Latest articles on Anxiety

The story as a creative psychological quest

To combat anxiety in a disrupted, pandemic-riddled world, it’s better to channel creativity into storytelling, art and design than into conspiracy theories

Unpacking Johannesburg’s myriad anxieties

Anxious Jo’burg, edited by Nicky Falkof and Cobus van Staden, acknowledges the city as a real place and not a horrifying stereotype

‘Feline Philosophy’: A cat’s-eye view on life’s meaning

In his latest book, philosopher John Gray examines how cats live according to their nature — and how us humans could benefit from emulating their (c)attitude

Journey through anxious Joburg

A new book has collected writing about the condition of living, yes, with a high crime rate, but also other, more pervasive existential urban stresses particular to the Global South

How to recognise mental illness in children and adolescents

Children are often unable to verbalise their feelings of anxiety or depression, instead presenting with physical symptoms or odd behaviour. Diagnosis and treatment is crucial to set them on a healthy life-long path of managing their illness

Othering fatness: Medical professionals’ negative bias towards fat people jeopardises the quality of care

Pontsho Pilane speaks to three women who have found it difficult to access quality healthcare because of medical professionals’ weight bias

Mental health is vital in treating infertility successfully

Women with a history of depression are at greater risk, whereas antidepressant medication can negatively affect men’s fertility

Covid-19 is taking its toll on people’s state of mind

The future is uncertain, and the number of people suffering from anxiety and depression is rising

Locking down and in with stories for all ages

Using narratives help human beings to cope with life … reading aloud to babies and children gives them this skill for the future

Are universities pathologising student issues?

Conventional therapy is relied on when social and peer-to-peer interventions may be the answer

Slice of life: ‘Cannabis calm saved me’

Today, I’m a weed activist. I’ve seen the injustice of really, really good people getting fucked by really bad laws

Rapists who prey on the mentally ill

Mentally ill men and women are easy targets for rapists, who are often known to them, and they don’t always report such incidents through fear

‘Manning up’  fuels male anxiety

The stigma of mental health disorders stops men from seeking help, often resulting in the adoption of destructive coping mechanisms

End the stigma of mental illness

Tackling the problem requires leaders in all spheres to make mental health a global priority

Anxiety can destroy your life

The disorder is often misdiagnosed because symptoms mask the problem, but it can be treated with therapy

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