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Performance Anxiety and Panic – Unless you’re prepared, it can sneak up on you and ruin your moment!

Today I’m going to focus on a request submitted by a reader of my website blog who asks about performance anxiety and panic attacks.  Those are very good questions and common in those who have depression. First let’s think about the general topic of anxiety – a feeling of excessive apprehension, nervousness and worry about future events or activities.  The depth of the anxiety, how long it lasts, and how often it occurs is out[…]

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Commonly held but false ideas not to be believed: More myths about Mood Disorders

Some people you know may believe certain myths circulating around about mood disorders. These are exaggerated, distorted or false statements often based on fear, misinformation and lack of education about depression or bipolar disorder, not on fact.  There is nothing true about these myths.  The problem is that if believed, these myths can cause a person to feel more troubled and outcast.  It’s important to question any statements like these that you might hear.  Some[…]

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Bits and pieces of wisdom from unexpected places

At this time of year we’re likely to hear some very interesting and often times wise reflections from opinion leaders in our society as they address assemblies of graduating students. Yes, a few of them drone on, but it’s worth paying attention to some of these speakers.  For example, in his commencement address at Stanford University in 2005, Steve Jobs shared some of his insights on succeeding in life with a message that can benefit us[…]

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