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Sexual life reconnection

Sexual life reconnection

Sexual life reconnection must begin from the brain

Sexual life reconnection: Depression and sex life

The best way to eliminate sexual problems associated with depression is to treat and cure the illness. As patients begin to feel better about themselves they begin to see their lives improving in all sorts of way, including their love lives. Remember that seeking for treatment in good time will help you cope with your sex problems if you discuss your depression and its effect on your sexuality with your doctor and your partner. We appreciate that it can be very difficult to open up about these sorts of problems, but if your partner understands that the issue lies with an illness and not the relationship, he may be better able to support you through treatment.

If the antidepressant you take is interfering with your sexuality, your doctor can change your prescription to another drug. There are many antidepressants in the market now, and each has different effects on different people. You and your doctor can work together to find the right treatment for your depression with the least impact on your love life.

Sexual life reconnection: Signs of depression

If you are depressed, you will probably notice some of the following:

  • Feel unhappy, miserable, down, depressed. The feeling just won’t go away and can be worse at a particular time of day, normally first thing in the morning
  • Can’t enjoy anything
  • Lose interest in seeing people and lose touch with friends
  • Lose concentration in most of the things you undertake
  • Feel guilty about things that have nothing to do with you
  • Become pessimistic
  • Start to feel hopeless, and perhaps even suicidal.

In your body you may find that you

  • Can’t get to sleep
  • Wake early in the morning and throughout the night
  • Lose interest in sex
  • Can’t eat and lose weight
  • Comfort eat’ more and put on weight.

Depression and pleasures of your sex life and what other people may notice that you

  • Making mistakes and losing focus at work
  • Seem unusually quiet and withdrawn
  • Worry about things more than usual
  • Are more irritable than usual
  • Complain about vague physical problems
  • Stop looking after yourself properly, in other words, you don’t shave, wash your hair, look after your clothes
  • Stop looking after your home properly you stop cooking, don’t tidy, forget to change the sheets on your bed.

Sexual life reconnection: Anxiety

Some men also feel very anxious when they become depressed. This makes them feel pushed on edge all the time, worried, fearful, and may find it hard to go out or to face people. Anxiety can also cause physical symptoms like dry mouth, sweating, shakiness, palpitations, breathlessness, stomach churning and diarrhea. All these are effects of being depressed which needs to be corrected. When corrected professionally, sexual life reconnection takes effect almost automatically. Finally, having read his article, we may not know your struggles. But if this in any way describes your situation, you can get help by scheduling an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury today and all your concerns will be addressed professionally.

Sexual life reconnection: Depression and sex life


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Depression characteristics and obesity

Depression characteristics

Depression characteristics and obesity put together will not give you the desired body structure

Depression characteristics and obesity: Healthcare concerns in weight gain

The rate at which obesity and weight-related complications are growing is troubling the healthcare providers globally. Much as it is a health condition that can be avoided our lifestyle has betrayed us in putting the proper control to this health condition. Professionally doctor Dalal Akoury MD and President, of AWAREmed health and wellness resource center says that if you have a considerable high body mass index which is significantly more than what is considered healthy for your body height then you are probably increasing the risk of many serious health conditions in your body. alongside the depression characteristics of weight-related problems, the following are some of the health conditions associated with obesity and overweight may include:

  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Asthma
  • Sleep apnea and
  • Some forms of cancer.

For women, obesity can lead to problems in the reproductive system. And studies show that severe cases of obesity can reduce your life expectancy, particularly if you are a young adult. The causes of obesity are rarely limited to genetic factors, prolonged overeating or a sedentary lifestyle. What we do and don’t do often results from how we think and feel. For example, feelings of sadness, anxiety or stress often lead people to eat more than usual. Unless you act to address these emotions, however, these short-term coping strategies can lead to long-term problems.

