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When perfectionism takes control

05 May 2021 6 min reading time

Perfectionism: what is it, how does it arise and when does it become pathological? Read more on the topic here as well as tips to shed your perfectionism a little.

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Anxiety and panic are among the most common mental disorders worldwide. Here you can find out more about the topic.

Mental stress at work is becoming more and more common. You can read more about the topic here.

Depression is one of the most common psychological stressors in Germany. Around 18,000 people will suffer from depression at some point in their lives.

Eating disorders can show up in a variety of ways. They are not always recognizable from the outside. You can find out more here.

Find out everything you need to know about mental health here.

Your mental health plays an important role in your wellbeing. Read here how you can strengthen them.

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Sleep hygiene: 3 mindfulness impulses for better sleep

30 Sep 2020 7 min read

What do Matthias Schweighöfer and Angela Merkel have in common? You suffer from poor or insufficient sleep.

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Causes and Effects of Sleep Disorders

02 Sep 2020 5 min read

The physical and mental health consequences of a lack of sleep can be enormous.

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Depression: Why Vacation Can Make It Worse

23 Jul 2020 · 4 min read

Depression is one of the most common psychological stressors in Germany. In total, around 40 percent of Germans will develop a ...

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Highly Functional Depression: When Nobody Realizes You Are Sick

13 Jul 2020 4 min read

A highly functional depression can hardly be seen from the outside. Affected people show no symptoms in public and seem to have their lives under control ...

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My partner is depressed - what can I do?

15 Apr 2020 9 min read

A depressed partner struggling with mental health problems is not always easy to support and love.

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Field report: Holger's way out of depression with Selfapy

13 Mar 2020 · 10 min read

Holger completed the 12-week course for depression at Selfapy. In his field report, he describes why he sought help.

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Dealing with depressed friends: how can I help?

01 Oct 2019 5 min read

There are currently around 4.1 million people in Germany who suffer from depression. That is 5.2% of the population. Does your friend belong to it?

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Depression: how diet and psyche are related

07 Aug 2019 6 min read

Diet and psyche are closely related. "You are what you eat". - Read here how you can support your mental health through your diet ...

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How insomnia and depression are related

03 Jul 2019 3 min read

"I can not sleep". We have certainly all said this sentence before, without knowing exactly what consequences sleep problems can have.

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Silent night, lonely night: the Christmas depression

10 Dec 2018 2 min read

Everywhere we are told that Christmas is the festival of love. For many people, however, the holidays are marked by loneliness, sadness or ...

Fear and panic

Vacation in times of Corona: dealing with fear

29 Jul 2020 4 min read

Vacation in times of Corona? This is the best way to find a healthy way to deal with your fears and to plan best.

Fear and panic

Fear of flying: When vacation becomes impossible

15 Jul 2020 · 5 min read

Vacation does not mean rest and relaxation for everyone. Mental stress often stands in the way of a relaxing break. For example phobias and ...

Fear and panic

Agoraphobia: How Antonia Learned To Live With Fear

01 Jul 2020 3 min read

Antonia Wille (33) has had an anxiety disorder since she was eleven. Despite all the prejudices, she doesn't let herself be stopped from talking about her ...

Fear and panic

What to do if my partner has an anxiety disorder

10 Jun 2020 6 min read

We all have little worries or fears every now and then, who doesn't know that? But what if the fear becomes so intense that normal life is no longer possible ...

Fear and panic

Claustrophobia: How To Combat Anxiety Disorder

20 Nov 2019 3 min read

Those who suffer from claustrophobia experience enormous states of anxiety in closed or overcrowded rooms.

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Fear of people: this is how you recognize a social phobia

15 Oct 2019 5 min read

Do you withdraw from social life and avoid interactions with other people? A social phobia can manifest itself in a wide variety of situations ...

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Overcoming fear of fear

08 Aug 2018 5 min read

Fear of fear (also called anticipatory anxiety) is a state of constant tension out of fear that the next panic attack is coming.

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First aid for panic attacks

17 Jul 2018 4 min read

Many people who suffer from stress and psychological stress, not infrequently also suffer from panic attacks.

Fear and panic

Anxiety and Panic: Causes, Symptoms, and Therapy

26 Jan 2018 · 4 min read

Everyone knows the feeling of fear. It is normal to feel afraid in certain situations.

