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Use these signs to test if you have an anxiety disorder

Do I “Have Anxiety”? 5 Signs Your Anxious...

Do I have anxiety? Have you wondered that lately? First, do understand that everyone feels anxious or worried—at least a few times a day. However, there’s a huge and very important difference between inevitable anxious moments and having a diagnosable anxiety disorder. Feeling anxious is temporary and can often alert us to a situation that …Read the rest…

Learn ways to deal with anxiety when you can't stop procrastinating

Dealing With Anxiety: What to Do When You Keep Procra...

Dealing with anxiety involves also dealing with a wide range of behavioral patterns. There are many types of anxiety disorders but also, many common symptoms. These often include: Loss of focus Poor concentration Fatigue Irritability Insomnia Nausea Racing thoughts Out of control worry Procrastinating Obsessing Avoiding Obviously, none of these symptoms is easy to manage. …Read the rest…

Take a look at these effective panic disorder treatments

Panic Disorder Treatment: Moving Beyond a Life of Pan...

Guest Contribution by Jennifer Birch Do you sometimes get so anxious and feel that you’re heading towards impending doom? You might be panicking. But if it happens when you’re not in a life-threatening situation, you may be one of the 40 million adults in the US who have a panic disorder. Anxiety and panic disorders …Read the rest…

Learn how EMDR can help treat anxiety.

EMDR for Anxiety: How to Soothe Fear & Panic

On the news or internet, we’re constantly hearing that fear and anxiety are on the rise. And between the headlines and commentary, most us are inclined to agree. Fortunately, the anxiety trend is also inspiring an ever-growing range of treatment options for those of us who struggle most. This includes eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy …Read the rest…

Learn more to understand OCD treatment

Understanding OCD Treatment

Trying to understand OCD can be daunting. The thoughts and behaviors you might be experiencing can be overwhelming and you might not know what can be done to alleviate your symptoms. However, OCD is manageable. Take a look at these common treatments to gain a better understanding of OCD treatments. Exposure-Response Prevention In Exposure-Response Prevention(ERP), the …Read the rest…

6 ways sleep deprivation adversely affects anxiety

Sleep Deprivation: 6 Ways it Adversely Affects Anxiet...

We’ve been told from a young age just how important it is to get enough sleep. As children, we were forced to nap, much to our young dismay, because our bodies needed it. But somewhere along the line, maybe in college, possibly even earlier, we began to see sleep as an interruption to our productivity. We …Read the rest…

Understanding and Treating OCD

OCD Demystified: Understanding and Treating the Disor...

Popular culture greatly misunderstands Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). People may use it in conversation as a joke (“That poster is a bit crooked, God I’m so OCD!”) or may confuse it with a tendency to like things neat and organized. The truth is, OCD is a debilitating disorder that affects an estimated 2% of the population. …Read the rest…

What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder and How Can You ...

Are pushy, distracting, and anxious thoughts invading your mind and finding persistent ways to mess with your time, relationships, and purpose? Do everyday discomforts feel upsetting or even imminently dangerous? Do you feel ready to fight or flee, whenever and however? You may be living life with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). If you feel unfocused, less …Read the rest…

co-occurring disorders; anxiety and depression

Coping with Co-Occurring Disorders: ​Anxiety and De...

An individual may have two chronic disorders or illnesses at once, a situation known as comorbidity. The interactions between the illnesses frequently impact the way one or the other affects the individual and certainly makes them even more challenging to heal. In many cases, comorbidity happens with someone who has a mental illness and a …Read the rest…

help child cope with panic attacks

Anxiety in Children: How to Help Your Child Cope with...

Unable to move, she stood as if frozen. Her heart pounded in her chest, clenching her whole body – her will – in an unrelenting grip. Her head began to spin. The dizzy feeling slowly but steadily increased as her surroundings seemed to close in on her. What she perceived with her senses was surreal, …Read the rest…

recognize and overcome ptsd

PTSD: Recognize the Signs and Learn How to Overcome I...

What is Trauma? When we undergo something negative, our brains make an adaptive connection to explanatory information to help us turn the experience into something more positive, like a learning experience. This adaptive process is what enables us to“get over” or “work through” our feelings. But when an experience is extremely negative for us, our …Read the rest…


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