Tag Archives: anxiety

Master your brain to overcome impostor syndrome.

How to master your brain to overcome impostor syndrome. (Fast Company) “Was I really good enough? What if I just managed to trick people into thinking I’m the right person for the job?” Stasi says of those first creeping feelings. “I thought I could only manage to keep my ‘mask’ if I worked a hundred…
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Curse of counter-dependence: Childhood emotional neglect.

The curse of counter-dependence: Childhood emotional neglect. (Psych Central) These are the ones who balk at letting themselves even need help, much less ask for it. To these folks, relying on another person feels scary, and it may even feel just plain wrong. These are the ones who are living with the curse of counter-dependence. Related Posts:An obstacle…
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OCD: Unwanted thoughts or irresistible actions take over.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder: When unwanted thoughts or irresistible actions take over. (NIMH) This brochure discusses signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a chronic disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts and behaviors. Related Posts:What my life with obsessive compulsive disorder is like.Pure OCD: Logic overthrown by nightmare-like thoughts.What not…
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Social anxiety? Cognitive therapy most effective.

Social anxiety disorder? Cognitive therapy most effective treatment. (ScienceDaily) Researchers spent 10 years studying alternative treatments to find that cognitive therapy works best for social anxiety disorders. Related Posts:Back-to-school social anxiety in the social media age.A guy with social anxiety is invited to a party.Behavioral activation effective as CBT for depression.Safety behaviors in social anxiety.Ways…
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Untrue things depression makes you believe.

Untrue things depression makes you believe. (The Mighty) No one likes you. There’s something wrong with you. You never do anything right. Depression’s voice isn’t kind, and it can be difficult to separate out depressive thoughts from reality. Related Posts:Things alcohol promises but sobriety delivers.What my life with obsessive compulsive disorder is like.Things no one…
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A guy with social anxiety is invited to a party.

What a guy with social anxiety wants you to know about inviting him to a party. (UpWorthy) Here’s what helps (and what doesn’t) when going out. First of all, let me explain what it feels like to be me, a guy with social anxiety. Related Posts:Back-to-school social anxiety in the social media age.Safety behaviors in…
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Panic attack symptoms you should know.

Panic attack symptoms you should know. (PsyBlog) Panic attack symptoms are similar to those of a heart attack and are experienced by 1 in 10 each year. Learn how to fight them psychologically.   Related Posts:What no one tells you about having a panic attack.Keep calm, anger can trigger a heart attack!What is panic disorder?Signs…
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Anxiety – a risk factor for death from cancer.

Anxiety – a risk factor for death from cancer in men. (Medical News Today) Men who suffer from anxiety are more than twice as likely to die from cancer as men who don’t.   Related Posts:Stress management for breast cancer patients.Depression linked to early death among seniors with diabetes.26 ridiculous things you stress about with…
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Fear of flying: When self-doubt paralyzes you.

Fear of flying: When self-doubt paralyzes you into inaction and keeps you from pursuing your dreams. (Package Your Genius Academy) And then, almost suddenly, doors begin to fly open and opportunities to reach the next level are coming at you faster than you ever could have imagined.  But, instead of reacting with enthusiasm and being…
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9 signs your perfectionism is out of control.

9 signs your perfectionism is out of control. (Huffington Post) Most people lean hard into their perfectionism—they extol it as a virtue to the point that it becomes a vice. Doing so is troubling because separate studies from the University of British Columbia and the University of Tehran show that perfectionism is linked to depression, anxiety, and a slew…
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What is panic disorder?

What is panic disorder? (Everyday Health) Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which victim suffers from a sudden, unexpected fear that something bad will happen, even when there’s no danger.   Related Posts:Panic attack symptoms you should know.What no one tells you about having a panic attack.Could you have an eating disorder…
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Reassuring someone experiencing fear, anxiety.

The most reassuring thing you can say to someone experiencing fear and anxiety. (PsyBlog) Fear and anxiety are emotions that can trap you, but facing them can help, explains a clinical psychologist.   Related Posts:5 ways fear of rejection holds you back.Safety behaviors in social anxiety.30 iconic quotes to overcome fear of failure.Fear of flying:…
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What no one tells you about having a panic attack.

Here’s what no one tells you about having a panic attack. (BuzzFeed) Panic attacks are often terrifying and debilitating, and although this list represents only one person’s experience, we hope it’s helpful in realizing that others know what you’re going through.   Related Posts:Panic attack symptoms you should know.Things no one tells women about relationships…
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5 ways to use Facebook as a highly sensitive person.

5 ways to use Facebook as a highly sensitive person. (Huffington Post) Social media can be a wonderful tool for connecting with our friends, family and colleagues. It can also yank us out of the present moment, bombard us with messages that aren’t helpful, and leave us feeling overwhelmed and unwell. How do we find…
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5 ways fear of rejection holds you back.

5 ways the fear of rejection holds you back. (Huffington Post) The fear of rejection often serves as the single greatest obstacle that stands between a capable individual and enormous success. Its powerful grip can prevent you from reaching your greatest potential. Here are five ways the fear of rejection can hold you back. Related…
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The 2 types of perfectionism.

The 2 types of perfectionism: One helps while the other sabotages you. (PsyBlog) A certain type of perfectionism can lead to depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Related Posts:Ways heavy social media use leads to depression.9 signs your perfectionism is out of control.What kind of therapist – and which type of therapy?Alcohol abuse, eating disorders share…
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17 harmful myths about anxiety.

17 harmful myths about anxiety that you need to stop believing. (BuzzFeed) It’s not a ~real~ illness, you say? Related Posts:16 damaging myths about depression.Psychotherapy: Myths versus reality.Therapy myths that are just totally WRONG.Debunking 12 myths about relationships.6 eating disorder myths debunked.Debunking 5 myths about premarital conflict.
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5 ways to overcome dating anxiety.

5 ways to overcome dating anxiety. (Huffington Post) Dating is typically a situation where people feel scrutinized, have to meet new people, and may fear they’ll do something embarrassing. In this way, dating only adds fuel to the anxiety fire. Rife with opportunities for awkward conversations and infinite unknown factors Related Posts:7 drawbacks of online…
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Social anxiety: How to cope during holidays.

Social anxiety disorder: How to cope during the holiday season. (Medical News Today) ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and for most people, this means attending an array of gatherings with family, friends and work colleagues. But while many of us look forward to such festivities, it is a different story for people with social…
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Tired and edgy? Sleep deprivation boosts anxiety.

Tired and edgy? Sleep deprivation boosts anticipatory anxiety. (Science Daily)   The results suggest that people suffering from such maladies as generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder, may benefit substantially from sleep therapy. Related Posts:Pre-sleep drinking disrupts sleep.A long night of sleep may be bad for you.Poor sleep takes huge toll on…
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Safety behaviors in social anxiety.

Safety behaviors in social anxiety. (Psychology Today) Related Posts:Back-to-school social anxiety in the social media age.A guy with social anxiety is invited to a party.Social anxiety: How to cope during holidays.Ways heavy social media use leads to depression.Social anxiety? Cognitive therapy most effective.The link between racism and PTSD.
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