Occasional anxiety is a vital part of life, but persistent anxiety causes real emotional distress. At worst, it can lead to developing anxiety disorders that need treatment. In this section, you’ll find information about anxiety symptoms, types of anxiety disorders, treatment options, and self-help tips.

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Beyond a Childhood Disorder: Separation Anxiety in Adults

Reading Time: 7 minutes Nearly everyone gets a taste of separation anxiety during their life. As an infant or toddler, it’s a healthy part of our development to feel upset and concerned when we’re separated from our parents or primary caregivers. Most children start to outgrow this separation anxiety around the age of three, though for some, it grows in intensity or shows up later in their lives and…

May 5, 2022

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Signs of Overthinking and How to Deal with It

Reading Time: 6 minutes Do you feel like you’d be happier if you could turn off your mind sometimes? Do you waste a lot of time dealing with negative thoughts that impact your mental health? If you tend to overanalyze everything, you aren’t alone. Studies show that 73% of young adults and 52% of middle-aged people are overthinkers. In this article, you’ll find out what overthinking means, see if…

March 8, 2022

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Social Anxiety: How to Recognize if You Have it

Reading Time: 5 minutes Social Anxiety Disorder is a common condition, but it is often poorly understood. In this article we will look at what the condition is, how to recognize if you have it, and how to overcome social anxiety. Social Anxiety Disorder Social Anxiety Disorder was once known as social phobia. It is characterized by an overwhelming fear of social situations. What are the Symptoms of Social…

January 16, 2022

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Holiday Anxiety: Why Am I Nervous When Everyone’s So Happy?

Reading Time: 5 minutes The holiday season is one that’s touted as being filled with joy and celebration, where you can gather with friends and family for ‘the most wonderful time of the year’. But it can also be a time of year when those struggling with depression and anxiety can really feel the stress and sadness that this season can cause.  So, what is it about the holidays…

December 20, 2021

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Is Covid Anxiety a Thing: How to Fight Anxiety During the Pandemic

Reading Time: 5 minutes Winter is coming. The days are getting shorter and colder, the holiday season is nearing, and coronavirus variants are continuing to spread. Deep into the second year of the global pandemic, it’s a strange and sometimes frightening new world. With many places continuing to remain shut down or partially reopened, waning cases in some areas and surges in others, a lot of us are continuing…

November 2, 2021

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At the Mercy of Likes: How Social Media Fuels Social Anxiety

Reading Time: 10 minutes Over 3.7 billion people now use social media. Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok, and WhatsApp are present in almost all facets of our lives. On these platforms, we get in touch with our old friends and forge new connections, run businesses, self-educate, buy birthday presents for moms, job hunt, meet the loves of our lives, collect precious moments, become influencers, and self-express. One thing is…

October 22, 2021

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Can Anxiety Kill You? Myths and Facts about Anxiety

Reading Time: 5 minutes Anxiety is a common mental health condition, but it can cause considerable distress and concern to those who experience it. In fact, the physical symptoms can be so intense and severe that some people feel that they are dying when an episode of intense anxiety occurs. Let’s look at the biological and psychological basis of anxiety, its common symptoms, and answer the question can anxiety…

October 5, 2021

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How to Overcome Anxiety without Medication

Reading Time: 6 minutes When you’re juggling a career, motherhood, bills, keeping physically fit and propping up your social life, trying to have it all can really take its toll. It’s no wonder that so many women will experience episodes of anxiety during their lifetime. Although these difficult periods may be fleeting, when anxiety sticks around for longer than you’d hoped, you may be left wondering how to overcome…

September 22, 2021

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What Is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that affects about 2% of the population. It causes obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors, which are unwanted, distressing, and repetitive. OCD symptoms can sometimes appear during childhood, but more often, it develops during early adulthood. OCD can significantly impact the lives of those affected, including their work life, social life, and overall well-being. OCD affects all genders equally,…

August 16, 2021

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What Is Claustrophobia? Everything You Need to Know

Reading Time: 5 minutes Claustrophobia is an irrational and intense fear of enclosed or crowded spaces. Those who experience it will often avoid crowded rooms, elevators, airplanes, and other confined spaces as a way of coping, but this only reinforces the phobia. Like other phobias and anxiety disorders, claustrophobia can severely impact people’s lives, including their social, work, school, and family life. It’s quite common, too, with up to…

July 28, 2021

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Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

Reading Time: 9 minutes When you have a panic attack, it feels really scary and you may have an overwhelming feeling that something terrible is about to happen although you know it’s not true. Your heart may pound, you may sweat, and you feel like you can’t just breathe or think. The worst thing is that panic attacks may occur unexpectedly without any obvious trigger, and you always feel…

April 29, 2021

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Panic Attack vs. Heart Attack: How to Tell the Difference

Reading Time: 4 minutes Differentiating between a heart attack and a panic attack can be challenging. It’s even worse if the person has never experienced the symptoms before. You see, both episodes share similar symptoms. What’s more, someone can have a panic attack when they’re getting a heart attack, which further complicates the situation. For this reason, it’s crucial to understand the difference between a panic attack and a…

April 19, 2021