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What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)

What Is… Anxiety vs. Worry

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week’s terms are anxiety vs. worry. Anxiety and worry are both normal human experiences, but when severe they can be elements of mental illness. Notably, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) features both of them. People with high levels of neuroticism as …

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Mental Health @ Home book review: Own It by Caroline Foran

Book Review: Own It: Make Your Anxiety Work for You

In Own It: Make Your Anxiety Work For You, Caroline Foran aims to help you change your relationship with anxiety so that rather than trying to avoid it you can own it. The book isn’t preachy at all, and feels like a chat with a good friend.  The author takes a no-bullshit tone, and assures …

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Evidence-based treatment of mental illness

Evidence-Based Treatment Guidelines for Anxiety Disorders

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 …

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