Oscar Trial: An Anxiety Disorder Or Convenient Defence? | Indepthafrica

By IAfrica Catch Live Results, Fixtures & Standings from the FIFA World Cup 2014 here! South Africa Saturday 28 June 2014 2:08pm For LIVE STREAMING, news, views, tweets, pics and LIVE blogging go to: http://www.enca.com/oscartrial PRETORIA Oscar Pistoriuss murder trial resumes on Monday in the North Gauteng High Court. The paralympian has spent the past 30 days undergoing a mental health evaluation at the Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital, after an expert witness for the defence, diagnosed Pistorius with Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Judge Thokozile Masipa sent Pistorius for psychiatric observation on an outpatient basis to determine whether his state of mind played any part in Reeva Steenkamps fatal shooting on Valentines Day last year. Four specialists are responsible for a report that will determine whether Pistorius was criminally responsible for the shooting or whether his anxiety disorder resulted in him having diminished capacity. There are three possible scenarios that could emerge from this report.
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Pistorius psychiatrist suffers heart attack | citifmonline

But this is not expected to delay the trial, which resumes on Monday, the prosecution say. Mr Pistorius is due to complete a 30-day psychiatric assessment on Friday. The judge in his trial ordered the tests after a defence witness said the double amputee was suffering from Generalised Anxiety Disorder (Gad). Mr Pistorius denies intentionally killing his girlfriend and says he accidentally shot her through the toilet door on Valentines Day last year in a state of panic, mistaking the 29-year-old model and law graduate for an intruder. Mr Pistorius checked in as a day patient to Pretorias Weskoppies psychiatric hospital on 26 May, where he has been assessed by a team of health experts for seven hours a day. Three psychiatrists and a clinical psychologist were tasked to determine whether his state of mind and disability had an effect on him when he shot Ms Steenkamp. South Africas eNCA broadcaster earlier reported that the psychiatrists heart attack may have caused a delay in the handing over of the Paralympians psychiatric evaluation report.
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Do you have Generalized Anxiety Disorder? | A Healthier Michigan

However, in some people, these seemingly natural concerns might actually be a serious issue for your health and well-being. Thats why its so important to know: When does everyday stress turn into anxiety that needs to be addressed? The answer is: When it becomes something called Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). GAD is characterized by persistent, excessive and unrealistic worry about everyday things. It affects 6.8 million adults, and women are twice as likely as men to have it. People who suffer from GAD expect the worst. They usually know theyre worrying way more than is necessary, but cant shake the feeling that something horrible is going to happen. To receive an official diagnosis of GAD, people must meet the following criteria established by the American Psychiatric Association: Excessive anxiety or worry about several events or activities most days of the week for at least six months Difficulty controlling your feelings of worry Anxiety or worry that causes you significant stress or interferes with your daily life Anxiety that isnt related to another mental health condition, such as panic attacks, substance abuse or post-traumatic stress disorder At least three of the following symptoms in adults and one of the following in children: restlessness, fatigue, trouble concentrating, irritability, muscle tension or sleep problems You should see your doctor if you have the above symptoms and if stress starts to interfere with your work, relationships or other parts of your life.
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Panic Attack: Robbers Accidently Kill 2 Of Their Own – The Express Tribune

The answer is: When it becomes something called Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). GAD is characterized by persistent, excessive and unrealistic worry about everyday things. It affects 6.8 million adults, and women are twice as likely as men to have it. People who suffer from GAD expect the worst. They usually know theyre worrying way more than is necessary, but cant shake the feeling that something horrible is going to happen. To receive an official diagnosis of GAD, people must meet the following criteria established by the American Psychiatric Association: Excessive anxiety or worry about several events or activities most days of the week for at least six months Difficulty controlling your feelings of worry Anxiety or worry that causes you significant stress or interferes with your daily life Anxiety that isnt related to another mental health condition, such as panic attacks, substance abuse or post-traumatic stress disorder At least three of the following symptoms in adults and one of the following in children: restlessness, fatigue, trouble concentrating, irritability, muscle tension or sleep problems You should see your doctor if you have the above symptoms and if stress starts to interfere with your work, relationships or other parts of your life. Its especially important to seek professional help if you feel depressed, have trouble with drinking or drugs, have other mental health concerns along with anxiety or experience suicidal thoughts or behaviors. Your doctor might prescribe certain medications or psychotherapy, which teaches different ways of thinking, behaving and reacting to situations that trigger anxiety.
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Cairo Subway Attacks: Explosions Hit 4 Stations, Causing Widespread Panic Among Commuters

