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Feeling Bipolar? The iTunes Store has 20 iPhone Apps for that- Part 2

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011


 


 

Migraine Symptoms, Depression & Dr. iPad: Sufferers of migraine symptoms, including anxiety and depression, will be glad to know that the iTunes store sells iPhone apps, iPad apps, and Android apps for manic depression, panic attack symptoms, and other mood disorders. Whether you suffer from bipolar disorder, anxiety symptoms, or symptoms of depression caused by migraine headaches, the iTunes store has an app for that!

The following iTunes apps may provide help to those suffering from mental illnesses, such as depression, bipolar disorder, social phobias, and anxiety attacks, but they do not provide medical advice.  If you suspect that you are experiences symptoms of depression or anxiety, then please seek psychiatric help.

Here is Part 2 of “Feeling Bipolar? The iTunes Store has 20 iPhone Apps for that.”

Here are 10 MORE iPhone Apps and Android Apps for Migraine Symptoms and Depression

1)   Happy App

Beat Depression Anxiety & Stress, Guided Meditation & Hypnosis, $3.99 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch  Get it at the iTunes store.

Seven Traits of Highly Happy People with Chronic Illness

2)   Gratitude and Happiness

App Finder

(Self-help Journal, Todo, Thoughts & Mood Tracker)

Free app for iPhone, iPad. Get it at the iTunes store.

7 Websites that will Change your Life and Make you Happier

3)   Mood Journal

App Finder

$1.99,for  iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.  Also see Mood Journal Plus, for$6.99. Get it at the iTunes store.

New Study Warns against Taking these Painkillers with Antidepressants

4)   Moody Me

Moody me on Facebook

Mood Diary and Tracker, voted 5 stars by 220 reviewers!

Free app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.   Get it at the iTunes store.

7 Halloween Candy Cures for Migraine Headache Symptoms

5)   Mental Illness

App Finder

Free app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. Get it at the iTunes store.

De-Clutter your Home, De-Clutter your Mind for Stress Relief

6)   Mediquations

App Finder

Medical calculator, voted 5 stars by 212 reviewers!

$4.99, for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. Get it at the iTunes store.

How Topamax Treats Migraine Attacks

7)   Pocket Yoga HD

App Finder

Voted 5 stars by 114 reviewers!

$3.99, for iPad.  Get it at the iTunes store.

Blow Off Migraine Pain with 4 Simple Yoga Breathing Exercises!

8)   Sleep on it

App Finder

Sleep tracker and alarm app

Free app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.  Get it at the iTunes store.

Are Sleep Seizures, Exploding Head Noises Causing Insomnia?

9)   Neurology

App Finder

By Wolters Kluwer Health Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Free app for iPad. Get it at the iTunes store.

Brain Tumor, Stroke and 8 other Illnesses you probably don’t have

10)   Bipolar Bear

30% of this “just for fun” app goes to charity.

$0.99, for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. Get it at the iTunes store

Also read:

Feeling Bipolar? The iTunes Store has 20 iPhone Apps for that- Part 1


Feeling Bipolar? The iTunes Store has 20 iPhone Apps for that- Part 1

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011


 


 

Migraine Symptoms, Depression & Dr. iPad: Sufferers of migraine symptoms, including anxiety and depression, will be glad to know that the iTunes store sells iPhone apps, iPad apps, and Android apps for manic depression, panic attack symptoms, and other mood disorders. Whether you suffer from bipolar disorder, anxiety symptoms, or symptoms of depression caused by migraine headaches, the iTunes store has an app for that!

Don’t Worry- The iTunes Store makes House Calls

When you suffer from chronic pain, you want treatment right away.  The same goes for chronic emotional pain, such as stress, anxiety disorders, clinical depression, or panic attacks.  Migraine patients are often prone to feelings of loneliness, despair, and deep depression, leading many to wonder if they also suffer from bipolar disorder.  While there is no scientific correlation between manic depression and migraine illness, it helps to be able to identify the different types of depression, and determine if you are a sufferer.

The following iTunes apps may provide help to those suffering from mental illnesses, such as depression, bipolar disorder, social phobias, and anxiety attacks, but they do not provide medical advice.  If you suspect that you are experiences symptoms of depression or anxiety, then please seek psychiatric help.

Here are 10 iPhone Apps and Android Apps for Migraine Symptoms and Depression

See Part 2 tomorrow, for 10 more!

1)   iHeadache

Appfinder

Free Headache and Migraine Diary

Free app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. Get it at the iTunes store.

10 Clues your should Include in your Headache Diary Today

2)   Migraine Meter

Migraine.com journal, plus news related to migraine illness, migraine treatments, and migraine symptoms.

Free app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.  Get it at the iTunes store.

20 Best Blog Sites for Migraine Information and Inspiration

3)   Beat Social Phobia with Andrew Johnson

$2.99, for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.  Get it at the iTunes store.

Appfinder

4)   iCounselor: Anxiety


$0.99, for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. Get it at the iTunes store.

Foods that Relieve Stress and Improve your Mood- The Fab 4

5)   Let Panic Go

Let Panic Go

$2.99, for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. Get it at the iTunes store.

6)   Depressioncheck

Appfinder

Voted 5 stars by 167 reviewers!

