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"A brief history of anxiety." by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:07am One of the books on my reading list is A Brief History of Anxiety, by Patricia Pearson, reviewed here. In it, the author explores her own history with anxiety: Ms. Pearson married and had children. She has a successful writing career. But the woman she describes can barely hold her life together. One night she dreams that she is lying on a c ... Read on »
“Overcoming Anxiety Is Feasible For Most Patients” by Paul Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 12:12pm Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a prevalent, chronic, debilitating mental illness associated with marked impairment in daily functioning. 1 An ongoing evolution of the definition of GAD has resulted in a bifurcation of the historical anxiety neurosis designation. 2 A diagnosis of GAD currently implies chronic, excessive worry lasting at l ... Read on »
High Ability, High Sensitivity, High Anxiety by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Thu 01 Jul 2010 10:18pm “All forms of self-expression that tap into curiosities, talents or deeply held interests, when pursued to excellence, are deeply nourishing.” That quote by Kenneth W. Christian, PhD is from his book Your Own Worst Enemy: Breaking the Habit of Adult Underachievement . There are many deeply rewarding aspects of being gifted and talented ... Read on »
Stress And Adaptagenic Herbs by Karen H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 18 Dec 2009 4:53am Two herbs which have adaptogenic properties are: Ginseng: is considered a chi tonic--more specifically a tonic for the yang chi--in traditional Chinese medicine. This ginseng is usually given to people who display yang deficiency--weakness in muscles, voice and constitution, for example--and is generally best avoided by those who are well musc ... Read on »
It's a jungle out there - let's talk TV by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Nov 2010 9:38pm Well, it is for some people, eh? I know it may not seem relevant to my blog but I think it's important that I point out, without of course piling any more pressure on the lady, that the fall-down act on live TV was just that; I've never seen a faint so badly played out (in my professional opinion). As I said with the BBC's amazing 'Helicopter ... Read on »
China Requirements by flakymn Posted Sat 17 Feb 2007 12:00am Well as I had mentioned previously, as of May 1st, the adoption requirements for China will become much more strigent. Quite honestly, this is because adopting through China is a well-oiled machine. In addition , Asian and Caucasian culture seems easier to assimilate. In short, it is all about supply and demand. Things that are very expensive ar ... Read on »
What goes in to the “social” part of biopsychosocial? by Bronwyn T. Occupational Therapist Posted Tue 22 Jun 2010 1:43pm The biopsychosocial model gets bandied about a lot in pain management – but often it’s recognised as ‘bio’ and ‘psychosocial’, as if the social part doesn’t really exist outside of the psychological.  I have to say at the outset I’m not a sociologist but it does seem to me that to conflate psychological and social could very well miss some impo ... Read on »
David Helfgott-a beautiful man by kim m. Posted Thu 16 Apr 2009 12:32am 1 Comment Years ago I watched the film Shine several times. Tonight my swain and I watched it together and I felt like posting a couple of clips-one of the real David Helfgott and the other is the trailer from 1996. from wikipedia: When he was nineteen, he won a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music in London, England for thr ... Read on »
Should The Word Neurosis Be Brought Back Into Regualar Use? by Paul Patient Expert Posted Fri 17 Apr 2009 12:18am Being labeled anything with a negative connotation doesn’t feel good.  However, for better or for worse labels help us to identify things more readily. When it comes to anxiety disorders we are usually labeled as sufferers of panic disorder, OCD, general anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, PTSD, agoraphobia, and other types of phobics ... Read on »
Nutmeg by Julia J. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 8:21pm This week I'm entering Sunita's Think Spice... event hosted by Aparna at My Diverse Kitchen, where you can read more about nutmeg. You can have a look at my recipe entry here. I also thought I'd write a little about nutmeg from an Ayurvedic point of view. Qualities Nutmeg has three tastes: sweet, astringent and pungent. It's heating post d ... Read on »