Anxiety is a very common condition and is when people feel a persistent stress beyond the normal level of worry, and which is interfering with their normal day-to-day life. In some sense it can be thought of as the body’s normal alarm system being overactive and this can manifest in different sorts of anxiety such as panic attacks, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Many patients experiencing anxiety initially go to their GP quite commonly experiencing physical symptoms such as palpitations, feeling short of breath, dizziness and stomach disturbances. General Practitioners can be a great source of support to properly assess symptoms and can suggest a range of treatments which are well tested and known from research evidence to help people dramatically.
What’s the use of worrying? Strategies for breaking the worry habit
By Sarah Edelman
Worry has been described as an attempt to engage in mental problem-solving on an issue whose outcome is uncertain. We think about bad things that could happen and how we might respond to them if they should occur…
Driven to distraction: Why be mindful in this unmindful world?
By Craig Hassed
What’s the big deal about the present moment? When we reflect on our most important formative experiences in life – and they do not come along every day – we might have noticed that they have something in common…
It takes two to tango: Emotional connection in couple relationships
By Sophie Holmes
The mysteries of passion, love, and how to best live day to day in a couple relationship is one of the most constant subject of conversations. Literature is dominated by these themes…
By Rob Moodie
As part of every course we teach on leadership in public health, we aim to get our students to think about leadership of their own lives. We ask them to imagine the world in five or ten years …