Category: Anxiety

What does anxiety feel like and how does it affect the body?

Anxiety can impact physical and mental health. There are short- and long-term effects on both the mind and body. While many people know about the effects of anxiety on mental health, fewer people are aware of the physical side effects, which can include digestive issues and an increased risk of infection. Anxiety can also change the function of…

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Common Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder

Everyone has periods of feeling anxious in their lives. This could be due to starting school, a new job, getting married, or visiting the dentist. People can feel anxious during times of stress in their lives. This is normal and to be expected. Once the stressful event is over the anxious feelings usually disappear. For…

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What Are Anxiety Disorders?

Everyone feels anxious now and then. It’s a normal emotion. For example, you may feel nervous when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision.Anxiety disorders are different, though. They are a group of mental illnesses, and the distress they cause can keep you from carrying on…

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Stress vs. Anxiety: Do You Know the Difference?

However, many individuals confuse stress and anxiety, two very different responses. Here are the differentiators between common stress and anxiety, which can turn into an attack or chronic mental disorder… 1. What is Stress? Stress results when we’re overcome with life’s pressures—a deadline at work, rushing to get to an appointment on time, a crisis…

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How to Deal with Anxiety: Habits That Can Help

Imagine a train racing towards you at top speed, and there you are, stuck on the tracks, a human target. Your heart races, your muscles tense, your body starts shaking, and your breath becomes labored as worry consumes your mind and manifests throughout your body. Intense, right? For the nearly 20 percent of people in…

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Depression and Anxiety: Can I Have Both?

Is it possible to have depression and anxiety at the same time? Depression and anxiety are different conditions, but they commonly occur together. They also have similar treatments. Feeling down or having the blues now and then is normal. And everyone feels anxious from time to time—it’s a normal response to stressful situations. But severe…

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5 ways to help your child with anxiety

Childhood is often idealized as a carefree time without worries. However, it’s important to realize that children experience anxiety, just like adults. The good news is, you can help your child better handle anxiety. In the video above, Nicholas J. Westers, Psy.D., clinical psychologist at Children’s Health℠ and Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern, shares five ways you can help your…

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Anxiety vs. Depression Symptoms and Treatment

The terms “anxious” and “depressed” get thrown around a lot in casual conversation, and for good reason: both are normal emotions to experience, routinely occurring for us all in response to high-stakes or potentially dangerous situations (in the case of anxiety) or disappointing, upsetting circumstances (in the case of depression). The relationship between these emotions — and…

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Does Your Child Have an Anxiety Disorder?

Anxiety disorders are common psychiatric illnesses that generally cause feelings of fear or distress in certain situations. Children—even very young children—are not immune to developing an anxiety disorder. If the symptoms are left unrecognized and untreated, young sufferers may experience academic difficulties, social and interpersonal problems, and trouble adjusting to new life experiences. Common Anxiety…

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Stress vs Anxiety: How to Tell the Difference

From the outside looking in, it can be difficult to spot the differences between stress and anxiety. Both can lead to sleepless nights, exhaustion, excessive worry, lack of focus, and irritability. Even physical symptoms – like rapid heart rate, muscle tension, and headaches – can impact both people experiencing stress and those diagnosed with an…

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