Depression characteristics and obesity: Emotional interactions

In most cases obesity comes along side depression, when these two conditions are put together, they can influence and trigger each other resulting to further complications. Although women are slightly more at risk for having an unhealthy BMI than men, they are much more vulnerable to the obesity-depression cycle. In one study, obesity in women was associated with a 37 percent increase in major depression. There is also a strong relationship between women with a high BMI and more frequent thoughts of suicide.

Depression is very dangerous because in many cases it results in stressful life, and when stress is allowed in one’s life, it may bring alterations in your social life and feeding habits. Many people who have difficulty recovering from sudden or emotionally draining events (like the demise of a loved one, relationship difficulties, losing a job or facing a serious medical problem) unknowingly begin eating too much food (normally junk food) and forget about engagement in physical activities. With this kind of change of habit, it becomes very difficult to change the new trend and more weight is gained and eventually, obesity settles in.

Binge eating, a behavior associated with both obesity and other conditions such as anorexia nervosa, is also a symptom of depression. In a recent study of obese people with binge eating problems it was established that about 51% of the participant in the study had a history of major depression and yet in another study it was evident that obese women with binge eating disorder but who had suffered bullying and discrimination about their body size developed body dissatisfaction and depression. These are serious ingredients that impact badly on your health and that is why you need to consult with the experts at AWAREmed health center today for professional assistance.

Depression characteristics and obesity: Healthcare concerns in weight gain



Clinical depression and cancer

Clinical depression

Clinical depression and cancer treatment solution begins with detoxification effectiveness

Clinical depression and cancer: Emotional health

It’s normal to grieve over the changes that cancer brings to a person’s life. The future, which may have seemed so sure before, now becomes uncertain. Some dreams and plans may be lost forever. But if a person has been sad for a long time or is having trouble carrying out day-to-day activities, that person may have clinical depression. In fact, up to 1 in 4 people with cancer have clinical depression. The effects of clinical depression is alluded to great distress, impairs functioning, and might even make the person with cancer less able to follow their cancer treatment plan. In all these, there is still hope and the good news is that clinical depression can be treated. Therefore if you know of anyone who has symptoms of clinical depression, you can be their link to the much help they need, encourage them to get help from the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center. There are many ways to treat clinical depression including medicines, counseling, or a combination of both. With good and timely treatments, you can reduce your rate of suffering and improve the quality of your life.

Symptoms of clinical depression

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in almost all activities most of the time
  • Being slowed down or restless and agitated almost every day, enough for others to notice
  • Frequent thoughts of death or suicide (not just fear of death), suicide plans or attempts
  • Continues sadness, hopeless, or “empty” mood for most of the day
  • Extreme tiredness (fatigue) or loss of energy
  • Trouble focusing thoughts, remembering, or making decisions
  • Feeling guilty, worthless, or helpless
  • Major weight loss (when not dieting) or weight gain
  • Trouble sleeping with early waking, sleeping too much, or not being able to sleep

Remember, some of these symptoms, such as weight changes, fatigue, or even forgetfulness can be caused by cancer and its treatment. However when five or more of these symptoms happen consistently daily for 2 weeks or more, or are severe enough to interfere with normal activities, it might be assign of depression. If this description fits your situation, then you need to be checked for clinical depression by a qualified health or mental health professional. If the person tries to hurt him- or herself, or has a plan to do so, get help right away.

Clinical depression and cancer: What to do

  • Promote physical activity, especially mild exercise such as daily walks.
  • Reassure the person that with time and treatment, he or she will start to feel better – and although changes to the treatment plan are sometimes needed, it’s important to be patient.
  • Help make appointments for mental health treatment, if needed.
  • Provide transportation for treatment, if needed.
  • Remember that it’s OK to feel sad and grieve over the losses that cancer has brought to their lives, and to yours.
  • Realize that being pessimistic and thinking everything is hopeless are symptoms of depression and should get better with treatment.
  • Engage the person in conversation and activities they enjoy.
  • Encourage the depressed person to continue treatment until symptoms improve, or to talk to the doctor about different treatment if there’s no improvement after 2 or 3 weeks.

