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Janey Davies is a sub-editor of the website Learning-mind.com and a professional writer who has been published online for over 10 years. She has suffered from a panic disorder for over 30 years, which led her to an interest in human psychology. Looking to cure her own phobia prompted her to study and receive an Honours degree in Psychology with the Open University. Janey uses the experiences of her own anxiety to offer help and advice to others dealing with mental health issues. Her particular interests lie in phobias, criminology, dream analysis, and unlocking the potential of the mind. Janey has also published a psychological science-fiction novel “The Big Secret”. To relax, she walks her dogs, reads true-life crime novels, and listens to music. Connect with Janey on Linkedin.

What Is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and How to Tell If You Are Suffering from It

Let's talk about obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and the ways someone can identify its symptoms. Do you have worrying thoughts about contamination? Are you overly fastidious about keeping objects or clothes in perfect order? Do you have disturbing images of death, or worry about harm coming to a loved one because…

What Is Conversion Disorder and How to Tell If You Suffer From It

What is conversion disorder? Ever heard of conversion disorder? Neither had I, but for the people who suffer from it, the symptoms can be extremely confusing and debilitating. Conversion disorder, also known as functional neurological symptom disorder, is a condition where mental stresses and worries, in other words, psychological factors,…

What Is Imposter Syndrome and How to Know If You Suffer from It

What do Albert Einstein, Maya Angelou, Kate Winslet and Mike Myers all have in common? They have all suffered from imposter syndrome. What Is Imposter Syndrome? Imposter Syndrome is a term to describe a feeling high achievers have when they cannot recognize their success and are afraid of being exposed…

4 Types of Difficult People and How to Distance Yourself from Them

We all have difficult people in our lives who drain our energy and time. The point is to learn how to distance yourself from them. Being around positive and encouraging people naturally makes you more positive and enables you to be the best that you can be. Likewise, if you…

Myers-Briggs Types of Personality and Their Greatest Strengths & Weaknesses

Myers-Briggs types are a popular classification of different types of personality. It uses one main principle at its core: do you prefer one trait over another? The Myers-Briggs types are based on 4 criteria: Extraversion/E or Introversion/I Sensing/S or Intuition/N Thinking/T or Feeling/F Judgment/J or Perception/P Much research has been carried…

What Is a Highly Sensitive Person and How to Find Out If You Are One

What is a highly sensitive person and what does it mean to be one? Before Elaine Aron coined the term Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) over ten years ago, people who had these characteristics were often wrongly diagnosed as neurotic, timid, or introverted. In her book ‘The Highly Sensitive Person’, Aron…

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain for Negativity and Literally Kills You

Complaining can be much worse for you than you thought, according to neuroscience. We tend to feel a lot better once we’ve had a good moan. Getting things off our chests seems to relieve a burden or two, and who hasn’t heard of the old adage ‘a problem shared is…