September 21, 2012

Emotional ReactionsPain is a very common symptom of many disorders, traumas and diseases. Regardless of whether it is caused by a simple cut or a disease like type 2 diabetes, pain brings a lot of discomfort. Pain can be acute and chronic, and the difference between these two types can be defined by duration of pain. Living with chronic pain disorder is sometimes very hard, even if a patient uses the most advanced palliatives and painkillers. Unfortunately, chronic pains are very often accompanied with pathological changes making the condition worse and worse. A great deal of studies and researches have been carried out in order to better understand the nature and possibly effectively manage chronic pain. It was found out that chronic pain disorder is affected by a series of factors of physiological (trauma, damage, etc.), biological (anatomical alterations, neurochemical changes, etc.) and social (disability, depression, social isolation, etc.) nature. In most cases, chronic pains change the life of sufferers and interfere with all three mentioned spheres of their lives. Read the rest of this entry »

February 20, 2012

traumatic eventsMany of us believe that a good sleep can be a perfect remedy for stresses, negative experiences, bad memories, anxiety, and other related disorders. Certainly, sleeping can help us relax, get a good physical rest, restore our energy and get ready for all the challenges of a new day. However, a new study by American scientists has shown that sleeping after certain emotional or traumatic events can actually play a negative role and cement bad emotions or memories right in our mind for quite a long time. That is why the experts suggest that when something extraordinary and traumatic occurs, sleeping may not be too good idea. Read the rest of this entry »