Posts in the ‘Anxiety’ Category

The real reason some people become addicted to drugs – dispelling the myths

Author Mike Robinson Assistant Professor of Psychology, Wesleyan University Disclosure statement Mike Robinson has previously received funding from the National Center for Responsible Gaming. Why do they do it? This is a question that friends and families often ask of those who are addicted. It’s difficult to explain how drug addiction develops over time. To

Stressed or Depressed – know the difference. An article by Melissa Jones

Stressed or Depressed? Know the Difference BY MELISSAJONES |© Copyright 2017 PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement Stressed or Depressed? Know the Difference Often in our daily lives, we use the terms stress and depression interchangeably as if they mean the same thing. Although they have similar symptoms, can be dealt with in almost the same manner

The Biology of Anxiety by Scott McMillin

An article from 2012 but as relevant as when it was written.  Anxiety is hugely prevalent and unfortunately is still stigmatised and often considered some kine of personal failing where the sufferer is seen as ‘unable to cope’.  Dreadfully negative language.  In fact, some level of stress is necessary to survive!  But for those in

10 Ways to Overcome Internet Addiction (Sean Jackson)

by Sean Jackson Last Updated: April 14th, 2017 The Internet is an excellent resource to learn, connect with old friends, and even launch your business. However, there’s a fine line between using it for personal growth and using it excessively. Excessive Internet use can be detrimental to you and those you love. Here’s a closer

A Simple Way to Explain the Difference Between Stress and Anxiety – By Sarah Schuster

A Simple Way to Explain the Difference Between Stress and Anxiety Since I’ve started taking medication to manage my anxiety, I’ve had the pleasure of feeling — for the first time in a long time — stressed without feeling anxious. That’s right — I was pumped to feel pure stress, untainted by thought patterns related