Resilience: A path to psychological relief and well-being

Although it seems that we all know what it means, it is very hard to define psychological resilience. A common misperception is that resilient people must have only positive thoughts. This is not necessarily the case. Resilient individuals have negative thoughts and experiences just like anyone else—what is so different is what they do with … Continue reading Resilience: A path to psychological relief and well-being

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How to handle agoraphobia?

Agoraphobia is usually defined as an anxiety disorder. It involves strong anxiety attacks that are usually felt while being in open spaces, like city squares and streets. The anxiety specific to agoraphobia is provoked by feelings of helplessness and losing control due to inability to navigate with confidence in an open space. It is considered to be a special type of social phobia and the name is derived from the Greek work "agora," which means "public square," and "phobia," which means "fear."