Regular visitors to my website will notice that I have now moved all my articles from the section entitled Ramblings as few of these articles are really appropriate for this category. I have now included these articles here in this new section called simply articles.
The following are articles that I have written concerning the disorders featured on this website and also related conditions. If you would like to contribute your articles on any perspective of mental health or related issues which might be of interest to visitors of this website your article would be welcome. You do not have to be a professional writer or a professional mental health worker just a sufferer of an anxiety disorder or other mental health problem.
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Please note the following concerning the articles written by myself which appear below:
Christine: I know when I need a little help
I will get
the ball rolling with something that I wrote recently which highlights my
feelings during a particularly difficult period in my life which I have
entitled: I know When I Need Help. I have written this because sometimes we
become so numb and used to feeling so awful and so often that it becomes
commonplace that we do not know that we have deteriorated and need a little
She tentatively steps outside onto her door step, with noticeable hesitation she steps out on to the path and with slow cautious movements she makes her way to her gate and into the street. Her heart is pounding, her legs turn to jelly, she may be sweating, her throat is constricted as she experiences difficulty swallowing because of that lump in her throat. Her head is swimming, she feels disoriented and distant as though she is not really present, far removed from the situation. Her lungs feel restricted and she feels as though she is having difficulty breathing, as though she is conscious of each breath that she takes.
You may not know her profound fear as you pass by the
lady with agoraphobia as she hesitantly makes her way along
the busy street.
Sufferers of OCD tend to have feelings
of over responsibility and many suffer from a form of OCD
referred to as religious/ scrupulosity OCD. This
manifestation of OCD concerns moral, ethical and religious
issues the rights and wrongs in any situation or action.
Has anyone noticed how prevalent hypochondria is as a co morbid condition amongst people who suffer with anxiety disorders? Hypochondria of course can exist as a distinct anxiety disorder but it also often presents with other anxiety disorders.
The desire for everything to be perfect is a significant characteristic of the obsessive-compulsive. It is also a characteristic of anyone with anorexia nervosa. Perfectionism can lead to loss of self esteem, depression, anxiety, guilt and a decrease in motivation and lead to procrastination.
My psychologist asked me: what makes you depressed? Here is my response to this question. In this article I will tell you about my personal experience with depression: what I think causes my depression and how I cope with it or otherwise.
The following is something I have written during the early hours of the morning when faced with the inevitable incursion of intrusive thoughts, fears and depression and when joy is most certainly not my first feeling. I would like to share this time with you, my feelings and the things I do to help myself cope with this time of the day. A time of the day which for many is the most difficult.