Anxiety

New childhood anxiety treatment focuses on the parents

This article outlines the results of a recent study comparing two approaches for the treatment of childhood anxiety: conventional cognitive behavioural therapy and a new approach focusing on the relationship between child and parents. The first group of children attended therapy to recognise and control symptoms of anxiety and to overcome the causes with exposure [...]

The terror of climate change is transforming young people’s identity

Today, at least 50 rallies planned across Australia are expected to draw thousands of students who are walking out of school to protest climate change inaction. These Australian students join children from over 82 countries who are striking to highlight systemic failure to address climate change. But the strikes represent more than frustration and resistance. [...]

‘It’s real to them, so adults should listen’: what children want you to know to help them feel safe

In recent months, we have been confronted by events that make the world seem unsafe. Among these are the horrific stories of child sexual abuse, the rise in Aboriginal youth suicide and the tragedy of mass killings at the hands of an Australian terrorist in Christchurch. Many of us feel anger, despair, hopelessness and grief [...]

By |2019-03-25T10:51:07+10:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety, Trauma|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Help an anxious teen with this glitter jar technique

When a teenager is really upset, parents often feel the need to do something — gather information (“Who hurt you and what’s their phone number?”), launch into a profound lecture, or maybe try a problem-solving technique they heard about in a TED talk. A better first response: Grab a glitter jar. It’s an idea psychologist [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:13:38+10:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Reduce children’s test anxiety with these tips – and a re-think of what testing means

The term “test anxiety” typically conjures up images of a high school or university student obsessing over an upcoming exam. Certainly, older students have been the focus of more than a half a century of research examining test and assessment anxiety and its impact on grades. Researchers know that such test anxiety generally has a [...]

By |2019-03-04T17:35:45+10:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Today’s Song: Julia Michaels & Selena Gomez Open Up A Conversation About Mental Health With Anxiety

Most people are familiar with mental health as a topic nowaday: Mental illness has never been so widely spoken about, and as stigmas fade, more people are opening up about their struggles with mental illness. That said, it is still not a popular topic in music — at least not on Top 40 radio, and [...]

By |2019-02-25T17:15:54+10:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Illness|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Surprising ways to beat anxiety and become mentally strong – according to science

Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Perhaps you thought you had got over it, only for the symptoms to return with a vengeance? Whatever your circumstances, science can help you to beat anxiety for good. Anxiety can present as fear, restlessness, [...]

How to help teenage girls reframe anxiety and strengthen resilience

In the last decade, rates of anxiety-related disorders in teenagers have steadily risen, particularly in girls. Researchers and psychologists posit several hypotheses about why these rates are on the rise -- from digital hyperconnectivity to heightened external pressures to simply a greater awareness, and therefore diagnosis, of mental health concerns. Whatever the causes, Dr. Lisa [...]

By |2019-02-19T12:01:44+10:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Anxiety on Rise Among the Young in Social Media Age

The number of young people in the UK who say they do not believe that life is worth living has doubled in the last decade, amid a sense of overwhelming pressure from social media which is driving feelings of inadequacy, new research suggests. In 2009, only 9% of 16-25-year-olds disagreed with the statement that “life [...]

Too Stressed to Test: Anxious Students Using Doctor Notes as Exams Become too Much

High school students are now so stressed that they are visiting doctors in the hope of being able to escape the pressure of a group exam, major test, or even just everyday lessons. Experts say an epidemic of anxiety in our schools is emerging from a storm of factors including the never-ending exposure to social [...]