General Criteria for Personality Disorder: The essential features of a personality disorder are: A. Moderate or greater impairment in personality (self/interpersonal) functioning. B. One or more pathological personality traits. C. The impairments in personality functioning and the individual’s personality trait expression are relatively inflexible and pervasive across a broad range...

My vision statement “Time for Restoration” means to develop self capacities for: Spontaneity: experience capacity to real joy,liveliness ,excitement,meaning. Balanced Self-entitlement: understanding parental support from childhood to emerge as yourself , even current support from your adult significant other and the mastery of goals, accepted as good enough, and support to achieve...

Social anxiety disorder (also known as social phobia) is one of the more common anxiety dis- orders. It involves fear of embarrassment or humiliation in situations where you are exposed to the scrutiny of others or you must perform. This fear is much stronger than...

The word agoraphobia means fear of open spaces; however, the essence of agoraphobia is a fear of panic attacks. If you suffer from agoraphobia, you are afraid of being in situations from which escape might be difficult—or in which help might be unavailable—if you suddenly...

This book is dedicated to patients who is struggling with anxiety or an incomprehensible fear. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. —Max Ehrmann, “Desiderata” Please take note that this book is...

Panic disorder is characterized by sudden episodes of acute apprehension or intense fear that occur “out of the blue,” without any apparent cause. Intense panic usually lasts no more than a few minutes, but, in rare instances, can return in “waves” for a period of...

Anxiety is an inevitable part of life in contemporary society. It’s  important to realize that there  are many situations that come up in everyday life in which it is appropriate and reasonable to react with some anxiety. If you didn’t feel any anxiety in response...

You can better understand the nature of anxiety by looking at both what it is and what it is not. For example, anxiety can be distinguished from fear in several ways. When you are afraid, your fear is usually directed toward some concrete external object...