Posts filtered by tags: Anxiety[x]


Counterintuitive Ways to Combat Anxiety

Through the years I’ve learned to douse the ongoing wildfire of fear with productive tools such as exercise, meditation, replacing negative, irrational thoughts with positive, rational statements, and tapping into my creativity (studies show that anxious people are often more creative — as it takes a lot of imagination to come up with those what-if scenarios — so it helps to channel that artistry into a positive outlet). Yet there are other ways I combat my anxiety that don’t sound as constru...
Tags: Psychology, Dwayne Johnson, Personal, Anxiety, Anxiety And Panic, Anxious Thoughts

Rilakkuma is Therapy for the Modern Soul

I want to make an announcement you might want to hear - watch Rilakkuma and Kaoru. I had an interest in watching this series beforehand as I have friends who love Rilakkuma merchandise. But after... More after the jump!
Tags: Religion, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Anime, Kaoru, Rilakkuma, Rilakkuma And Kaoru, Psychology Of Modern Life

I’m Concerned My Boyfriend Has Developed Intimate Feelings for a Female Co-Worker

I have been dating a guy for the past 6 months. We met online and both live very busy lives where our careers are very important to us. He currently travels for work to another state Monday-Thursday every week. I am his first serious girlfriend and the only girlfriend he’s introduced to his parents (that don’t even live in the same state as we do). Throughout our 6-month relationship he has taken many steps to show how committed he is to me. For example, when I had received an interview for scho...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, General, Colorado, Cheating, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Personality, Insecurity, Infidelity, Dating, Secrets

One-in-Five Suffer From This Mental Disorder (M)

There is a new epidemic of this mental disorder. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Anxiety, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only

What Do I Do about Intrusive Sister-in-Law?

From the U.S.: Met my sister-in-law in 2004 she is heavy set and had an ordinary style. I have pin up style and platinum blonde hair, several tattoos. Soon after she went from dark brown hair to blonde. Started wearing flower clips in her hair, buying same brand pin up purses as me. Then she bought the same car as mine (black) hers white and had my bro buy same truck as my husband (black) his white. She got two monarch butterflies tattooed on her back shoulders like me, lily tatted on right foot...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Paranoia, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Christianity, Jealousy, Borderline Personality, In-laws, Copycat, Don

Do CBD Products Really Relax You?

Besides oils and tinctures, you can now consume CBD in the form of infused gummies, gourmet desserts, and even the seltzer offered at a certain boutique gynecology office. The marketing is definitely ahead of the science, so here’s what to know about the grains of truth behind the claims.Read more...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Anxiety, Cannabis, Lifehacks, Evidence, Pain, Products, Cbd

I Keep Pretending I’m a Fictional Character in a Different World in My Head

Hi, I’m about to be 15 years old and since I think maybe when I was 12 years old I’ve been pretending that I’m a fictional character. I sometimes when I’m sitting in class i pretend to have random conversations to characters I made up in my head I don’t talk out load I just talk in my head, I try to snap out of it sometimes because I miss writing notes down off the board it really interrupts my school work. I didn’t grow up with a lot of friends I usually spent time watching Movies or reading bo...
Tags: Psychology, General, Bullying, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Canada, Harry Potter, Imagination, Creative Outlet, Daydreaming, Fantasy Life

I Want to Move Back to My Ex But My Family Won’t Let Me

So I want to get back with my daughter’s father. We broke up originally because I cheated which was my mistake. Please, no bashing I suffered enough already. Point what I am getting to is I moved 1000kms away from him because of the fights and accusations and threats that was happening. So I moved to my parents it has been One and a Half months since the fights we both want to get back together and his family wants me home too, as I was living with him for almost a year. Now that we have sorted ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Cheating, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Self-esteem, Personality, Parenting & Children, Infidelity, South Africa, Breakups, Coping Skills

