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Its cognitive hallmark is preoccupying thoughts of home and attachment objects." Recent pathogenic models support the possibility that homesickness reflects both insecure attachment and a variety of emotional and cognitive vulnerabilities, such as little previous experience away from home and negative attitudes about the novel environment.
The prevalence of homesickness varies greatly, depending on the population studied and the way homesickness is measured.
In DSM terms, homesickness may be related to Separation Anxiety Disorder, but it is perhaps best categorized as either an Adjustment Disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood (309.28) or, for immigrants and foreign students as a V62.4, Acculturation Difficulty.
As noted above, researchers use the following definition: "Homesickness is the distress or impairment caused by an actual or anticipated separation from home.
The good news is that it will not last indefinitely, and that there are things you can do to help yourself overcome it sooner rather than later.
You are not going mad, and the nightmare will end and some day be just one of those memories.
Anxiety becomes a problem when it is inappropriate, ie when there is nothing to be frightened of.Many survivors of abuse find that after leaving an abusive relationship they suffer from increased anxiety, panic attacks and depression.The combination of depression and anxiety really can be quite overwhelming and frightening, and especially if we don’t understand what is happening with us and our bodies, we can feel as though we are going crazy or may fear that we are somehow physically ill.The problem with panic attacks is that they can be unrelated to the reality of what is happening to us at that moment in time, and as such is often described as a fear of fear itself, rather than an appropriate response to imminent danger.We could have a attack in the middle of shopping or dropping a child off at school, and such panic attacks become debilitating as we can then develop anxiety around doing normal things, the additional worry over possibly having an panic attack stresses our body further and the risk of actually having one increases.In the following pages we will look at ways of coping with panic attacks, becoming more aware of the Self in the present, self-talk, self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques, as well as looking at how we can help our body along with supplements.Next: Coping with panic attacks Domestic Violence Articles Emotional Boundaries Shame Are you a DV Victim?Sometimes a panic attack can be triggered by events, noises, sights, smells or thought of previous trauma, and we react with panic as though we were still faced with the danger as it was at the time.The symptoms of a panic attack are: Some people also experience a remote sensation, as though they were apart from their body and observing themselves, which while it may sound ‘better’ in some ways, actually is worse for those experiencing it. It is perfectly possible to feel depressed without being overly anxious or having panic attacks, but if we do suffer from anxiety and panic attacks, the likelihood is that we will feel depressed.Cross-cultural research, with populations as diverse as refugees and boarding school students, suggests considerable agreement on the definition of homesickness.symptoms of homesickness are most prominent after a separation and include both depression and anxiety.