Identifying Signs of Addiction

Dr Hilary Jones, a GP, said: However the survey, which interviewed women aged , also uncovered a worrying trend of women being offered antidepressants when approaching their GP about these mental health symptoms. It found 38 per cent were offered the pills – despite 87 per cent saying they would rather treat their symptoms naturally. In England in , 15 per cent of women in the age ranges of 45 54 and took antidepressants, according to NHS figures. Hijacked by your moods – the hidden menopause symptom Hot flushes are the best known symptom of the perimenopause, but for many women, menopausal mood changes are far more devastating. Many experience anxiety, low mood, difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, lack of confidence and self-esteem and low energy levels for up to ten years. And it comes at a time in life when we need to be firing on all cylinders because we may have a high-pressure job, or be sandwiched between caring for teenagers and elderly parents. Why does menopause impact on mood?


Often, addicts and alcoholics are the last to know that they have a problem, because they cannot see the outward signs of addiction. The addict believes that he or she is keeping the drug or alcohol use secret from everyone else, when in fact, the physical and behavioral signs of addiction are often immediately apparent. Isolation As noted, isolation is one of the behavioral changes associated with addiction. Other signs of addiction are when addicts attempt to hide their use completely, and make lengthy trips outside of the home.

Akin to isolation, when a person is addicted, he or she often loses interests in hobbies and activities in which he or she used to participate. Someone who was previously interested in sports and socializing with friends in a social club or association might slowly or suddenly drop out entirely.

I first wrote this post about my dating experience in Medellin back in April of It’s and I continue to update this post. Medellin women are beautiful, and word is .

You know they’re there—and that they’re responsible for the ebb and flow of your monthly cycle. But have you ever wondered what’s going on in your body from week to week? We talked to the experts so you can stay one step ahead of your hormonal fluctuations. No two menstrual cycles are alike. All women experience different symptoms, and the length of their monthly cycle varies. For the purpose of this article, we have divided the hormonal phases into four weeks, though it may not be true across the board for all women.

Post-Period Your period is over—phew! But your estrogen and progesterone levels are at their lowest now, which could translate into two things: Just be patient with yourself as your libido is working itself back up to its usual place. To help it along, try these tips to get you in the mood. And, for women post-menopause, read these 10 facts about sex after menopause.

No matter what stage of life you’re in, there’s a lot you can do to heat things up in the bedroom.

Mood Swings In Men

To learn more about the cycle of bipolar and impulsivity, keep reading. There are plenty of folks who do this every day. But those of us who live with bipolar disorder face a more serious sort of impulsivity that moves us from cheap candy in the checkout lane to careless conduct in the fast lane. In order to fan the flames of mania or pacify the pain of depression, we are particularly prone to a more costly form of impulsivity.

Impulsivity has been identified as having four major dimensions: You want something now, not later.

Does your child have mood swings or behavioral changes after eating? Keep reading for info on five foods known to cause mood changes in children.

Are you seeking to date a pre-op transsexual woman or TS? Not all girls are born female. There is a special class of woman out there, with a different set of attributes than the “genetic girl,” or GG. It’s the transsexual woman, or “TS. A TS is almost always living full time as a woman. Usually that is also the case with a pre-op TS. I will be referring to both categories of TS as pre-op in this article, since it is a more widely used expression.

These are the topics that will be addressed in this article: Why would a guy want to date a pre-op TS? Sexual confusion and disorientation. What does a TS look for in a guy?

Introduction to Bipolar Disorder and Mood Disorders

He lets her into his world and shows some level of vulnerability. This is a big thing for a man. When a guy opens up to you, when he shares his dreams, his fears, his hopes, his wishes, his motivations, etc.

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We werent together for very long before we got married, as she had a three year old daughter and I wanted to quickly become her father. Many times she has told me she has ADD and has been on medication for it for many years. I never truly understood what the effect of the ADD was on our marriage. We have had many problems in our short marriage and until recently we have been able to get past them, but for the past few months she has had frequent mood swings and many times has become angry for what I see as nothing, and is constantly walking a string of wanting to stay in the marriage and wanting to get away.

I don’t know what I can do. I am in therapy myself, as is she, and we are in couples counseling. All these things are helpful to an extent, but things seem to be getting worse. I dread her coming home at night, I am stressed every minute of the day because I never know how she will be feeling at any given time and what her feelings will lead her to do.

One day she will be so incredibly disconnected and not want to talk, the next she might want a lot of comfort and contact, the next day she could be angry at me for something I did, or it could be nothing. Its impossible for me to comfortably give her the comfort, contact and intimacy that we both need because I am constantly on edge. We did finally have a talk last night and she told me that many times when she is angry or sad or whatever the extreme emotion is, she is not that emotion AT me, but at something else and it just comes out at me.


In this post, I go over my experience: Halloween in Medellin is fun. I first wrote this post about my dating experience in Medellin back in April of

Are you concerned that your teen is the victim of teen dating violence? See our latest post on the 5 early warning signs of teenage dating violence.

I thought i was just falling apart. Now i get to enjoy the pain, happily knowing i do not have to smoke with my old friend Mary Jane anymore. Even though i will miss her! The dope has definitely made coping with life easier, even with some minor lung function and short term memory effects. Reply Link Cindy January 31, , I too have smoked for almost 40 years and quit almost two weeks ago. Unfortunately I have had headaches everyday, I had hoped to feel better not worse… Reply Link Jeff February 8, , I know your pain.

I am detoxing, for the last damn time. I smoked weed for decades. The headaches last about a week.

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Emotionally, there may be times when you feel very high or very low. But luckily, there are ways to cope with mood swings. Here are eight ideas: Whether you prefer to walk, run, or swim, making time for physical activity can help ease your mood swings. Just 20 minutes of exercise a day can lower stress , boost your mood, and help you feel more motivated.

Jul 18,  · (Author’s note and disclaimer: The following piece details my story of overcoming a serious and potentially-fatal mental illness, bipolar II, between .

Causes, Myths and Prevention Have you ever experienced an uncertainty about the state of your mind? That myriad emotions cloud inside your head and you swing like a pendulum between happiness, sadness and anger? And have you ever ended up hurting someone unintentionally? To be honest, these are the signs of mood swings. Women are Not the Only Ones First of all, let’s bust a myth here. If you thought such things only happened to the members of the fair sex, you’re in for a rude shock.

Doctors, scientists and sociologists both male and female would beg to differ. Guys also have their world of emotional ups and downs and can experience mood swing.