A Psychologist's Thoughts on Clinical Practice, Behavior, and Life
November 28, 2016
Like conjoined twins, it can be hard to emotionally separate fear from anxiety though they differ. Fear is the suspicion of danger, whether actual or merely imagined. Anxiety is the resultant physical experience with symptoms that can mimic virtually any medical disorder: increased heart rate, dry mouth, loss of appetite, and/or pain in (more…)
November 20, 2016
Obsessive CEOís are common since their orderliness and control foster authority and clear decision making. But an excessive need for order can strengthen bureaucratic elements, foster decision-making based on rules rather than staff creativity and autonomy. And while having clear, followed rules can protect against corporate political struggle, it (more…)
November 15, 2016
The experience of panic, which often occurs in PTSD sufferers, is the feeling of confronting overwhelming danger even if none exists. The prototype for this is the infantís state of helplessness when intense anxiety is experienced over which they have no control.
During development, the child learns to use their anxiety in a (more…)