Existential Psychotherapy: An Introduction [WORKSHOP]

[4 mins reading] Existential Psychotherapy started to take shape in the time when European psychiatrists expressed their different views towards Freud’s psychoanalytic that Freud relied too much on the principle of determinism in which they wished to approach the patient phenomenologically by entering patient’s experiential world and listen to that phenomena without presuppositions that distort […]

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Social Anxiety Disorder: Overview

“I have to present my report in front of all my colleagues tomorrow, I am so nervous!” “I am going to meet my new classmates soon, what if they don’t like me?” “I don’t want to eat in front of others. People might laugh at me.” Statements like these are often made or heard in […]

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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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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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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety isn’t mysterious: it has been a natural response to all the uncertainty in the world since our conception as a species. The only problem is that it is easily misunderstood, and commonly stigmatized. Telling the average individual ‘I suffer from anxiety’ pretty much translates to ‘my self-management skills is inferior’ or ‘I have extreme […]

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