What are the Different Types of Social Anxiety Disorder?

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) involves a fear of social and performance situations in which others may judge you negatively. Most people with the disorder are extremely self-conscious, and may have physical symptoms such as nausea, shaking, or feeling faint when around people or performing. Types of Social Anxiety Disorders The current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of…

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5 Ways To Dig Yourself Out Of Depression

I knew something was wrong with me. I was too uncomfortable with myself to even enjoy just one night alone. I worried something might happen that I couldn’t handle. So I spent a lot of time losing myself in T.V., food or dating bad men. I was afraid to be quiet with my own thoughts,…

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The Characteristics of High Functioning Anxiety

High functioning anxiety is not a recognized mental health diagnosis. Rather, it’s evolved as a catch-all term that refers to people who live with anxiety, but who identify themselves as functioning reasonably well in different aspects of their life. If you have high functioning anxiety, you probably notice that your anxiety propels you forward rather…

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Common Symptoms of Clinical Depression

While only a qualified medical or mental health provider can diagnose depression, there are certain warning signs that can help you identify whether you or someone you care about may be depressed. Depression looks a little different in different people, however. So while one individual may struggle to get out of bed due to depression, someone else might be…

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9 Types of Depression and How to Recognize Them

Understanding depression Everyone goes through periods of deep sadness and grief. These feelings usually fade away within a few days or weeks, depending on the circumstances. But profound sadness that lasts more than two weeks and affects your ability to function may be a sign of depression. Some of the common symptoms of depression are:…

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10 Physical Symptoms of Anxiety, Because It’s Not All Mental

Anxiety affects more than your mind. When people talk about anxiety, they often focus on its mental and emotional effects. That makes perfect sense, as the overwhelming worry and fear that characterize anxiety can be debilitating. But many anxiety disorders can come with their fair share physical symptoms, too. “When a person experiences anxiety, it’s essentially…

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All About Insomnia

What Is Insomnia? Almost everyone goes through bouts of sleeplessness from time to time. It happens to the average person about once a year. That’s the cost of being human and having the capacity to worry about the future and chew over the past. Chronic insomnia, however, is marked by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or…

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7 Signs You Could Be Suffering From Depression

It’s normal to go through a number of ups and downs over the course of our lives, but it’s important to recognize when you’re feeling something more serious. In our society, the way we talk about these “down” moments says a lot about what we expect from people when they’re feeling this way. “Be strong,”…

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15 Mental Tricks to Fight Depression

Depression is difficult, but there are handy mental tricks you can use, which are proven to work well to lift your mood. Use these mental tricks to build a more positive mindset and keep the black dog at bay. 1. Don’t catastrophize Stop thinking about the worst-case scenario, and all the things that could possibly…

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7 Tips To Manage Anxiety

Sometimes, we know what’s making us anxious and can negotiate calm. Other times, our anxiety is caused by hormones or too much caffeine or something more out of our control, and we just have to ride it out. Other times, still, we feel anxiety but doing what it tells us to do is unserving, so…

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