Free app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. Get it at the iTunes store.

7)   Sad Scale

Deep Pocket Series

$0.99, for iPhone, iPod, iPod touch. Get it at the iTunes store.

8)   Depression Journal

iHealth Ventures

$1.99, for  iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. Get it at the iTunes store.

Beta Blockers for Migraines: Are They Safe?

9)   Pain & Depression Relief

Appfinder

AmbiScience Body and Mind Utility

$0.99, for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. Get it at the iTunes store.

Biofeedback for Treating Migraines- Top 4 FAQ Answered

10)   Bipolar Disorder Connect

Follow the Bipolar Disorder Connect forum for updated news and discussions.

Free app, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.  Get it at the iTunes store.

Related reading:

20 iPad Apps for Migraine Sufferers

Top 6 Online Tests- Personality Quizzes from Trusted Sites

Stop Your Next Panic Attack in 4 Simple Steps

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011


 


 

Overcome Anxiety and Migraines: Stress is the leading cause of headache symptoms. It’s no wonder, then, that such a high correlation exists between panic disorder and migraine headaches. Close to 60% of women and 40% of men who suffer anxiety attacks also experience chronic headaches. Learning how to stop panic attacks in their tracks is a crucial step towards overcoming anxiety, chronic migraines and other stress symptoms.

STOP YOUR NEXT PANIC ATTACK IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS,MIGRAVENT

What causes panic attacks?

Panic attacks occur when your brain gets a message signaling danger, triggering the fight or flight response, which pumps adrenaline and produces     increased energy, heightened senses and mental acuteness. Now, sometimes that stress response can be a life-saving mechanism. If you ever find yourself in a real emergency, such as being trapped in a burning building, that boost of energy will come in handy. But when these stress symptoms occur in the absence of any perceived danger, they can quickly escalate into a full-fledged anxiety attack, which in turn renews your feelings of panic, triggering more stress hormones, and thus continuing the vicious circle of anxiety.

How do you stop having anxiety attacks?

The only way to put an end to migraines and anxiety is to learn how to recognize and stop anxiety attacks before they spin out of control.

Listed below are 4 important skills you must learn in order to overcome panic disorder and prevent stress-induced migraine headaches:


STOP YOUR NEXT PANIC ATTACK IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS,MIGRAVENT1) Relax: Take some long, slow deep breaths. Focus on your surroundings. Know that you are safe, that there is no real threat. Imagine your comfort zone- the one place in the world where you are (almost) always content, relaxed and centered. Most of us have at least one such spot. Maybe it’s lying on your bed, flicking through a magazine? Or surrounded by family and friends around the dinner table? Even if you have to make one up, imagine your’e in your element. Picture yourself from the outside looking in, almost as a casual observer- it puts things into perspective.

STOP YOUR NEXT PANIC ATTACK IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS,MIGRAVENT2) Don’t allow negativity: Imagine a barrier that only allows happy, comfortable thoughts, and deflects negative thoughts. Negative messages are, I’m going crazy, everybody is watching me freak out, or when will this ever end? This is an important skill to master. If you’re alone, yell, Stop!! Not alone? Think it; send yourself a message that these feelings are all a big hoax, that there is no danger, and your body is just reacting to a sudden burst of adrenaline, which will all be over in approximately 3 minutes.

STOP YOUR NEXT PANIC ATTACK IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS,MIGRAVENT3) Use positive affirmations: Replace any fear-inducing messages or phobias with healthy, positive statements. If your fear is that you’re having a heart attack, say to yourself that no, you are not having a heart attack, and that you are only experiencing heart palpitations because of your adrenaline response. If you’ve been avoiding social engagements because you fear getting a migraine attack, give yourself permission to go to that office party, book club meeting or birthday celebration…and politely excuse yourself if you absolutely need to. Make sure that people around you know that you suffer from chronic migraines, and you’re less likely to feel guilt or embarrassment at having to turn in early.

STOP YOUR NEXT PANIC ATTACK IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS,MIGRAVENT4) Acknowledge your feelings: One of the biggest mistakes made by people who suffer from anxiety disorder is the tendency to “ban” certain feelings or ideas. They think that certain images are taboo, or crazy, and that thinking them means they will happen in real life. Example: people who say they are afraid of heights are really afraid of thinking “jump!” when they pass by an open window in a tall building. Author Dr. Claire Weekes, who has treated patients with anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and phobias, once described a patient, a nurse who cared for newborn infants; she was suffering from severe fatigue, and worried about a thought she felt whenever she passed by an open window while holding a baby, an image of her throwing the baby out the window. The fact that she had this thought gave her anxiety attacks, even though she would never give in to the thought, just as the height-phobic individual would never actually jump. When we accept our thoughts and refuse to attach labels to them, we allow ourselves to be unaffected by them.

Also read:

10 Clues your should Include in your Headache Diary Today

Relieve Your Headaches With Yoga: Try These Moves!

New Study Warns against Taking these Painkillers with Antidepressants

Sources:

http://www.psychologistworld.com/stress/fightflight.php

http://www.claireweekes.com.au/

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/549903_5

http://panicdisorder.about.com/od/symptoms/a/headsymptoms.htm