AuthorKeith Hillman

Keith Hillman is a full time writer specializing in psychology as well as the broader health niche. He has a BSc degree in psychology from Surrey University, where he particularly focused on neuroscience and biological psychology. Since then, he has written countless articles on a range of topics within psychology for numerous of magazines and websites. He continues to be an avid reader of the latest studies and books on the subject, as well as self-development literature.

Spiritual Stress Symptoms

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If the following symptoms occur on a regular basis then they could be stress related and it is advisable to seek medical advice: Experience a sense of inner emptiness. Life has no meaning. The future looks bleak. You are unforgiving. See very few positive things in life. Often a martyr. Frequently cynical. Feel apathetic. Have self-doubts about your work. Constantly need to prove yourself. Feel...

Can You Die From a Panic Attack?

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The symptoms of a panic attack can often feel rather extreme and intense and many people find them painful and frightening. This leads many to ask the question: can you die from a panic attack? Unfortunately, the fact that people worry about dying when they are having a panic attack is actually one of the things that makes them more likely to get the panic attacks in the first place and is also...

Caffeine and Panic Attacks

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Do you suffer for panic attacks? Then one of the very best things you can do to address this issue and to start suffering less is to cut the caffeine out of your diet and routine. Here we will look at why caffeine and panic attacks are intimately linked and at why removing that morning coffee might just be the best decision you ever made. What Are Panic Attacks? Panic attacks are essentially just...

Tips to Prevent Exam Stress

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For some people, even the thought of having to take an exam may cause stress. Some people even experience test anxiety. This may be caused by fear of failure, lack of preparation, or previous negative testing experience. Exam stress can be positive for some people who work better under pressure. However, for some, exam stress can be negative and actually lead to poor test scores. Therefore, it is...

Top 11 Stress Facts

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Stress is something that most of us are familiar and unfortunately there are very few people who don’t encounter it on at least a semi-regular basis. In fact, stress is one of the key challenges of modern living and one of the things that can most impact on our happiness and well-being. It can prevent us from relaxing on our time off, it can cause us to make silly mistakes and it seriously...

Tinnitus Stress – A Vicious Circle

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Tinnitus describes the phenomenon of hearing a persistent noise in your ears that no one else is aware of. This can be heard as a ringing sound, a ‘whooshing’ noise or a buzz. In any case, the sound can often be distracting and will commonly lead to headaches, frustration and stress. As it turns out, tinnitus is at least partly caused by stress as well. And as it both causes and leads...

How to Deal With Anger Effectively

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All of us deal with anger differently. Some of us like to squeeze a stress ball, others of us will go and hit the weights, others will put our faces into a pillow and scream. But while it’s your prerogative to deal with anger any way you see fit – as long as you aren’t hurting anyone or putting yourself in any danger – it’s crucial to realize that not every method of dealing...

What Is Oxidative Stress?

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Generally, most of us would consider oxygen to be pretty good for us. After all, we need to breathe in order to stay alive and this is entirely due to the huge number of crucial roles that oxygen has inside our bodies. Without oxygen we wouldn’t last very long at all. But while oxygen is very good for us, what’s also important to remember is that it’s highly reactive. This is...

‘Take a Breather’ – The Top Breathing Exercises for Stress

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Do you struggle with chronic or acute stress? If so, then one of the best things you can possibly do to get it under control is just breathe. When we breathe deeply and slowly, this helps us by engaging our parasympathetic nervous system. This is the process that acts as the polar opposite of the sympathetic nervous system. Whereas the latter triggers the ‘fight or flight response’...

What Is the ‘Helper’s High’?

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Mother Teresa may get a lot of credit for being saintly in her commitment to helping others in a selfless manner but when you look at her psychology from a scientific perspective… she was probably just a junkie. Okay, so that’s a little extreme but it got your attention, right? While anyone who dedicates their life to helping others should be commended for their efforts (and Mother Teresa...

Keith Hillman

Keith Hillman

Keith Hillman is a full time writer specializing in psychology as well as the broader health niche. He has a BSc degree in psychology from Surrey University, where he particularly focused on neuroscience and biological psychology. Since then, he has written countless articles on a range of topics within psychology for numerous of magazines and websites. He continues to be an avid reader of the latest studies and books on the subject, as well as self-development literature.