A-Journey: “For me, anxiety is like a spider.”

For me, anxiety is like a spider. You know it’s there, in the pit of your stomach, just waiting patiently. For the most part, it’s still and quiet, so you let yourself forget it momentarily. But when you have to take public transport to a place you’ve never been before, or when you get overwhelmed […]

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Social Anxiety Disorder: An Overview

Preamble (It’s a Long One) I remember once being called upon by a friend of mine as “antisocial” merely because when the two of us sat on a bus towards campus, I preferred the company of my earbuds than that of his mouth. So quick are we to judge those who slightly deviated from the […]

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Phobia – Beyond Fear: An Overview

We all get scared. We all experienced fear. But not all that we fear and get scared of develops into what we call “Phobia”. What is Phobia? Phobias are defined as extreme or irrational fears, often persistent, that compel sufferers to avoid the object or situation to which their fear is connected (Fleming, 2017). The […]

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Panic Disorder: An Overview

Most of us experienced panic before, a surge of uncontrollable anxiety that prevents us from staying calm and rational. If you do not recall, don’t worry! Let’s imagine that you are running late for work and you could not find your car key or when you are having a test tomorrow but you forgot to […]

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): An Overview

One of the most indicative signs that demonstrate the limitations of human language is that in attempting to convey a state of mind, we have no choice but to resort to only a handful of words and labels, no matter how different qualitatively the emotions really are, which can be obviously seen when it comes to describing […]

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Causes of Anxiety Disorders

The term, ‘Anxiety disorder’ does not refer to a specific disorder, but rather to a group of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear. There are a few examples of anxiety disorders stated in the last article and each of them will be explained in a more detailed manner in our next few articles. […]

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A-Journey: I am more than my anxiety.

What is anxiety? If you’d asked me a few years ago you’d have been greeted with a half-hearted shrug and a smile, and a few vague words on one of my friends that might have anxiety – which she did. Ask me now and I can give you both the scientific and my personal recount […]

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