Tag: anxiety

7 Little Things You Do In Private That Could Be A Sign Of OCD

While Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) presents some very particular symptoms, it is still quite possible for people with the disorder to go undiagnosed. The symptoms of OCD are not always as obvious as pop culture suggests, and your private thought patterns and rituals could be less common than you may think. While OCD can be quite upsetting,…

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What Is OCD?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an aptly named and challenging condition that can incapacitate the ability of some sufferers to manage their day-to-day lives and interact socially, says Scott Bea, a clinical psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Behavioral Health. The chronic, long-lasting condition involves the experience of “intrusive, unwanted, anxiety-provoking thoughts, repetitive actions or thoughts to reduce…

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8 Early Signs of OCD to Take Seriously

This destructive disorder can creep up on people. Familiarize yourself with the early symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder to help protect loved ones—and yourself. Catching OCD early You’ve seen the exaggerated signs of OCD in TV shows and movies (think Monk or Rain Man). But there are subtle signs that people just accept as routine behaviors that are actually…

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7 Signs Of OCD You May Have Not Realized

There are many symptoms commonly associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD. But since the disorder can manifest itself in different ways for different people, it can be helpful to know about other habits that are a sign of OCD, as well as all the lesser-known side effects. OCD really can be tricky to understand. “Obsessions are repetitive…

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Identifying and Treating Anxiety Disorders

Professionals working in primary healthcare settings are likely to come into contact with older adults suffering with anxiety disorders. These disorders are often difficult to distinguish from the normal worries of older adults, from nervous personalities, physical illnesses with symptoms similar to some that accompany anxiety, and mental and emotional changes related to the development…

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11 Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

Many people experience anxiety at some point in their lives. In fact, anxiety is a very normal response to stressful life events like moving, changing jobs or having financial troubles. However, when symptoms of anxiety become larger than the events that triggered them and begin to interfere with your life, they could be signs of…

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Elderly Anxiety Disorders

We all experience anxiety from time to time, some of which is normal and even productive. However, when anxiety becomes disruptive and disabling to a person’s life, it’s considered to be an unhealthy psychiatric disorder. As many as one quarter of all people experience anxiety to an unhealthy extent, and older people can be at…

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Anxiety in Older Adults

Have you ever suffered from excessive nervousness, fear or worrying? Do you sometimes experience chest pains, headaches, sweating, or gastrointestinal problems? You may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety. Excessive anxiety that causes distress or that interferes with daily activities is not  a normal part of aging, and can lead to a variety of health problems…

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12 Ways to Calm Your Anxiety

I wasn’t always an anxious person, but after a depression diagnosis six years ago, I was quickly overwhelmed with symptoms that became hard to ignore. As if depression wasn’t enough, my doctor diagnosed me with generalized anxiety disorder. Soon, it seeped into every aspect of my life, making it impossible to function normally. I lived…

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Effects of Anxiety on the Body

Everyone has anxiety from time to time, but chronic anxiety can interfere with your quality of life. While perhaps most recognized for behavioral changes, anxiety can also have serious consequences on your physical health. Read on to learn more about the major effects anxiety has on your body. The effects of anxiety on the body…

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