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Get through Christmas as a social phobia

06 Dec 2017 · 4 min read

In social phobics, the thought of social events usually triggers strong symptoms of anxiety. Are you also very afraid of the events around ...

depression

Sleep hygiene: 3 mindfulness impulses for better sleep

30 Sep 2020 7 min read

What do Matthias Schweighöfer and Angela Merkel have in common? You suffer from poor or insufficient sleep.

depression

Causes and Effects of Sleep Disorders

02 Sep 2020 5 min read

The physical and mental health consequences of a lack of sleep can be enormous.

depression

Depression: Why Vacation Can Make It Worse

23 Jul 2020 · 4 min read

Depression is one of the most common psychological stressors in Germany. In total, around 40 percent of Germans will develop a ...

depression

Highly Functional Depression: When Nobody Realizes You Are Sick

13 Jul 2020 4 min read

A highly functional depression can hardly be seen from the outside. Affected people show no symptoms in public and seem to have their lives under control ...

depression

My partner is depressed - what can I do?

15 Apr 2020 9 min read

A depressed partner struggling with mental health problems is not always easy to support and love.

depression

Field report: Holger's way out of depression with Selfapy

13 Mar 2020 · 10 min read

Holger completed the 12-week course on depression at Selfapy. In his field report, he describes why he sought help.

depression

Dealing with depressed friends: how can I help?

01 Oct 2019 5 min read

There are currently around 4.1 million people in Germany who suffer from depression. That is 5.2% of the population. Does your friend belong to it?

depression

Depression: how diet and psyche are related

07 Aug 2019 6 min read

Diet and psyche are closely related. "You are what you eat". - Read here how you can support your mental health through your diet ...

depression

How sleep disorders and depression are related

03 Jul 2019 3 min read

"I can not sleep". We have certainly all said this sentence before, without knowing exactly what consequences sleep problems can have.

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Silent night, lonely night: the Christmas depression

10 Dec 2018 2 min read

Everywhere we are told that Christmas is the festival of love. For many people, however, the holidays are marked by loneliness, sadness or ...

Working world

Yoga exercises for mindfulness, burnout prevention and stress management.

19 Jun 2019 3 min read

Do you often feel exhausted, burned out, or stressed out? These can be the first signs of burnout syndrome.

Working world

Burnout - a management consultant reports

30 Jan 2019 3 min read

The management consultant Christian Krohne talks about how he dealt with burnout and the time afterwards.

Working world

Really relax on vacation with these tips

04 Dec 2018 3 min read

Christmas time means holiday season. But we often take the stress of work with us on vacation. How should you relax?

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Mental health in the workplace: a taboo subject?

28 Mar 2018 · 1 min read

Every fourth person suffers from a mental disorder in the course of their life. The majority of these people are of working age.

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Burnout Syndrome: Causes and Symptoms

19 Feb 2018 5 min read

Everyone goes through stressful phases in life. The high demands of working life in particular favor the development of stress and burnout ...

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5 signs your job is making you sick

31 Jan 2018 2 min read

If your job is making you sick, it is time to reconsider your situation. The following signs can alert you.

Working world

A day in the life: Living with stress and burnout

29 Nov 2017 2 min read

6:00 am: My alarm goes off and I struggle out of bed, my bones ache and my neck is tense. Restful sleep is something else.

Working world

Eat healthy at work with these 5 tips

22 Jun 2017 · 2 min read

With these 5 tips you will ensure that your body receives the necessary nutrients and that you feel physically and mentally fit.

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Tips for returning to work after mental illness

25 Apr 2017 2 min read

Many people fear returning to work after being absent due to a mental illness. Fear of discrimination or bullying plays ...

Working world

Mental breaks against work stress

10 Apr 2017 1 min read

The demands of today's working world leave more and more people suffering from constant stress. With these tips you will consciously plan your breaks in ...

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Binge Eating Disorder: What Is It?

26 Jul 2020 · 4 min read

The binge eating disorder is a desire to eat too much, which is lived out through repeated, uncontrolled binge eating.

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Body Schema Disorder: My body is my enemy

09 Jul 2020 · 4 min read

It is a common feature of eating disorders that sufferers perceive their bodies as too ugly, too fat, or too thin. Mostly due to a ...

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Atypical eating disorder: When eating becomes torture

02 Jul 2020 · 5 min reading time

Not all eating disorders can be clearly classified. A so-called atypical eating disorder is much more difficult to recognize and therefore also further ...

eating disorder

The interplay of depression and eating disorders

12 Oct 2018 5 min read

Depression and eating disorders can nourish each other - recognizing and observing their invisible interplay is therefore essential for sustainable treatment ...

eating disorder

Help with binge eating: Eat until nothing works

02 Jul 2018 6 min read

If eating attacks occur regularly and over a longer period of time with a feeling of loss of control, this can be an indication of a binge eating disorder ...

