Adults can go throughout life with ADHD and not know they have ADHD. ADHD’s presence, however, can be causing havoc in their daily lives. Relationships and careers can be negatively affected by ADHD. This is why if one exhibits various symptoms, it is important they receive testing to verify if they have ADHD.
The article, “Psychological Testing and Diagnosis of ADHD in Adults” from Healthline looks at why it is important for adults with ADHD to receive the help they need. The article states,
“Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects an estimated 2.5 percent of adults. It’s a mental health condition that leads to problems such as hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. Untreated ADHD can disrupt many aspects of your life, such as your employment and your relationships. Getting a proper diagnosis is the first step to getting treatment. Adults with ADHD often respond well to a combination of psychotherapy and medication.”
ADHD is not merely a child disorder but also one that can cause a multitude of problems for adults if left untreated. Please also review AIHCP’s ADHD Consulting Certification and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in ADHD Consulting.
Work is a necessity in life. However, it can cause unneeded stress. Work environments that are unhealthy physically and mentally can cause stress in many employees. Dangerous and high risk jobs, or jobs with unforgiving deadlines, or even jobs that are repetitiously boring leaving the employee with little input can all cause stress. Furthermore, some careers or jobs can also cause what is known as work depression. Work depression differs than work stress in that the reaction within the body and mind is a more constant state and does not release after the stressor is absent.
The article, “Work Depression: How to Take Care of Your Mental Health on the Job” from Healthline takes a closer look at work depression and its causes and how to better deal with it. The article states,
“If you feel depressed when working, you’re not alone. Sadness, anxiety, loss of motivation, difficulty concentrating, unexplained bouts of crying, and boredom are just a small sampling of the things you may be feeling if you’re experiencing depressive symptoms at work. Depression impacts over 17 million American adults each year.”
Please also review AIHCP’s Grief Counseling Certification and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four certification as a Grief Counselor.
If diabetic, stress is not good for your sugar. How so? Adrenaline when pumped into the system due to the body’s fight or flight response to stress, induces glucogen, which in turn extracts glucose from the cells for sugar to burn in a fight or flight situation. With modern life, the situation is rarely life or death but our body does not know that and only responds to stress as it has for millions of years. This creates from this domino effect, a higher blood sugar which is not burned for fight or flight but merely flows in your blood hence raising the sugar.
It is important to limit the damage the body’s stress response can do to the body and this is why Stress Management is so important. Limiting the stress response only to legitimate threats is important.
The article, “How Stress Is Connected to Diabetes” by Ashley Braun takes a closer look at this connection between diabetes and stress induced higher sugar numbers. She states,
“If you are wondering if stress is affecting your blood sugar levels, you can try comparing your stress levels to your blood sugar levels. One study recommended rating your perceived stress, try a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being the most stressed), and recording your blood sugar level.4 After a few weeks of this, you may be able to notice a trend in your stress and blood sugar.”
Please also review AIHCP’s Stress Management Consulting Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification as a Stress Management Consultant.
Human beings worry everyday. They worry about global politics, national concerns, sports, domestic concerns at home, finances, family, health, weather, relationships, or the most simplistic interactions. Some worries are deeper and more critical to survival while others are very trivial in nature but if we let worries dominate life, then they can cause unneeded damage to the body.
The Serenity Prayer teaches one to let go and to control what can be controlled and to release what cannot be controlled. In understanding this basic ideal, one can releases oneself from the conscious reality of worry and focuses instead on productive reactions to legitimate concerns. Worry itself is the direct mental process of dealing with problems. It is essential because without it, important aspects of life would go untended to. Hence worry is a thinking process that is essential to life but like any function, it is when it misused or overused that issues arise.
Anxiety, an emotional response to worry, can cause immense physiological damage to the body. Anxiety is a dread of what may or may not happen. It is unfounded and based on numerous misconceptions or unreal expectations. 85 percent of bad things the mind can conjure, usually never happen. This worry that leads to unnatural state of anxiety is something that negatively affects the sympathetic nervous system. In addition to anxiety, the worries that surround one become stressors. Stress itself is a physical response to something and again activates the sympathetic nervous system, which in turn, activates such hormones as adrenaline that increases blood pressure and heart rate, as well as tightening muscles and closing down the digestive system to more fight or flight responses. These responses are good if truly in physical danger, but the mental stressors and worries of life usually do not require such an extreme reaction. If in a constant state of anxiety and stress, the body will begin to hurt itself through these responses.
