It turns out that every fifth or sixth person has various disorders of the nervous system. It can be vegetative-vascular dystonia, depression, chronic fatigue, headaches, drowsiness, irritability and many other symptoms. Some of them are of an individual character.
Although science has advanced far in the study of the human nervous system, primitive and erroneous ideas about the causes of the appearance of the above problems and their elimination are widespread everywhere.
Even the health workers themselves do not have enough education, that’s how myths live. And in fact they sometimes reconcile with the arisen nervous disorders, not giving the chance to the person to struggle with them. Here are the most persistent mistaken statements.
All nervous disorders are stressful.
If this were the case, then the disorders would never arise in a completely well-off people. Life, however, says the opposite. Stress can really be a source of nervous breakdowns. But for this he must be either very long or strong. In other cases, people who have a nervous system damaged before the stress react to stress. Nervous loads simply make the hidden one explicit. For a weakened nervous system, such a “stress” can be a variety of things – an unclosed tap, a minor household quarrel. And how many examples of how people who have been in difficult conditions and circumstances for a long time only strengthened their spirit and body. The difference is whether the nervous system is healthy or its work is already broken.
All diseases from nerves.
This is a fairly old and popular myth. But if it were true, then every army in a month of hostilities would turn into one big infirmary. After all, a real fight is the strongest stress, which should cause disease in all participants. In practice, such a massive character is not observed. And in a peaceful life there are professions that are associated with high stresses on the nerves. We are talking about teachers, doctors, service workers. But among them there is no total morbidity. The very same principle “all diseases from nerves” understand that diseases appear by themselves only because of the disturbance of nervous stimulation. The person was healthy, but the experiences gave rise to pain in the heart. But to consider, that nervous loadings also became a source of disease it is impossible. Most diseases are hidden and not always accompanied by pain. And they show, when the body experiences increased effects, including nervous. So, for example, a sick tooth can not give itself away, until cold or hot water gets on it. The same heart can be affected by the disease, but in the first stages there will be no pain, no unpleasant sensations. Only with the help of a cardiogram can you study its work, and even then it is not always accurate. In the diagnosis of other internal organs, too, everything is not so simple. So, it is impossible to consider that all diseases go from nerves. Just nervous overload puts the body in a position where they let know about themselves already present diseases.
In cases of nervous disorders, it is necessary to take only such drugs that will directly affect the nervous system.
It is worth wondering what should be treated if the animals in the park are affected – beasts or a park? Can it be so that the diseases of internal organs are harmed only by themselves. Will not a violation of the activity of one body affect the whole organism? The human nervous system is an important part, like the cardiovascular system, for example. There are many diseases that are born directly in the brain. To treat them, you must take medications that affect the brain tissue. But most often neuro-psychological problems arise due to physiological disorders, poor biochemistry. Diseases of the internal organs affect the blood circulation of the brain and the nervous system as a whole.If you do not maintain a constant blood composition, then after a while there will be failures in the biochemical processes that provide the brain. And there are nervous disorders. By the way, they can be the only sign of internal organ disease. So we need to look for the cause of malfunctions in the work of the nervous system and to treat already a source of problems.
If the vital tone is weakened, then special means must be taken, adaptogens (eleutherococcus, rhodiola rosea or pantocrinum).
Such tonic means can not eliminate any reason for the fall in vitality. Adaptogens can only be taken by healthy people before imposing physical or nervous loads. If these funds are accepted by people with an already weakened nervous system, this will lead to an even depletion of internal reserves. Doctors believe that tonic means can ease the patient’s condition only for a short time, using the individual’s possible body.
Purposefulness and other qualities of a person depend only on it.
A thinking person understands that this is not quite true. Scientists say that the special areas of the brain, the frontal lobes, are responsible for the purposefulness. Disrupt their normal state in various ways. For example, if the blood circulation is poor in this part of the brain. At the same time, thinking and memory will not suffer. A person becomes unassembled, loses concentration and will to achieve goals. Violations in different parts of the brain can cause different psychological deviations. So to think that the character a person creates to himself is not entirely true. Moreover, the main features are laid by about 4 years. But in this period of life people do not remember themselves well. So the basis is formed practically without taking into account our wishes. Positron tomography has shown that to each type of character of healthy people there corresponds a certain activity of blood flows in different areas of the brain. The same principles divide people into introverts and extroverts. For reasons independent of us, individual characteristics, handwriting, and gait are formed. And you can get rid of unwanted features not just by effort of will, but by eliminating what hinders the normal operation of nerve cells.
