Category Archives: Anxiety & Panic Disorders

Anxiety & Panic Disorders

Overcoming Your Manic, Late Night, Emotional, Compulsive, Eating Habits – Strategically

How to bounce back from a slip in discipline. Daniel Thomas Hind Contributor. 10:05pm. The doorbell rings. Reflexively, I rise, nerves dulled. I don’t care to put on a shirt. My cheeks are burning hot and sweat has gathered cold on my forehead, or it was already there. I open the door and there stands […]

SIGNS THAT THE HOLIDAYS ARE GETTING THE BEST OF YOU

Holiday Stress – How to keep in control If you’re withdrawing or micromanaging, there’s a strong chance you’re under stress this season. Savoring the little moments — like decorating your house — is a great way to stay focused on what you love about the holiday season. Hero Images / Getty Images/Hero Images   As the classic […]

The Long Term Effects of Stress Levels

Stress is manageable, but not preventable. Everyone goes through stressful experiences of varying degrees. We sometimes think that stress is just in the mind: a reaction to a situation that will go away by itself (or when the situation resolves). Then, we think, we recover and go back to feeling normal.Stress, however, has many long-term […]

A Great Way To Deal With Anxiety, Mindfulness

9 ways to deal with #anxiety in 10 minutes or less According to the Mental Health Foundation, four to 10 per cent of people in England and the US will experience depression in their lifetime. The group also say that mental health problems like anxiety and depression have contributed to one fifth of days lost […]

Fighting Against the Stigma of Mental Illness

  Sarah Fader Parenting blogger   Posted: 02/02/2014 7:37 pm  I have panic disorder. I manage chronic anxiety every single day. I had my first panic attack when I was 15 years old and (at the time) I had no idea what was going on. I thought I might be having a heart attack. It […]

Turning Panic Disorder on Its Head

Turning Panic Disorder on Its Head   If you have ever suffered from panic attacks then you know how terrifying they can be. Your first panic attack came out of nowhere-you suddenly found yourself shaking, trembling with fear, short of breath, feeling like you are going to collapse and then you thought that the end […]

The Six Best Ways to Decrease Your Anxiety

By Melanie A. Greenberg, Ph.D. Calming the mind We all know the uncomfortable feeling of anxiety. Our hearts race, our fingers sweat, and our breathing gets shallow and labored. We experience racing thoughts about a perceived threat that we think is too much to handle. That’s because our “fight or flight” response has kicked in, […]

Perception of Our Physical State When Depressed or Anxious

Depression and anxiety have very different influences on how we perceive physical symptoms. Christie Nicholson reports Past studies have shown that something called “negative affect” (which is an overall smorgasbord of anger, sadness, fear, irritation, etc.) causes us to inflate the number of physical symptoms we feel. But recent research from the Journal of Personality […]

Self-medication for Anxiety Increases Risk for Substance Use Disorders

  Psychiatric Times. APA CONFERENCE  By Arline Kaplan | May 24, 2011 Patients with anxiety disorders who self-medicate with alcohol(Drug information on alcohol) or drugs may be increasing their risk for developing incident substance use disorders, according to a study presented at the American Psychiatric Association’s recent annual meeting. Jennifer Robinson, who is working on […]

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