anxiety

Sunday Afternoon Anxiety

Sunday afternoon anxiety is an internal discomfort that often affects people on Sunday afternoons and evenings. Those who experiment it feel unease, sadness, nostalgia, and even an annoying sense of emptiness. But they can’t quite describe why. Sunday afternoon marks the…

Paradoxical Intention

Paradoxical techniques seek exactly what the name implies: dissonance, the absurd. The goal is to get the person to act in a way that they otherwise would try to avoid. Behavior that is usually at the core of the person’s…

The Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale

The Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale is one of the most commonly used psychological questionnaires to clarify the degree of anxiety a person suffers from. Therefore, it isn’t a diagnostic instrument but a useful and highly effective resource for assessing the…

Systematic Desensitization or Exposure?

Systematic desensitization and exposure are two tools psychologists use a lot. Usually, people consider them useful for putting someone in contact with the stimulus they feel fear or anxiety toward. This should reduce the fear or anxiety. Thus, they can…

Don’t Tell Me

Don’t tell me to calm down because that’s exactly what I can’t do. Don’t push me into the corner, where I can’t see the whole picture. Please don’t tell me to stop being sad because there’s very little that I…

Taijin Kyofusho, The Disorder of Fears

Taijin kyofusho disorder is a particular social phobia. It’s a social phobia that makes people scared of offending others somehow, either by saying something wrong, making the wrong gesture, or even by looking at them the way they do. As…