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There’s Never Enough Time, and That Causes Anxiety

How often do you feel pressured and rushed, anxious because there’s never enough time or because time seems to be flying by too quickly? Time and anxiety are cruel partners, getting in your head and causing worry, even panic. William...Show More Summary

Change the Anxiety Words in Your Vocabulary

Words are powerful. You can use them as a tool to conquer anxiety by changing the anxiety words in your vocabulary. The saying is true: The pen is mightier than the sword.” Fighting anxiety, struggling, thrashing against it, keeps your energy and focus on anxiety. Show More Summary

Running helps brain stave off effects of chronic stress

The study finds that running mitigates the negative impacts chronic stress has on the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for learning and memory.

Is Jealousy Hijacking Your Relationship?

Do you find yourself worried that your partner is interested in someone else?

When My OCD Causes Uncertainty and Doubt

As a person with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), I have struggled with doubt and uncertainty since I was a young child. OCD is often dubbed “the doubting disease” because it makes you second-guess yourself. And uncertainty about life can make my anxiety skyrocket. Show More Summary

Child development experts discover potential upside to prenatal stress

New research with prairie voles by child development experts suggests that prenatal stress promotes developmental plasticity in babies, making them especially likely to benefit from good parenting as well as suffer from negligent ca...

How To Reduce Work Anxiety

It’s important to reduce work anxiety because it is interfering with the job success and satisfaction of over half of all working Americans.1 Numbers are likely as high in many other countries, too. Performance anxiety, a sense of perfectionism, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety can all hinder our ability to do well at work. Show More Summary

How To Reduce Work Anxiety

Work anxiety is interfering in the job success and satisfaction of over half of all working Americans. Numbers are likely as high in many other countries, too. Performance anxiety, a sense of perfectionism, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety can all hinder our ability to do well at work. Show More Summary

Want to help your partner stress less? Listen from the heart

When we feel supported, we feel less stress. But sometimes we think we are being supportive of a romantic partner and we're not. Who hasn't experienced the self-satisfaction of feeling like we're 'helping' only to find we've only made the situation worse.

Anxiety While Driving — Conquering Life’s Left Turns with GAD

Anxiety while driving is commonplace for me. Due to generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), my brain magnifies my anxiety while driving. Even driving to a nearby store turns into a worst-case scenario in my mind’s eye. Some of this anxiety seems reasonable. Show More Summary

What Happens When Work Anxiety Holds You Back

If you experience anxiety at work, do you find yourself losing sleep over it, tossing and turning and staring at the ceiling as your ruminate over what went wrong, what you did wrong, what will go wrong, and what you will do wrong? Do you find it hard to get out of bed because you … Continue reading "What Happens When Work Anxiety Holds You Back"

Is Anxiety a Real Mental Illness?

True or false: Anxiety is a real mental illness? That is a bit of an irritating question, isn’t it? For one thing, it’s a true-or-false question, and those are inherently obnoxious. I’ve never been a black-and-white thinker, and from kindergarten through graduate school, I struggled with true-or-false questions because I couldn’t see absolutes. Show More Summary

Reducing sessions of trauma-focused psychotherapy does not affect effectiveness, study finds

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients treated with as few as five sessions of trauma-focused psychotherapy find it equally effective as receiving 12 sessions.

Anxiety in Romantic Relationships — It’s Complicated

Anxiety in romantic relationships, for better or for worse, complicates love. I’ve had a variety of significant others. Some partners were supportive of my mental conditions, while others were not sympathetic to any significant degree. Show More Summary

Is It Anxiety or a Medical Condition?

Is it anxiety or a medical condition? It can be hard to tell because anxiety can feel miserable throughout the entire body, and symptoms can be frightening enough to cause people to wonder if they have anxiety or a medical condition....Show More Summary

Calm Anxious Negative Thoughts in Seconds

Anxious negative thoughts play a huge role in the worries, fears, and what-ifs of all types of anxiety. In turn, the worries, fears, and what-ifs fuel anxious negative thoughts. The relationship between our thoughts and our anxiety is complex, enmeshed, and downright unhealthy for us. Show More Summary

Change Your Anxious Thoughts

Anxious thoughts play a huge role in the worries, fears, and what-ifs of all types of anxiety. In turn, the worries, fears, and what-ifs fuel anxious thoughts. The relationship between our thoughts and our anxiety is complex, enmeshed, and downright unhealthy for us. That said, you are neither a victim nor a prisoner of your … Continue reading "Change Your Anxious Thoughts"

Hobbies as Self-Help Tools for Battling Anxiety

Hobbies can be great tools to fight anxiety and I use them as self-help in my daily struggles. A friend recently asked me what alleviates my anxiety. I quickly quipped that I’m always anxious, and then I realized that isn’t exactly true. Show More Summary

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