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Anorexia - Anorexia Nervosa

26 May 2018 4 min read

Anorexia (also: anorexia nervosa, anorexia) is caused by a drastic reduction in body weight through starvation and permanent weight control ...

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Eating Disorders: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

07 Mar 2018 6 min read

Eating disorders are psychosomatic disorders and do not always have to be visible to the naked eye.

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Bulimia Versus Anorexia: What's the Difference?

14 Jun 2017 6 min read

Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa are among the most common eating disorders and are often confused. What exactly is the difference between these two clinical pictures ...

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Disease pictures part 1: From A for fear to E for eating disorders

06 Oct 2016 3 min read

The most common mental illnesses include anxiety, bipolar disorder, burnout, depression, and eating disorders. They want ...

Knowledge

When perfectionism takes control

05 May 2021 6 min read

Perfectionism: what is it, how does it arise and when does it become pathological? Read more about the topic here as well as tips to shed your perfectionism a little.

Knowledge

Mentally Ill: About the Effects of Stigma

11 Feb 2021 4 min read

Prejudice against people who suffer from mental illness can make the course of the illness more difficult. How do stigmata arise and what can you ...

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Digital health applications

04 Feb 2021 2 min read

Digital health applications offer fast and flexible support through online therapy. Here's how they work.

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What is the Digital Supply Act (DVG)?

31 Jan 2021 2 min read

Online therapy offers a valuable alternative to traditional therapy. Find out here how it works and how you can have it prescribed for you ...

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Depression course on prescription

27 Jan 2021 2 min read

Selfapy is the first certified app for free online support for depression and can be prescribed by a doctor or psychotherapist.

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Selfapy on prescription - thanks to the new DVG

01 Dec 2020 · 2 min read

The Digital Supply Act has existed since last year. This makes it possible for digital health applications such as Selfapy to be prescribed by prescription ...

Knowledge

What if we dream

10 Sep 2020 3 min read

It is very different when you can remember dreams. But what actually happens when we dream?

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Interaction between sleep disorders and mental illness

02 Sep 2020 6 min read

Sleep problems can become chronic and have a massive impact on psychological well-being. In turn, mental illnesses can also be a cause of ...

Knowledge

Coronavirus: Tips for a healthy psyche

20 Mar 2020 9 min read

Social distance to friends as well as the relocation of the entire everyday life to your own four walls reinforce the feeling of isolation and can ...

Knowledge

Psychosomatic headache: causes and treatment

05 Sep 2019 2 min read

September 5th is National Headache Day. Reason enough for us to get to the bottom of the causes of the annoying suffering and to discuss psychosomatic ...

Wellbeing

Autumn depression: what you can do about it

19 Sep 2019 4 min read

Many people react to the cold and damp weather with mood swings. If these symptoms persist for a few weeks, it is called SAD (= seasonal ...

Wellbeing

Healthy Eating: How Mindfulness Works.

19 Aug 2019 6 min read

When you go over your last meals in your head, can you honestly say that you actually ate when you were hungry?

Wellbeing

What we can learn from children for a happy life

04 Jun 2019 3 min read

"How do I get happy?" We all strive for happiness and some of us pursue that goal all our lives. Happiness means something for everyone ...

Wellbeing

5 tips to break bad habits

17 Mar 2019 2 min read

Much of our life is done on autopilot. This only becomes problematic if we keep following the same habits and these may be our ...

Wellbeing

Digital Detox - Tips for Digital Detox

21 Sep 2018 5 min read

More and more people are longing for the so-called “digital detox”, a kind of withdrawal treatment for using the cell phone. But how does the digital ...

Wellbeing

FOMO - How do you overcome the fear of missing out?

20 Sep 2018 5 min read

Where does the constant fear of missing out on something come from?

Wellbeing

Strengthening resilience: this is how you train your resilience

08 Sep 2018 4 min read

For example, the separation from the partner or the loss of a job - life presents us with challenges with which we suddenly ...

Wellbeing

When do I have to go into therapy?

22 Aug 2018 4 min read

Everyone has difficult phases in their life that they have to go through. Psychotherapy can help in these times of crisis.

Wellbeing

Seven tips for a better mood

24 Jul 2018 3 min read

You wake up and shortly afterwards you realize: Today is not your day. But if the day starts like this, there are still possibilities to put the bad mood ...

Wellbeing

Sleep better: restful nights with these 5 tips

19 Jul 2018 3 min read

What happens when the body is deprived of sleep for weeks?