Dealing with Depression

Depression can often be brought on by life stress, or by a sudden loss, such as relationship breakdown or the loss of a job.  It is characterised by low mood, pessimistic thoughts, hopelessness, poor sleep and the thought…

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Dealing with Extreme Anxiety

Anxiety is the feeling you have when you think that something unpleasant is going to happen in the future. Other words such as feeling ‘apprehensive’, ‘uncertain’, ‘nervous’ and ‘on edge’ also provide a good description of feelings linked…

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Trauma/PTSD

Trauma or PTSD is an anxiety disorder which may develop following exposure to any one of a variety of traumatic events that involve actual or threatened death, or serious injury. The event may be witnessed rather than directly…

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Eating Disorders

Overview Abnormal attitude to food They tend to focus exclusively on their fat leading to making unhealth choices with damaging results Types of Eating disorders Starving and excessive Anorexia – keep weight low Bulimia – Control body weight…

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Low Self-esteem

Low Self-esteem – I accept myself because I’m alive and have the capacity to enjoy my existence. I am not my behaviour. I can rate my traits and my behaviour, but it is impossible to rate something as…

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OCD

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD) Well-established research suggests that a large majority of people sometimes experience unwanted, intrusive thoughts (OCD).  Most people are able to ignore such thoughts, but for some they can cause difficulties.  In such a case…

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IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS is a condition whereby the intestines squeeze too hard or not hard enough and cause food to move too quickly or too slowly through the digestive system. This is not a disease, but rather…

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Social Anxiety

Social anxiety/phobia refers to an excessive anxiety about social situations.  Someone with social phobia might be afraid of blushing or stammering in conversation, and believe that if he does these things, others will judge him harshly, or he…

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Phobias

Phobias are an excessive fear; sometimes it is focused on an object like spiders, or situation, like going to the dentist; sometimes, as in social phobia, it involves a fear of social situations, and sometimes people with a…

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Trichotillomania

The main feature of trichotillomania is the recurrent pulling out of one’s own hair which results in noticeable hair loss. Sites of pulling hair may include any region of the body in which hair may grow (including axillary,…