Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from April, 2021

Empty Nest Syndrome: Meaning, Causes, Symptoms, How To Deal with

Empty Nest Syndrome What Is Empty Nest Syndrome Empty nest syndrome is a condition of grief and sadness that affects many parents when their child or children leave home or move out to stay separately for some reason. This condition has been observed to be more common in females or mothers than in fathers because mothers have a major role to play in the growth and development of their children. The feelings of empty nest syndrome is usually that of strong sense of loss, grief, overpowering sadness and loneliness. When it is coupled with retirement or menopause, the condition can be worst. Psychologists believe that it can take 8 months to 2 years for a person to get back to normal state of mind and recover from empty nest syndrome. What Causes Empty Nest Syndrome Empty nest syndrome is one of the most frequently afflicting conditions that parents are trying to cope up with. There could be various reasons that cause empty nest syndrome, such as children leaving the parental home b

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: CBT Techniques for Anxiety & Depression

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques CBT techniques, or ‘cognitive behavioral therapy techniques’, refer to the various methods used to redirect or change human behavior. Two of the conditions cognitive therapists often treat are anxiety and depression . The ultimate goal of the cognitive therapist is to destroy bad thoughts and replace them with good thoughts, affirming thoughts  –  because what a person thinks is believed to determine how a person acts. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) entered medical history because of Dr. Aaron Beck at the University of Pennsylvania, who discovered it in depression treatments. CBT treatment has since extended to anxiety. The following issues are treated by cognitive behavioral therapy: sadness low self-esteem suicidal thoughts sleep issues fatigue and energy loss that are directly caused by chronic depression CBT Worksheets CBT worksheets are what cognitive therapists use to assess their patients’ experiences. The worksheets ask questions suc

Separation Anxiety Disorder in Children: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Separation Anxiety Disorder in Children Separation anxiety disorder is a chronic psychological condition that occurs when a separation from a loved one (i.e. parent, relative, close friend, etc.) causes a child to become overly anxious, apprehensive and/or “panicky.” In addition, it is common for children with this condition to develop an intense fear of monsters, nighttime, animals, kidnappers, heights, the unknown, car accidents, death, burglars or other situations that they deem dangerous or harmful to loved ones. Separation anxiety symptoms may include: a reluctance to go to school or attend public events, temper tantrums when separated from loved ones, preoccupation with death and dying, clinginess, illogical fear of abandonment and a “doom and gloom” mentality.  It can be quite frustrating to watch your child go through separation anxiety. Moreover, it can be especially challenging to watch your child grapple with separation anxiety disorder. In most cases, separation anxiety sub