Hypersomnolence: What you need to know

Hypersomnolence is a condition where a person experiences significant episodes of sleepiness, even after having 7 hours or more of quality sleep.

Many people find themselves sleep-deprived or excessively tired at various times in their lives. On the other hand, a person with hypersomnolence can feel the need to sleep even after they have slept well for the recommended number of hours.

Hypersomnolence can be problematic because it affects a person’s abilities at work and school. It can also affect their safety while driving and can be an indicator of an underlying medical disorder.

The symptoms of hypersomnolence usually begin when people are 17 to 24 years old. According to an article in the journal Psychosomatics, the average age of onset is 21.8 years.

Left untreated, hypersomnolence can impact a person’s quality of life.  read more

SUBSTANCE/MEDICATION-INDUCED DEPRESSIVE DISORDER

What it is:

Substance/medication-induced depressive disorder is characterized by a
prominent and persistent change in mood, exhibiting clear signs of depression or
a marked decrease in interest or pleasure in daily activities and hobbies, and these
symptoms start during or soon after a certain substance/medication has been
taken, or during withdrawal from the substance/medication. The individual’s
mental health history, as well as the nature of the substance/medication taken
must be taken into account, to ensure that the depressive symptoms cannot be
better explained by a different diagnosis.

 

The symptoms of the depressive disorder must also be severe enough to cause
impairment in the day to day functionality of the individual. Withdrawal times for
various substances from the body vary, and so the depressive symptoms may
continue for some time after the individual has ceased taking the
substance/medication.

Common symptoms:

1. Constantly feeling sad, hopeless or empty
2. Constantly feeling irritated or agitated
3. Excessive weight gain or loss during a short period of time
4. Sleeping too much or too little
5. Low energy levels or fatigue
6. Low self-esteem
7. Poor levels of concentration
8. Decreased sex drive
9. Increased thoughts of death and dying, including suicidal thoughts and
behavior
10. The above symptoms must all have manifested during or after a specific
substance/medication was taken or during withdrawal  read more

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

What is premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)?

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a much more severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). It may affect women of childbearing age. It’s a severe and chronic medical condition that needs attention and treatment. Lifestyle changes and sometimes medicines can help manage symptoms.

What causes PMDD?

The exact cause of PMDD is not known. It may be an abnormal reaction to normal hormone changes that happen with each menstrual cycle. The hormone changes can cause a serotonin deficiency. Serotonin is a substance found naturally in the brain and intestines that narrows blood vessels and can affect mood and cause physical symptoms.

What are the risk factors for PMDD?

While any woman can develop PMDD, the following may be at increased risk:

  • Women with a family history of PMS or PMDD
  • Women with a personal or family history of depression, postpartum depression, or other mood disorders

Other possible risk factors include lower education and cigarette smoking

Talk with your healthcare provider for more information.  read more

Bebe Rexha – I’m Gonna Show You Crazy [Official Music Video]

I LOVE this girls voice!!

I’m Gonna Show You Crazy Lyrics

[Verse 1]
There’s a war inside my head
Sometimes I wish that I was dead
I’m broken
So I call this therapist
And she said, “Girl, you can’t be fixed, just take this.”

[Pre-Chorus]
I’m tired of tryna to be normal
I’m always overthinkin’
I’m drivin’ myself crazy
So what if I’m fucking crazy?
And I don’t need your quick fix
I don’t want your prescriptions

Just ’cause you say I’m crazy
So what if I’m fucking crazy?

[Chorus]
And I’m gonna show you loco, maniac
Sick bitch, psychopath
Yeah, I’m gonna show you, I’m gonna show you
Yeah, I’m gonna show you, mental, out my brain
Batshit, go insane
Yeah, I’m gonna show you, I’m gonna show you
Yeah, I’m gonna show you

[Verse 2]
I’ve been searching city streets
Trying to find the missing piece, like you said
And I searched hard only to find
There’s not a single thing that’s wrong with my mind

[Pre-Chorus]
Yeah, I’m tired of tryna to be normal
I’m always overthinkin’
I’m drivin’ myself crazy
So what if I’m fucking crazy?
And I don’t need your quick fix
I don’t want your prescriptions
Just ’cause you say I’m crazy
So what if I’m fucking crazy?

[Chorus]
I’m gonna show you loco, maniac
Sick bitch, psychopath
Yeah, I’m gonna show you, I’m gonna show you
Yeah, I’m gonna show you, mental, out my brain
Batshit, go insane
Yeah, I’m gonna show you, I’m gonna show you
I’m gonna show you

[Bridge]
Crazy, crazy
Yeah, I’m gonna show you
Crazy, crazy
Yeah, I’m gonna show you
Crazy, crazy
(Yeah, yeah)
Tired of tryna be normal
I’m drivin’ myself crazy
No, I don’t need your quick fix
I don’t want your prescriptions

Just ’cause you say I’m crazy
So what if I’m fucking crazy?

[Chorus]
Yeah, I’m gonna show you loco, maniac
Sick bitch, psychopath
Yeah, I’m gonna show you, I’m gonna show you
Yeah, I’m gonna show you, mental, out my brain
Batshit, go insane
Yeah, I’m gonna show you, I’m gonna show you
I’m gonna show you