Anxiety

Trump Anxiety? Time To Unplug From The 24-hour News Cycle

Last month, I noticed a five-fold increase in the number of visitors to the Mental Health Foundation's online anxiety support page. The surge in traffic started last July, the month following the EU referendum vote, a monumental decision bringing with it a collective sense of uncertainty for …

Mental Health

25 CBT Techniques and Worksheets for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Sharing is caring.<p>You have definitely heard about CBT.<p>You may not know it, or you may not immediately assign meaning to those three letters placed …

Mental Health

Our sympathy for anxiety sufferers is being exploited by the cynical

Do you often feel nervous or uneasy about situations with uncertain outcomes? Do you worry that you have no real control over how your day will turn out? Then you may be suffering from a debilitating condition called ‘anxiety’. Or you may, like a few billion of your ancestors over the past 200,000 …

Mental Health

Bipolar Disorder - Happy but Sad

<b>Two Extremes</b><p>James felt at the moment a <b>euphoric state</b> with no explanation for the cause. He felt a spike in energy levels, and every task seemed …

Depression

Marijuana Chemical Could Help Fight Anxiety

A compound in marijuana called cannabidiol could help treat people who have anxiety disorders, a new review of previous research suggests.<p>Cannabidiol …

Depression

Anxiety Disorders typically caused by exposure to Narcissistic Abuse

Feauring Image: Alexa Clark Kent <br>By FlyingMonkeysDenied<p>Overt abuse techniques commonly used on preferred scapegoat targets by Cluster B people tend …

Mental Health

How to Worry Productively

Worrying is part of life. According to a new analysis, 38 percent of us worry about something every day—which honestly seems low. With a small tweak, …

Cool Stuff

Emetophobia: How to deal with the phobia of vomiting

The fear of throwing up is surprisingly common<p>Emetophobia is the extreme fear of being sick, or seeing someone else being sick - often a combination …

Mental Health

Zayn Malik Says He Has 'No Problem' With Anxiety

He says opening up about his mental health struggles may have helped others.<p>Zayn Malik opened up about his anxiety in his memoir, revealing that he had panic attacks that sometimes prevented him from getting on stage. But in a new interview with the [<i>Sunday Times …

Mental Health

This Is What It’s Really Like To Date On Antidepressants

"Medication helped to blunt my anxiety—but it also extinguished any sparks."<p>I’ve dealt with anxiety since I was a teenager. And while I’ve mostly learned to manage and live with it, there’s one domain that’s a continuous struggle: dating.<p>That excited-but-nervous, fluttery feeling you get in your …

Mental Health

The age of anxiety: why being old is a worry

It’s not a good time to be elderly. The young, who we need help from, boss us around and don’t always admire or respect us<p>At some point in the day I will worry about age, and you may, too. Probably not directly, but in many small ways. It is the way I and plenty of others see things differently …

Mental Health

Are You Anxious All the Time? Our Resident Doctor Reveals the Solutions

Feelings of anxiety are common in the UK. In fact in 2014 19.7% of people in the UK aged 16 and older showed symptoms of anxiety or depression – a …

Mental Health

A Profound Experience with the Toilet

Source: Adobe Stock<p>It’s Monday morning, and I have set aside most of the day to tackle this writing project. I’ve cleared my desk, turned off my …

Mental Health

Trump headline-stress disorder: I have it, do you?

I don’t sleep very well these days. I go to bed tired, then at 1, 2 or 3 a.m., I’m suddenly wide awake, feeling on guard with eyes open, heart …

Mental Health

Author Sharon Begley on why we “Can’t. Just. Stop.” being compulsive

We live in an impulsive age, but that doesn't make us disordered<p>We’ve become a culture that prides itself on excessive behavior. We boast of being “totally OCD” about how we arrange our desks, we humblebrag that we check our social media feeds “addictively.” And in a world of such overload, it’s …

Mental Health

Wealthy Countries Are More Anxious Than Poorer Countries

A fascinating study reveals anxiety rates around the world.<p>Rich countries have higher rates of anxiety than poor countries, according to a large …

Mental Health

Here’s what you need to know about dialectical behavior therapy, the kind Selena Gomez depends on

Selena Gomez has been incredibly open and brave about her struggles with anxiety and depression. Late last year, she checked herself into rehab due …

Mental Health

Anxiety — that feeling of dread, fear, worry and panic — is certainly nothing new. Hippocrates wrote about it in the fourth century BCE. As did Søren Kierkegaard in the 1860s. And Sigmund Freud addressed the disorder in 1926. However, jump to the present and we’re seeing a significant uptick — especially with youth. Pharmaceutical drugs tend […]

Share Email<p>Anxiety — that feeling of dread, fear, worry and panic — is certainly nothing new. Hippocrates wrote about it in the fourth century BCE. …

Mental Health

What’s your stress mindset? Do you see it as enhancing or debilitating?

Posted at 16:14h in Uncategorized by Dr Happy<p>Happiness…most see it as a positive emotion. Which it obviously is.<p>But happiness is also the management …

Psychology

A Simple Way To Explain The Difference Between Stress & Anxiety

Since I’ve started taking medication to manage my anxiety, I’ve had the pleasure of feeling — for the first time in a long time — <i>stressed</i> without feeling anxious.<p>That’s right — I was pumped to feel pure stress, untainted by thought patterns related to anxiety and depression.<p>Because “anxiety” and …

Mental Health

Anxiety- When Panic Strikes

<b>I Feel....</b><p>We all feel a <b>slight pinch of worry</b>, or a feeling of stress, at some point in our life. It might occur before or during a presentation, an …

Mental Health

To Combat Stress, Force Yourself to Imagine the Worst-Case Scenario

When you’re in a jam — a looming deadline, say, or the sudden, awful realization that you’ve screwed up something big on a work project — it’s …

Psychology

The 2 vitamins that cured Lo Bosworth’s anxiety

Anyone who experiences anxiety regularly—whether in the form of sudden panic attacks or a constant, apprehensive state—knows how isolating it can …

Mental Health

9 Essential Tools to Overcome Stress and Be Happier

<i>Gain resilience and grit to achieve lasting success and freedom from anxiety</i><p><i>“If we want to overcome our anxiety and feel good about ourselves, it’s</i> …

Mental Health

What Is an Adjustment Disorder in Children?

While some children are quite resilient to stressful events and other major life changes, others struggle to rebound. A child who exhibits changes in …

Mental Health

Prenatal Depression: What It's Like to Have Serious Anxiety During Your Pregnancy

The years leading up to my second pregnancy were difficult for our family. My husband had lost his job, and was unemployed for a year. During that …

Depression

Ellie Goulding says this empowering sport helped her overcome her debilitating anxiety attacks

One of the things we love most about Ellie Goulding (if we had to pick just one) is how open she has been about her struggle with anxiety. She has …

Mental Health

Can I Get Addicted to Xanax?

Xanax is a prescription medication that is sometimes prescribed to people who have been through upsetting experiences, such as the death of a loved …

Addiction

Here's Your Brain On Trauma

Approximately 50% of the population will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives. While reactions to trauma can vary widely, and …

The Brain

My Story: Anna Jackson

What were the steps leading up to your diagnosis?<p>At the age of 29 I found myself in hospital, being diagnosed with a few incurable autoimmune …

Mental Health