Emerging blogger, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Janine

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Janine of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Janine

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Mental health

What’s the Difference Between Introversion, Shyness, and Social Anxiety?

Introversion, shyness, and social anxiety can sometimes get mixed up, but they're quite different. In this post, we'll look at some of the similarities and differences. Introversion is a personality trait, and it appears in the Myers-Briggs personality typology.  The opposite is extroversion, and individuals may fall at different points along the continuum between the… Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Introversion, Shyness, and Social Anxiety?

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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

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Mental health, Stigma, Video reviews

Stigma and Pathologizing Normal Human Experience

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 illness to make… Continue reading Stigma and Pathologizing Normal Human Experience