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40 Million Americans Suffer From Anxiety Disorders—A New Book Explores Why

Andrea Petersen was halfway through her sophomore year at the University of Michigan when she found herself plagued by a mysterious avalanche of symptoms: racing pulse, unshakeable vertigo, her feet and face tingling. “I was literally paralyzed by fear. I just was completely marooned on my parents’ …

The Power of Perspective: A Simple Way to Ease Anxiety

<b>“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>One of …

12 Signs You Might Have an Anxiety Disorder

What's normal?<p>Everyone gets nervous or anxious from time to time—when speaking in public, for instance, or when going through financial difficulty. …

People Who Worry About Everything Are More Intelligent

Obsessive worry is insidious in the sense that it begets more worry; once your mind switches into "worry mode," essentially, nothing is off limits. …

Anxiety

I have borderline personality disorder. Here are 6 things I wish people understood. - Vox

"You don't seem like you have borderline personality disorder," people often say to me.<p>They mean it as a compliment. I don't fit into their idea of what borderline personality disorder looks like. They think people with BPD will kill you, or burn down your house, or stalk you until you need to file …

This Ancient Japanese Healing Technique Relieves You of Stress and Anxiety in 5 Minutes

Stress is something all of us face in our daily lives. What if we told you were was an ancient Japanese technique for reducing your stress levels …

Prescriptions have doubled in a decade, but very little is known about the effect of taking SSRIs for years and years. Is it a lifesaver or a happiness trap?<p>Sarah never planned to take antidepressants for 14 years. Three years after she began taking them, when she was 21, she went to her GP and …

Depression

How Mindful Meditation Can Help Mind Wandering For People With Anxiety

Just 10 minutes of meditation every day can help people suffering from anxiety prevent mind wandering, a new study conducted by the University of …

Truths Of Being A Parent With Generalized Anxiety Disorder

My wife, Mel, and I were married about three months the first time she suggested that we have a child. It was early 2005. We were living in Provo, …

15 Facts To Know About Anxiety, The Most Common Mental Disorder

Ask artist Gemma Correll, and she'll tell you living with anxiety is like living in a real-life horror movie. Actually, don't ask her — simply click …

5 Things You Need to Know About Anxiety

Nervousness can turn into a problem that affects your mind, body, and life.<p><i>"I'm so stressed out right now."</i> We hear this often and we may say it, …

The Perfect Way My Psychologist Explained Anxiety

Fifteen years ago, my life was a dark, scary place I just could not escape.<p>I was paralyzed with fear, could not leave my home, was afraid to be …

10 Rare Insights Every Anxious Person Should Know

Why anxious people are agreeable, the supplement that reduces anxiety, dangers of anxiety drugs, the benefits of optimistic thinking and more...• Try …

Clear Your Mind by Breaking Your Worries Into Three Categories

Worries, fears, and errant thoughts can get the best of any of us at times. When your mind feels overwhelmed and cluttered, try this procedure for …

5 Ways to Stop Your Racing Thoughts

<b>by Patricia Harteneck, Ph.D.</b><p>Racing thoughts—fast, repetitive thought patterns about a particular topic—are a common feature of anxiety and other …

My Escape From Anxiety

As rates for anxiety disorders rise, researchers are working to find more effective treatments. In the meantime, what can sufferers do? One woman’s experience.<p>Fear ambushed me.<p>It was early on a December morning in 1989. I was a sophomore at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, staring at a wall …

Depression

This Guy Has The Best Way Of Handling His Girlfriend's Anxiety

Having anxiety can leave you with a constant fear that your partner will break up with you. Except it feels less like a fear than an intuition. An …

6 Ways to Ease Shyness and Get Yourself Out There

Social anxiety is the third most common psychological disorder, after depression and alcoholism. Fully 13% of people meet criteria for diagnosable …

6 Ways To Overcome Career Anxiety

When my client, Lillian, sat down with me for our first meeting, I could feel the tension emanating from her before she even began to talk. She was a ball of nerves, so tightly wound that she was ready to burst—and burst she did. She sobbed about how miserable she was at her job, how bleak her …

Self-esteem

Do weighted blankets work for anxiety?

Some people who experience anxiety may not find relief through medication alone, or they might be hesitant to try medication. Other methods of …

Sleep

10 Ways to Naturally Reduce Anxiety

Some anxiety is a normal part of life. It’s a byproduct of living in an often-chaotic world. Anxiety isn’t all bad, though. It makes you aware of …

23 Messages For Anyone Who Just Received An Anxiety Disorder Diagnosis

<i>By</i> Sarah Schuster<p>Everyone experiences anxiety. Not everyone lives with an anxiety disorder. And for those who do, getting an “official” diagnosis can be scary, confusing, intimidating — or all of the above. But just because you have an anxiety disorder doesn’t mean you simple can’t “handle” anxiety …

5 Reasons Why Loving Someone Is Hard When You Have Anxiety

My junior year of college, I scheduled a life-altering doctor’s appointment. For over six months, beginning in May of my sophomore year, I found …

10 Things You Should Know If Your Partner Has Anxiety

<b>1. If you’re going to go to battle, know what you’re fighting against.</b><p>Anxiety is a battle between your mind and your mind, literally. And sometimes …

12 Signs You May Have an Anxiety Disorder

Worried? Nervous? The distinction between anxiety disorders and "normal" anxiety isn't always clear.

The Reality of Life With an Anxiety Disorder

By Kelsey Wallour<p>Everyone experiences anxiety to some degree--that surge of adrenaline released after the mind has detected something to panic about. Your hands shake, breathing increases, your stomach turns, eyes dilate and you start to sweat. But then it passes. Logic prevails, you take a deep …

Levels of stress and anxiety are on the rise among students. Juliet Rix has tips to control the panic and thrive academically<p>Olivia admits she’s always been a worrier – but when she started university, her anxiety steadily began to build. One day she was simply too frightened to leave the house. …

Mental Health

27 Times Tumblr Was The Realest About Anxiety

Me: Don't worry. Anxiety: You gotta.<p><i>To learn more about anxiety, check out the resources at BeyondBlue Australia on 1300 22 4636, Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 or ReachOut. Always consult with your doctor about your personal health and wellness. BuzzFeed posts are for informational purposes only,</i> …