neurosis

20 Examples of Neurotic Behavior

Everyone has some level of neuroses where we find ways to cope with emotional distress and anxious thoughts. However, using these types of coping mechanisms over time can become damaging to us, leaving us less emotionally unhealthy and likely damaging our relationships. The following list is not exhaustive, but it is a great place to […]

appetite loss

How is Anxiety Linked to the Loss of Appetite?

Anxiety can send the human body into fight or flight mode, which enables a person to manage perceived threat.  During fight or flight mode, various changes occur to the gastrointestinal system, as digestion becomes suppressed, elimination is quickened, and the stomach stops breaking down food.  These responses are helpful if a person is truly in […]

christian anxiety

From Pieces to Peace. How to Cope With Anxiety

As we journey into the life of one of God’s special daughters, we find her frustrated and broken as a result of the tug of war game of a twenty year marriage. She races home every day hoping to find peace, but instead she finds shattered pieces. As she drives into her driveway one dreadful […]

is anxiety genetic

Is Anxiety Genetic?

Anxiety is a common issue among people. It can be viewed as an umbrella term with many specific disorders that have an anxiety component falling underneath it (i.e. generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc.). When treating people, it is often helpful to understand what the root cause of anxiety is. Where does […]

stress

How to Calm Down When Life is Too Much

Stress is a part of life, but there are not much you can do to take it out. Every day you will have to deal with failures, responsibilities, and emotions that you simply don’t have enough time to handle. You have to remember that life is messy, and it’s never going to calm down. However, […]

panic attack

How to Stop Panic Attacks

Worry, stress, and fear are all feelings that most people have experienced; life is full of times that cause us to feel a sense of unease, frustration, or difficulty thinking things through without feeling some sort of anxiety. While this is a natural part of life, some people experience such significant amounts of worry or […]

dependent personality disorder

What is Dependent Personality Disorder?

Infants enter the world completely dependent on others.  They cannot feed, soothe, or protect themselves and crying is their only recourse to garner attention from those around them.  They have no tools in their proverbial toolbox and are hopelessly defenseless against the world’s prey.  They are physically, psychologically, and emotionally dependent on their caregivers, whom […]

repression psychology

What Is Repression Psychology? 

Often times, whether in television, movies, or real life, you hear tales about individuals experiencing some type of trauma and later, having no memory that it happened.  This often occurs to people who have been abused, neglected, in an accident, or part of another ordeal.  One could have suffered years of abuse or may have […]

social anxiety

How to Overcome Social Anxiety

Most of us have experienced anxiety or self consciousness during a social situation. Public speaking is a common source which may include self-consciousness, embarrassment, or physical symptoms such as flushing, sweating, or trembling. Behind this experience is often automatic thinking patterns ruminating about what people might think of us. By definition, Social anxiety disorder is […]

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Is Anatidaephobia a Real Phobia?

One of the main diagnoses that psychologists treat is anxiety; anxiety is defined as “a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease” that typically involves feeling a sense of uncertainty about the outcome of a situation . It is common for people to feel nervous or worried about many situations or experiences in their life, but […]