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The Cycle of Anxiety

The Cycle of Anxiety

When a person avoids a feared situation—whether through physical avoidance, the use of drugs and alcohol, or otherwise—the uncomfortable symptoms of anxiety quickly fade away. Unfortunately, the relief doesn't last long. And next time, the anxiety will be worse. The brain thinks: "Last time I avoided this situation, and that felt good...
What are Cognitive Distortions?

What are Cognitive Distortions?

A person's thoughts and beliefs—whether they're accurate or not—play a major role in determining how they feel. For example, thoughts of a disaster occuring can create feelings of anxiety, even if that disaster is extremely unlikely. Patterns of negative irrational thoughts are called cognitive distortions...
Common Reactions to Trauma

Common Reactions to Trauma

Long-term reactions to trauma are unique, personal, and often painful. Sometimes the reactions seem random, as if they have little to do with the trauma. Other times, they are simply too much. They are vivid, painful, and overwhelming. A step in many trauma interventions involves normalizing these reactions, and showing that a person is not broken, wrong, or alone...
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