anxiety

Beyond Fear

Fearlessness is a place not absent of fear but beyond it.  When my two sons were just babies, I would sometimes awake at three in the morning overcome with fear. It was a sense of foreboding that tightly grabbed a hold of me, leaving me desperate, breathing in those short, panicky breaths unique to that hour…. Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. James Garbarino Discusses Various Causes of Aggression in Boys and Girls

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s exclusive interview with Dr. James Garbarino. Dr. James Garbarino discusses the correlation in violence between the sexes. I published a book, Lost Boys, in 1999.  The subtitle is,  “Why our Sons are Growing More Violent – What we can do about it.”  And almost immediately, people kept saying, “Well, what… Read more »

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How to Overcome the Fear of Failure

The fear of failure can become a very powerful force in each choice we make and each endeavor we undertake. While sometimes this fear can motivate us to succeed, other times it can defeat us, preventing us from pursuing our goals. Often it is at those times when we are faced with the greatest opportunities… Read more »

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Watch and read an exclusive interview with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. People will say to us after eight weeks in our mindfulness-based stress reduction clinic at the University of Massachussets Medical Center, that they felt like they got their life back in some way.  And these are people with cancer of various kinds, heart disease, chronic… Read more »

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Stress Counseling Can Slow Aging: Strengthening the Mind-Body Connection

In the stone age, tiny holes were drilled into human skulls in order to release evil spirits and cure an individual of a disease. These tiny holes, called trepanation, were a reflection of a belief in a relationship between the mind and the body, a belief that has been wrestled with throughout the history of… Read more »

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Social Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety in Children Many children suffering from anxiety have little understanding of what is going on internally.  They blame their catastrophic worries on themselves, believing that something must be wrong with them.  Their worries and thoughts consume their minds thus making it difficult to concentrate or to implement any sort of change.  For a child… Read more »

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It’s Not Necessarily ADHD

Understanding Inattention within the Anxious Child Timmy is an 8-year-old in the 3rd grade. He has always been known to be a shy, nervous kid who prefers to keep to himself and wait for others to approach him. He favors routine, and becomes anxious about change or when he is in a new, unfamiliar situation…. Read more »

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Depression and Anxiety in Student Populations: Interview with Dr. Daniel Zamir

Dr. Daniel Zamir, former Student Counselor at UCLA, addresses the issues of depression and anxiety in the student population.   ADDRESSING DEPRESSION IN THE STUDENT POPULATION The following transcript contains part of an exclusive interview with the Editor of PsychAlive and Dr. Daniel Zamir. Dr. Daniel Zamir: I think it’s really individual to the person… Read more »

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Fighting Post-Graduation Anxiety

            As the graduation season comes to an end, many new grads are facing the fear and anxiety of what to do next.  Transitions always come with doubts and concerns, but this one seems to be especially difficult.  All your life, you are told to do well in school, to… Read more »

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Social Anxiety vs. Shyness: The Difference Between Social Anxiety and Shyness

Social Phobia vs. Shyness Social phobia also known as Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is not simply extreme shyness. Many people experience some shyness and discomfort, especially in new situations or with unfamiliar people. However, it’s generally tolerable once you warm up and relax after a while. Unlike shyness, such conditions are intolerable for SAD sufferers… Read more »

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