How to get rid of the complexes - successful struggle with himself

January 6, 2008

 how to get rid of complexes
   It's hard to name the science more popular and more mysterious than psychology. On the one hand, in recent years the number of professionals and "experts" in this area is growing and almost every person who has some knowledge about this science, can call himself an experienced psychologist. On the other hand, even renowned experts in the field of psychological sciences recognize that human psychology, with all the simplicity of its basic principles, daily surprises, and the number of secrets in her has not diminished. Therefore, each tips related to psychology, should be treated with caution and a healthy criticality. In particular, it concerns such an important theme for millions of people, as fighting systems. This is a necessary warning, and any work on a need to start having it in mind.

 How to get rid of the complexes - successful struggle with himself

Causes complexes

Like many other psychological problems, complexes from childhood. If parents are constantly put to you as an example to other children, was blamed for the misdeeds and achievements took for granted, compared with your brothers and sisters, to themselves, and so on - probably you have complexes. It is in the plural. Another powerful tool for creating complex is a media industry. Man constantly see on the screens of people who believe the ideals of beauty and symbols of power and wealth, and realize that will never be the same (he's since childhood to compare yourself to others) - and strengthens the old systems at the same time acquiring new ones.

All of this leads to the fact that millions of people live life with a distorted view of themselves, are constantly trying to match someone else's standards. In extreme cases, it leads to complexes of various psychological pathologies.

 How to get rid of the complexes - successful struggle with himself

Fighting complexes

  • To solve the problem, you need to understand why it is there. Complexes in this sense, is no exception. You can go to the reception to a psychologist and try to find the roots of complexes with it. Sometimes in order to recall the situation that gave rise to the complex, used hypnosis Hypnosis - ability, sent from above  Hypnosis - ability, sent from above
   - However, this is not a common practice; altered states of consciousness often used in the treatment of more serious violations.
  • If you do not have the time or desire to work with a psychologist, try to figure out the cause of the complex alone. As a rule, it needs to look for in a most unpleasant memory of his childhood memories. It may be painful, but the result is very useful.
  • Next, consider how complex influences your behavior in your current life. This influence can be clear or almost imperceptible. Analyze the situation in which you were dissatisfied with themselves and ask yourself whether your discontent caused by objective reasons, or it is likely a product of the complex? If you are constantly dieting, often you need to visit a beautician, fanatical mark appearance on the face of each new wrinkle and pimple - with your appearance really so bad, or you just compare yourself to the models of advertising? In the first case it does not hurt to remember his other virtues, in the second - to understand that to compete with the graphic editor is impossible.
  • Love yourself. This means - accept yourself, including those deficiencies that do not give rest. It's difficult. To make it easier to remember their achievements, and compare them with the achievements of others. You can compare only what you were 5-10-15 years ago, and who you are now.

Every time your complex begins to influence the behavior of mentally repeat everything you have learned about him - why he appeared as he can manage you as well - why do you love yourself, no matter what. At first it will be difficult, but eventually you get used in such a way to monitor their behavior, and after a while the complex will not have such an effect on you as before. Power systems that are poorly understood by most people. Even if you know why you have this or that complex, in situations where it appears, this knowledge is lost for the confusion, fear, insecurity. Tracking step by step how he raises his head and begins to dictate the rules, you will gradually depriving him of power - and themselves become stronger.

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Antidepressants - only on prescription

May 13, 2007

 Antidepressants - is medications used in the treatment of depression Treatment of depression - pills needed  Treatment of depression - pills needed
 . They increase the concentration of one or more views of neurotransmitters - the chemicals with which to communicate between the brain and nerves. Different classes of antidepressant drugs act on different neurotransmitters. Since there is no sufficient evidence that some antidepressants are more effective than others in the choice of the drug for the treatment of a doctor, as a rule, it takes into account the side effects and drug interactions of medicines.

 Antidepressants - only on prescription

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)

Antibiotics in this class have been invented first. Recently, they rarely write out all of the not yet confirmed the suspicion that they interact with certain foods and many medicines.

MAO inhibitors increase levels of noradrenaline, dopamine and serotonin by blocking the activity of an enzyme called monoamine oxidase. This enzyme breaks down norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine, and its activity is inhibited when the concentration of these chemicals in the brain is increased.

Monoamine oxidase also has the ability to break down tyramine, a chemical that is found mainly in the old wine and cheese. Under the influence of MAO inhibitors, tyramine levels in the body may increase, causing a hypertensive crisis. Before taking MAO inhibitors, patients are advised to make changes in your diet to reduce the intake of tyramine.

MAO inhibitors is not recommended to be taken with other drugs that increase serotonin activity, for example:

  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (eg fluoxetine and sertraline).
  • Selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors and serotonin, for example, venlafaxine and desvenlafaksin.
  • Tricyclic antidepressants such as imipramine.
  • Hypericum and preparations to which it includes
  • Meperidine,
  • Tramadol (Ultram),
  • Methadone
  • Propoxyphene (Darvon)

Simultaneous intake of these drugs and MAO inhibitors can cause complications such as confusion, tremors, hyperactivity, coma and death.

