anxiety

Depression in Older Adults

Depression is not a homogenous diagnosis. It changes according to the specific characteristics and context of each person. Things like age group, gender, and socioeconomic level affect how depression manifests itself. When children are depressed, for example, they tend to…

Magical Thinking: Concept and Traits

Roald Dahl said that “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” Interestingly enough, human beings have always tended to believe in magic. The subject of today’s article, magical thinking, stems from that human faith in the inexplicable.…

What is Solastalgia?

Being too detached from nature can cause distress. Philosopher Glenn Albrecht coined the term solastalgia to describe said distress. Historically, human beings’ relationship with the environment hasn’t been easy due to the diversity of opinions. Either one must become one…

Four Keys to Reducing Daily Worries

You can start worrying right from the moment you wake up. Nowadays, people lead fast-paced lives that might keep them from experiencing the peaceful moments that let them see their own life from another perspective. However, in order to reduce…

Eight Consequences of Being Impatient

A positive attitude makes it easier for you to enjoy your day-to-day life. It allows you to enjoy restful sleep and gives you the possibility of establishing higher-quality social relationships. On the other hand, stress and anxiety can make you…

The Fear of Being Alone

The fear of being alone is inherent to human beings. As social beings, we need to have other people around us to feel fulfilled. In fact, many of our abilities are linked to other people. The bonds you develop with…

How to Teach Children Stress Management Skills

Stress affects adults and, unfortunately, it also affects many children. Our pace of life has increased significantly in recent years. For this reason, it’s very important to teach children stress management skills. It’s important for adults to know how to manage their…

The Ancient Greek Cure for Depression and Anxiety

The Ancient Greek cure for depression and anxiety is based on an interesting holistic approach, a well-known lifestyle known as “bios pythagorikos”. This lifestyle is related to healthy habits, diet, exercise, and, particularly, mental development. Tending to the body and mind…

Lack of Sleep and Anxiety: A Bad Combination

Lack of sleep and anxiety share a significant link, according to recent studies. We’re not just referring to insomnia per se, but also to not sleeping well. If you’re experiencing this every day, your health is probably declining. Neuroscience advances…

The Health Effects of Bullying

Bullying negatively affects our health. This behavior that hurts, humiliates, and invalidates people doesn’t just lead to anxiety or stress. Anyone who’s been bullied can develop depression, chronic pain, digestive problems, or even insomnia. They can even suffer these effects…

Anxiety Symptoms You Should Know

Every person experiences anxiety differently. Anxiety is like a liquid that keeps its color but adapts to the shape of the recipient it’s in. In this metaphor, the color is the set of anxiety symptoms that manifest in most cases.…

Seven Songs that Reduce Anxiety

We dare to say that music has influenced the state of mind of every person in the world at least once. As of now, several studies have proven that there’s a relationship between music and emotions. Some songs make us…

The Anxious Brain and the Worry Cycle

The anxious brain usually experiences more worry than fear. It feels exhausted and with limited resources, due to the repetitive worries and an ongoing feeling of threat and pressure. Neuroscience tells us that this is the result of amygdala hyperactivity.…

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Teachers

Teachers who reprimand their students, who lack empathy, who punish them instead of saying “I’m here if you need help”, and who even aggressively confront their students lack emotional intelligence. These behaviors result from their inability to manage their own emotions.…

What is the Paradoxical Intention Technique?

The tools that psychologists work with are what we call psychological techniques. These techniques should only be used by specialists in the mental health field. One clear example of these techniques is paradoxical intention. More often than not, these techniques…

The Body Language of Anxiety

All human feelings and emotions show through our posture and expressions in one way or another. Things like joy and fear have a body language, but so do anxiety and depression. Plus, we’re all capable of reading that language, even…

What is Panophobia?

Some people say that there is no medicine for fear. If that were true, then the people who suffer from panophobia would have no hope. We’ve all experienced the feeling of fear that debilitates panophobics to some degree: the fear of…