Category: Mental Health

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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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

A Patient’s Guide to Insomnia

If you’ve ever lain awake at night wishing for sleep, then you’ve likely experienced some form of insomnia. For those who struggle with this common sleep disorder regularly, the feeling of missing out on sleep can be excruciating. And the paradox of it is that the more you try to sleep the further away the…

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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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6 Tips for Dealing With Anxiety in Public Places

Anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, are characterized by significant fear and nervousness often accompanied by uncomfortable physical symptoms. The symptoms of panic disorder are often difficult to manage, and dealing with panic attacks and agoraphobia is even more challenging when you’re in public. Your anxiety about it may never fully go away, but you can learn…

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7 Tips for Living With Social Anxiety

Everyone gets nervous in certain social situations. But if you have social anxiety disorder (also called social phobia), everyday events can be extra challenging. You might feel a lot more self-conscious and scared than other people do in social interactions. But don’t let fear keep you from living life to the fullest. Try these seven…

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