If you suspect you may be depressed, schedule for an appointment with doctor Akoury today.

Clinical depression and cancer: Emotional health






Interpersonal therapy treatment process

Interpersonal therapy

Interpersonal therapy treatment process will help you manage instances of relapse effectively

Interpersonal therapy treatment process: Relationship

There is no human being living in isolation. Each of us needs some sought of association whether it is through having relationships, whether family-based, platonic or romantic, these are all part and parcel of what makes us human says doctor Dalal Akoury, MD President and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center. For the most part, these relationships enrich our lives and offer vital social interaction. Relationships are however incredibly complex by nature – and the way we deal with them can have a significant impact on our mental well-being and that is when interpersonal therapy becomes very essential.

According to doctor Dalal Akoury, Interpersonal therapy primarily focuses on the way our relationships affect us and also how other mental health difficulties can affect our relationships. Helping with a variety of concerns, the therapy has been recommended for depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Therefore for the purpose of this article, we are going to be exploring the role of interpersonal therapy in more depth, including what to expect in therapy, the various techniques used and areas this therapy can help with.

Understanding interpersonal therapy (IPT)

As we progress into the discussion, it is important to appreciate that interpersonal therapy is a structured, time-limited therapy that works characteristically and intensely on establishing all the interpersonal issues. The underlying belief of interpersonal therapy is that psychological symptoms like depression which is often a response to difficulties we have when interacting with others. The resulting symptoms can then also affect the quality of these interactions, causing a cycle. The thought process behind the therapy is that once a person is capable of interacting more effectively with those around them, the psychological symptoms can improve.

Expectations from interpersonal therapy

The first few sessions of interpersonal therapy are typically used as a means of assessment – allowing the therapist to gain a better understanding of what is concerning you and what you hope to gain from the therapy. Together with your therapist you will then have the opportunity to identify any interpersonal issues you want to address and rank them in order of importance. It will then be a case of working through the key issues raised.

The next few sessions will look to address these concerns in order to understand them better, learn how to make adjustments and apply these adjustments outside of your therapy sessions. To help this process your therapist will offer support in a number of ways, including the following:

In contrast to other more open-ended, introspective therapies, IPT therapy looks to focus entirely at the identified issues. This ensures optimum results in minimal time. Finally doctor Akoury ads that when you are going through this treatment, it is worth noting that towards the end of your therapy sessions, you and your therapist may choose to discuss termination issues which is very essential as it will allow you apply the skills you’ve learnt to ensure you can cope efficiently once your therapy is over. However should you meet any challenges along the way, then you can always call on doctor Akoury or help at any time.

Interpersonal therapy treatment process: Relationship



Depression and the Connection to Substance Abuse

Depression and the connection to substance abuse: Understanding the two conditions

Depression and the Connection to Substance Abuse

Depression and the Connection to Substance Abuse are realistically dangerous in any human life

We are at it again and this is because of the ever increasing concerns raised across the globe about the significance of depression and the connection to substance abuse. Professionals at the home of experts (AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center) are very concern at the effects of clinical depression and how it can take a toll on the body, mind and spirit causing physical health problems as well as a profound sense of hopelessness and despair. This is one health element that can ruin a whole society if not addressed in good time. And because of the increasing demand for health information about this two unique problems, we are going to be discussing this topic yet again to further give insight of the precautions that you can take to be safe of this devastating health condition.

According to doctor Dalal Akoury (MD) a veteran expert in addiction and also the founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, the effects of depression can be felt primarily on a physical level in the form of sleeplessness, weight changes, inactivity and substance abuse. Doctor Akoury is confirming that from the available statistics it is true that the problem of alcohol consumption and drug abuse are more common with depressed individuals than in the general population. Besides that we can further make some confirmations from different bodies who are researching on the possible links between depression and addiction, like for instance according to QJM: An International Journal of Medicine, men diagnosed with major depression are nearly three times more likely to develop a dependence on alcohol, while women with depression are over four times more likely to become alcohol-dependent.

