Tag Archives: anxiety disorders

I plan on winning the lottery

I plan on winning the lottery (Published today in Journal Métro. Je prévois gagner à la lotterie. April 22, 2014.)  Voir plus bas pour la version Française. How’s this for a retirement plan? Spend all your money on whatever you want, but take about ten dollars every week to buy lottery tickets. As soon as [...]

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Run, Forrest, Run

Should we listen to our emotions? Most people tend to say Yes. “Listen to your emotions, they are telling you something.” But does this really make sense? The fact is, emotions are a basic aspect of human nature. They are neither good nor bad, they just are. It’s sort of like eating. Don’t do enough [...]

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Video on Anxiety Disorders

Last year’s theme for our annual Mini-Psych school program at the Douglas Institute was youth mental health and I was asked to give a talk on anxiety. Here is the video of the presentation (it is in two parts): Pour les videos en Français, cliquez ici. Part I: Part II:

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Cyberpsychology

Here is a link to an interview I did last week on the subject of using virtual reality devices to treat anxiety disorders. The interview was done by Pauline Boinot, who keeps a blog on cyber-health for the Public Health Research Institute of the University of Montreal. The interview questions were done in both English [...]

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Anxiety management

Here is an article I wrote about understanding and treating anxiety disorders. It is long and may not be of interest to people who do not suffer from these difficulties. Nevertheless I decided to make it comprehensive so as to be of most benefit to those who are affected by them, either directly or indirectly. [...]

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Mental illness discussed with class and a human touch

If you want a real sense of what it is like to be afflicted with a mental illness, I strongly suggest you check out a website called Breakdown put together by The Globe and Mail. It provides a clear and very human portrait of how lives are affected by schizophrenia, anxiety and depression. In reading [...]

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