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Tips to Reduce Anxiety

Bourne (2005) describes anxiety this way: "Anxiety affects your whole being. It is a physiological, behavioral, and psychological reaction all at once. On a physiological level, anxiety may include bodily reactions such as rapid heartbeat, muscle tension, queasiness, dry mouth, or sweating. On a behavioral level, it can sabotage your ability to act, express yourself, or deal with everyday situations. Psychologically, anxiety is a subjective state of apprehension and uneasiness. In its most extreme form, it can cause you to feel detached from yourself and even fearful of dying or going crazy." Article - Tips to reduce anxiety
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Good Grief! Is Grief a Mental Disorder?

The American Psychiatric Association published its latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (the DSM‐5) in 2013 which outlines commonly used criteria to diagnose mental disorders. One of the concerns is that grief will be misdiagnosed as a mental disorder. Article - Grief
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Changing Relationship Patterns

Often, when people seek therapy, they want help with anxiety, depression, stress, and/or anger. However, these feelings have typically originated in interpersonal situations and/or are maintained in relationships. Old and familiar approaches to try to solve the problem (e.g., to protect oneself from rejection or abandonment) now seem to result in making things worse. The solution has become the problem. How does this come about? What can be done to fix this? Article - Changing Relationship Patterns

Burnout, Antidotes and Self-Care

What is Burnout? “A chronic state of being out of sync with your job.” Emotional exhaustion: feeling overwhelmed, stressed & exhausted Cynicism: everything is a burden or chore, doing the minimum Inefficacy: lost confidence, feeling ineffective, lower self-esteem Article - Burnout  
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