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As the field of Mind-Body psychology began to evolve in the
1980s, there were many publications and books written which
described how our emotional state affects our bodily functioning.
We have known for a long time that stress can be manifest in the
body in a number of forms. These include headaches, stomach
distress, muscular tension, fatigue, and increased blood pressure
among others. As research began to look at the effects of stress
and other negative emotional states on the body's ability to fight
off illness it became quite clear that chronic stress, anxiety, and
depression had the ability to suppress immune function.
It was a natural extension of this literature that led to
examining the roles of emotional influences on the development and
treatment of cancer. It was quite easy to see that chronic levels
of anxiety and depression could interfere with treatment in a
variety of ways. Anxiety about treatment, as well as the lack of
motivation inherent in clinical levels of depres...
These are adult asthmatics who sometimes have mild asthma symptoms , and when they do they take a puff or two or three or four of their quick-relief asthma inhalers until they feel better. The trouble is, uncontrolled asthma can still lead to permanent lung damage. Asthma Attitude: "If I feel fine, I don't need to take asthma medicine." Asthma Strengths: Lucky for them, they are free of asthma symptoms most of the time. When they have breathing trouble, they know enough to use the asthma medicine they've been prescribed. Asthma Weaknesses: Even though they have few symptoms, they still have asthma and still need to take their medicine as directed. Lessons to Live By: Work with your doctor to create an asthma management plan that works best for you. The more controlled your asthma, the less quick-relief medication you'll need! See Next Asthmatic Type: Poor Patient Asthmatic See Previous Asthmatic Type: Doubting Thomas Asthmatic Return to 11 Asthmatic Types...
Paxil is an antidepressant sometimes used to help those with anxiety. HealthCentral expert Marcia Purse recently wrote a post explaining about this medication and I thought it may be useful to some of our members on the AnxietyConnection site:
Medications for Bipolar - Paxil (Paroxetine)
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