CategoryAnxiety

Try This Powerful Tool for Managing Anxiety

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Anxiety is something that most of us are familiar with and even the calmest people in the world will recognize those occasional feelings of being ‘on edge’ and unable to relax thanks to the racing thoughts. This is normal and fine – it’s only when we end up struggling with anxiety very regularly and to an extreme extent that it becomes a problem. Anxiety can be triggered by many...

Knowing When It’s Time to Visit a Physician

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Most people experience stress in some form on a daily basis, whether in the form of finances, social stressors, work demands or other daily challenges. In fact, 80 percent of workers experience stress through their jobs, and about 50 percent feel they need help managing their stress, according to the American Institute of Stress. In extreme cases, stress can interfere with a person’s daily...

How to Combat Social Anxiety

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While some people will have clinically diagnosable social anxiety, which is a very crippling and serious condition, it’s also true that almost all of us experience ‘some’ anxiety when we’re in social settings. Social anxiety is what causes us to get the butterflies to go on stage to speak and it’s what makes us stay quiet in social settings because we’re afraid that what we have to say will cause...

Living With Agoraphobia – Why Is Modern Life Making Us Depressed

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Anxiety and phobia are nothing new. Indeed, over two thousand years ago, the Greek physicians observed that there were people “who fear that which need not be feared,” while Roman writers like Seneca and Cicero described the different anxiety states in great detail. Of course, retrospective diagnosis is a tricky and controversial business, but it seems likely that both Emily Dickinson...

What Is Health Anxiety? – Living With Hypochondria

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In general, people seem to feel very little sympathy for hypochondriacs. Indeed, many dismiss them as irritating, whiney, and self-obsessed. But hypochondria can also be a serious and deeply distressing condition, ruining careers and even relationships. And it is rarely experienced in isolation. On the contrary, most hypochondriacs are also struggling with anxiety disorders or unresolved trauma...

The Best Anti-Anxiety Foods

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Anxiety is an evolutionary response that helped us to avoid predators and other dangers in the wild. It is caused by the fight or flight response which itself is triggered by a range of troubling stimuli and stressors. However, while the stress response and anxiety is one that was once adaptive and helpful to us for our everyday survival, it is also one that is largely misplaced and unhelpful in...

Tightness in Chest With Anxiety

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This condition often ensues after a person is affected by a panic attack. However, chest tightness can still afflict those with only mid-level anxiety. Due to similar sensations, one may confuse anxiety-related chest tightness with the onset of heart attack. In general, chest tightness caused by anxiety is less suffocating than heart attack. People often describe chest tightness as pressure or...

Fear of Public Peeing

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Anxiety takes many forms – from an inability to eat in public, to difficulty speaking up in groups. One particularly awkward form that it takes for many men is the ability to pee in public. Of course no one likes to urinate in front of other people, but when it’s in a public toilet then this is something that men pretty much have to do, and something that can be quite a stress – an...

How to Stop Morning Anxiety

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How we start our mornings often sets the tone for the rest of the day and dictate how we are going to feel as we go through our daily routines and interactions. If someone is in a bad mood then, this is why we often say that they ‘must have gotten out on the wrong side of bed’. Few things are worse then than waking up stressed and facing anxiety which is a highly unpleasant but rather...

Why Alcohol Causes Anxiety and Panic Attacks

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Many of us drink alcohol as a way to unwind and relax and as it is a ‘depressant’ which can help us to forget our worries, it stands to reason that this should be a great treatment for a hard day in the office. It might surprise you then to learn that over time excessive alcohol consumption actually increases anxiety and can even induce panic attacks. You should never self medicate...

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