Slowly Losing My Mind

It’s actually 5 am and I can’t sleep because I feel like I am losing it. I am so disconnected, and I have strange thoughts that I don’t want to have and are making me doubt my sanity. I had a big panic attack a month ago where I lost it completely. The morning after, I was feeling off, self-doubtful and scared. Since then, I had a lot of them and I have unwanted thoughts, but what bothers me the most is the fact that I am feeling really disconnected, like reality is slipping away from me. I wake...
Tags: Psychology, General, College, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Personality, Panic Attacks, Coping Skills, Life Transition, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID

Issues in Dysfunctional Family

My parents have been divorced for 19 years. I grew up with my mother and grandma in her house. During my childhood, my grandma would tell me horrible things about my father such as that he abandoned me, that he doesn’t care about me, etc. which resulted in me not having any kind of relationship with my father up until my late teen years when we started rebuilding it. He and my mother don’t talk and she is convinced that my father wants to turn me against her and this is the reason for many terri...
Tags: Psychology, General, Independence, Divorce, Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Personality, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Dysfunctional Family, Toxic Family

5 Life-Changing Pieces of Advice to Help you get Through Anxiety

You're reading 5 Life-Changing Pieces of Advice to Help you get Through Anxiety, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. What does anxiety look like? Imagine. You’re hiking through a rough patch of mountainous woods, as dark and deep as the blackest sky. You’ve been here before many a time. This forest area falls in your way. You have to cross it in order to get to the other side, w...
Tags: Travel, Psychology, Featured, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Positive Psychology, Benefits Of Travel

Fear of Doing My Homework and Checking My Grades!!!!

I have no idea why I have this fear or anxiety. I am taking online classes full-time right now and have been for the last 3 year. I will always start the school quarter off well and be on track with Homework and grades but then if I don’t get online for just one single day (which is completely fine to do. We aren’t required to go online everyday) it becomes extremely hard for me to get back online to do homework and to check my grades. It is very similar to another fear I have which is when I fe...
Tags: Psychology, School, General, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Personality, Illegal drugs/alcohol abuse, OCD, Avoidance, Perfectionism, CBT, Heroin Addiction

7 Simple Ways to Ease Anxiety

Anxiety serves a life-saving role when we are in real danger. Adrenaline pumps through our system, and suddenly we can run like Usain Bolt and lift a 200-pound man without much effort. However, most of the time, anxiety is like a fire alarm with a dead battery that beeps annoyingly every five minutes when there is absolutely nothing to worry about. We experience the heart palpitations, restlessness, panic, and nausea as if a saber-toothed tiger were 20 yards away. Thankfully there are a few simp...
Tags: Psychology, California, Research, Self-help, Anxiety, New York Times, Relaxation, Philadelphia, Mental Health And Wellness, Anxiety And Panic, Anxious Thoughts, Coping Skills, Loma Linda University, Benedict Carey, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, University of California at David Medical Center

Spouse’s Disturbing Behavior

Been married about 10mth. We’ve known each other 10 years, mostly not together as he is from overseas. He moved to the US and we got married recently. Seemed a bit homesick and perhaps depressed after a few months, but that’s it. Recently he started not coming home. It started small. He was late from work or school, didn’t text or respond to texts or calls. Then he just wouldn’t come home until next day and wouldn’t say or would just say be home late and ignore any follow-up question. After the ...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, US, Divorce, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Personality, Abuse, Self Care

Get Unstuck from Negative, Fearful Thoughts with 6 Simple Steps

It’s easy to get stuck in the grip of negative thoughts. Whether you find yourself thinking about an irritating coworker, a thoughtless partner, or the pizza binge you went on last night, negative thoughts are a normal part of life. Yet if you get stuck in negative thought loops — patterns that are often highly unconscious — their destructive nature can take control of your life. Once you become accustomed to thinking negatively, your brain becomes hard-wired to take a negative path. Before you...
Tags: Psychology, Stress, Self-help, Anxiety, Fear, Negative Thinking, Feedback Loop, Stuck Thoughts

2 Major Personality Traits Linked To Anxiety

Social anxiety is more than being shy -- the fear can be so great that the social situation can only be born with considerable distress. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Acti...
Tags: Psychology, Anxiety, Personality, Jeremy Dean

