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Do Your Life Goals Accept Anxiety or Are They Anxiety-Free?

Because anxiety can be unbearable physically, mentally, and emotionally (Anxiety Symptoms: Recognizing Signs of  Anxiety) most people are unlikely to create life-goals that accept anxiety. Chances are, you’d prefer your life to be anxiety-free. Of course you would; that’s a very … Continue reading ?

Living With Loneliness

Being alone doesn't mean that you have to feel miserable and lonely. Develop a strategy to cope with your feelings of loneliness and free yourself up to live independently.

Is Social Anxiety Ruining Your Fun?

Undoubtedly, social anxiety interferes with life and can ruin your fun. Living with social anxiety means being on edge, unable to relax or let our guard down. Experiencing social anxiety means living in fear of doing something embarrassing or being judged … Continue reading ?

Handling Anxiety in a Fearful, Stressful, Even Toxic World

Our world, it seems, is becoming increasingly toxic; handling anxiety in this fearful, stressful environment can sometimes seem impossible. Negativity swirls around us like dead leaves tossed about in a gust of wind (and it can feel like the wind … Continue reading ?

To Calm Anxiety, Step Back and Observe

When you’re caught in the roiling storm of anxiety, often the best way to calm that anxiety is to step back and simply observe. The fear, worry, and apprehension that are part of anxiety can become strong and debilitating when … Continue reading ?

Researchers detail novel underlying mechanism involved in PTSD and other anxiety disorders

A novel mechanism has been identified for how stress-induced anxiety -- which can produce post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD -- affects circuit function in the hippocampus, the area of the brain where aversive memories are formed. Show More Summary

The ABC’s of Anxiety and Panic

Anxiety and panic are complex mental health conditions that have a tremendous impact on our lives. Like most big things, anxiety and panic have their ABC’s, their fundamental concepts that explain the essence of what they are. When young children … Continue reading ?

Prolonged exposure to work-related stress thought to be related to certain cancers

For men, prolonged exposure to work-related stress has been linked to an increased likelihood of lung, colon, rectal, and stomach cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This is the first study to assess the link between cancer and work-related stress perceived by men throughout their working life.

What To Do When You Can’t Find Help for Anxiety

Deciding to seek help for anxiety so you can take back your life but then being unable to find help for anxiety is incredibly frustrating (When Do You Need Anxiety Help?). For a variety of reasons, such as insurance problems, … Continue reading ?

How stress may increase risk of heart disease and stroke

Heightened activity in the amygdala -- a region of the brain involved in stress -- is associated with a greater risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a study that provides new insights into the possible mechanism by which stress can lead to cardiovascular disease in humans.

Most veterans experience good quality of life after military service

With a few notable exceptions, the majority of post-9/11 US veterans appear to do well in regards to work and family quality of life after departing from military service despite their exposure to the war zone, a study has concluded...

You've got mail: Personality differences in email use

A new study shows that while many of us cannot do our job without email, it can stress us out -- and that personality differences affect how we use email and what we find stressful. The results showed that those of us with a big picture...Show More Summary

When Do You Need Anxiety Help?

It can be surprisingly difficult to know when you need anxiety help. Sometimes we are agitated, second-guessing ourselves, worrying about our mistakes or how we’re perceived or that something bad will happen. Yet despite this nagging anxiety, it’s common to … Continue reading ?

Witnessing fear in others can physically change brain

Scientists have discovered that observing fear in others may change how information flows in the brain. The finding in a rodent model may have bearing on people who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder.

Live an Anxiety-Free Life: Write Your Story

Are you ready to live an anxiety-free life? You can actively take charge of this by writing your story of life without anxiety. Now is the perfect time to begin. At the time I’m writing this, we’re about to enter … Continue reading ...

The late effects of stress: New insights into how the brain responds to trauma

A new study has shown how a single instance of severe stress can lead to delayed trauma. A stressful incident can lead to increased electrical activity in a brain region known as the amygdala. This activity is delayed and is dependent on a molecule known as the N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor (NMDA-R), a protein on nerve cells known to be crucial for memory functions.

Conquer Anxiety at Any Age: Use Stages of Development

Just as anxiety can happen at any age, it’s possible to conquer anxiety at any age by using the stages of development. The previous two articles explored the fact that all human beings progress through distinct developmental stages, each with … Continue reading ?

Sleep helps process traumatic experiences

If we sleep in the first 24 hours after a traumatic experience, this may help process and integrate the distressing memories more effectively, as researchers demonstrate in a new study. Sleep could thus be used as an early prevention strategy for post-traumatic stress disorders.

Anxiety Can Happen at Any Age: The Adult Years

Anxiety doesn’t discriminate. It can strike all human beings, and anxiety can happen at any age. Humans progress through distinct developmental stages as they grow, and each stage is marked by specific tasks and characteristics. Sometimes, things go wrong at one … Continue reading ?

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