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Anxiety: Triggers, Traps and Techniques

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, uneasiness and nervousness that is unpleasant, but an ordinary part of normal experience when we’re faced with uncertainty. Anxiety can also be much more severe, when it is a symptom of an anxiety disorder, such as...

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Anxiety Disorders In-Depth

In an earlier blog article, I discussed the nature of anxiety, presenting some basic information as introductory background for this article about specific anxiety disorders. Before discussing the specific anxiety disorders, it should first be...

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Understanding Anxiety

“Anxiety” derives from the Latin “anxietatem” and “anxious,” referring to a concerned, uneasy, troubled or anguished state of mind. Its contemporary, non-technical meaning is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or uneasiness, usually regarding some...

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Depression & Marital/Relational Distress – Part 2

How to Respond (To read Part 1 click here) Define the Problem A favorite professor of mine used to be fond of saying that “the solution was never found to the problem that was never defined.” The problem must be accurately identified...

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Depression & Marital/Relational Distress – Part 1

In this article, I am departing from the usual method of presenting psychological information and then leaving the reader to imagine how it applies. This time, I will present “experience-near” case data(part 1), first, and then...

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Public vs. Private Psychological Services

I am a Psychologist who, for the last 14 years, has been working both in the Canadian public health care system as well as the private fee-for-service sector. My roles within these very different systems have given me some perspective to better...

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Are You at Risk of Depression?

“Depression” is commonly used to describe a mood or emotion, and, more technically, a symptom of a syndrome or psychological disorder. The joyless sadness of depression hardly needs description, so common is its part in the human condition. Only...

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What’s the difference between psychology and psychiatry? And why you should care.

The first and most common question people ask me, as a psychologist, is “what’s the difference between psychology and psychiatry?” Every psychologist hears this question. Psychologists can be put out by it, but this a very fair...

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Psychology & Me

Psychology 101. “Psychology is defined as the scientific study of behavior.”  My formal training in Psychology began with that disappointing statement. While it’s a practical, if narrow definition of the field, its impact was positively...

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About Dr. Crowhurst

Dr. Brenton Crowhurst, a psychotherapist and psychologist in Calgary, can move you beyond your personal problems and life difficulties so that you can live the happy, fulfilling life that you deserve. Read more about Dr. Crowhurst on his bio...

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Quick Assessment

Are you experiencing feelings of worthlessness and despair? Are you constantly preoccupied with your weight and taking drastic measures to avoid gaining weight? Do you wish that your personal relationships could be more satisfying? Do you feel a...

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Let’s Talk

Dr. Crowhurst offers private therapy sessions for adults in Calgary. Depression, eating disorders, low self-esteem, anxiety and relationship problems are just a few of the issues that he can aid you in overcoming. Therapy sessions with Dr...

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