Being a perfectionist, or what psychiatrists call obsessional, is a double-edged sword in our society.  Many competitive situations require hours of effort and near perfect ability, whether it be playing a musical instrument in public, or getting into highly sought …

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Whether associated with depression or not, arguments between people are a huge source of distress in our lives.  At the same time, arguing is a normal part of human existence, but I hope the following tips will minimise the distress …

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1. Practice relaxation techniques For mild and sometimes moderately severe anxiety, learning various relaxation techniques counteracts the symptoms of anxiety.  This may involve learning simple muscle relaxation exercises, learning Yoga, learning meditation, learning Tai Chi or learning self-hypnosis.  These are …

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