Blog Articles From January 2014

Blog Articles From January 2014

Anxious Thoughts In Public Places – When To Seek Support And Who Can Help.

Are you experiencing anxious thoughts in lifts, on trains, cinemas, supermarkets or other public places? Have you ever had to find an exit point because of these thoughts? Public places can be common trigger situations for anxious thoughts, however the level of distress which these thoughts cause can vary, from mild to severe distress. In severe cases the occurrence of anxious thoughts can lead to avoidance of public places and interfere with daily life. It can be difficult to know when to seek support so the following points may help […]...

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Dear Dr Gray, I have been with my partner for 8 years and unhappy I think for 7 but I am too scared to leave because I am worried that I won’t find anyone else and I don’t want to be alone. I am starting to feel really depressed and at times quite anxious about the whole thing. What should I do? Henry (Clapham) Dr Gray Replies…….. Dear Henry, Change of any kind is difficult because you are swapping what is familiar (even if this is less than desirable) with […]...

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Radio 4 Discusses Anxiety Problems

Anxiety, the often debilitating problem suffered by millions of people worldwide, was the topic under discussion on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour this morning.  Highlighting the overwhelmingly distressing nature of the physical and psychological symptoms of this mental health problem the programme talked to Dr David Clarke, a Professor of Psychology and expert in the field of Anxiety and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), currently the most effective treatment available for Anxiety.   Dr Clark highlighted the needed for increased training and awareness amongst GPs about Anxiety and about the effective […]...

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I Can’t Make Friends

by Dr Emma Gray - 27th January, 2014

Dear Dr Gray, I try so hard to get people to like me, I am always bending over backwards to help people, trying to do things for them, I even try to anticipate want people want so that they don’t even have to ask for it. Despite all this I don’t really have any friends and I am so lonely maybe even depressed. What am I doing wrong?. Hannah (Clapham, London) Dr Gray Replies…….. Dear Hannah, I am wondering how you feel about yourself? Whether you believe that you are […]...

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