How to Get Over a Fear of Confined Spaces (Claustrophobia)

How to Get Over a Fear of Confined Spaces (Claustrophobia)

  A fear of confined spaces or claustrophobia is defined as an irrational fear of confined spaces and rooms that don’t have a clear and easy escape route.    A phobia can be caused by a particular experience or situation where you are faced with your fear. Due to this initial reaction – the second time you face your fear, you may experience the same irrational feelings of terror – if this forms a pattern it is a phobia.  …

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How to Get Over a Fear of Heights (Acrophobia)

How to Get Over a Fear of Heights (Acrophobia)

    Acrophobia is when you have an extreme or irrational fear of heights.   A phobia can be caused by a particular experience or situation where you are faced with your fear. Due to this initial reaction – the second time you face your fear, you may experience the same irrational feelings of terror – if this forms a pattern it is a phobia.     The key to getting over or overcoming a phobia is to face it,…

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CBT4Panic Review – Is This ‘Cure’ for Anxiety and Panic Attacks a Scam?

CBT4Panic Review – Is This ‘Cure’ for Anxiety and Panic Attacks a Scam?

  Product: Treatment for Anxiety & Panic Disorders Price: From $49 Cheapest Place to Buy: cbt4panic.org Guarantee: 60 Day Full Money Back My Rating: 8.5 out of 10   So many programs exist today that claim to ‘cure’ anxiety and other related illnesses/disorders, so how do you know which ones you can trust? In this review we will look at whether CBT4Panic can really ‘cure your anxiety and panic attacks’ or if it is a scam.   CBT4Panic is a program that provides workbooks,…

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Bipolar Disorder and Self-Help

Bipolar Disorder and Self-Help

  Bipolar Disorder is a mental condition affecting your mood, where you experience both depression (feeling low) and mania (feeling high). These moods are both extremes, which can swing from one extreme to another – each mood may last for a hours/days/weeks or even months.    Mood States   Manic: lots of energy, feeling happy and euphoric, ambitious plans and ideas, confident/adventurous, increased sex drive, talking quickly or not feeling like eating or sleeping.   Hypomanic: many of the same symptoms as…

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Self-Help for Eating Disorders

Self-Help for Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are mental conditions which are defined by abnormal or disturbed eating habits. They are often less about food and more about control and other psychological reasons.      Eating disorders are often connected and associated with other mental health conditions such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, depression, stress etc. Eating disorders can also be a type of self-harm.   The most common eating disorders are: Bulimia Nervosa: This is when you binge eat due to feelings of worry, distress or…

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

If you have been involved in or have experienced a traumatic event, you may experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD may develop at any time, weeks/months/years after the traumatic event has occurred, or immediately after it. This is an anxiety disorder, I have listed some common effects PTSD may have on you, below.   Effects of PTSD   Sleeping: Difficulty sleeping or insomnia Reliving: Nightmares or vivid flashbacks Physical effects: nausea, feeling faint, sweating, trembling, a racing/rapid heartbeat or even pain….

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is when you have obsessive thoughts about something and have a compulsive (irresistible) need or urge to do this thing repeatedly. OCD can be mild or severe, this condition may rule your life or you may only have these thoughts for minutes or hours during the day.   There is no clear cause for OCD, but it can run in families. The obsession can cause you to have intense feelings of anxiety, the compulsion then brings…

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Self-Harm and Self-Help

Self-Harm and Self-Help

Self-harm is when you harm yourself on purpose. Some reasons why you may self-harm are to cope with difficult emotions and thoughts such as anxiety, depression or high levels of stress – but everyone self-harms for different reasons. People may turn to self-harm when they feel like they cannot cope. Self- harm is always a sign that something is wrong.   Not everyone who self-harms is suicidal, for some people their intention is to relieve tension, punish themselves, as a cry…

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