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Panic attacks: symptoms and treatment

Written on 17 December 2015, door Mijn Kwartier
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If a lot of anxiety or negative emotions build up, it can be so that you get a panic attack. Some people think that they experience panic attacks sometimes, but when do you know that it officially is a panic attack? To consider something to be a panic attack, several symptoms of a panic attack mus be experienced at the same time. To clarify the symptoms of panic attacks, we will sum them up in this article, as well as give possible treatment types. Panic attacks: symptoms Panic is often caused... Read more...

Eric Boydens, MD, on burnout in doctor’s offices

Written on 26 September 2015, door Dr. Paul Koeck
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Eric Boydens pioneer in burnout. The Antwerp GP - and trusted friend - Eric Boydens, MD, strives for a better approach to stress and burnout in the doctor's office. According to him, about 70% of the physical complaints with which patients go to their doctors are psychosocial. This means that 70% of the cases can be partially or completely solved through treating or reducing stress. Hippocrates promotes stress prevention. The founder of the medical science, the Greek doctor Hippocrates (460 B.C.),... Read more...

Hyperventilation and anxiety treatment with internet therapy or an online self-help program

Written on 24 September 2015, door Dr. Paul Koeck
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It has been raining questions about hyperventilation and other anxiety disorders these last few months. Sometimes it seems like an epidemic. It suddenly comes up and people keep walking around with questions as if there were a rational reason as to why you would start experiencing hyperventilation. There of course is a medical explanation. And luckily there nowadays are very good and simple solutions for this. Simple from the standpoint of the doctor. This of course does not mean that the patient... Read more...

Self-confidence. The key to success?

Written on 18 April 2015, door Dr. Paul Koeck
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Self-confidence is the absolute first choice people make when they start working on the program. About a quarter of all participants want to build up their self-confidence, and this is logical. Psychologists have known for a long time that self-confidence is the key to success of any good therapy. A good program will therefore make sure that one re-gains their self-confidence to find their own solutions to any problem. Whether one is considering a program to treat a major depression, an alcohol... Read more...

Doctor, what treatment can cure depression?

Written on 9 April 2015, door Dr. Paul Koeck
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This is a question I often get via phone calls, before people have even made their appointment. The question is which therapy can cure a depression? And how do you treat the underlying stress? Treatment of depression with antidepressant medication Antidepressants are often useful tools in the treatment of depression, but not always, and it is hardly ever enough to treat a depression solely with medication. Do antidepressants help in the treatment of depression? Yes, sometimes, but not always.... Read more...

Can you treat depression without medication?

Written on 8 March 2015, door Dr. Paul Koeck
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Many patients as me if one can treat depression without medication. They want to get better without medication. Is this possible? Is it realistic? The light depression Yes, in many cases it is. Especially when speaking of lighter forms of depression, there is no clear medical evidence that antidepressants make the healing process faster or better. In a light depression, psychotherapy or online self-help is the best method to use. These can help in changing negative thoughts and feelings, helping... Read more...