What You Need to Know About Anxiety
What is Anxiety? Nervousness and stress are common reactions to events that people have. When those emotions become excessive, the person develops anxiety. According to the American Psychiatric Association, anxiety involves the overwhelming fear and anticipation of a future matter. It can trigger a fight or flight response that often leads to avoidance behavior. Anxiety can negatively affect personal…Read More
Can You Overcome Agoraphobia?
What is Agoraphobia? When most people hear the term agoraphobia, they think about people who are unable to leave their homes. That is a severe case. For most people, agoraphobia is a form of anxiety where you start to avoid places and situations that cause you to panic or feel trapped. Many are afraid of…Read More
What are Situational Stressors and How to Deal With Them
Situational stressors are temporary situations which are scary and which you have no control over. These may include both negative and positive events. A presentation you have to give is a situational stressor. So is getting married, especially when the relatives start showing up. It’s important to note that situational stress is, almost by definition,…Read More
What Is An Anxiety Evaluation?
Anxiety-related disorders are the most common mental health issues in America. These disorders can be debilitating, eating into our quality of life by making us afraid in our day-to-day life. These disorders include (but are not limited to): Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Social Anxiety Disorder Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Obsessive-Compulsive disorder (OCD) Phobias Panic Disorder Agoraphobia While…Read More
4 Things You Can Do When Having a Panic Attack
Our bodies are hard-wired to survive. That is why we have the “fight-or-flight” response: it keeps us from entering into dangerous situations or, in the event that we experience something dangerous, heightens our senses, so we can respond appropriately and survive the threat. For those with an anxiety disorder, however, the response can be an…Read More
How to Effectively Cope with Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety is the body and mind reaction to unfamiliar, dangerous, or stressful situations. It’s dread, distress, or uneasiness senses that you feel before a major event. There’s a certain level of anxiety that makes you stay aware and alert, but for those suffering from anxiety disorder, the feeling can be debilitating. Tips for Anxiety Management…Read More