This is why it is so important to worry over what truly matters most and when worrying, to worry well. Worrying over things that cannot be changed do not help to the situation. Worrying late at night, losing sleep, and becoming ill, do not help situations either, but individuals due to a variety of bad worrying habits, or mental ticks are unable to turn off bad worrying. In effect, they become sick from worrying. They do not possess the ability to shut down the sympathetic nervous system to find relaxation.
The Parasympathetic nervous system is the opposite of the Sympathetic. It lowers the heartrate, blood pressure, and relaxes the body’s muscles and permits better digestion. It is imperative to return to this type of operation and find new balance. Individuals with panic and anxiety disorders that explode with worry do not have the abilities to find that balance. Many times they turn to a variety of medications which only blanket the symptoms but once untaken, do nothing for the body to learn to balance
This is why it is so important to learn to worry well. In the MED300/SM550 course, the text and CD of Dr. Weil is utilized to teach individuals how to use meditation and visualization as a way to combat and cope with worry. Dr. Weil emphasizes that one needs to place worries in three different columns. Situations that can be changed, may be changed, and cannot be changed.
Worry should be proportionately applied to things that can be changed. Through identification of what one wishes to accomplish, one can then follow a plan of action, choosing the best options and how those options will be carried out. Affirmation of success is key as a follow through. Dr Weil encourages visualization as a technique in meditation to find a quiet and peaceful place where one can find an inner wisdom guide, which in actuality is one’s unbiased subconscious. Some individuals make this spiritual by prayer and speak with Christ or Mohammed or Buddha, while others relate to deceased parents. This inner wisdom can sometimes supply fresh insight into an issue that seemed difficult prior.
In reaching these states of meditation, Dr Weil believes in the importance of breathing as a source of helping the body again find balance with the Parasympathetic system. Focused, deep, longer breaths can help the body find balance and reduce the tension in the body. The focus on breath also can closely follow Dr. Benson’s Relaxation Response, which follows the same ideals of breath, focus words and muscle relaxation. While these steps follow religious guidelines, they also coincidentally open the body up to more tranquil states associated with the Parasympathetic system. This can reduce the effects of stress, anxiety and unneeded worry.
Good breath work and meditation can be used to free the body from unchangeable worries and also be used to guide the mind to find resolutions for things that can be changed. It can also help the mind find ways to transform oneself to things that cannot be changed. Some worries cannot be altered but they can be accepted and the situation can be adjusted to. The worries that cannot find solutions should generate transformation. In doing so, worrying is then used the natural way it was intended through evolution as a way to help the body deal with problems.
Through analyzation of worry, proper breath work, meditation, visualization and affirmation, one is better equipped to free the body from the stress and anxiety of the Sympathetic Nervous System and allow it to rest but also to be better able to dismiss unneeded worry and focus on real solutions to real life issues.
If you worry too much, it may be time to try to utilize these techniques to minimize unnecessary problems and focus on real problems but in a productive way by retraining how you approach worrying itself.
Quigong meditation deals with ways for the body to find self healing by removing negative energy through the meridians. It incorporates the basic elements of meditation with breathing and self visualization. Many find comfort in this type of self healing as it promotes over general health within the body by balancing good energy.
From a more Western perspective, the process of overall health from this type of meditation probably ties to its calming effect on the sympathetic nervous system.
The article, “Qigong Meditation Techniques: Benefits and How to Do It” from Healthline looks closer at this ancient Chinese Meditation technique. The article state,
“Qigong meditation is an ancient Chinese healing practice that combines controlled breathing, gentle movement, and meditation to promote good mental, physical, and spiritual health. Similar to tai chi, qigong meditation is believed to treat a variety of health conditions, including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, chronic fatigue, insomnia, and leg and back pain, among others. Yet, research backing these claims is limited.”
Please also review AIHCP’s Meditation Instructor Certification and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Meditation Instruction.