There’s Something Wrong with my Brain

From a teen girl in the U.S.: I haven’t been able to interact with people normally at any point in my life. When I was in elementary school I was extremely aggressive and prone to tantrums far past the age where that behavior is normal. This behavior continued into jr high and high school. My tantrums went from scratching my arms up and screaming to punching myself, banging my head on walls, hitting myself in the face, biting my arms and making non human sounds. I’ve never had control of these o...
Tags: Psychology, General, Anxiety, Therapy, Personality, Affection, Misdiagnosis

I Think I’m a Compulsive Liar and I May Be Depressed

I’m 23 years old and I live with my parents. I keep lying to them about college. I want to major in dietetics but I keep having problems with chemistry and I need it to actually claim dietetics as my major and I’m taking the needed nutrition courses for it in the meantime. The problem though is that I need an internship for dietetics to gain experience and I can’t qualify for one until chemistry is passed. I keep lying to my parents about my graduation date. It happens without me even thinking a...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, College, Depression, Anxiety, Lying, Self-esteem, Personality, Marie, Marie Hartwell Walker, Compulsive Liar

Psychology Around the Net: March 30, 2019

Do you struggle breaking the ice during social or networking situations? Are you interested in spring cleaning your energy this weekend? Have you had some negative mental health experiences with fitness apps? We’ve got the latest on each of these and more in this week’s Psychology Around the Net! Psychologists Agree: ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ Is the Only Icebreaker You’ll Ever Need: Talking to new people at a social function or networking event can be tough, especially for people with social a...
Tags: Psychology, Energy, Technology, Study, Research, Teenagers, Anxiety, Air Pollution, Pope Francis, Catholic Church, Social Anxiety, Exercise, Icebreaker, Anxiety And Panic, Children And Teens, Psychology Around The Net

Appy day: could we fix our mental health on our phone? | Ammar Kalia

The digital world is often blamed for being one of the causes of a global mental health crisis. But it could offer solutions tooThe world’s mounting mental health crisis isn’t just about the vast numbers of people falling ill. It’s about the tiny number of people available to treat them.Wherever you live, it’s highly probable that there simply are not nearly enough psychiatrists and psychotherapists. The overwhelming majority of countries have fewer than 200 psychiatrists for every million peopl...
Tags: Health, Apps, Technology, Society, UK News, World news, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Appy, Wellbeing At Work, Ammar Kalia


My husband had major anger issues. We have been together for 8 years and have 3 kids together. I never feel like I can say what I want because I’m scared he’s going to react. I do everything in the home. All he has is to do is work. He snaps at the kids almost daily when he wakes up. He works graveyard. He never asks them how their days are or makes them feel like they are doing anything right. Our problem is that I defend them constantly and he doesn’t like that I take their side. Tonight, he s...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Marriage, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Self-esteem, Abuse, Illegal drugs/alcohol abuse, Domestic Violence, Violence, Alcoholism, Alcohol Abuse, Domestic Abuse

How Can I Choose Between My Parents and My Boyfriend?

I’m 23 years old, I’m finishing my studies, and I’ve been in a relationship for 2 years. My parents never wanted to know him cause he isn’t the looking good type, that they imagined to me (cause he is bald, without status and money). However he’s a nice independent man (he got his own house and car) with 28 years old, I love him, he is very honest and kind to me. He always treated me well and despite my parent’s attempts to separate us. Lately, my boyfriend and I started to see things worn out b...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Relationships, Independence, Relationship, Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Personality, Dating, Portugal, Parental Approval, Parental Disapproval

Why Can’t I Sleep?

From a young woman in India: I am struggling to sleep every night. I don’t get a complete sleep my pattern is broken every 45 minutes, at times I feel completely sleepless. I was on antidepressants 4 years back and I feel they are side effects of them.. I feel sleepy but my brain ponders all the time and I end up waking up. I do meditate for good 15 min but Nothing works the best. Pls help me to solve my problem . My relationship with my husband is smooth. It’s doubtful that the sleep problems a...
Tags: Psychology, General, Sleep, India, Anxiety, Intrusive Thoughts, Sleep Disorder

Sexual Abuse?

