Indeed, all diseases are from nerves, only one from love. And how to look. Stress depresses the immune system and where a healthy body can cope with a disease, a weakened one can easily succumb to it.
Not exactly nerves. Rather, from emotions. In psychosomatics there is a basic map of diseases, which in most cases are standard for everyone and appear for the same reasons: shorlo hurts from innuendo, bronchitis - from restriction of freedom, stomach - from anger, etc. And there is the concept of "target organ" - the organ to which it is directed
Yes, of course from nerves. You just need to understand this term more broadly - from our ideas about the world, from our hidden desires and fears, from chronic stressful situations. You are not surprised that in a nervous situation the pressure rises! And why then the appearance of back pain, headache surprises? After all, CVS are solid muscles, like the musculoskeletal system. Gastrointestinal tract - the muscle layer is also developed there. Stress ulcers are well known. Not from the nerves, except perhaps only specific infectious diseases. Even injuries, very often, appear against the background of stress, primarily chronic, when the fading of reactions is already noted and the adequacy of movements is simply disturbed.
There is, however, a downside. ANY long-suffering person, from the point of view of psychiatry, will have some deviations. It `s naturally. And therefore, it is not always possible to unambiguously understand what happened before. But this only speaks of the need for psychological influence on most patients.
not in vain they say - "everything is only in our head." In our thoughts. The main thing in such critical situations is not to lose composure and switch on time. Otherwise, a person simply drives himself into a trap, creating unthinkable castles in the air and non-existent problems. It’s like a chain reaction, a snowball - the more you “push” this negative in your head (in other words, you get nervous), the harder it is to get out of the iron shackles of your own thoughts. It is easy to recognize such people, they surround us everywhere, they are unhappy and unconsciously (but sometimes consciously) transfer the disorder from the inner world to the outer environment, accuse him (and not themselves) of their own problems. And since we are all biosocial beings, the internal negative inevitably attracts negative energy from the outside. The perception of the world is violated, it goes against the established social order. This, in turn, affects the psycho-emotional state, immunity is weakened, physical and mental abnormalities, deviant behavior appear. This is a trap, and getting out of it is a matter of the ability to correctly use your inner potential - to direct efforts to fight your own "I", to rationally and soberly assess yourself and your position in society. Here I would like to quote J.K. Saliger "The abyss into which you are flying is a terrible abyss, dangerous ..."
A very significant part of the nerves. It's just that the nerves are different. In the event of a stroke or injury, part of the brain fell off - you will get a neurological deficit - an arm and a leg on one side, for example, do not work well. And here Russian neurology is at its best - a neurologist with a hammer and a needle will accurately determine the location of the lesion no worse than a tomograph.
Let's take a little closer to the mental sphere ... No, if aliens come to you, you will not have any problems either. At least diagnostic, and you will get your antipsychotic.
But let's say you are the first vice president of a large company, a strong, smart, erudite, perspicacious, professionally competent person. And for the presidency of the company, God gave you the son of the main shareholder, half your age, a loafer who has only sports cars on his mind. But the business is for you and the shareholder will ask you for profit. And everything would be fine, but the young man does not understand the boundaries of his competence and is already teaching you a subject that has become a way of life for you, for example, financial management in construction. And he says nonsense, and he says okay, he does not sign the documents you have suffered through the suffering necessary for the production process. You agree with a shareholder. The papers were signed, the son received a scolding, and harbored a grudge. But soon everything repeats again. And each time it is more difficult to overcome this denseness. Both you and the shareholder and son are annoyed.
And in the morning you go to the Ministry of Construction, and you wake up with incredible back pain. She soon moves to her stomach. The abdomen is tight, any attempt to move is a sharp pain. You have VIP insurance, an ambulance arrives from a well-known private clinic. There is no obvious diagnosis, but the abdomen worries the doctor, who suggests hospitalization. You disagreed, went to the ministry, but the ambulance picks you up from there. Hospitalized on VHI in a leading departmental hospital. Surgeons prepare you for a diagnostic operation - laparoscopy. And here a consultant-therapist, old and having seen a lot in clinical life, or, on the contrary, young and reading a lot of foreign professional literature, diagnoses that the origin of pain is neuromuscular, within the framework of the myofascial syndrome, formed in response to chronic stress. You are injected with a tranquilizer, prescribed an antidepressant and sent, instead of an operation, home in a satisfactory condition.
Ulcer is also not so simple. Yes, the leading role in its origin is played by Helicobacter. But if you ask, is he the most common cause of ulcerative hunger pain in the upper abdomen? No. This is functional dyspepsia, again somatoform disorder, which in our gloomy everyday life is often called gastritis. (Gastritis also happens, but much less often, and this is a different disease) However, if Helicobacter is removed with functional dyspepsia, in 10% of patients the symptoms will go away. This is the dialectic.
In short, don't be nervous, take care of yourself.
It seems to me that during severe stress and with a strong hassle, the body throws all its strength to fight emotions and during this period the immunity significantly weakens. Nerves generally wear out the body due to the constant state of "combat readiness". For example, when stress is produced cortisol, it would be very interesting to find out from doctors or biologists what effect elevated levels of cortisol or other stress hormones have on the body.
Yes and no. You have to understand that the topic of psychosomatics is very convenient for writing articles - you come to the hospital, conduct psychological testing, then test healthy people. Further, the results are compared and a conclusion, convenient for the psychologist, is made that the features identified by him increase the likelihood of a particular disease. True, it often happens that the next psychologist in the same patients finds other features and publishes his own, different, conclusions. The literature describes psychological portraits of all diseases (which is a little alarming).
In addition, the topic is interesting to society and on the Internet you can even find a table in which it will be written what emotions cause certain diseases - this is already beyond good and evil.
In addition, there is always the problem of determining where is the cause and where is the effect: this disease affected the human psyche or his mental characteristics provoked the disease.
В its time, a very unpleasant story happened with a stomach ulcer. It was assumed that this is a psychosomatic illness and causes stress. They were treated with the correct diet and sometimes psychotherapy. And then, it was found out that this disease is caused by a certain pathogen. 15 years passed before this was officially recognized. Barry Marshall infected himself with gastritis to prove it. Psychotherapists were very upset then, and some comrades forget to mention this discovery today, continuing to attribute gastritis to psychosomatics.
On the other hand, such a disease as tuberculosis is a completely understandable pathogen. But being infected and getting sick are two different things. The disease is caused by a decrease in immunity, and immunity can be reduced by regular stress. Or, for example, mental characteristics brought a person to prison, and there, against the background of a poor climate and nutrition, he contracted tuberculosis. Question: what caused the disease? On the one hand, these are purely biological reasons, on the other, we can say that his mental characteristics contributed to the onset of the disease. In general, everything affects everything.
Another thing is that for a person there is no difference whether he has a psychosomatic illness or not. It is impossible to cure psychosomatics (for example, asthma) with psychotherapy.
Yes, and, it seems to me, breaking your psyche and, trying to avoid illness, following the recommendations of "psychology" (it is not clear by whom compiled) is also not the most useful thing.
And how to deal with this fear?