Feb 19

How to Deal with Health Anxiety

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Health anxiety disorder, commonly referred to as hypochondria, is a specific type of anxiety disorder whereby a person will spend excessive amounts of time worrying about their health. In addition to the stress caused, health anxiety can impact the quality of a person’s life by causing them to avoid certain activities or withdraw from social […]

Feb 12

Ruminations: Dealing with Unhelpful Thoughts

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The American Psychological Association defines ruminations as “obsessional thinking involving excessive, repetitive thoughts or themes that interfere with other forms of mental activity”.  It is most commonly associated with obsessive compulsive disorder or other forms of anxiety, with people dwelling on small or specific details in a negative light for extended periods of time. People […]

Jan 29

What is Agoraphobia?

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Agoraphobia is often viewed as the opposite of claustrophobia, but the reality is a little different to public perception. John Hopkins defines a phobia as an “uncontrollable, irrational, and lasting fear of a certain object, situation, or activity”. While claustrophobia is an irrational fear of confined spaces, agoraphobia is not the fear of open spaces, […]

Jan 22

The 333 Rule to Help with Anxiety

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Anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues in the world, with about 4% of the global population suffering from the condition at any one time. Although everyone can feel anxious at times, anxiety is considered a disorder when it is both frequent and overwhelming. If this is the case, then therapy may […]