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Are panic attacks an anxiety disorder or a form of stress?

Written on 11 January 2017, by Dr. Paul Koeck
A panic attack is a specific anxiety disorder caused by stress. Symptoms of a panic attack are heart palpitations, a fast heartbeat, shaking, an unpleasant feeling or ache in the chest area, stomach complaints or nausea, dizziness, a feeling of lightheadedness or fainting, fear to lose control or to...
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NLP or neurolinguistic programming by John Grinder and Richard Bandler

Written on 5 January 2016, by Dr. Paul Koeck
John Grinder and Richard Bandler were the pioneers of NLP or neurolinguistic programming. NLP is a much simplified but good summary of the basic starting points opsychotherapy, however, they are unfortunately mis-used a lot by many incompetent quacks. Read here which the real values of NLP are and h...
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Treatment? Why would I get treatment?

Written on 16 December 2015, by Mijn Kwartier
It is a scary thought. The first time going to a psychologist, or looking for treatment. Whether you have depression, burnout, anxiety disorder,… , the first step toward treatment is not easy for anyone. Research has shown that only very few people who have been diagnosed with a disorder, loo...
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Psychologist or psychiatrist? The choice is yours!

Written on 27 November 2015, by Mijn Kwartier
Once you start looking for help, it is often difficult who you should go to, and who can help you best. It is not always easy to know the difference between different healthcare providers. To help you look for a healthcare provider who suits your needs best, we will here describe what the difference...
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The fist step toward getting help? Is it difficult?

Written on 26 November 2015, by Mijn Kwartier
To quickly answer the question which is formulated in the title: the answer is ‘yes’. The first step toward getting help can be very difficult, and is a difficult step to take for many people. If you then ask yourself why it is so difficult, many people do not know what to answer exactly...
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Burnout test? Test-symptoms-treament?

Written on 17 November 2015, by Mijn Kwartier
Burnout is not always easy to recognize. It definitely affects more and more people. Burnout is one of the most exhausting mental illnesses which we know of. It can take a lot of time and really gets you ‘ill’. If you have a burnout, it is not always easy to treat your exhausted and tens...
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