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Depression ii a: coping with life’s ‘deeper ‘troughs’.

Hopefully, my most recent contributions in this form will have afforded you with at least a glimpse into the variability of human responses, mood-wise that is. Consequently it is clear that depression is always likely to be a highly complex … Continue reading

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Depression i c: a summary of contents on this topic so far.

I have introduced and commented on similarities and differences in behaviour in the manner in the manner in which I have for one very good reason. It is because, so far as human responses and behaviours are concerned (and that … Continue reading

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Depression i b: The normality of ‘rise and fall’; ‘ebb and flow’.

Let me invite you to imagine for every individual that ever lived, a kind of barometer face or dial, with a single hand pointing toward the upper vertical, i.e. twelve o’clock. On each and every dial or face, there is … Continue reading

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Anxiety: a final word; (carried over from my last blog).

The truth is that the symptoms, i.e. the behavioural part of an obsessional condition are very often exaggerations of otherwise normal or adapted traits of behaviour. Indeed, it is this fact alone that increases the likelihood that we will all … Continue reading

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Coping with Anxiety vii: Phobias and Phobic responses (cont”d).

(Following on from my most recent blog). At first we got nowhere: then, just when it seemed pointless to continue, I became aware – from the very apparent and spontaneous change in my patient’s pattern of breathing, taken together with … Continue reading

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Coping with Anxiety vi: Phobias and phobic responses (Cont’d)

Moving on from last week’s blog, I want to develop its subject matter a little further. Witness the account, which I am about to provide, concerning the wife of a patient once well known to me. When, together, they first … Continue reading

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Coping with Anxiety v: The meaning and Management of Panic Attacks (Cont’d)

I learned a great deal more than I already knew at that time about panic attacks when, in my younger days and as part of a postgraduate project, I participated in a study with colleague members of staff of a … Continue reading

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Coping with Anxiety iii: Anxiety state and Panick Attacks.

I want to take a moment or so at the very outset of this blog, to reinforce an earlier assurance given: namely that there truly is – certainly in the vast majority of instances – an effective and productive way … Continue reading

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Coping with Anxiety(ii): Blessings in Disguise?

Some; indeed, many fears are overcome by reasoned argument and explanation. Others lead to “learned avoidance” of whatever forms the focus for our anxiety. And those that we cannot explain away and are unavoidable (though not so severe as to … Continue reading

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Addendum to previous and following posts on “Coping with Anxiety”.

Over the course of my recent writings to you concerning the subject of human anxiety, i.e. what it is; and how to manage it; I have had occasion to make brief reference to the human body’s Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) … Continue reading

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