Tag: anxiety

  • Understanding Anxiety and Clark’s Panic Model

    Understanding Anxiety and Clark’s Panic Model

    What is Anxiety? Anxiety is a natural human emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased blood pressure. While anxiety can be a normal response to stress, it can become overwhelming and interfere with daily activities for some individuals. How Common is Anxiety, and What are its Consequences? Anxiety disorders…

  • Understanding Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Wells’ Metacognitive Model

    Understanding Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Wells’ Metacognitive Model

    What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)? Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized by persistent and excessive worry about various aspects of daily life, such as health, work, and relationships. Unlike the occasional anxiety that everyone experiences, GAD is long-lasting and often disproportionate to the actual source of worry. How Common is GAD, and What are…

  • Unseen Scars: Understanding PTSD and Maladaptive Thinking

    Unseen Scars: Understanding PTSD and Maladaptive Thinking

    Sitting here, reflecting on my journey over the past year, I find myself engulfed in a whirlwind of thoughts and emotions. My name is Lia, and ever since that day, the day my world turned upside down, everything has changed. It’s like living in a constant state of alertness, always looking over my shoulder, expecting…

  • Building Cognitive Resilience in Individuals with OCD: Addressing Maladaptive Beliefs

    Building Cognitive Resilience in Individuals with OCD: Addressing Maladaptive Beliefs

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a debilitating condition that is characterized by intrusive, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions). While various treatments exist, one effective approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which focuses on the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Cognitive resilience is the ability to adapt positively and recover from…

  • Preparing for Financially Tough Times: A Cognitive Guide for Individuals with OCD

    Preparing for Financially Tough Times: A Cognitive Guide for Individuals with OCD

    Financial challenges can be daunting for anyone, but for individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the cognitive distortions that often accompany the disorder can amplify the stress. It’s essential to recognize and address these cognitive distortions to navigate financial difficulties more effectively. This article will focus on understanding these distortions and offering strategies to balance supportive…

  • 9 Tips: ROCD and General Anxiety Disorder

    9 Tips: ROCD and General Anxiety Disorder

    For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a worrier. But it wasn’t until my late twenties that I realized my worries weren’t just typical concerns; they were manifestations of General Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Every uncertainty, every unknown, felt like a looming threat. I believed that if I didn’t worry about something, it meant…

  • The OCD Paradox (and how to solve it)

    The OCD Paradox (and how to solve it)

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    I’m Eva, a wedding photographer who’s had the privilege of capturing countless beautiful moments. That joy was tainted when I was diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. My version of OCD manifested in a unique way, and it turned my professional world upside down. My obsessions took shape as incessant, intrusive thoughts about ruining the happiest day…

  • OCD and Travel: 3 tips

    OCD and Travel: 3 tips

    “My partner and I had been planning our trip to Europe for months. We were both excited about the adventure, and I was hopeful that my OCD wouldn’t interfere too much with our plans. I had been managing my symptoms well with therapy and medication, but the unpredictability of travel was a concern for both…

  • 10 famous people who are coping with OCD

    10 famous people who are coping with OCD

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages and walks of life, and occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Many famous people have publicly shared their experiences with OCD, which has helped to raise awareness and reduce stigma associated with the disorder.…

  • Why some people might only discover they have OCD later in life: 6 reasons

    Why some people might only discover they have OCD later in life: 6 reasons

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. However, not everyone with OCD is diagnosed early in life. In some cases, individuals may not realize they have the disorder until well into adulthood. The reasons for this late discovery can be complex, involving factors such as lack of awareness,…

  • 4 signs that you may be unintentionally enabling your partner’s OCD

    4 signs that you may be unintentionally enabling your partner’s OCD

    I had always relied on my spouse’s support to manage my OCD, but lately, I had started to feel like her efforts were doing more harm than good. It wasn’t until one evening when we were getting ready for bed that my spouse suggested that she would stop helping me that I realized how much…

  • Anxiety Management: Quick Relief or Long Term Change?

    Anxiety Management: Quick Relief or Long Term Change?

    From the perspective of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), seeking quick relief from anxiety may provide temporary relief, but it is not the most effective long-term solution. CBT focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to anxiety, and building coping skills to manage anxiety in the long-term. CBT approaches anxiety through…