Police said that Hussain Bakhsh, a resident of Sotarki near Rahim Yar Khan, had filed a complaint with them stating that he and his family were asleep in house when a gang of eight robbers scaled the walls of his house and took them hostage. He said they tied up his family members and collected gold jewellery and Rs50,000. He said they were about to leave the house when members of his family started screaming for help. He said the robbers started shooting blindly killing two members of their gang. The rest fled. Police arrived at the scene and took the bodies into custody. Police said that the bodies had been sent to a mortuary for post-mortem examination. Their identities are yet to be ascertained, police said.
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No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks the first in the Egyptian capital since last month’s election of former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi as the country’s new president. El-Sissi led the military’s ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi after millions demonstrated against him in the streets last July. Since Morsi’s ouster, his supporters have staged near-daily protests demanding his return to power. Such demonstrations have usually descended into violence. Security forces have killed hundreds and detained thousands of Morsi’s supporters and in return, Islamic militants have stepped up attacks against the military and police across Egypt. An al-Qaida-inspired group based in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, has claimed responsibility for most of the major attacks, including suicide bombings and attempted assassinations of top security officials. However, other groups believed to be connected to Morsi’s supporters have claimed responsibility for smaller attacks, which have mainly targeted riot police heading to disperse protesters. Related on HuffPost: Egyptian police special forces secure the area outside a courthouse in Heliopolis, Cairo where a makeshift bomb exploded on June 25, 2014.
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How To Survive A Panic Attack | Maria Senise

Aromatherapy is another form of breathing, really, except now you have something pretty to smell. I’ve noticed that peppermint and lavender are incredibly helpful when I need to calm down. These can be purchased at most health food stores or vitamin shops and aren’t very expensive. There’s another company I like to use for my essential oils called doTERRA, which can be found at http://do-essential-oils.com/. They are quite expensive, but their essential oil blends are so amazingly relaxing. I use their PastTense Tension Blend and ClaryCalm, and they help tremendously in taking the edge off. 5. Water is another natural substance we can use in helping calm the rush of nerves.
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Ellie Goulding Suffered Severe Panic Attacks: I Never Wanted to Be Seen as Weak | Ellie Goulding, Magazine | Just Jared Jr.

On my way to the studio, Id have to cover my face in the car with a pillow. I couldnt shop, couldnt go outside, couldnt see people, because there were just so many triggers. And I didnt want to tell anyone, because I just felt so stupid. I never wanted people to see me as weak. On dating Dougie Poynter : Ive definitely met someone. You get to know someone who makes you very happy and then you go away [on tour], right when it was just getting somewhere awesome. Its not fun, but we can make it work. Love is beyond everything, beyond the universe. On being a singer: I always liked singing, but it never occurred to me that it could be a real job. So when people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, Id say Im going to be an actress, in this fake posh accent that Id learned from watching period dramas.
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Under Pressure: What Is a Panic Attack?

Though no one should ever ignore heart attack symptoms or assume one is having a panic attack instead, thousands of people each year share this man’s experience. Recommended Related to Anxiety Panic Anxiety Disorders Anxiety disorders are very strong fears that may be caused by physical or psychological stress. Studies show that almost half of all patients with cancer say they feel some anxiety and about one-fourth of all patients with cancer say they feel a great deal of anxiety. Patients living with cancer find that they feel more or less anxiety at different times. A patient may become more anxious as cancer spreads or treatment becomes more intense. For some patients feelings of anxiety may become… Read the Anxiety Disorders article > > Panic attacks are truly terrifying and can happen without warning or reason, causing sudden fear and extreme nervousness for 10 minutes or more. Physical symptoms intensify the attack: sweating, racing heart, rapid pulse, feeling faint or as if one is choking, and-perhaps worst of all-the sense of “going crazy.” These attacks are a symptom of panic disorder , a type of anxiety disorder that affects some 2.4 million U.S.
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Ellie Goulding Suffered Severe Panic Attacks: I Never Wanted To Be Seen As Weak | Ellie Goulding, Magazine | Just Jared Jr.

Under Pressure: What Is a Panic Attack?

I couldnt shop, couldnt go outside, couldnt see people, because there were just so many triggers. And I didnt want to tell anyone, because I just felt so stupid. I never wanted people to see me as weak. On dating Dougie Poynter : Ive definitely met someone. You get to know someone who makes you very happy and then you go away [on tour], right when it was just getting somewhere awesome. Its not fun, but we can make it work. Love is beyond everything, beyond the universe. On being a singer: I always liked singing, but it never occurred to me that it could be a real job. So when people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, Id say Im going to be an actress, in this fake posh accent that Id learned from watching period dramas.
Source: Ellie Goulding Suffered Severe Panic Attacks: I Never Wanted to Be Seen as Weak | Ellie Goulding, Magazine | Just Jared Jr.

