Anxiety and Anxiety DisordersCategory
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.
Because of the efficacy in terms of both cost and outcome of exposure-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in treating anxiety disorde..
In earlier posts we’ve looked at how stigma can prevent people from getting the treatment they need for the mental health disorder they al..
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?
People with an anxiety disorder, for example, may turn to alcohol in order to feel better, thus establishing a coping strategy for their mental illness based on avoiding their anxiety disorder (Gorka et al., 2014). Research concerning the internalizing pathway to developing an AUD has been conflicting: some studies have suggested that having an anxiety disorder puts an individual at a higher risk for AUD onset, while others have found that having an anxiety disorder reduces an individual’s risk (Gorka et al., 2014). Because of these disagreeable findings we can conclude that there are other factors at work that have an influence over the relationship between anxiety disorders and the onset of an alcohol use disorder.