Insomnia is a common problem for people that suffer or have suffered from physical abuse. This is can be caused by fear, stress, anxiety, feelings of guilt, and inability to let go of what happened in the past. A person may be afraid to go to sleep because they may have very vivid dreams about being physical abused. Insomnia can make a person find it very hard to function during the day as
These types of mental ill health are known as Affective disorders, they involve periods of time where the individual experiences feelings of extreme sadness or extreme happiness, the individual may also experience a fluctuation between the two emotions over this period of time. PERSONALITY DISORDERS: - Personality disorders usually become noticeable in adolescence or early adulthood, but sometimes start in childhood. The individual’s patterns of behaviour and thinking differ from the expectations of society. These thinking and behavioural patterns are very rigid and may interfere with the person's normal day to day functioning, They can make it difficult for individuals to start and keep friendships or other relationships, and individuals may find it hard to work effectively with others. Individuals may also find other people very scary, and feel very alienated and alone.
They may say they hear voices telling them what to do. Schizophrenia is one type of psychosis, it is a lack of insight, and they hallucinate, and have feelings of persecution. They may have suffered damage to their personalities as a child, which makes them powerless to control their impulses. They go with their need without thinking about if it’s right or wrong or the
Generalized Anxiety Disorder BEH/225 All of us worry about things occasionally. Financial stress, illness, or loss of a spouse can cause us to fear the unknown. There are aspects of life that we cannot always control, and that in itself can be a scary thought. Sometimes, it may feel like the “what ifs” of life, the things we cannot control, begin to consume our thoughts. Most of us may feel this way periodically, when the fear or worry is justified.
Stress comes from any situation in which we feel frustrated, angry or anxious. Anxiety, on the other hand, comes from apprehension or fear. Stress and Anxiety, in a nutshell, stem from our bodies reaction to fear or change. Those who suffer from stress can understand their condition and find resolution in the mediums of therapy or changing certain aspects to their daily lives. Anxiety on the other hand is not something that can be treated easily as there is the potential to have larger psychological or physicals reasons for its manifestation.
Pilcher, Ginter and Sadowsky (1997) found that sleep quality was more important than sleep quantity, implying that there is no set amount of sleep that is adequate but rather, it is essential to ensure the sleep you get is of a certain quality. Anxiety is defined as apprehension over an anticipated problem. Anxiety should be differentiated from fear as fear tends to be about a threat that is happening now while anxiety on the other hand tends to be caused by a perceived future threat (Kring, Johnson, Davison and Neale, 2010). Research indicates that anxiety harms the human body and may contribute significantly to coronary heart disease ( Gadberry, 2011). Anxiety is made up of two components; Trait anxiety and State anxiety.
Sleepwalking, formally known as somnambulism, is a behavior disorder that originates during deep sleep and results in walking or performing other complex behaviors while asleep. It is much more common in children than adults and is more likely to occur if a person is sleep deprived. Because a sleepwalker typically remains in deep sleep throughout the episode, he or she may be difficult to awaken and will probably not remember the sleepwalking incident. Sleepwalking usually involves more than just walking during sleep; it is a series of complex behaviors that are carried out while sleeping, the most obvious of which is walking. Symptoms of sleepwalking disorder range from simply sitting up in bed and looking around, to walking around the room or house, to leaving the house and even driving long distances.
These two sleep disorders are the topics I am going to cover, and what causes each. Stress and anxiety are two main causes for multiple sleep disorders, but they are also the effect. Stress can negatively impact a person emotionally, physically, and behaviorally, and can create tension, anxiety, and problems with sleep. Having too much to do, with what seems to be too little of time, such as, trying to balance school, work, relationships, and hobbies, can cause an excessive amount of stress. Not knowing how to balance and manage time is an issue many people face.
In some cases tension headaches can be triggered by some type of environmental or internal stress. The most common sources of stress are family, relationships, friends, work, and school. (Glass, 2009) Some experts have discovered through research that tension headaches may also be caused by an interference involving nerve pathways in the brain, which is demonstrated by a heightened sensitivity to pain in people who have tension headaches. So the pain is caused as a result
Sometimes when something happens in a dream, we think it’s real so we can get scared and nervous just like we would if we were awake. Some dreams are more emotional than others. People tend to remember their emotional dreams because they often wake up directly from them. Recurring dreams reflect feelings and awareness that haven’t been successfully resolved in ones waking hours. People can remember their dreams.