Health Buzz Lake (Cherophobia)

imagesI chose this issue because when I first heard about it, I couldn’t believe that there would be a fear in happiness because I thought everyone loves to become happy. This expanded my thinking by knowing that there are some people who don’t like to become happy. This affect teenagers because I think that cherophobia may lead to bad behavior in teenagers for example smoking, taking drugs, etc. due to lack of happiness.

I learned deeper into cherophobia. I learned what causes this and the symptoms to cure it. Some causes to cherophobia is external events or previous events that occurred in your life (usually when you’re young). Also brain chemistry contributes to developing this phobia. I also learned that the symptoms to cherophobia vary on the person’s level of fear. My thinking changed completely as I learned more about this phobia. My honest first reaction was to laugh because it felt so impossible but now I know that this is a huge problem that needs help. This influences me to learn carefully in wellness class to know more about myself. I also think we should learn more about different types of phobias.

Seizures – Julie

I am interested in this topic because I heard a little before about seizures, and I found out that you can have it all the time and never notice it. It happened to one of our classmates, and I wanted to know more about it. It is relevant to people in our age, because one of the types of seizures called Absence seizures, which only usually happens to children.

I learned that there are around 77 causes of seizures, Epilepsy being the most common one (brain disorder). I also learned that there are 6 types of seizures. Generalized Seizures: when patient loses consciousness and collapses. Absence Seizures: short period of unconsciousness (patient stares blankly). Myoclonic Seizures: when patient involuntarily jerks or moves. Clonic Seizures: rhythmic and repetitive series of jerks and movements. Tonic Seizures: stiffening of muscles. Atonic Seizures: when muscles forget how to function, and body collapses. Some effects are that the patient has difficulty speaking and writing, is sleepy, feels lightheaded, has memory loss, has slow reactions, and can get easily confused.  I think seizures can be dangerous, and can affect someone very badly, so I think everyone should be conscious if have seizures, and know exactly what symptoms can happen, so they are aware when they can have their next seizures. Before I thought you are never conscious during a seizure, but know I know that sometimes you can be conscious, but your body doesn’t want to respond. I now think that wellness can be very important, because most people that have these incidents don’t know any of this.

Seizures start in one part of the brain, then spread, which leads to jerking. Patients say it feels like being electrocuted by lightning.