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Coping Skills for Managing Stress & Anxiety in U...

In uncertain times, it is normal for anxiety, worry, panic, stress and depression to peak. Uncertainty and loss of control creates anxiety for everyone. The whole world is coping with anxiety and the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. If you have specific vulnerabilities such as health or financial challenges, stress and anxiety can be even…

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Are You Experiencing Anxiety? – How to Identify Anx...

Although up to 40 million Americans struggle with severe anxiety each year, plenty of symptoms remain undetected. Mainly, anxiety flies under the radar because it can manifest in “acceptable” ways—strong work ethic, deep desire to help others, cleanliness, etc. Thus it can be difficult to identify anxiety symptoms. Moreover, some anxiety is a normal part…

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How Exposure Therapy Can Help You Overcome Your Fears...

What do you know about exposure therapy? Being exposed to the very thing you’re most afraid of likely sounds like a nightmare. In fact, you probably take deliberate steps to avoid people, places, objects, or even animals that might remind you of past trauma or trigger severe anxiety. The phrase “exposure therapy” may sound contradictory.…

Understanding Your Anxiety: When Worry & Apprehe...

We all get worried from time to time. Even feeling anxious is normal in certain situations. But, when those apprehensions seem to take over your life and leave you feeling paralyzed, understanding your anxiety may be key. Anxiety often seems like it’s uncontrollable, which can make it feel completely overwhelming. There are many different types…

Take a look at these high functioning anxiety symptoms you may be experiencing

7 High-Functioning Anxiety Symptoms You May Notice in...

When we think of anxiety, we often think of panic attacks. In other words, we think about someone who is so overwhelmed by anxiety that they can’t function. However, anxiety comes in many shapes and forms. People can be very high-functioning despite their anxiety. High-functioning anxiety isn’t a clinical diagnosis. People who struggle with it…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…


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