World Mental Health Day: ADHD is more than a childhood disorder

World Mental Health Day: ADHD is more than a childhood disorder

Often habits and behavior patterns acquired in childhood are a precursor to behavioral problems in adults. While some habits go away with time, certain behaviors tend to stay. This could also prove to be true for some physical and mental disorders, one of them being attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Read more

National Psychotherapy Day: Psychotherapy as a pertinent treatment for anxiety

National Psychotherapy Day: Psychotherapy as a pertinent treatment for anxiety

With anxiety becoming one of the most common mental disorders among the American population, experts, and medical professionals are developing new age methods to treat the mental disorder. Anxiety is usually treated with medications, such as anti-anxiety drugs or therapies or a combination of the both. Read more

It’s not just shyness: social anxiety disorder

It’s not just shyness: social anxiety disorder

“Shyness is nice, and shyness can stop you / from doing all the things in life that you’d like to,” sang The Smiths. Most people have experienced situations in their life that were awkward and uncomfortable. But there’s a difference between that momentary social discomfort before giving a big presentation or going on a date, and the mental and physical symptoms of social anxiety disorder.

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The most common forms of phobia affecting modern society

The most common forms of phobia affecting modern society

Fear and anxiety can have overwhelming influences on a human being’s thoughts, feelings and actions. Moreover, the disorders manifest in many forms. Although a decent percentage of those with anxiety disorder suffer from a more general type of the disorder, another substantial portion is stressed by a focused fear. Recent statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health state that approximately 8.7 percent of adults in the United States are afflicted by a specific phobia. Among this group, 21.9 percent are classified as severe cases (NIMH). This fearful population of American society cannot be ignored, especially as the amount and variation of phobias continue to rise. Read more

Tips for dealing with anxiety while flying

Tips for dealing with anxiety while flying

Under the umbrella of specific phobias, aerophobia, or the fear of flying, is a psychological manifestation that can have incapacitating results. The fear can include being on a helicopter or perhaps even using a hang glider. However, the most common form is associated with flying in airplanes. While the act of getting on a commercial jet and travelling to a destination for business or pleasure is a generally common activity in the modern age, for others, a vehicle that rockets a passenger at enormous speeds and heights may be construed as an unnatural mode of transportation. Read more