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Psychologists are well-placed (in my opinion) to know what denotes a 'normal' human experience. We are privileged to share the inner
workings of humans on a daily basis after all, able to observe commonalities in stories, concluding that many of us share incredibly similar experiences. Yet often, we feel as though we're the only ones who... Here in Analyse This we bust those faulty beliefs wide open by normalising the most common of human experiences. But wait, there's more! We'll also be throwing in some practical coping strategies too. Who needs more steak knives anyway...

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Anxiety as an emotion is as normal as a cycle on your washing machine. Our very survival depends on it, in fact. The sophisticated survival mechanisms in the brain have been around for 250 million years... so how does anxiety end up becoming disordered, as it has for around one in four of us?

Did you know that in 2012, Americans spent over $65 billion on home decor? According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the average Australian spends $59 per week on household furnishings, $14 per week on audivisual equipment, and $13 per week on household appliances - that's $4,472 per year, per person. Clearly, our homes are important to us.
Have you ever driven home from a busy day at work, only to arrive not remembering much of what you saw on the drive home? Or have you stood at the fridge with the door open staring into unable to find what you're looking for despite it being right in front of you? This article puts the complex processes involved in focussing our attention into easy-to-understand terms.

Well this article has been a long time coming, mainly because there is so much research out there on this topic (27,000 Google Scholar articles with the word Facebook in the title!) not to mention all of the conflicting information. I'd like to propose that we look at this article as a starting point in the conversation, with the view of being guided by your comments towards which aspects we might explore next (don't be shy!).

Welcome to the second article in a series of three related to understanding and managing chronic pain. Look for the first article by physiotherapist Adrian Benson, in the Analyse This category, titled A New Way to Explain Pain - The One by the Physiotherapist, and the third in the Up Close & Personal category, titled Moving Into the Moment.

Welcome to the first article in a series of three related to understanding and managing chronic pain. This article is written by guest writer and physiotherapist, Adrian Benson. Look for the second article in the Analyse This category, titled A New Way to Explain Pain - The One by the Psychologist, and the third in the Up Close & Personal category, titled Moving Into the Moment.

Mark Powell is passionate about dual-diagnosis and is a mental health nurse with over 25 years of experience.

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