Case Histories of Anxiety

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Uncovering Anxiety in Cushing’s Disease: A Case Report

Click here for the article published by Frontiers in Psychiatry. Dealing with secondary psychiatric symptoms while treating patients in clinical settings can be quite challenging. However, in this case study, the authors discuss a female patient with Cushing’s disease, who was initially misdiagnosed with anxiety disorder. Despite multiple attempts with psychiatric intervention, her condition persisted, …

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For three years I denied my body the nutrition it needed. My teeth broke, my hair thinned, my periods stopped. But, in that too-small body I was praised…

I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting since 2020. Most of that reflection is done in the mirror, incidentally. For more than three years I had denied my body the nutrition it needed to function. My teeth broke, my hair thinned, as I did, and then it fell out in loud clumps in the shower. My periods stopped as my body tried to distribute the few calories I was giving it to my vital functions. My blood pressure plummeted. My social life disintegrated as I turned down offers of gatherings out of fear there would be food I couldn’t avoid. My feet bled in my shoes from excessive walking. I ruptured a tendon in my fist from over-exercising. I was constantly cold and miserable. But I was beautiful. They said.

Managing Your Anxiety as an Early-Career Psychologist

Click here for the article published by Psychology Today. Early-career psychologists are not immune to anxiety. Here are some key strategies they can implement to address performance-related anxiety. Continue reading … Disclaimer: The content of this article has not been checked or verified. Proceed at your own risk.

Coping with OCD as a Teen: A View from the Inside

Click here for the article published by Psychology Today. Our understanding of OCD is enhanced by focusing on its distinctive characteristics, while also considering larger worldly influences. Continue reading … Disclaimer: The content of this article has not been checked or verified. Proceed at your own risk.

Integrative Jungian Psychotherapy for Anxiety and OCD

Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Ahead of Print. Cognitive-behavioral interventions for anxiety and obsessive–compulsive disorder have received a great deal of attention for their growing evidence base. These therapies focus on symptom elimination by way of cognitive and behavioral change and, though undoubtedly helpful, miss important symbolic aspects of the client’s experience of these disorders that have the potential for meaning and the resolution of traumatic history. Jungian psychotherapy, like other depth-oriented and humanistically oriented approaches, is concerned both with meaning in the client’s life and the process by which the client becomes more themselves by integrating fragmented, wounded, and hidden aspects of the psyche—a process known as individuation. This article integrates Jungian concepts with trauma theory to generate an integrative framework for psychotherapy with individuals with anxiety and obsessive–compulsive disorder. The case of “Stefan,” which provides a description of trauma-informed psychotherapy incorporating eye movement desensitization and reprocessing within a Jungian framework, is then presented to illustrate key elements of this theoretical integration.

[Articles] Grading disorder severity and averted burden by access to treatment within the GBD framework: a case study with anxiety disorders

Because it is based on guidance from a single survey done in one high-income country, the burden of anxiety disorders in low-income and middle-income countries is probably underestimated by GBD. Despite the availability of effective treatments, low use of these treatments means that most burden is still avoidable. Most of the burden could be averted if all people with anxiety disorders had access to optimal treatment, highlighting the importance of public promotion and referral pathways of treatment for anxiety disorders.

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