Anxiety

My Escape From Anxiety

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 covered in long sheets of printer paper and trying to figure out which of the listed classes to take for the coming semester.<p>I felt fine. I was groggy from a …

Mental Health

Emma Stone Explains Exactly How She Handles Her Anxiety

"There's a lot I can do to help myself."<p>Props to Emma Stone for seeking help for anxiety.<p>The Oscar winner opened up in a new video from the Child Mind Institute about how methods like therapy and meditation help her manage the condition, which she’s been dealing with since childhood. Her account is …

Mental Health

These are the major differences between anxiety and stress, according to an expert

As someone who’s dealt with anxiety disorder for as long as I can remember, my “natural” state tends to be consumed with irrational fear, worrying …

Mental Health

​Surprising Benefits Of Worry | Men’s Health

1/4<p>Worry Benefit: You take action<p>Stressing about your health? Well, at least you’ll take measures to keep body running smoothly.<p>Worrying serves as a cue that the situation at hand is serious—and so it requires some action on your part.<p>For example, feeling worried about skin cancer predicted the …

Health

Emma Stone Talks Anxiety & What She Would Say To Her Younger Self

Emma Stone, who has previously been open about her experience with anxiety and panic attacks, opened up again in a new video with the Child Mind Institute this morning.<p>Stone is just the first in a series of celebrities who will be joining the Institute's new #MyYoungerSelf campaign to raise …

Mental Health

Emma Stone Admits She Never Thought She’d Move Out Of Home Due To Her Anxiety

The actress recounts what it’s really like living with a mental illness.<p>Emma Stone appears to be living her best life these days, but it hasn’t …

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Worrying is good for you

Breathe a well-deserved sigh of relief, all you list-making over-planners.

Mental Health

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 …

Mental Health

Migraines and Anxiety: Migraine Can Triple the Risk of Another Disorder | Reader's Digest

Stock Asso/Shutterstock<p>As if suffering from migraine headaches wasn’t punishment enough, migraine sufferers are two a half times more likely to also …

Pain

Living with mania is one of the toughest parts of having bipolar disorder

<b>For me, mania is the worst part of living with bipolar disorder.</b><p>Breaking down the stigma around mental health means f*** all if there's no funding<p>For …

Mental Disorders

We Asked Scientists Why Clowns Freak Us the Hell Out - Tonic

What's more terrifying than terrorism? Clowns. Can anything freak people out more than biological warfare? Um, yeah—it's clowns. Are clowns scarier than dying? For some people, transitioning to the afterlife may be preferable to an encounter with Bozo.<p>Sound melodramatic? Maybe, but those were the …

Psychology

Childhood Anxiety

Source: Pixabay<p>I recently watched Charlie Rose interview a panel of three mental health experts. They found that, starting at age 4, 9 percent of …

Mental Health

How virtual reality spiders are helping people face their arachnophobia

Gradually exposing people to the thing they fear, say a spider, in a controlled environment has long been the mainstay of treating phobias.<p>But with …

Mental Health

J.K. Rowling Highlights An Important Thread About The Realities Of Anxiety

The author shared fellow writer Matt Haig's tweets: "It can be exhausting, it can be annihilating... but anxiety can be lived with and through."<p>Today Matt Haig, British author of the forthcoming novel <i>How to Stop Time</i>, tweeted feelingly about his anxiety, writing, “Anxiety is a tricky thing. However …

Mental Health

People with Anxiety May Be Hiding These 4 Powers

Anxiety has been widely regarded as a very negative condition that tends to ruin people’s everyday simple pleasures and renders them incapable of …

Mental Health

Why Some People Are Born Anxious

Have you ever noticed that some people just seemed hard-wired to be stressed out? Maybe you feel like you’ve been dealt an anxious hand yourself. …

Mental Health

How Poor Sleep Hinders Those With Anxiety & Depression

Sleep deficits can make focusing, finishing assignments and coping with everyday stress seem daunting. To make matters worse, people with anxiety and …

The Brain

Why FOMO Is Actually Social Anxiety and What You Should Do About It

You’re probably rolling your eyes at this point when you hear the term FOMO (fear of missing out), but bear with me because it turns out that FOMO …

Mental Health

Fending Off Math Anxiety

My mother was what we would now call math anxious, if not phobic. My daughter, on the other hand, was a math major, which always left me feeling like the transitional generation, capable of mastering standardized-test math problems and surviving college calculus (it’s one of the pre-med …

Mathematics

MAP Health Management teams up with Lief Therapeutics to pilot anxiety-monitoring wearable in addiction recovery patients

Recovering from addiction is more than simply staying away from substances. Along with the myriad challenges of everyday life that could trigger …

Digital Health

Science Behind Fear; What Makes Us Fearful?

We all have the capacity to respond to threats, but why do some of us hold onto our fears more than others? Francis. S. Lee, of the Psychiatry …

Mental Health

How running the Boston Marathon helped me let go of my anxiety

On Monday, April 17th of this year, I did what a limited number of competitive runners are able in their lifetime — I crossed the Boston Marathon …

Mental Health

This Is How To Survive In A Toxic Workplace: 3 Secrets From Research

Do you deal with some awful people at work? Do they annoy you beyond belief at times?Actually, it’s a lot worse than that — whether you realize it or …

The Workplace

De-Stress Your Mind and Body - 10 Instant Stress Busters - Quiet Corner

Everyone knows that stress and anxiety can be treated with therapy or medication. But many are put off therapy by the time and expense required.<p>As …

Mental Health

10 of the Most Common Phobias

Terrified of the creepy-crawlies? Scared of slithering serpents? Well, you’re not alone. According to the American Psychiatric Association, phobias …

Mental Health

Want to Be Emotionally Resilient? Science Says Do This

Anyone can do it and it doesn't cost a thing.<p>Do you worry a lot? Sometimes over things you absolutely can't control, so that worrying about them serves no practical purpose? Do you think you worry too much? Do you worry that all this worrying may not be good for you?<p>Most of us do at least some of …

Happiness

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Part 3: Cognitive Restructuring

In the last post I discussed the use of stimulus control methods to help manage and overcome insomnia. This post will discuss the use of cognitive …

Bedtime Stories

5 easy ways to reduce anxiety quickly

Photo: Getty<p>It is the events that happen in our lives that determine the state of our mental health, rather than some inherent personal inadequacy or …

Mental Health

Weighted blankets for anxiety: Uses and benefits

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

Mental Health

Anxiety Disorders Are Linked To This Type Of Abuse

You must have heard the saying:<i>“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”</i>, this is far from true because words can really …

Psychology