Andrew is a freelance writer who specializes in a wide variety of fields. He possesses a Ph.D. in physics and has a strong background in all of the physical sciences. This academic grounding means that all of his work is thoroughly researched, and with a keen attention to detail.
Due to his broad interests, Andrew writes on a variety of different subjects. However, he is particularly passionate about the sciences, conservation, healthy eating, and mental health. He is also a yoga enthusiast, sports fan, and music lover.
Throughout his life, Dr. Lakin has found many routes of employment. Before his academic career, he worked in the construction industry. Since his last post-doctoral position Andrew has worked primarily in app development, as well as developing and maintaining his music based website. He is also the main carer to his two daughters and is passionate about parenting skills and education, particularly in the pre-school age group.
People with anxiety often take medication to help ease their symptoms. The long-term solution is almost always self-help techniques. But, accompanying these methods with a suitable dose can help in the early stages of recovery. This 700-word article explores the pros and cons of the two primary anti-anxiety medications: benzodiazepines and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. There is also a brief overview of beta-blockers and buspirone, looking at the cases where they may be of use. | Read More →Words: 698 Downloads: 0 Category: Mental By: Dr Andrew Lakin
There is no better way to expand your knowledge than through reading. However, to get the most out of any book, it helps to add structure to your reading time. This 700-word article explores how you can add specific techniques around your reading to maximize your knowledge acquisition. | Read More →Words: 702 Downloads: 0 Category: Books & Reading By: Dr Andrew Lakin
If you are the type of person who continually worries, then you will know how overwhelming life can sometimes become. While it is natural to worry from time to time, if your anxious thoughts are affecting your everyday life, then you should explore ways to garner back some control. This article explores ways in which you can make changes to your life to relieve some of the issues and keep your emotions in check. | Read More →Words: 742 Downloads: 0 Category: Mental By: Dr Andrew Lakin
Helping a friend or family member through an emotional crisis can be a challenging, yet rewarding experience. If these issues present in the form of self-harm, the challenge is even more significant. This article aims to support the helper by providing a background into why people self-harm, as well as suggesting the best approaches to deal with the problem. | Read More →Words: 630 Downloads: 0 Category: Mental By: Dr Andrew Lakin
For those who self-harm, it can be hard to replace the release that they feel when they hurt themselves. However, as self-harm continues, it engrains the behavior, and recovery becomes more difficult. This article explores the reasons why people deliberately injure themselves and looks at some of the coping mechanisms that can help to overcome their issues. | Read More →Words: 779 Downloads: 0 Category: Mental By: Dr Andrew Lakin
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is an obsession over certain parts of one's body that one considers faults. While it is natural to have some reservations about your body, if these worries become overwhelming and affect daily life, then intervention is necessary. This article explores the symptoms of BDD and how recovery is possible through a series of self-help techniques. | Read More →Words: 666 Downloads: 0 Category: Mental By: Dr Andrew Lakin
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