Depressive disorders affect the health and productivity of the general population as well as the life of the individual. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that major depressive disorder affects almost 7 percent of American adults and that is almost 15 million people, while dysthymic disorder affects 1.5 percent, and yet again the World Health Organization has also noted that depression is one of the leading causes of disability around the globe further giving us more reason to act swiftly. The expert’s at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury are reporting that if not addressed promptly, substance abuse can worsen the course of depressive disorder by increasing the risk of outcomes such as:

  • Drug or alcohol addiction
  • Psychiatric hospitalization
  • Suicide attempts
  • Accidental or intentional overdose

Individuals who are diagnosed with depression and a substance use disorder are more likely to drop out of conventional substance abuse treatment programs before they finish rehab. They are also more likely to relapse once they start a treatment program. Therefore it is important that the treatment for these co-occurring disorders should be done effectively and must target both conditions in order for the patient to achieve long-lasting recovery.

Depression and the connection to substance abuse: Recognizing depressive disorders

When dealing with situations like the two before us, it is very important that we are well informed of each of them so that we are able to make a distinction. Therefore the question that follows would be “how can you distinguish between depression as a psychiatric disorder and the blue moods that we all experience at times?” This is very necessary because with clinical depression, the severity of these moods is more intense, and symptoms last for longer periods of time. In order to meet the diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder, the individual must experience at least five symptoms of depression for two or more weeks. The following are some of the typical depressive symptoms to watch over:

  • A predominantly low mood on most days of the week
  • Lack of interest in favorite activities
  • Physical exhaustion
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Unwanted weight loss or gain
  • Sluggish thinking or movements
  • Dwindling to focus on important tasks
  • Contemplations of death or suicide
  • Feelings of guilt, hopelessness or worthlessness

Dysthymic disorder, a milder form of depression, is characterized by less severe symptoms persisting for two years or more. People with dysthymic disorder may seem chronically unhappy, irritable or sullen. While the symptoms of this disorder may be less noticeable than major depression, however the effects can persist for years. One of the major challenges about this situation is that many individuals who are struggling with dysthymic are actually not aware that they have a psychiatric disorder. It is therefore important to note that when faces with such circumstances, then only a qualified professional either a clinician, a doctor, psychologist or psychiatrist can make an official diagnosis of major depressive disorder. However, by learning to recognize the symptoms of this debilitating condition, you and your loved ones can prevent serious consequences like self-isolation, addiction and suicide. We understand that some of these problems may not go down well with many of us and that is why we are open always to offer our professional help to all members of the public of all walks of life. You can call doctor Akoury on Tel:  843 213 1480 to schedule for an appointment with her for a more consultative season and have all your concerns addressed professionally.

Depression and the Connection to Substance Abuse: How does depression begin?

It is common knowledge that ignorant is a very costly affair meaning that in our case study we must get all the information we need about depression and addiction for us to be able to understand and make the right decision. While addressing the question “how does depression begin?” Doctor Akoury registered that depressive disorders can arise from a number of different sources or from a combination of factors. And the following are some of the most common contributing causes for your consumption:

  • Stressful situations that aren’t easily resolved, such as divorce, the death of a loved one, or a serious injury or illness
  • Physical health problems, such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, cancer, or alcoholism
  • A genetic predisposition to depression, or depressive moods in close family members
  • An imbalance of chemicals that regulate mood and energy levels, such as serotonin, dopamine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)
  • Structural abnormalities in the areas of the brain that regulate mood and memory

Finally imaging studies have shown that depression is linked to specific regions of the brain, and that these areas appear to be different in people with depressive disorders. Harvard Medical School points out that the hippocampus amygdala and thalamus may be smaller or function less efficiently in people with depression. We will however continue with this theory of Harvard Medical School in our subsequent discussions but in the meantime, if you or any one you know is struggling with depression or substance abuse, then it is important for you to seek for immediate help from the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center today without delay.

Depression and the Connection to Substance Abuse: Understanding the two conditions