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"Smile Purgatory." by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety "Smile Purgatory," a ceramics exhibition by artist Jennie Jieun Lee, is up at a Paris gallery until October 2014. The pieces in it represent extreme psychic tumult and ... Read on »
The mind is a powerful thing. by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety Cognitive style is as big a part of anxiety and depression as bum genes. The idea is that we create our own realities by the ways we think and the stories we tell ... Read on »
On failure, and not being afraid of it. by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety I feel pretty confident saying that a lot of people who have panic attacks have issues with failure. Not that we all don't. But that there's often a dysfunctional rela ... Read on »
Anxiety and decision-making. by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety This Harvard Business Review blog post summarizes a r ecent academic study about the effects of anxiety on decision-making , which found that anxiety lowers self-c ... Read on »
Apparently panic disorder and life in the NBA don't mix. by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety We've talked about Royce White here on PANIC! in the past . He's a young basketball player who's been attempting to make it in the NBA despite a fear of flying and ... Read on »
Introducing Flowy, a mobile app for managing panic. by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety Can a mobile app help stop panic attacks? The makers of Flowy, which I learned about via this Wired U.K. article , think so. From their video introducing the app: ... Read on »
Meditation, panic, and anxiety. by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety When we panic or are anxious, we go completely out of balance. Our bodies, our minds -- we seize up, clench, obsess, involuntarily abandoning the cognitive and emot ... Read on »
"OCD" by Neil Hilborn. by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety A poetry performance. Powerful and honest. "Blows out candles. Blows out candles. Blows out candles." Enjoy. Read on »
Get to know your amygdala. by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety Joseph LeDoux, whom we've discussed in the past on PANIC! , talks about the part of the brain most central to fear, revealing among other things that (gasp!) the ... Read on »
Welcome to the wonderful world of panic attacks. by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety Anxiety: Welcome to the Wonderful World of Panic Attacks is a comic by Rachel Poulson. Read on »
Panic-focused psychodynamic psychotherapy: hard to say, but may make life easier. by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety Having panic attacks? Looking for an alternative to talk therapy or cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)? You might consider panic-focused psychodynamic psychoth ... Read on »
On panic attacks and Iron Man 3. by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety In the most recent installment of the Iron Man movie franchise, Tony Stark experiences what are clearly panic attacks. You can check one out here . Reaction ha ... Read on »
Do bridges make you panic? by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety This New York Times article is about a business that shuttles anxious people across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Here's the description of a typical customer Kath ... Read on »
Adventures in depression. by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety There's been a lot of internet chatter about the return of Hyperbole and a Half , a web-comic blog by Allie Brosh. In 2011 she published a post called Adventures in ... Read on »
Anxiety, avoidance, and the brain. by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety The excellent from The New York Times recently included a piece called "For the Anxious, Avoidance Can Have an Upside" by Joseph LeDoux, a neuroscientist I've ... Read on »
On fighting terror with MIND POWERS. by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety This is me on the radio (KQED's "Perspectives") , discussing what I've learned about fear and why it make me think we could do a better job when it comes to respon ... Read on »
"With the right resources, I've managed my anxiety." by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety According to stereotype, residents of New Hampshire are private and taciturn. They don't call attention to themselves. They use "dramatic" as an insult. Having live ... Read on »
Childhood bullying increases likelihood of adult panic and depression. by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety As a child, I was soft, naive, bookish. The last boy in the neighborhood to believe in Santa Claus. The perfect victim for kids with a mean streak. Memories of bei ... Read on »
Anxiety art. by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety The New York Times has been publishing a lot of anxiety-related art recently, including Face It , This Mortal Coil , and a slide show called Anxiety: My Monster, My ... Read on »
The trials and tribulations of the unemployed agoraphobic. by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety Gawker has been running a series of first-hand accounts of unemployment featuring some gripping reading. As most of those who've been unemployed for a lengthy perio ... Read on »