The physical symptoms of anxiety

October 4th, 2019

Anxiety disorders are the most common and pervasive mental illness in the United States, affecting around 40 million adults — almost one in five people. Characterized by constant, overwhelming feelings of worry and fear, these disorders disrupt people’s ability to function at work or school, interfere with personal and professional relationships, and affect their quality of life.

5 Reasons why it’s better to talk to a therapist than a friend

In the 1994 science fiction film Star Trek: Generations, retired ship engineer Montgomery “Scotty” Scott asks former Captain James T. Kirk if he finds retirement lonely. To this, Kirk replies, “You know, I’m glad you’re an engineer. With tact like that, you’d make a lousy psychiatrist!”

In a way, this shows why your best friend can never take the place of a licensed therapist.

6 Ways to deal with college depression

A new environment. Challenging classes and workloads. Bad teachers. Inconsiderate roommates. Low grades. For many college students, these words are enough to trigger nightmares. They’re also some of the reasons why depression is common in this group.

According to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health, one in five university students are struggling with depression, a mood disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest.

What To Look For In A Therapist

When you decide to look for a psychotherapist to talk with, chances are good you’re already not feeling your strongest. Maybe you’ve called Meridian because someone in your life recommended it, or you’re feeling angry and don’t know why, or you’re not sure what to do with your life, or you’re sad.

Insight as a Tool for Change

Insight in therapy is more than being self aware. It is using that awareness to create a new relationship to one’s emotions. Maybe you have found yourself to be like the many people who have thought “I am aware of my issues but that doesn’t change anything?” Recognizing a pattern in which you may repeatedly respond to a problematic situation in an unconstructive manner is not enough.