can cause unpleasant side effects enough.

 Antidepressants: Side Effects

Common side effects

The group of the most common side effects of different types of antidepressants include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Reducing the frequency of urination
  • Blurred vision
  • ZAOr
  • Sleep disorders
  • Weight gain
  • Headache
  • Sickness
  • Diarrhea, a violation of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Stomach ache
  • erectile disfunction
  • Loss of libido
  • Increased irritability Irritability - you try to control my temper  Irritability - you try to control my temper

 Antidepressants: Side Effects

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

One of the reasons why the antidepressant group of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors so often recommended by doctors - their potential safety in overdose. However, these antidepressants in no way be regarded as an ideal cure for depression - they, like other drugs, may cause a number of quite serious side effects. Thus, for example, antidepressants group of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, due to their pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties become much more dangerous in combination with other drugs. The simultaneous use of these drugs and antidepressants - monoamine oxidase inhibitors can result in death. Although an overdose of serotonin reuptake inhibitors safer, studies have shown that such drugs is more likely to evoke thoughts of suicide.

Other side effects of antidepressants group of serotonin reuptake inhibitors - nausea, diarrhea, headaches, various sexual disorders (for example, lack of sex drive, inability to have an orgasm, erectile dysfunction).

 Antidepressants: Side Effects

Tricyclic antidepressants

The most common side effects of this group of drugs - dry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, sexual problems, skin rashes and weight gain.

 Antidepressants: Side Effects

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

The number of rare, but still possible side effects of antidepressants, monoamine oxidase ingibiotorov (such as phenelzine and tranylcypromine) included inflammation of the liver, heart attack, stroke, seizures. In combination with some other lekarstvayami such preparations may cause a sharp rise in blood pressure. Furthermore, inhibitors of monoamine oxidase cause constipation, dry mouth, headache, insomnia, sexual disorders of various kinds.

 Antidepressants: Side Effects

Selective noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors and dopamine

In these preparations the risk of side effects is less than that of tricyclic antidepressants or monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Possible side effects - insomnia, headache, dry mouth, heart palpitations, dizziness, Dizziness - if the ground is slipping from under his feet  Dizziness - if the ground is slipping from under his feet
 Nausea, constipation, rash on the skin.

Bupropion (Wellbutrin), the main representative of the group of selective inhibitors of the reuptake of noradrenaline and dopamine, shortly after the market was temporarily withdrawn from the market due to its potential to cause a seizure. Further studies, however, have shown that epileptic seizures were caused by too large doses of the drug exceeds the admissible norm in four hundred and fifty milligrams a day. The risk of an epileptic seizure as a result of receiving bupropion reduced due to low doses, giving up alcohol and drugs, increasing the risk of epilepsy.

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