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Am I gay?

18/12/2018

“Am I gay? ” or” am I a lesbian?  are questions that some people may find has become an intrusive thought causing them a great deal of distress and anxiety. Intrusive thoughts about one’s sexuality may be a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Although the person asking themselves the question “Am I Gay? or Am I  lesbian? …

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Chronic pain management and the Psychologist

30/7/2018

  OVERCOMING ANXIETY, DEPRESSION & ANGER Chronic pain can lead to hopelessness, depression, anger and anxiety disorders such as panic, generalised anxiety, hypochondriasis and post traumatic stress disorder (see studies cited in Winterowd, Beck& Gruener, 2003). This is not surprising as chronic pain sufferers may have many other negative events and stressors to deal with such …

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The Stress of Not Knowing If He’s Mr Right – Dating Anxiety

17/4/2014

Dating can be stressful and anxiety provoking  in a number of ways. Some people fear dating to the point that is a social phobia, that is they have an extreme fear of being negatively judged or evaluated so they avoid dating altogether or only go on dates if they have had a few drinks to calm …

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Hoarding Hits The Headlines

17/4/2014

Hoarding has hit the headlines in recent weeks as some residents of Boonara Avenue, the Balboas, have had a clean up forced upon them by the Waverley Council. According to media reports, the Waverly council has to date spent approximately $300,000 on legal fees and numerous prior clean-ups. The media have reported that items such as …

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Mental Health Week 2014

25/3/2014

I believe it is very important to support events which help to destigmatize mental health issues and educate the public so here’s an early plug for a very worthwhile initiative.   Mental Health Week is an annual event which occurs in October. The Victorian Mental Health Week started in 1982 and this year Mental Health Week …

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First Blog Post for anxietyaustralia.com.au

6/12/2013

Given the popularity of blogs, I have decided to have one for our own website. Please feel free to suggest possible blog topics related to anxiety

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