Anxiety Test

A lot of people tend to experience anxiety at some point in their lives. It is a very normal response of the body to stressful life events, such as changing jobs, moving homes, or having financial troubles. However, in some cases, these symptoms tend to grow larger than the events that triggered them, eventually interfering […]

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Statistics About Phobias

The National Institute of Mental Health reports that phobias are one of the most prevalent mental diseases in the United States (NIMH). Ten percent of the U.S. population suffers from specific phobias, 7.1 percent from social phobias, and 0.9 percent from agoraphobia.  You are not alone if you are afraid of heights, spiders, or public speaking. […]

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Phobia

It is common for a person to have one or two irrational fears. Some people are afraid of spiders, for example, while others feel scared to go for their annual dental checkup. Most such people have these fears well under control as they are minor and do not disrupt their lives. However, for some, these […]

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Life with Panic Disorder

More often than not, we can’t explain what’s going on with our minds. Emotions, thoughts and some happenstances are really intricate that we fail to understand what’s really going on. Panic attacks, for instance, stem from some type of fear. If it is recurrent, it might harm us greatly. However, there are ways to cope and manage panic attacks.

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Postpartum Anxiety

Having worries and anxious thoughts now and again is natural, especially during the initial few weeks following childbirth. For example, as a new parent, you may worry about something happening to your baby or fear that you will do something wrong in taking care of them. For most people, these feelings tend to reduce as […]

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Performance Anxiety

It is normal to experience anxiety now and then. Going through a high level of distress when you are giving a presentation, taking a test, regaling a crowd with a musical performance, or competing in sports is natural and happens to most. It is even natural to experience anxiety during physically intimate moments. But what […]

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Anxiety Disorders in The Netherlands

In The Netherlands, anxiety disorders are the most common psychological disorder. According to the most recent population survey approximately 1,1 million people in The Netherlands are affected by an anxiety disorder. The number of individuals who suffer from an anxiety disorder has increased in recent years. Anxiety disorder is a collective term for a group […]

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Anxiety Retreats UK

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What Is Mysophobia

Mysophobia is a phobia that is characterized by an irrational fear of germs, pollution, contamination, or dirt. It’s fair and sensible to be worried about food cross-contamination, contact with other people’s bodily secretions or fluids, and keeping excellent hygiene. Yet, if you have mysophobia, these common concerns become exaggerated and disruptive.

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How To Overcome Fear Of Intimacy

Intimacy is defined as the ability to truly communicate one’s actual self with another person, as well as the sensation of being near and connected. Some people distinguish between different sorts of intimacy, such as:

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