Category: Anxiety

Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Anxiety is what we feel when we are worried, tense or afraid – particularly about things that are about to happen, or which we think could happen in the future. Anxiety is a natural human response when we feel that we are under threat. It can be experienced through our thoughts, feelings and physical sensations….

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How to Support Someone Having an Anxiety Attack

Anxiety disorders affect 18.1% of the U.S. adult population, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Sometimes, a person feeling an overwhelming amount of anxiety or stress will experience an anxiety attack. The signs of an anxiety attack can include: An increase in heart rate. Sometimes, you might think you are having a heart…

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9 Things to Do If You Feel Anxious

Everyone goes through periods of feeling anxious and worried. After all, it’s a normal human experience. And whether you’re dealing with occasional bouts of anxiety or trying to manage excessive worries, doubts, and fears, having tools to help you calm your mind and body can reduce the intensity and duration of these feelings.   Read…

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How to Overcome Anxiety

Anxiety is something that everyone experiences from time to time, but for some people, it can become pervasive and excessive. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), in adults and youth, is characterized by persistent, excessive worry. If the problem started and ended with a worry, it might not be such a big deal. Instead, people with GAD get bogged down as one…

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How to Stop Feeling Anxious Right Now

While it’s normal to get nervous about an important event or life change, about 40 million Americans live with an anxiety disorder, which is more than the occasional worry or fear. Anxiety disorders can range from a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), which is intense worrying that you can’t control, to panic disorder — sudden episodes of fear, along with…

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Do You Live with Anxiety? Here Are 11 Ways to Cope

Breathe: There are ways to calm your anxiety Know that feeling of your heart beating faster in response to a stressful situation? Or perhaps, instead, your palms get sweaty when you’re confronted with an overwhelming task or event. That’s anxiety — our body’s natural response to stress. Read More

Anxiety Symptoms in Children

Children with anxiety may not exhibit symptoms in quite the same way as adults. For example, they may display anger or irritability in addition to fear and worry. While some childhood anxiety is normal and expected, some kids do have anxiety disorders. Fortunately, there are things that parents can do to help their kids get…

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12 Do’s and Don’ts of Helping Someone With Anxiety

Anxiety is a condition that can close you off to others. For friends and family of those living with anxiety, this can represent a serious challenge. You want to help them deal with their condition, but you don’t know what to say to them that diminishes their distress. Read More

9 Surprising Facts About Anxiety

Anxiety: The Most Common Mental Disorder and Other Surprising Facts More than 25 million Americans have an anxiety disorder. In fact, nearly 1 in 5 adults in the United States has an anxiety disorder. Most people think anxiety’ is a feeling of nervousness, unease or restlessness. It is, but it can also become overwhelming. People…

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