‘Game of Thrones’ star Lena Headey’s brush with anxiety and depression

‘Game of Thrones’ star Lena Headey’s brush with anxiety and depression

Lena Headey, who stars as the indomitable Cersei Lannister in “Game of Thrones,” disclosed her struggle with anxiety and depression in a frank discussion on Twitter in April 2017. Asked by a fan if she ever felt insecure, Heady surprised everyone by responding to the question and subsequently opening up regarding her mental health struggles. Although she mentioned that she was not insecure, Headey admitted that she was inclined to “overthink” and suffered from “huge” anxiety. She also added that she was “familiar with depression.” Read more

Suffering from telephonophobia? Try these simple tips

Suffering from telephonophobia? Try these simple tips

Telephones have become an integral part of our lives today, enabling us to communicate with others from anywhere in the world. But there are many people who dislike talking on the phone due to “phone anxiety.” For such people, talking over the phone could be an ordeal. Whether it is a task as simple as informing one’s boss about whereabouts or expressing one’s love, they break out into cold sweats and are extremely nervous. Most of them shiver at the idea of conversing with someone over the phone. Read more

Social communication disorder: A risk factor for social anxiety disorder in children

Social communication disorder: A risk factor for social anxiety disorder in children

Social communication disorder (SCD) is a relatively new medical condition added to the fifth edition of the Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) that encompasses a range of problems witnessed in children associated with difficulties in social interactions and communication, social cognition (the way people collect and interpret information), pragmatics (the way words can have multiple connotation), etc. It also includes impairment in the receptive and expressive language processing. Read more

Postnatal OCD: Common problem in new mothers

Postnatal OCD: Common problem in new mothers

It is natural for new mothers to be extremely careful about handling their babies soon after their birth. Many new moms are overprotective about their babies, especially during the first few days of the birth, and are often involved in unwanted negative thoughts about their newly born babies. This overwhelming feeling about the baby’s well-being ends up in postpartum depression or psychosis that negatively affects the mother-infant bond, as well as the child’s development. Read more