When I was around 8 years old, my older sister would have me play “truth or dare” with her. She is 4 years older than me, and most of the time we had to share a bed. She would make me preform sexual acts on her and get upset or angry if I told her I didn’t want to. She rarely ever reciprocated, and if I brought it up or mentioned it later, she would act like it never happened. This eventually stopped around a year or two later, but she would still make me sleep in the same bed with her for years...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Sex, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Abuse, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Sibling Abuse, Boundary Violation

Constant Loud ‘Fight’ or ‘Conversation’ with Myself Even in Public

O.K. Here is my problem: I am 34 years old. A male. My mind is at constant unrest. I have had a blessed life with all professional success, great family and good friends. My family is very loving and peaceful. From about 10 years, I keep constantly remembering people (the ones whom I would have met a couple of days ago, or from a surprisingly distant past – triggered based on a situation) and frame situations in my mind and have ‘loud’ conversations with them. Please note that I know this is not...
Tags: Psychology, General, Australia, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Self-esteem, Personality, Memory & Pereception

Disturbing Thoughts Are Making it Hard to Function

From a young woman in  Malta: Since May of last year I have been experiencing intrusive thoughts about suicide and self harm almost everyday. These thoughts cause me a great deal of distress and make me wonder whether I could be a risk to myself, especially since I work in a setting where I have access to a large variety of medicines. It seems that even if I’m not having the thoughts at a moment in time I will be worrying about them. I find myself searching the internet incessantly for some answ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Suicide, Anxiety, Therapy, Intrusive Thoughts, OCD, Malta, Disturbing Thoughts

I Feel I’m Not Normal

I don’t really know how to deal with myself, in general, I feel likeI could be going crazy. What does it mean when I feel like i’m going crazy or that there is something is wrong with me, I take several type of disorder test and they all confirm there is something wrong with me but I don’t know how to handle it. For example, I can’t handle the thoughts I think some can be violent and some really nice, sometimes I feel like I can’t believe these thoughts our from my mind I just feel like a differ...
Tags: Psychology, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Abuse, Intrusive Thoughts, Canada, Psychosis, Violence, Mood Swings, Hitler, Inappropriate Behavior, Aggressive Ideation

I Think I Need a Therapist’s Opinion

I’ve noticed recently that my mood and mindset can change so quickly. I know I struggle with depression already, but this is seems differently. Almost like bipolar, but short episodes. I can be having a great time with friends, but suddenly just breakdown and start crying. Or I could be absolutely fine and just something can trigger my brain and I’ll be weeping and clawing at my skin, in bouts or depression and anger. It’s really quite confusing for me. I’m not sure if this is just regular depre...
Tags: Psychology, General, Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Mood Swings

OCD and Autism

I have written before about atypical presentations of obsessive-compulsive disorder in children , where I discuss how the symptoms of OCD are sometimes confused with autism, schizophrenia, and even Bipolar Disorder. I’ve also written about how diagnosing these various conditions can be difficult, as symptoms of each one often overlap. Sometimes it is easy to forget that we are talking about a whole person’s state of being, not just a specific diagnosis. No doubt people have manifested sy...
Tags: Psychology, Research, ERP, Anxiety, Autism, Autism Spectrum, Denmark, OCD, Obsessions, Children And Teens, Dan, CBT, Compulsions, Baltimore Maryland, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Roma Vasa

My Boyfriend Left Me Alone at a Party

Me and my boyfriend went to a party together of someone he knows. I didn’t know anyone there but I still went because he wanted me to come. Anyway, when we got there I went to sit down and he left me and started to socialize. Now I don’t socialize as he does and it’s difficult for me to make friends and meet new people and he knows that but still left me alone. It’s not that I wanted him to sit with me the whole night but at least including me in something could have helped me to better socializ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Relationships, Disappointment, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Personality, Dating, Social Anxiety

show more filters
February - 2019
March - 2019
April - 2019