MAO inhibitors and vasoconstrictor drugs (eg, epinephrine, pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, phenylpropanolamine, phenylephrine) may increase blood pressure to dangerous levels. Linezolid (Zyvox) also can not be taken with MAO inhibitors - this antibiotic also blocks the activity of monoamine oxidase.

MAO inhibitors must complete at least two weeks before the start of the drugs that interact with them. If the patient is taking fluoxetine, you must wait 5 weeks before you start taking MAO inhibitors.

MAO inhibitors can cause headaches and insomnia; with constant use, these symptoms become weaker. Side effects of these drugs can also increase the weight of life, erectile dysfunction, edema.

 Antidepressants - only on prescription

Tricyclic antidepressants

The first drug in the class of tricyclic antidepressants - imipramine, have begun to use the mid-twentieth century. Tricyclic antidepressants increase the levels of norepinephrine and, to a lesser extent, serotonin. Some tricyclic antidepressants are also as antihistamines or anticholinergics (block the action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine). Thus, these drugs can be used not only for the treatment of depression Depression - a little more than a bad mood  Depression - a little more than a bad mood

Tricyclic antidepressants may block the antihypertensive effect of clonidine (Catapres); their simultaneous use can be very dangerous.

In combination with drugs such as disopyramide (Norpace), pimozide (Orap), procainamide (Pronestyl, Procan SR, Procanbid) tricyclic antidepressants may cause serious disruption of the heart.

Carbamazepine (Tegretol) splits tricyclic antidepressants and reduce their effectiveness.

 Antidepressants - only on prescription

How do antidepressants?

The action of most antidepressants is based on slowing the removal of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are needed for normal brain function. Antidepressants keep these substances in the brain for a longer time.

 Antidepressants - only on prescription

How long should I take antidepressants?

Generally, antidepressants must be taken for about 4 - 6 months. In some severe cases, doctors recommend taking antidepressants for a long time.

 Antidepressants - only on prescription

What types of antidepressants exist?

Antidepressants accepted conditionally divided into groups according to the chemical to which they affect (pharmacodynamic principle). There are several different types of antidepressants, including:

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

  • citalopram (brand name: Celexa)
  • eskitalopram (trade name: Lexapro)
  • fluoxetine (brand name: Prozac)
  • paroxetine (brand name: Paxil, Pexeva)
  • sertraline (brand name: Zoloft)

Side effects of these drugs are insignificant compared to the side effects of other antidepressants. Here are some side effects of selective inhibitors of serotonin reuptake: dry mouth, nausea, nervousness, insomnia, sexual dysfunction and headache.

Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs)

  • amitriptyline (brand name: Elavil)
  • desipramine (brand name: Norpramin)
  • imipramine (brand name: Tofranil)
  • nortriptyline (brand name: Aventyl, Pamelor)

The most common side effects of tricyclic antidepressants: dry mouth, loss of clarity of vision, diarrhea, pain when urinating, worsening of glaucoma Glaucoma - a perspective possible blindness  Glaucoma - a perspective possible blindness
 , Disturbances in thinking and fatigue. These antidepressants also affect blood pressure and heart rate.

Reuptake inhibitors of serotonin and norepinephrine

  • venlafaxine (brand name: Effexor)
  • Duloxetine (brand name: Cymbalta)

The most common side effects of serotonin reuptake inhibitors and norepinephrine nausea, loss of appetite, anxiety Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?  Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?
   and nervousness, headache, insomnia and fatigue. It is also not excluded dry mouth, diarrhea, weight loss, sexual problems, increased heart rate and increased cholesterol levels in the blood.

  Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors and dopamine

  • bupropion (brand name: Wellbutrin)

The most common side effects of norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors and dopamine: agitation, nausea, headache, loss of appetite and insomnia. Some people are not excluded as a rise in blood pressure.

Combined reuptake and receptor blockers

  • trazodone (brand name: Desyrel)
  • nefazodone (brand name: Serzone)
  • maprotiline
  • mirtazpin (trade name: Remeron)

The most common side effects reuptake inhibitors and receptor blockers: drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea and dizziness. Nefazodone is contraindicated in people with kidney disease. Maprotiline is contraindicated in patients with epilepsy.

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

  • isocarboxazid (brand name: Marplan)
  • phenelzine (brand name: Nardil)
  • tranylcypromine (brand name: Parnate)

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors are less common than other antidepressants .  They also can have serious side effects, including weakness, dizziness, headaches and tremors .  The combination of a monoamine oxidase inhibitor antidepressants or other medications against colds and flu, which are sold without prescription, can cause dangerous reactions .  Prescribing an antidepressant, the doctor should tell you what foods and alcoholic beverages can not be used while taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor .  This medicine may be taken only if you are willing to carefully follow your doctor's recommendations regarding the supply restrictions .  If you are taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor, and the doctor wants to change the appointment and prescribe another antidepressant, then first you have to stop taking the medicine first, and only after a while start to accept second .  This is the time you need to monoamine oxidase inhibitor completely out of the body .

 Antidepressants - only on prescription

How antidepressants interact with other medications?

Antidepressants come in strong interactions with other medications. Before taking an antidepressant, tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking, including harmless drugs, nonprescription, and herbal medicines. Be sure to ask your doctor about the possible consequences of interaction with antidepressants medications that you regularly take.

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