Category: Anxiety

What causes anxiety?

Anxiety disorders occur when a person regularly feels disproportionate levels of distress, worry, or fear over an emotional trigger. Identifying the reason behind a presentation of anxiety can be the key to successful treatment. To assist diagnosis, the conditions under the umbrella of anxiety disorders have certain characteristics that set them apart from normal feelings…

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The Relationship Between Social Anxiety and Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that sometimes co-exists with social anxiety disorder (SAD). In simple terms, insomnia refers to trouble falling asleep or getting enough sleep. While most people have trouble falling asleep from time to time, those with chronic insomnia have trouble sleeping more than three nights a week for three months or more. Often, insomnia…

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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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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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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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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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Anxiety Disorder Non-Resistance Training Tips

Originally found on https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/stress-remedy/201809/non-resistance-training-anxiety-disorders A key aspect of anxiety disorders is that resistance fuels an increase in anxiety level. The resistance comes in 4 overall types: Resistance to physical sensations (such as wishing one’s heart would be less hard) Resistance to emotion (wishing that there was no panic or anxiety) Resistance to circumstances (wishing one’s environment was different) Resistance to thoughts (wishing one…

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Depression may raise risk of heart attack and stroke

Originally found on https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-08-depression-heart.html#nRlv People with symptoms of anxiety and depression may have a greater risk of heart attack and stroke, a study has found. Researchers say their findings add to growing evidence of a link but that further studies are needed to understand how poor mental health can lead to cardiovascular diseases. Mental health Experts at the…

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Answers to Your Questions about Panic Disorder

Originally found on apa.org Panic Disorder is a serious condition that around one out of every 75 people might experience. It usually appears during the teens or early adulthood, and while the exact causes are unclear, there does seem to be a connection with major life transitions that are potentially stressful: graduating from college, getting…

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