Anxiety 2 Calm

Archive for February, 2008

Anti Depressants don’t work

Well, the shocking (or maybe not) news of the day for anxiety and depression sufferers is that antidepressant drugs of the SSRI (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor) class don’t actually work. Scientists today revealed a study that looked at many other studies including some that, under extremely dubious auspices, have never been published before. What did […]

Using an elevator to overcome anxiety

Many people have lift or elevator anxiety. They panic when they enter, or think about entering an elevator. For the purpose of this blog I will refer to elevators as "lifts" as I am English and lift is the English word. Lifts commonly cause phobias for various reasons. On the one hand they can aggravate […]

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – the truth?

The more I research therapies used to treat anxiety and depression the more cynical I get. I recently was told about an excellent article by a UK Art Therapist which looked at the official guidelines for using CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) to treat anxiety and depression. In the UK, a public body called the National […]

Relaxation Techniques

Being able to relax the mind and the body is very important for people who suffer from anxiety and panic attacks. If you can master the art of relaxation then you have (almost) won the battle. There are a few points to remember when it comes to relaxation. You do actually choose whether to relax […]