Social anxiety gets precipitated by an excessive fear of social situations, which frequently gets characterized as a person having exaggerated perceptions of the potential for catastrophic outcomes, e.g., humiliation, loss of self-worth, and negative judgments from others (Clark & Wells, … Read more about The link between social anxiety disorder and attachment theory
People with OCD very often get plagued by constant obsessive thoughts that can lead to compulsions such as obsessively worrying about their health, hygiene (which includes rigorous hand washing) and worries about contamination, to name just a few. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Those with … Read more about The flip side of Covid-19: The dramatic rise of OCD in a post-pandemic world
Within the psychology community - several attachment style theorists have, over the years, conducted a range of studies and hypotheses around attachment development and attachment theory. Theory of attachment The most influential is British born psychoanalyst, John Bowlby who developed his … Read more about What are the four stages of attachment theory
Stress. We all have it. Whether it’s a new job, a lost job, an illness, the death of a loved one, a move across the country, a divorce, or the global Covid-19 pandemic, no one is exempt from stressors in life. Stress can result from a myriad of factors and is defined “as the degree to which you … Read more about The link between Stress and Alcohol
Feeling lonely is common, especially amidst a global pandemic. No one is immune to feeling isolated from time to time, but what if it becomes a chronic feeling that you can’t shake? Psychology Today defines loneliness as a “function of the affective need for companionship and belonging.” Left … Read more about The Disease of Isolation: Cycles of Loneliness and Addiction
When the term "burnout" is heard, most people say it is caused by working long hours or taking on too many responsibilities. Certainly, extended hours and an excess of duties both play a role in burnout, but the causes and effects are a bit more complex. Burnout encompasses not only … Read more about What are the Symptoms of Burnout?
Back in December 2019, when most of us were looking forward to festive celebrations or planning their summer holidays, few people had heard of coronavirus or its scientific name, COVID-19. Today, most people rarely talk about anything else. Coronavirus has the power to strike fear into most … Read more about 12 Top Tips to Manage Anxiety
Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, most of the globe has been swept into their homes. While we are sitting in our homes, we watch the news, which, of course, triggers more fear and anxiety. Many of us are not working, and are home with our families, or alone, all the while trying to … Read more about Isolation, Depression, and Anxiety: How are They Linked?