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Stress through caffeine: one of every five Belgians drinks too much coffee

Written on 22 Aug 2015, by Dr. Paul Koeck
Caffeine causes stress Caffeine causes stress and other health issues. The health council states that one in every 5 Belgians takes in too much caffeine in a day. Sources of caffeine are coffee, as well as chocolate, cola, and other caffeine-containing drinks. That is why the health council want...
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Christmas stress or New Year’s stress: alone because I am supposed to be happy now!

Written on 22 Aug 2015, by Dr. Paul Koeck
The time is coming where I tell those patients who return only in January: “Merry Christmas and a happy new year!”. And in nine out of ten cases, they reply with something along the lines of I do not like this time of year. Everyone is supposed to be happy, or to have a happy […]...
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Treatment? Why would I get treatment?

Written on 22 Aug 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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Hyperventilation and anxiety treatment with internet therapy or an online self-help program

Written on 8 Jul 2015, by Dr. Paul Koeck
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. ...
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Self-esteem?

Written on 6 Jul 2015, by Mijn Kwartier
Self-esteem can get you far. You have probably heard this some times coming from different people. Still, there is truth in this message. There namely are many people who suffer from poor self-esteem. You would think that this is not such a bad thing, but nothing is less true. Poor self-esteem ca...
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Agoraphobia: what therapy treats it?

Written on 12 Jan 2016, by Dr. Paul Koeck
Agoraphobia is a disorder which makes it so that you avoid certain places or situations. In this article we discuss the different forms of therapy including the role of internet therapy and online self-help in the treatment of agoraphobia....
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