Category Archives for "Anxiety"

Some familiar types of avoidance

If you are one of those who commonly avoid tasks or specific situations, it could be for many reasons. But before you can work on solving or completing a job you’ve been putting off, it’s essential to narrow down what type of avoidance you are using to evade something in your life, so you can know how best to combat it.

 If you’ve ever heard the phrase, “What you resist persists,” you have been introduced to the fundamental reason why your avoidance and how you cope can increase anxiety.

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Causes of Anxiety within intimate relationships

It is usual for all people in relationships to have their ups and downs.  After all, no two people are alike, and we share a vast amount of personal information that we wouldn’t necessarily feel comfortable sharing with others. 

However, any relationship requires a certain amount of giving and acceptance, and this should naturally be a reciprocal process.

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Overcome your fear

The first thing you need to understand about fear is that everyone is afraid. Fear is a raw human emotion that has kept us alive for hundreds of thousands of years. 

Without a healthy sense of fear, our ancestors would have been eaten by sabre-toothed tigers or T-rexes straight off the bat.

Fear is what stops you from taking unnecessary risks and getting yourself into serious trouble.

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Living with a mental health problem

If you believe someone you know is displaying a change in behaviour or mood which you feel may be potential red flags of poor mental health/mental illness.  Many people have mental health concerns from time to time. 

But a mental health concern, then becomes a mental illness when ongoing signs and symptoms affect your ability to function independently.  

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This could make your social anxiety worse.

People who suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder become very adept at avoidance or safety behaviours.

It’s a natural reaction to something that feels bad, and of course, they will do whatever it takes to avoid those situations.  

But unwittingly, they are reinforcing their anxiety and even making it worse. Have a look at the common avoidance behaviours, and see if in trying to minimise exposure, you’re feeding the beast.

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Surviving an anxiety disorder

Everyone worries during their life. When it spurs you to take action to solve problems, worrying can even be helpful. However, if you are preoccupied with worst-case scenarios, and have a chronic case of the “what-if,” worry quickly becomes a problem. Unrelenting fears and anxious thoughts can be paralysing.

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Introduction to anxiety disorders

Anxiety seems to be getting more and more familiar with each passing year, but what’s the difference between fear and an anxiety disorder?

1. How do you handle it?

2. What is a treatment like?

In this article, we’ll explore the topic of anxiety disorders, demystifying this condition and directly explaining it so you can keep it from getting the better of you.

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Learn to Love Stress

Stress, in itself, is not a bad thing. What makes all the difference is how you cope with it.  Stress usually throws our life out of balance, sometimes causing physical and psychological problems.

Yet stress cannot be avoided, and so it is worth thinking about how to make the best possible use of it.

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Steps to Lower a Panic Attack

If you're feeling anxious about the state of the world at this moment, that's an appropriate reaction. It would be unusual not to be concerned: Since the coronavirus hit, we've all been bombarded with terrible news. With death and infection rates increasing daily, misinformation and rumours flood the internet. You may feel trapped in a horror movie with no hero coming to rescue you.

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Anxiety vs. Depression

While Depression and Anxiety are two different medical conditions, their symptoms, causes, and treatments can often overlap. Try asking someone to name two common mental health problems, chances are they will think of anxiety and depression. Despite the fact that they are commonly referenced in conversation, people still struggle sometimes to determine the difference between these two conditions. This is because many people with anxiety also develop depression and vice versa.

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