Anxiety disorders are the most prominent psychiatric disorder in the world, with which more than 264 million people live according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and the World Health Organization.

Anxiety is supposed to be our friend because it is an adaptive response that allows us to predict and deal with potential danger; however, it is still unknown precisely why it exceeds the intensity of our external stimuli and morphs into a pathological foe.

Anxiety: Friend or Foe?

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Five simple rules to get your articles to go supernova!

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I’ll be honest, this isn’t my usual shtick. I’m a mental health nurse, and that’s what I mainly write about because it’s what I know, I’m good at it, and I want to share my knowledge and experience with others.

Starting Medium was more of a way to get eyes on my blog. You see, I am the editor of Mindsmatter a blog focusing on mental health, we want to end the nasty stigmatization people with mental illness are subjected to. So we thought (we here means me, and my…

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Mental health and social media are usually in the same sentence when talking about their negative effect on us. The hours we spend checking our phone, the consequences of Instagram on self-esteem, cyber-bullying, are some of the things that are pointed out when talking about the use of technology and mental stability. Although none of the above is a myth, the truth is there are many ways to take advantage of your smartphone and social media to build strong mental health.

I’m not going to lie to you, I can spend all day watching Tik-Tok videos or Instagram stories, so…

Exactly! It's her truth, how can he claim to know how she felt or what she was going through, but then again Piers is famous for these types of disparaging comments so I wasn't too suprised, sad, but not surprised

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Did your parents read stories to you before going to sleep? My parents too! Bedtime stories for kids are as sold as time immemorial. Some of the best-known stories date back hundreds of years. At what age did they stop reading stories for you? Possibly very early, like mine did. Reading to your children may be underrated as it is known to have huge impacts on children’s brain development. It’s better that you read for them than to let an iPad do it.

Telling stories is as ancient as humanity, from cave paintings to puppet shows and plays. It is…

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You’re thinking wth is a nomophobe and is it contagious, well, you’ll just have to read on…

Patience shall you have — Yoda

If I don’t answer your WhatsApp texts, I’m sorry, it’s not that I don’t want to talk to you, it’s just that I turned off the notifications on my phone.

To some, it may seem crazy, but the truth is that it is the best decision I have made and you should probably do it too. I know what you may be thinking because people ask me a lot: How do you keep in touch with those…

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Surely you’ve watched the interview by now?

The one where the American host Oprah Winfrey did with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

No? Yes…obviously!

Personally, I’m not someone who is very interested in the royal family and what happens around it, but this time I was struck by a couple of topics that are not usually discussed no way near as much as they should in mainstream media, even in 2021: mental health and suicidal, any surprise though when this is the kind of reaction you get? Look at the infamous reaction of Piers Morgan to Megan's …


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Have you ever collected something? Be it baseball cards, comics or coins from different countries? I used to collect movie tickets (when they still existed). Have you ever wondered why we collect?. Would you buy a LeBron James dunking video for $ 200,000 — that anyone can download legally for free?

It may sound crazy to you, but for people who buy NFT’s, it is not. …


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