Out of nowhere, your heart starts racing, your brain feels like someone is squeezing it, your mind goes to dark places, and you just don’t feel quite right. The anxiety may be related to a specific cause or it may be a free-floating sense of doom. Instead of occurring at any time, like generalized anxiety disorder, this… Continue reading Anxiety and Periods: How to Reduce Menstruation-Related Anxiety
Though many women might think of pregnancy as a magical time, it is not always nine months of bliss. Stress and anxiety may run high. And panic attacks during pregnancy are actually quite common. “Up to 10 percent of pregnant women struggle with panic attacks,” says Gina Hassan, PhD, a licensed psychologist in Berkeley, Calif.,… Continue reading When Pregnancy Brings On Panic Attacks – Anxiety Center – Everyday Health
Nearly everyone feels anxious from time to time, but a large number of people have an actual anxiety-related condition. On average, 19 percent of American adults — close to one-fifth of the adult population — are affected by anxiety or an anxiety-related disorder (such as obsessive-compulsive disorder) every year, according to the National Institute of Mental… Continue reading The 10 Best Anxiety Blogs to Follow in 2020
Panic attacks can be terrifying. These attacks stem from profound anxiety that can make your heart pound and your knees go weak. Panic attacks can make it difficult to catch your breath and can also cause chest pain and dizziness — you may even think you're having a heart attack. A panic attack may only… Continue reading Panic Attack and Anxiety Management Techniques
There are a number of treatment approaches for anxiety disorders. The type of treatment you receive will depend on your anxiety symptoms and type of disorder. Not every treatment works for every person. You may need to try a number of treatments, or combinations of treatments, before finding what works for you. The main treatments for anxiety… Continue reading How Are Anxiety Disorders Treated?
Anxiety disorders are typically diagnosed when a person's fear of nonthreatening situations, places, events, or objects becomes extreme and uncontrollable. An anxiety disorder may also be diagnosed if you have general feelings of fear or worry that interfere with your daily life and that have lasted at least six months. Most people with an anxiety… Continue reading What Are Common Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders?
Stories by and for People With Anxiety Disorders Reading how others deal with their disorder can be liberating. One example, Sanity Break, is a column by Therese Borchard, who has been writing about her struggle with anxiety and depression in a relatable, informed way for several years. Sanity Break The Mighty Elephant Journal Organizations These institutions,… Continue reading Anxiety Resources
Each anxiety disorder has different symptoms, but Ken Duckworth, MD, the chief medical officer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston, says many people with these disorders can benefit from this three-pronged approach: psychotherapy, exercise, and medication. Each person may need a different… Continue reading Which Medications Are Best for Anxiety Disorders?
Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness, unease, or worry that typically occurs in the absence of an imminent threat. It differs from fear, which is the body’s natural response to immediate danger. Anxiety is part of the body's natural reaction to stress, so it can be helpful at times, making you more alert and ready for… Continue reading What Is Anxiety? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Anxiety can be overwhelming and cause many physical and emotional side effects. When you can't stop worrying, you can't sleep and you may even feel sick to your stomach. While an anxiety disorder should be monitored and treated by a qualified professional, exercise can be part of an effective treatment plan to help manage your… Continue reading Anti-Anxiety Workout – EverydayHealth.com