Suicide in terms of the psychiatrist - can it be prevented?

March 22 2009

 Suicide in terms of psychiatrist
   The decision of the person to commit suicide is always a disaster and cause great shock to his family, friends and environment. But if from the perspective of a simple layman suicide is a fact of human weakness and problems with his psyche, the experts are looking at this issue is much broader, devoting study the issue of suicide is not a scientific work. What is the suicide from the perspective of a psychiatrist, and any solutions to this problem exist?

Every year dry showgirl notes the growing number of suicides among the population, the cause of which is not only an economic but also a social crisis. One of the main reasons for provoking suicide is any psychological trauma, which is perceived as a critical person and absolutely intolerable. These injuries can include serious illness, death of a loved one, unrequited love, loss of a job, the collapse of life ideals, values, career and more. And the fact that one person can be perceived as heavy, but not the critical situation in the eyes of the other looks like a disaster.

Psychological trauma may not be as obvious, but the atmosphere in which one lives, the disharmonious character of interpersonal relationships in his family or in a group, oppressive life situation, for example, related to the non-payment of debt - all of which can cause a person to think about suicide . Often suicide is triggered and the presence of a person of mental illness Mental illness - ashamed to ask for help?  Mental illness - ashamed to ask for help?
   as a prolonged depression, delusional syndromes, twilight state of consciousness, acute panic disorder Panic disorder - learn to not be afraid of problems And certain other psychiatric disorders.

Under conditions of acute social and economic stresses, which are particularly evident in recent years and which lead to increased unemployment, depressed mood in society, increase in crime, suicide is seen by some individuals as the best way out. Particularly susceptible to such sentiments mentally unbalanced people who are prone to psychopathic response to different life situations. Pessimistic perception of reality, a sharp disappointment in life, a sense of psychological discomfort and disharmony often push people to such a terrible act as suicide. Especially sharply pessimistic person can respond to a sense of hopelessness appeared continued existence and a sense of hopelessness, to solve situation.

In psychiatry, there is a concept suitsidogennyh factors, ie those that contribute to commit suicide man. Factors such as loneliness, drug and alcohol abuse, inadequate self-esteem, defects in appearance, had previously place suicidal and violent behavior, criminal record, the lack of human sense of the value of life, upbringing in a single-parent families, somatic disease, lack of emotional attachment to relatives or loved people may in some cases act as harbingers of serious decision a person to commit suicide. However, the presence of the above factors indicates that suicidal tendencies may be viewed by a person during the entire life. Just their presence, coupled with a psychological trauma may influence the decision about suicide.

In recent years, doctors are increasingly talking about the fact that the problem of suicide is closely related to the problem of prolonged or frequently repeated in human depression. Treatment of depressive syndromes is becoming one of the top priorities in the prevention of the growing number of suicides. Typically, for such depression is inextricably linked with any physical disorders in humans, aggravating his sense of self, as well as affecting not quite adequate perception of reality. Suicide itself is a final point, which combines the features of the person, the causative factor and the situation is conducive to the adoption of such a terrible human solutions.

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Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease? - Accentuation of character

April 29, 2010

  • Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?
  • Accentuation of character

What emotions

Emotions (translated from the French word denotes excitement, arousal) - a subjective state of the person, arising in response to external or internal stimuli and manifested in the form of emotions: pleasure, displeasure, fear, anger, joy and so on. At the same time excited by certain structures of the brain are responsible for certain emotions. Normally emotions allow a person to advance and to react to changes in the environment, to receive its own individual experience. In various diseases can arise gain, weakening of emotions, a violation of their mobility (eg, urinary emotions) or adequacy.

 Accentuation nature | Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?

Anxiety and its manifestations

Undue anxiety refers to violations of the adequacy of emotions. Anxiety - a fear without the express object of fear. In a state of anxiety man embracing anxiety, trembling, feelings of helplessness, insecurity, danger. Reduced criticism in the evaluation of the environment, there are excited or depressed facial expressions and gestures, increased blood pressure, accelerated pulse and breathing, there is a dry mouth, the face becomes pale, pupils dilate.

Fear and anxiety can occur in people suffering from neuroses (functional disorders of the nervous system, arising under the influence of stress, high mental stress or various diseases of internal organs), as well as people suffering from some mental illness.

Anxiety is usually not the only sign of the disease, but in some states it is the leading sign (for example, in the neuroses).

 Accentuation nature | Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?

Accentuation of character

The formation of neuro-psychiatric diseases Mental illness - ashamed to ask for help?  Mental illness - ashamed to ask for help?
   contribute to anxiety and suspicious traits. Vividly all traits manifest themselves in adolescence. Then they, or smoothed, or form the basis of any disease.

Accentuation called the most prominent (protruding) character traits that have not yet evolved into a disease. Most susceptible adolescents with anxiety asthenoneurotic, sensitivity and psychasthenic accentuation nature.

Asthenoneurotic type of character accentuation of anxiety is manifested by a combination of sleep disorders, fatigue, tendency to hypochondria Hypochondria - when fear suddenly rolled  Hypochondria - when fear suddenly rolled
   (painful suspiciousness). These teens fix the slightest health problem, willingly treated and examined. Under adverse circumstances (the impact of stress, high load conditions), this accentuation of the character can go into neurosis.

Sensitive type of character accentuation - a "man without skin," characterized by high sensitivity and fearfulness. It hurts any statement, even if it was not made against him. These teenagers are closed because of their increased vulnerability, hence the same goes and anxiety - waiting for any offense, offense. They are very attached to their parents, brothers and sisters. Sensitive traits are usually with age, are not as noticeable, they are less likely to pass the disease. The danger lies in their high vulnerability, which can lead to suicide.

Psychasthenic type of character accentuation. Features of this nature occur early, with 7-10 years and will not undergo significant changes. This anxiety is coupled with indecision, prone to doubts and fears, obsessions as a constant thought. This accentuation is often the basis for the formation of a neurosis Neurosis - reaction to the nervous shock  Neurosis - reaction to the nervous shock
   obsessive-compulsive disorder.

 Accentuation nature | Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?


Neurosis - is a functional mental illness resulting from the prolonged exposure to external or internal conflicts and prone to prolonged duration. The cause of the neuroses can be sustained or massive over-voltage emotional or intellectual spheres of the psyche.

Anxiety neurosis is typical for such as neurasthenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

When neurasthenia major signs of the disease are irritable weakness, exhaustion, sleep disorders with anxiety dreams Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
 Various vegetovascular manifestations as heart pains, palpitations, "galloping" of blood pressure and so on. Against this background, there is a constant anxiety and hypochondriacal.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder - a condition in which a person constantly, in addition to his desire to be present obsessions, fears, impulses, actions that eventually turn into fear without any reason - concern. Patients refer to his condition critical - they understand the nature of a painful and pointless, but get rid of them can not.

 Accentuation nature | Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?

How to help a person who is worried about a permanent state of anxiety

To begin, of course, you need to consult psychiatrist - only he can understand, why is not this condition and how to help. Help should be individualized since each person has their own character traits and circumstances that led to the disease. Furthermore, it is necessary to exclude organic mental diseases and disorders of the central nervous system (traumas, tumors, etc.), which may also be masked as neuroses.

In the treatment of traumatic neurosis is revealed the main factor and its impact is excluded, carried out medical and psychotherapeutic treatment.

Galina Romanenko

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