For some patients feelings of anxiety may become… Read the Anxiety Disorders article > > Panic attacks are truly terrifying and can happen without warning or reason, causing sudden fear and extreme nervousness for 10 minutes or more. Physical symptoms intensify the attack: sweating, racing heart, rapid pulse, feeling faint or as if one is choking, and-perhaps worst of all-the sense of “going crazy.” These attacks are a symptom of panic disorder , a type of anxiety disorder that affects some 2.4 million U.S. adults. The disorder most often begins during the late teens and early adulthood and strikes twice as many American women as men. No one knows what causes panic disorder, though researchers suspect a combination of biological and environmental factors, including family history (panic disorder seems to run in families), stressful life events, drug and alcohol abuse , and thinking patterns that exaggerate normal physical reactions. What happens, exactly?
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Chaos, Panic, Disorder And Dr Tahirul Qadri – The Express Tribune Blog

At this point, supporters of the absentee leader refused to comply with police instructions. Soon enough, this little tete-a-tete turned into a full-fledged bloody conflict with eight people pronounced dead and over 80 injured . The fact that this incident took place is preposterous. Especially when the security situation in the country is so sensitive and the country is on high-alert due to the operation taking place in North Waziristan. Not only did this fiasco challenge the strength of the police, it was in complete disregard of the other residents surrounding the area and the countrys rules. Had the PAT supporters let the police do their job, the situation would not have spiralled out of control resulting in the loss of lives. Being a political party, under the regime of an elected government , whether they like it or not, the PAT has a responsibility towards the nation and the government. Acting out in such a manner demonstrated the height at which supporters of political groups are willing to go in order to achieve their objectives legal or not.
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Do you have Generalized Anxiety Disorder? | A Healthier Michigan

Thats why its so important to know: When does everyday stress turn into anxiety that needs to be addressed? The answer is: When it becomes something called Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). GAD is characterized by persistent, excessive and unrealistic worry about everyday things. It affects 6.8 million adults, and women are twice as likely as men to have it. People who suffer from GAD expect the worst. They usually know theyre worrying way more than is necessary, but cant shake the feeling that something horrible is going to happen. To receive an official diagnosis of GAD, people must meet the following criteria established by the American Psychiatric Association: Excessive anxiety or worry about several events or activities most days of the week for at least six months Difficulty controlling your feelings of worry Anxiety or worry that causes you significant stress or interferes with your daily life Anxiety that isnt related to another mental health condition, such as panic attacks, substance abuse or post-traumatic stress disorder At least three of the following symptoms in adults and one of the following in children: restlessness, fatigue, trouble concentrating, irritability, muscle tension or sleep problems You should see your doctor if you have the above symptoms and if stress starts to interfere with your work, relationships or other parts of your life. Its especially important to seek professional help if you feel depressed, have trouble with drinking or drugs, have other mental health concerns along with anxiety or experience suicidal thoughts or behaviors.
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Oscar Trial: An anxiety disorder or convenient defence? | IndepthAfrica

By IAfrica Catch Live Results, Fixtures & Standings from the FIFA World Cup 2014 here! South Africa Saturday 28 June 2014 2:08pm For LIVE STREAMING, news, views, tweets, pics and LIVE blogging go to: http://www.enca.com/oscartrial PRETORIA Oscar Pistoriuss murder trial resumes on Monday in the North Gauteng High Court. The paralympian has spent the past 30 days undergoing a mental health evaluation at the Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital, after an expert witness for the defence, diagnosed Pistorius with Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Judge Thokozile Masipa sent Pistorius for psychiatric observation on an outpatient basis to determine whether his state of mind played any part in Reeva Steenkamps fatal shooting on Valentines Day last year. Four specialists are responsible for a report that will determine whether Pistorius was criminally responsible for the shooting or whether his anxiety disorder resulted in him having diminished capacity. There are three possible scenarios that could emerge from this report.
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8 Things To Understand About Panic Attacks & How To Deal With Them

place. Thats a bad place. Yet, its a deeply-ingrained reaction to feeling physically out of control. (Google flight or fight response.) All youre feeling while youre having one is that you would give anything to feel normal again panic attacks are so scary that I used to have panic attacks because I was worried about having panic attacks! The reality is that after the person calms down and starts breathing normally again, he or see will feel better soon. Better, of course, is relative, but what I mean is that when she calms down, shell be able to see that shes not immediately at risk. In the moment, though, her focus is on her inability to breathe, tense muscles, dizziness, trembling and her wildly-beating heart.
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8 Things To Understand About Panic Attacks & How To Deal With Them

place. Thats a bad place. Yet, its a deeply-ingrained reaction to feeling physically out of control. (Google flight or fight response.) All youre feeling while youre having one is that you would give anything to feel normal again panic attacks are so scary that I used to have panic attacks because I was worried about having panic attacks! The reality is that after the person calms down and starts breathing normally again, he or see will feel better soon. Better, of course, is relative, but what I mean is that when she calms down, shell be able to see that shes not immediately at risk. In the moment, though, her focus is on her inability to breathe, tense muscles, dizziness, trembling and her wildly-beating heart.
For the original version, visit http://www.thefrisky.com/2014-06-25/8-things-to-understand-about-panic-attacks-how-to-deal-with-them/

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