Inside The Thinking Maze of Anxious Minds

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the United States, affecting 40 million adults or 18.1% of the population every year (NIMH). Even though this disorder is highly treatable, only 36.9% seek treatment. In many cases, the first episode happens in childhood - the median onset for anxiety disorders is age 11. Some examples of [...]

By |2021-03-02T16:20:12+11:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How To Recognise The Physical Symptoms Of Anxiety

Anxiety can affect your body in surprising ways and once you realise that the root cause of some physical complaints can be anxiety, it really hammers home how important it is to try and maintain good mental health. Before you can deal with anxiety, you need to recognise it. We spoke to Fatmata Kamara, a [...]

By |2021-03-02T16:20:56+11:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to Cope With OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder can be a disruptive condition to live with, but there are steps that you can take to cope with it. In this Spotlight, we take you through them. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) occurs when a person has recurring thoughts and behaviors that they cannot control. Individuals with OCD feel that they must repeat these thoughts [...]

By |2021-03-02T16:24:22+11:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Skills for People with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

A new study has revealed that obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) sufferers need to adopt adaptive coping skills. The new research led by Steffen Moritz of the University Hospital Hamburg in Germany showed that coping skills were proven to be more helpful than the maladaptive strategies often used such as repetitive, compulsive actions or creating emotional distance from a situation, in order to effectively manage [...]

Feeling Exhausted? 5 Signs of Mental Health Issues

Almost one out of every five adults suffers from mental illness in any given year. Mental illness resulted in a loss of nearly 200 billion dollars in earnings last year. For some, mental illness is a lifetime struggle. For others stress, grief, or other struggles can cause temporary mental health concerns. In any case, recognizing [...]

By |2018-03-21T09:51:10+11:00March 5th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Youthbeyondblue: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

In Australia, anxiety disorders are common. One in 25 teenagers (13-17 years old) experiences anxiety disorders in any given year. Anxiety is not the same as depression, although the two conditions share many causes and some symptoms often occur together. There are six main types of anxiety disorders, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. What is Obsessive [...]