By Joan Swart, Psychologist, Open Forest Performing optimally at work, school, and socially places unique demands on the body and mind of a person. Even mainly focusing on improving personal best…
Safety behaviors are actions we take, as well as actions we avoid taking, in order to reduce our anxiety and manage fight-or-flight reactions in times when we perceive danger but it is only a short-term solution with detrimental effects on our health and well-being in the longer term.
When we worry we try all kinds of unhelpful worry behaviors and strategies to reduce our distress. These quick fixes ultimately only give temporary relief from the cause of the fear.
Worry can have a disastrous effect on a person’s life, their well-being and everyday functioning at work, home, and leisure activities, yet there are a few easy exercises to deal effectively with worry. Here are three to help you dispel the worry demons.
The research explored specific maladaptive behavioral aspects of adult ADHD as coping mechanisms, concluding that diagnoses should extend beyond ADHD symptoms as adults with ADHD are more prone to aggression and illicit drug use.
Research found that, among Brazilian schoolchildren, the quality of life of obese children is affected and prevalence linked to socioeconomic status, which implies that a change of policies and health education is required in schools.
By Joan Swart, Psy.D. Forensic Psychology Since the collection of traits first described by Hervey Cleckley in the “Mask of Sanity” 1941 became known as psychopathy, those suspected of having…
Intermittent fasting is a relatively new buzzword in health and sports nutrition, but the beneficial effects of abstaining from food for extended periods daily, specifically to burn fat, increase metabolism, and lowering insulin levels are becoming more widely known.
A growing burgeon of scientific studies is demonstrating that a human brain on sugar is little different from the effects of better known addictive substance like cocaine and opioids, with impairments varying from cognitive functioning, emotional processing, cardiovascular health, and mood irregularities.