anxiety

The Benefits of Sensory Deprivation Tanks

Sensory deprivation tanks, also known as isolation tanks or flotation tanks, go in and out of style periodically. Although they were originally invented to study the brain, these days people use them as a form of relaxation. Many companies specialize…

Neurotic and Psychotic Defense Mechanisms

Defense mechanisms are automatic psychological processes. They protect you from anxiety and the perception of internal/external dangers or stressors. Defense mechanisms are the intermediary between the individual response to emotional conflict and internal and external stressors. While neurosis and psychosis…

Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a psychological disorder that involves obsessions (thoughts, images, or impulses) and compulsions. Compulsions are the mental or physical actions that OCD patients carry out in order to neutralize the anxiety that their obsessions provoke and prevent…

The Fear of Taking the First Step

The fear of taking the first step is the main thing that sabotages your dreams, both big and small. It’s precisely in that first step where most people get stuck because fear takes a hold of you. However, if you…

Why Masking Your Anxiety Is Bad for You

You’ll go through many things in life that can be stressful. However, dealing with them is helpful and healthy. Although masking your anxiety can seem the best thing to do at first, it can prove harmful in the long run. When…

How Unconscious Guilt Manifests Itself

Guilt is a complex feeling, influenced by many factors. You experience it as remorse, self-blame, and a feeling of personal indignity. However, it’s not always a conscious feeling. Some experiences lead to unconscious guilt, which is a self-accusation that causes discomfort…

Learn about Panic Disorder in Children

Basically, panic disorder is an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is a human emotion. It’s when your nervous system reacts to a situation or stimulus that you consider “threatening”. In other words, it actually has an adaptive purpose because it exists to help…

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…