• askdoctorknowtumblr.com

    This is my blog on Tumblr designed for youth with anxiety and relationship issues. One year into it's existence went live and received 11,000 questions in one hour from all over the globe. Askdoctorknow.tumblr.com
  • Interview with Jesse Mulligan Radio NZ

               Talking about social anxiety in today's youth. (2018)
  • “KNOWING – WHEN YOU KNOW HOW YOU THINK YOU GET TO CHANGE HOW YOU FEEL.”

      Having problems with your teenagers, or even managing your own emotions? This my latest book offers solutions, strategies and techniques for managing your emotional world. Taken from the school of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, this little handbook provides you with "almost" everything you need. Available from askdoctorknow.com ...
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  • New Zealand Law Society Interview

    I was recently interviewed for the NZ Law Society, read the article here and replicated below 29 October 2018 As a part of Mental Health Awareness week 8-14 October, the Law Society Auckland Branch recently held a Well-Being Seminar in Auckland. The seminar was presented by Gwendoline Smith, a psychologist, speaker and writer, who ...
  • Self Diagnosis

    A number of you have asked me for my thoughts on self-diagnosis. Here are some of the reasons I am fundamentally against it. This brilliant book highlight the complex nature of the diagnosis of psychological problems. She points out that not only do physical illnesses have depression as part of the symptom profile. A number of the psychologic...
  • Social Anxiety – A Tutoral

    Many of you ask questions about “Social Anxiety”. So let me tell you about my understanding. Initially when I heard about it I thought, “Oh, no! don’t tell me psychiatry has come up with a diagnosis for shyness.” But the more I studied I realised it wasn’t that. People can be shy, or introverted and and not have social anxiety. ...
  • “Don’t Worry be Happy…Yeah Right!”

    Welcome worriers. You will be pleased to know that finally, in the healthcare professions, worry is now being looked at in a different way. Once the territory of; eccentric aunts, uncles, grandmothers, bank managers, midwives and lawyers. Worry now has it’s very own clinical name:- “Generalised Anxiety Disorder.”  “What does that mean ...
  • Is It Grief or Depression?

    A major loss, such as the death of a family member, can trigger feelings of grief. But being clinically depressed is different. So, how can you tell which is which? Grief can last from six weeks to eight weeks before you begin to feel better. Depression typically doesn't improve with time. Feelings of depression can begin to interfere ...
  • Stigma Keeps Employees From Admitting to a Mental Illness: Study

    Many workers say they wouldn't tell their manager if they had a mental health problem, a Canadian survey finds. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health poll of more than 2,200 working adults in the province of Ontario found that 38 percent would not disclose a mental illness to a manager.  Their reasons for keeping quiet included fears ...