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Social Anxiety and Addiction

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Addiction is a serious problem that can devastate an individual’s life. In some cases, addiction is a way of coping with underlying mental health issues, such as social anxiety. Social anxiety is a type of anxiety disorder that causes significant fear and avoidance of social situations.   People with social anxiety often use alcohol or drugs to cope with their …

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The difference between Aperger’s Syndrome and Social Anxiety Disorder

Asperger’s syndrome is part of the autism spectrum. While doctors no longer use the term “Asperger’s” and instead provide a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), some people still identify with this classification or its shortened version, “Aspie.” Social anxiety and being on the spectrum People with social anxiety fear being around other people because they worry about how others …

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How to Cope With Chronic Anxiety

You might find that your chronic anxiety inhibits your ability to enjoy life, pursue career goals, or maintain healthy relationships. While your doctor can prescribe medication to help you cope with anxiety attacks, you may find it more beneficial to try a few natural alternatives first. These methods can help you treat and prevent anxiety attacks without subjecting you to …

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3 Things you do that make your anxiety worse

Anxiety is on the rise. Covid certainly hasn’t helped, but the fact that life is uncertain leaves many of us trying to stay safe in an unpredictable world. There are, however, things that we do that help us and things that make anxiety worse. Knowing what increases anxiety is useful because anxiety is unwelcome. Unfortunately, you’ll never be able to …

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4 Things to Do If You Want to Get Out More

It can be a lot easier to isolate yourself and stay in more than you go out than you might realize. You might not start off intending to be a homebody, but slowly you realize that you spend much more time at home than you do elsewhere. Some people are fine with this, but others would much rather get out …

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You Still Need to Socialise: The Neurological Impact of Isolation

Social isolation has long been associated with adverse neurological effects. In this brave new world, we’ve found creative ways to adapt to increased remote working and reduced social interaction. Video call meetings and Zoom family quizzes have helped to meet our need for connection. There is no doubt about it, staying cooped up within four walls, with limited face-to-face contact, …

How much CBD should you take for curing anxiety?

Are you suffering from anxiety? Are the fears, increased heartbeats, uneasiness making your life miserable? Do you know that CBD can help you treat anxiety? A daily dose of CBD can make these unwanted issues go away. It can manage everyday stress and alleviate anxiety and depression. CBD is one of the most popular cannabis for treating anxiety and related …

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How to treat Avoidant Personality Disorder

Avoidant Personality Disorder creates avoidance of others, which in turn makes the problem worse. Avoidant behaviour fuels the problem whereas approach-behaviour, while scary, is the best way forward when dealing with social anxiety. The aim is to enable participants to centre themselves in a crisis through mindfulness techniques, and secondly to survive a crisis by identifying their triggers and impulse …

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Mental health app survey

Hey guys,   Please would you answer the 5 questions in my latest survey. I want to find out what you think of a mental health app that would enable you to speak to a therapist instantly via a mobile phone app. Would you use it?? If you click on this link, there are 5 questions and you’d really be …

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4 Tips for dealing with social anxiety

    4 Tips for dealing with social anxiety Social anxiety is a common issue that affects millions of people. It can be quite debilitating and limit opportunities. People with social anxiety experience excessive nervousness when in the company of others and worry that they might humiliate themselves in some way or do/say something embarrassing. This ‘self focus’ only makes …