Addiction treatment plans differ and vary depending on the severity and type of addictions. For most substances, licensed counselors or professional therapists will prescribe certain medications, as well as supply certain behavioral therapies. Substance Abuse Counselors can play a role in guiding others at a lower level with basic guidance and encouragement and direction.
The article, “How Addiction Is TreatedA” by Ruth Edwards supplies an indepth look at a variety of treatment responses to a multitude of different drugs. She states,
“Addiction is a complex chronic brain condition that is characterized by substance abuse or repetitive engagement in preblematic behaviors, such as gambling, which then continues despite causing harm to yourself or others.1 It involves interactions between the brain, genes, and environmental factors. Common treatment approaches include behavioral therapies and medications. Different treatment options are recommended depending on the specific addiction, and in many cases, a combination of approaches is advised.”
The article then covers a myriad of different substances and recommended treatment plans. To read the entire article, please click here
Please also review AIHCP’s Substance Abuse Counseling Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a certification in Substance Abuse Counseling Training.
Stress can cause multiple aches throughout the body. During stress our body prepares for fight or flight responses and hence muscle tense up and tighten. It is because of this that many have tension in the neck and shoulders due to higher levels of stress. Through Stress Management and massages and other techniques, stress caused physical ailments can be reduced or eliminated.
The article, “5 Ways to Reduce Stress-Related Tension in Your Neck and Shoulders” from Healthline looks at ways to remove tension from the shoulders and neck due to stress. The article states,
“The areas where you’re likely to feel stress or anxiety-related tension are in your neck and shoulders. Over time, this can lead to chronic pain as well as other health issues. Fortunately, muscle tension in your neck and shoulders responds well to stretching, yoga, relaxation, and other stress management methods. Let’s explore several simple techniques you can use to help release tension in your neck and shoulders, as well as some stress management strategies to help calm your mind and body.”
Please also review AIHCP’s Stress Management Consultant Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Stress Management Consulting.
Legal Nurse Consultants can find themselves in many cases where lawsuits are pursued between healthcare providers and patients. They can also play a big role in helping one party determine if the damage was malpractice or negligence. These key terms are important to understand in any case. Negligence is a mistake without intent but still requires compensation.
The article, “Understanding the difference between medical malpractice and negligence” from TravelDailyNews reviews these differences. The article states,
“Medical malpractice and negligence are two legal terms that share some commonalities but are not interchangeable. If you are a victim of medical malpractice or negligence, it’s important to understand the difference between the two to build a strong case, support your claim, and ultimately, get your due compensation. To help you understand your rights and your case better, this guide will explain the difference between medical malpractice and negligence.”
Again Legal Nurse Consultants can help determine if a case is malpractice or negligent with their expertise in helping the firm determine. To read the entire article, please click here
Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consultant Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified nurses seeking a four year certification as a Legal Nurse Consultant.
Heart attacks can kill but sometimes they can so mild that they go undetected. This is dangerous and if not diagnosed could lead to future death. Healthcare professionals are held to a high standard to diagnose these issues and not miss them. When these things are missed, then possible lawsuits can emerge. Legal Nurse Consultants can play key roles in these types of cases.
The article, “Failure To Diagnose Heart Attacks: Medical Malpractice” by Michael John Tario looks at how these possible medical practices can occur. He states,
“It’s a horrifying thought…your life is in danger as you experience a heart attack and the very health professionals you are depending on to help you, fail to diagnose your medical condition. The sad truth is that failure to diagnose a heart attack happens more often than it should. ”
Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consulting Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Legal Nurse Consulting.
Anger Management is key in helping others control anger. One of the big things is understanding the meaning and intent of others. When they are misunderstood, anger can erupt and cause issues in all aspects of life.
The article, “How to Rethink and Manage Anger” by Ilene Strauss Cohen looks at how anger should be understood and how to avoid triggering it. The article states,
“When people respond to situations with anger, there’s usually more to the story. Behind their rage is a fear of being hurt, a fear of not being able to stand up for themselves, or a fear of unjust or unfair things happening. These are all understandable feelings. And anger is also appropriate in many situations. The experience of anger isn’t wrong; it is when we express that anger in negative ways that it can be harmful to our lives. ”
Please also review AIHCP’s Anger Management Training and see if it meets your academic and professional goals. The Anger Management Program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four certification in Anger Management