What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
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… Continue reading What Is… Anxiety vs. Worry

Book cover: Own it by Caroline Foran
MH@H Book Reviews

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… Continue reading Book Review: Own It: Make Your Anxiety Work for You

Evidence-based treatment of mental illness
Mental Illness Treatment

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
MH@H Book Reviews

Book Review: My Age of Anxiety

My Age of Anxiety 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 evolution of diagnostic categories, and the history behind various treatment… Continue reading Book Review: My Age of Anxiety