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Mental health

Evidence-based treatment of anxiety

In this post I'll take a look at some of the available guidelines for evidence-based treatment of anxiety disorders.  While psychotherapies are extremely important in the management of anxiety disorders, this post will focus only on anti-anxiety medications.  The treatment guidelines I refer to come from the British Association for Psychopharmacology and the World Federation… Continue reading Evidence-based treatment of anxiety

Book cover: My Age of Anxiety by Scott Stossel
Book reviews

Book Review: My Age of Anxiety

My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind is written by Scott Stossel, who lives with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) as well as several phobias.  The book looks at his own experience but also contains extensive research on theoretical perspectives on anxiety and how these have evolved over time, the… Continue reading Book Review: My Age of Anxiety

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Mental health, Stigma, Video reviews

Stigma and Pathologizing Normal Human Experience

Padrinan on Pixabay Mental illness stigma comes from many places and in many forms.  Stigma often invalidates the experience of those of us with mental illness, and one of the ways this can happen is by pathologizing normal experience.  By this I mean inflating the significance of "normal" emotions and minimizing the significance of mental… Continue reading Stigma and Pathologizing Normal Human Experience