Monthly Archives: April 2016

An introduction to Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) has for a long time been an under recognised and an under researched area in mental health. This has led to a lot of people suffering in silence and not being able to access the help they need. Over the last couple of years, BDD has been receiving a greater input…
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Movie Stars, Social Anxiety and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

All Movie Stars Like being the Centre of Attention Don't They? It may seem strange that celebrities who have Social Anxiety would want to be a 'star', as by very definition it means you are the centre of attention, but Social Anxiety doesn’t mean you have to be an introvert. In fact, it is common…
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Lycra phobia blamed for reduced gym visitor numbers

A report has been released in Australia this week suggesting that a phobia of lycra is the biggest reason why many people do not work out regularly in public. Dubbed "gym-phobia" this is a tongue in cheek look at reasons for not attending your local gym but perhaps there is an underlying message. When you…
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Social phobia anxiety disorder

While some people would describe social phobia anxiety disorder as "shyness" if you ask anybody who suffers from the condition they will tell you that it is more than just shyness. If you can imagine everyday tasks such as shopping, speaking on the telephone, talking to friends and family, someone who suffers from social phobia…
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