Anxiety

A psychotherapist shares 4 ways you can channel your anxiety into something positive

• <b>Anxiety is actually an evolutionary trait to help us deal with danger.</b>• <b><br>We think of it as negative, but we can learn to channel the energy into something positive.</b><p>Everyone faces anxiety from time to time. We feel nervous when we're going to approach someone with an important question, or feel …

Mental Health

S'pore students suffer from high levels of anxiety: Study

Singapore students may be topping the charts in mathematics, science and reading, but it is exacting a heavy emotional price on them.<p>An international …

Education

A Psychologist’s Tips for Handling Your Wedding Day When You Have an Anxiety Diagnosis

Weddings are emotional, high-stress situations for just about everyone. From societal pressure to family drama (not to mention all that money talk!), it’s easy to get overwhelmed. And if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, are getting stressed or nervous from the pressure, or are …

Weddings

The Habit That Puts You at Risk for Smartphone Separation Anxiety—and How to Avoid It

Smartphone separation anxiety is real, and it even has a scientific name: nomophobia. First described in 2012 (and added to the dictionary in 2016), …

Psychology

How to Beat Anxiety and Become Mentally Strong

Do you suffer from anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Maybe you thought you had gotten over …

University of Cambridge

Anxiety Symptoms That Many People Overlook

“Anxious” is a word with two faces. Sometimes it means eager excitement. “I’m anxious to see you!” we say, as we get off the phone with a friend …

Mental Health

Constant Anxiety Won't Save the World

Spreading fear and worry about issues you care about on social media can lead to burnout rather than action.<p>When <i>New York</i> magazine published a story about the apocalyptic dangers of climate change last month, it was shared widely, and with alarm. People tweeted things like “Read this and get very, …

Mental Health

Study warns that smartphone separation anxiety is increasing as people form closer bonds with their handsets

With smartphones now considered a necessity for most people, nomophobia - the fear of being without a working cell phone - is becoming an …

Mental Health

There's a reason you feel terrible without your phone

Smartphone separation anxiety is set to become an increasingly widespread problem, researchers say.<p>The term, which is also known as “nomophobia”, is …

Phones

6 things a chronic skin-picker wants you to know

When you struggle with an anxiety disorder, it can manifest itself in many different ways — both mental <i>and</i> physical. Some people get panic attacks, …

Mental Health

I Was Scared to See a Psychiatrist

When I was 18 years old I’d just gotten through a depressive episode. I was physically and emotionally exhausted. From the time I was 15 to the age of 18 I vacillated between depression and anxiety. I was mostly stuck in a panic loop and this is not a fun kind of loop. It was the 90’s and mental …

Mental Health

Its National Relaxation Day. Here Are 7 Science-Backed Ways to Chill Out

We talked to doctors about the best ways to loosen up<p>America is uptight. Whether it’s a headache, problems sleeping, or feeling down or depressed, a full 80 percent of us are dealing with at least one stress-related health symptom, according to a 2017 study from the American Psychological …

Wellness

I’m Dependent On Drugs To Parent (And I’m Not Ashamed)

I had the same experience as 14–23% of pregnant women: I got depressed.<p>And not just a little depressed. Panic-attack, suicidal-thoughts, …

Lifestyle

To the Person Who Is Secretly Struggling with An Eating Disorder

This goes out to the person who is secretly struggling. The one who on the outside appears to have everything together, yet underneath it all, feels trapped.<p>The one who “eats normally” in public, yet binges on a jar of peanut butter, a jar of jelly, a loaf of bread, and a bag of tortilla chips, at …

Mental Health

How to recognise high-functioning anxiety

And when to ask for support<p>Anxiety is a sensation that almost everybody deals with in some way. In fact, it's estimated that more than one in 10 people are likely to have a disabling anxiety disorder at some point during their lives.<p>Often, they can feel like anxiety prevents any possibility of …

Mental Health

Children With Anxiety Disorders ‘Significantly’ Benefit From Mindfulness Exercises By Changing Brain Activity

Anxiety disorders plague greater than one in four teens between the ages of 13 and 18, and a number of them are treated with antidepressants and …

Mental Health

I Thought I Was Turning Into A Rage Monster. Then I Was Diagnosed With Anxiety.

This is how it starts. Maybe there’s some big life event, a huge transition, like the birth of another child.<p>I started up after the birth of my third …

Mental Health

Death anxiety: The fear that drives us?

Death is something that we all, sooner or later, have to face. But how do we respond to it? Why are some of us more afraid than others? And what is …

Medicine

Solve This Universal Problem And You Become A Master Persuader

Hint, It Triggers My Anxiety At Doctor VisitsSource: StencilI sat in the cold, sterile exam chair. The doctor gave me a quizzical look before she …

Mental Health

Substance Use Disorders in Patients With Anxiety Disorders

Patients who seek treatment for anxiety disorders often have problems with alcohol or drug abuse and are otherwise at an increased risk for …

Mental Health

Apparently Trypophobia (a fear of tiny clusters of holes) isn’t a phobia but an instinct

This is interesting—as I always thought Trypophobia was a phobia—but according to Discover Magazine, Trypophobia is an innate response to stimuli and …

Mental Health

Experts say apocalyptic Twitter memes may help your anxiety. But only to a point.

On Tuesday, certain corners of Twitter devolved into a stream of gallows humor, jokes about bunkers and apocalyptic memes about nuclear war. Despite …

Mental Health

ENTREVESTOR: Mental illness struggles lead to startup

Entrepreneur Joel Muise’s struggles with mental illness motivated him to found his startup, Tranquility Online. Now Muise is seeking participants to …

Canadian News

It's Official: Being a Woman Puts You at a Higher Risk for Having Anxiety

By now we know that there is no single cause of anxiety. Research has shown everything from environmental factors like daily stress to biological …

Mental Health

How To Know The Difference Between Feeling Lonely And Chronic Loneliness

If you've ever felt alone in a crowded room, outcasted in social situations, or genuinely preferred isolation to the immeasurable fear of rejection, …

Psychology

How sports psychology helped an eventer overcome her rotational fall demons

The client<p><b>Harriet Dickin</b> has been riding her whole life, starting with Pony Club and working her way up through the eventing ranks. She decided to go …

Horses

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Quiet Your Inner Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common mental disorders in the western world. Nearly all individuals will experience minor anxiety at some point in their …

Mental Health

GABA and Anxiety and Depression.

GABA and its brain nutrients involve directly from the intestines and the Vagus nerve in the body/brain barrier. A bio-culture formed at birth as a …

Neuroscience

Is It Helpful or Harmful to Perform a Piece Before It’s “Performance-Ready”?

<i>Prefer to read this on the blog? Click here:<br>Is It Helpful or Harmful to Perform a Piece Before It’s “Performance-Ready”?</i>* * * Performing can be fun …

Mental Health

10 Memoirs That Lifted Me Out Of Anxiety

In the midst of a three-month-long panic attack, I needed friends. Funny, wise, interesting friends who had been through some stuff. Here's where I …

Mental Health