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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.
Try a few of the following real-life tips from panic patients and therapists to prevent anxiety and panic and to retake control when panic strikes.
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.
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.
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.
Although a drink or two can reduce anxiety temporarily, in general, alcohol makes anxiety worse; and sometimes significantly so.
Do you or someone you love have a problem with compulsive hoarding? Take this self test to find out.
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”.
More than 40 million American adults have an anxiety disorder; making anxiety disorders America’s most common mental health condition.
The facts about OCD - What it is, making a diagnosis, understanding who is at risk and learning about effective treatment options.
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.
A condition that can emerge only days after a traumatic event and that produces symptoms similar to post traumatic stress disorder.
Chronic stress harms the body. Do you live under chronic stress? Is your body sending you a message?
An abnormal and developmentally harmful fear of separation from parents or caregivers.
Agoraphobia is a fear of public situations, which in extreme cases, can lead to a person becoming housebound.
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.
Here are 6 easily made dietary changes that can help you to reduce the anxiety you feel.
Answering some frequently asked questions about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Learn to spot the signs and symptoms of social phobia in children.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder FAQs
Learn about social phobia, an intense anxiety surrounding certain social interactions that interferes with the ability to live a happy and normal life.
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.
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.
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.