Anxiety and Anxiety DisordersCategory
This is an interview with a student who recently discovered a new part of herself– her homosexuality. This article explores her struggle ..
Imagine an eight-year old child stressing about choosing the flavor of their ice-cream as much as they would about a test at school. They ..
It is a typical weekend, and you are loafing around your house looking for something to do. You feel a little lonely, so you turn on your ..
It feels like a recurring nightmare. You’re in class, and your teacher calls on you. You know the answer, but you struggle to push the wor..
As a teaching assistant in a preschool, I found this journal article particularly interesting and relevant to my own life.
Apparently House and his team are such skilled medical professionals that they succeed in convincing a person to spontaneously get rid of his mental health disorder without administering any real treatment for it.
But, as most science-related classes will teach us at one point or another, correlation does not equal causation, so an individual may have an anxiety disorder and never develop anorexia nervosa, or another individual will develop an anxiety disorder and soon after develop anorexia nervosa.
One way of providing treatment to a wider range of those who need it is through the Internet using Internet-delivered CBT, or ICBT (Vigerland et al. 2013). This special kind of cognitive behavioral therapy has done well with adults who have anxiety disorders, and there are also studies that have demonstrated that this method can make for good results with children as well (Vigerland et al. 2013).
More research needs to be done to analyze the association between these factors, but the relationship found in this study suggests that experiencing stigma can put an individual at a higher risk of developing a mental health disorder, especially more vulnerable populations like those with intellectual disabilities (Ali et al., 2015).
They don’t get treatment because they don’t want it, and often one reason why they don’t want it is because of the stigma surrounding mental illness. They see the way people with mental illnesses are portrayed on the evening news, they see news anchors warning their viewers that having a mental illness makes a person violent and undesirable. Even though this is not at all the truth about people with mental illnesses, who would want to be linked to such terrible ideas?