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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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The Value of Familiarity and routine.

At the conclusion of my most recent blog, I referred to a possible increase in patients reported by some GPs, presenting at surgery with depressed or low mood (which, do bear in mind, is only one of several other symptoms … Continue reading

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The Impact of Recall on Daily Living

Looking back now as I do over a span of eighty years, I cannot but conclude that from my earliest days and memories of all manner of folk, I have been richly blessed. I grew up to ever look around … Continue reading

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“Wheels within Wheels”.

I want, over the next few postings, to attempt to deal with an issue which is likely to arise from time to time in the lives of most people, irrespective of colour, creed, nationality, health status or basic need. How … Continue reading

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