Depression results from severe life circumstances or an incorrect, negative way of thinking.
In fact, difficult living conditions do not all end with depression. In the case of a healthy nervous system, as a rule, changes in the lifestyle are transferred without much damage. Generation of depression with bad thoughts is impossible, usually everything is the other way around. First it comes, and then it’s already plausible explanations to such a state: “Everything is bad,” “No one likes me,” “There’s no point in life” and so on. Depression is the result of impaired brain cell activity. It happens that it gives rise to a great grief. But in this case, emotional wounds will eventually drag out. Just then they say that time heals. And it is not easy to define depression in oneself – it constantly hides. Even those who are aware of their susceptibility to this condition may not always recognize an exacerbation.
If a person can not get rid of smoking – then the problem is in his nerves and weak willpower.
It is known that the components of tobacco smoke with time begin to participate in the biochemical reactions of our body, gradually replacing natural substances. Smoking reorganizes the nervous system so that it becomes dependent on new and new portions of nicotine. In theory, if you quit smoking in the brain, there will be changes that will allow you to return to the previous state. In practice, this occurs only in those who have a nervous system with high adaptive capacity and adapt themselves to new conditions. And according to statistics, the ability to adapt is reduced in about 30% of people for reasons beyond their control.Reactions occur at the cellular level, so sometimes you can not improve your adaptive abilities by yourself only by willpower. There are cases when people continued to smoke even in cardiology, being threatened with a repeated heart attack. So people with reduced adaptability who want to quit smoking can be advised to take drugs that activate and improve brain function, including antidepressants. Similarly, the situation is with alcohol. And the adaptive possibilities are not limited and in people with a healthy nervous system.
Nerve cells can not be restored.
According to this myth all our experiences, anger, negative emotions, lead to irreversible changes in the nervous tissue. But the death of cells is actually a natural and constant process. They are updated in the brain at different rates in different parts of the brain, from 15 to 100 percent per year. And stresses “kill” not the cells themselves, but those substances that help them interact with each other (neurotransmitters). This can lead to a lack of such substances, which will translate into a prolonged nervous breakdown. However, these substances are irretrievably consumed by the brain in general in any mental processes, in thinking, communicating, enjoying. The natural mechanism operates clearly – if there are many impressions, the brain refuses to accept them. Examples of this are the ancient rulers, satiated with pleasures, workers in the confectionery factory, who hate candy.
Laziness is an invention of those who do not want to work.
They say that a person has three natural instincts – self-preservation, extension of the genus and to eat. In fact, such instincts are much greater. One of them can be called “saving life forces”. Although there are a number of people who experience a constant craving for work, usually people in their mass are lazy and ungracious. So laziness is the usual instinct of saving vitality and reluctance to spend it on unnecessary, as it seems, activities. Frequent occurrence of such a feeling indicates primarily that the body has reduced energy reserves. In chronic fatigue, laziness and apathy are classic companions, but this indicates an unhealthy state of the body. Quite a lot of energy is spent on internal processes – maintaining a constant temperature, contracting the heart, breathing. And the appearance of laziness, together with apathy, suggests that the body includes biological protection against the waste of its vital forces because of their lack. But the lack of understanding of this mechanism and provokes conflicts, some even begin to blame themselves.
If you give the body a rest, then the chronic fatigue will pass.
It happens that even in healthy people who work hard every day, the strength is fully restored only after a night’s sleep. And some generally feel a sense of fatigue, although as such, muscle strain is not experienced. The solution lies in the fact that the release of energy or its formation can be violated at any stage for a variety of reasons. For example, the thyroid gland will work worse. As a result, metabolism and energy are slowed down. Unfortunately, such nervous disorders are simply ignored by psychiatrists. But every seventh patient, directed to a psychotherapist or psychiatrist, actually suffers from a disruption of the thyroid gland. It is obvious that no rest in this case will not help.