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How to Gain Control of Worry and Anxiety - Use a Worry Diary to Challenge Your Worries and Feel Better © Abdulmajeed Al.Mutawee

Worries drain your mental energy and do little to solve a problem – so banish unhelpful worries by writing them down and then challenging them with a series of structured questions. Learn how a worry diary can help you to get past excessive worrying.

5 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress and Anxiety © Visual Panic

There’s no denying it – the holidays can be kind of overwhelming; and though no one enjoys that holiday pressure, the stress of it can be really hard on anyone suffering with depression or anxiety or in substance abuse recovery. While you probably can’t beat holiday stress entirely, you can do a great deal to minimize it. Here are 5 ways to do just that.

You Can Run but You Can’t Hide… How to Break the Cycle of Social Anxiety © Shemer

Learn why avoiding what causes your anxiety isn’t a very good strategy and learn what steps you can take to break out of a negative cycle of social anxiety.

Understanding Self Injury (Cutting, Self Mutilation, etc.) © Ninasaurusrex

Why do people cut or otherwise harm themselves? Self injury or self harm is a technique that people experiencing difficult to manage emotional pain use to handle their distress. Learn more about what makes people harm themselves, how many people are actually doing it, how to spot self harm in someone you love and what to do if someone you care for is using physical pain as a way to manage unmanageable emotional pain.

Compulsive Hoarding Self Test © Jeff Werner

Do you or someone you love have a problem with compulsive hoarding? Take this self test to find out.

Compulsive Hoarding © Coda

Do you or someone you love have a house that is literally overflowing with possessions? People with compulsive hoarding disorder have a very difficult time organizing and discarding possessions, even things that to the rest of us - seem like “junk”.

Anxiety Statistics – Prevalence Numbers © Victoria Peckham

More than 40 million American adults have an anxiety disorder; making anxiety disorders America’s most common mental health condition.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) © Beatriz AG

The facts about OCD - What it is, making a diagnosis, understanding who is at risk and learning about effective treatment options.

9 Ways to Deal with Stress; Stress Management Techniques © BrittneyBush

Chronic stress can lead to mental and physical health conditions. Minimizing your stress exposure is best, but many of us can’t practically eliminate stress – so instead we must learn to manage the stress we do experience.

Acute Stress Disorder © Night Heron

A condition that can emerge only days after a traumatic event and that produces symptoms similar to post traumatic stress disorder.

Separation Anxiety Disorder © Munira:)

An abnormal and developmentally harmful fear of separation from parents or caregivers.

Agoraphobia © LunaDiRimmel

Agoraphobia is a fear of public situations, which in extreme cases, can lead to a person becoming housebound.

Beta Blockers for Anxiety © Rennet Stowe

A high blood pressure medication that can reduce the physical symptoms of anxiety.

Do you have an anxiety disorder? Ask yourself the following 7 questions.

Childhood Social Phobia © Capture Queen

Learn to spot the signs and symptoms of social phobia in children.

What Is Generalized Anxiety Disorder? © SashaW

Generalized Anxiety Disorder FAQs

Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder) © Cakeface Originals

Learn about social phobia, an intense anxiety surrounding certain social interactions that interferes with the ability to live a happy and normal life.

Specific Phobia © Thomas Shahan

Anxiety in a dangerous situation is healthy; anxiety in a safe situation is not. A phobia is an unreasonable fear that can reduce quality of life. Phobias are very treatable but very few people with specific phobia get help.

Understanding Panic Disorder © Stuant63

Panic disorder sometimes occurs after the experience of unexplained panic attacks. A panic disorder is characterized by an enduring fear of experiencing another panic attack, and the way that fear influences life and quality of life.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Children © Maddy Lou

Between 3% and 4% of children experience generalized anxiety disorder. It’s up to parents and caregivers to learn the signs and symptoms of this disorder and to initiate treatment, if necessary.

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  • Anxiety Disorders Are Common: 40 million Americans will suffer from an anxiety disorder in any given year
  • Self Medication: People suffering from an anxiety disorder will often self medication, thus increasing the risks of substance abuse and addiction. Self medication generally provides temporary relief but worsens the enduring symptoms of an anxiety disorder
  • PTSD: Although many people associate PTSD with soldiers returning from war zones, anyone who suffers a traumatic experience is at risk of this condition
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