"Anyone who has mentally ill parents has a high risk of becoming ill themselves!" You have certainly come across this statement before and it is very unsettling for many children of affected parents. But is this really the case? And if so, are genes more responsible or the parental environment in which we grow up?
Specific phobias describe an exaggerated and persistent fear of certain objects and situations. Almost half of the German population suffers from such a fear. However, they only become a disease when they significantly restrict the quality of life. In the following blog post, you will learn more about specific phobias and how behavioural therapy can help in their treatment.
Hypochondria is the term used to describe the excessive and exaggerated fear of health problems and illnesses. People suffering from hypochondriacal disorder react negatively to every smallest symptom or signal and interpret it directly as a symptom of a serious and grave illness.
The Corona pandemic and the associated restrictions and regulations place a heavy burden on the human psyche. Patients affected by anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders suffer particularly from the situation, as their symptomatology is strongly influenced by internal and external stress. Learn more in our blog post.
Negative thoughts can torment us quite a bit. In the worst cases, they can rob us of our sleep, our concentration and our joy of life. However, there are some strategies that can help us deal with our bad thoughts properly.