Anxiety

Signs of a mood disorder - Camino Recovery

What are the telltale signs of a mood disorder?

Sometimes referred to as affective disorder, mood disorders are a series of psychiatric conditions that can cause severe disruption to a person’s daily functioning and overall quality of life. What are mood disorders? There are two types of mood disorders; depression and bipolar disorder. Symptoms of bipolar disorder and depression vary depending on the individual …

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Social anxiety disorder and attachment history

The link between social anxiety disorder and attachment theory

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, 1995). Social anxiety Typically, people who report having feelings of social anxiety have also reported …

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The dramatic rise of OCD in a post-pandemic world

The flip side of Covid-19: The dramatic rise of OCD in a post-pandemic world

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 obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are susceptible to uncontrolled thoughts and behaviors that can severely …

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What are the four stages of attachment theory

What are the four stages of attachment theory

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 evolutionary attachment theory during the 1950s and 1960s. Bowlby proposed that children’s attachment styles …

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Isolation and addiction

The Disease of Isolation: Cycles of Loneliness and Addiction

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 unaddressed, it can negatively affect a person’s …

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Executive stress: How to tell if you’re close to burning out

In 2018, 595,000 people in the U.K. alone suffered from workplace stress. Executive stress and burnout are ever-rising issues in today’s workplace but recognising the signs and symptoms can sometimes be tricky. After all, is burnout a feeling of exhaustion? Is it a feeling of apathy? Or perhaps it’s just the general dimming of your …

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