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Negative Comments and Unsolicited Advice About Anxiety

I receive a lot of negative comments and unsolicited advice as an anxiety sufferer. The average person who has experienced anxiety may think that he has some helpful comments and suggestions for you. Some anxiety management ideas may, in fact, be helpful. Show More Summary

How to Deal with Both Anxiety and Irritability

Anxiety and irritability are often connected. Ever have days when, in addition to feeling wired and anxious, you feel irritated and annoyed at almost everything—and everyone? Anxiety has a way of turning this into a growing problem.Show More Summary

Step-by-Step Plan to Get Through the Day with Anxiety

It can seem impossible to get through an entire day when you have anxiety. Anxiety can be severe, and it can make hard to get out of bed in the morning, let alone function. Having a step-by-step plan will help you get through your day despite overwhelming anxiety. Show More Summary

Introduction to Cheryl Slavin, Author of ‘Anxiety-Shmanxiety’

I’m Cheryl Slavin, the new co-author of Anxiety-Schmanxiety. I have had symptoms of my primary disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), since I was five years old. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) was also an early companion....Show More Summary

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

Like many people, you may negate everything you do and blow things up as if your mistakes are the worst that one can imagine. Learn how to answer that self-critic.

Coping with stressful organizational change

Stress is not a recent phenomenon, but the modern work environment seems to highlights its detrimental effects on employees. This is no more obvious than during times of organizational change. New research considers the impact of such...Show More Summary

What Is Defusion and How Can You Use It to Reduce Anxiety?

Defusion means becoming unstuck from something, in this case anxiety. Anxiety often looms large. It consumes our thoughts and emotions, and it impacts our actions, too. Anxiety sticks to us, and we to it, when all of our time and energy, thoughts and feelings, actions or lack of action are fused with anxiety. Show More Summary

Complaining: Are You Sounding Like a Downer?

If you are a complainer you may inadvertently be driving people away.

Stay Grounded: No More Superwoman Syndrome, Superman Complex

How do you stay grounded when the superwoman syndrome or the superman complex make your anxiety soar? It’s hard to feel calm and live anxiety-free when you pressure yourself to be perfect in every way, in every situation. Living with the superwoman syndrome or a superman complex can make you feel high-strung yet utterly exhausted. Show More Summary

Couples weather bickering with a little help from their friends

New research finds that having good friends and family members to turn to alleviates the stress of everyday conflict between marital partners. Social networks may help provide protection against health problems brought about by ordinary tension between spouses.

Anxiety and the Superwoman Syndrome, Superman Complex

Do you expect yourself to be Superman or Superwoman, a person with powers so great that you can do it all with no side effects like anxiety? If you are, you’re not alone. This pressure to do it all, be everyone to everything, is common enough to have terms attached to them: Superman complex or … Continue reading "Anxiety and the Superwoman Syndrome, Superman Complex"

Looking stressed can help keep the peace

Scratching may have evolved as a communication tool to help social cohesion, new research suggests for the first time.

How To Sit Through a Panic Attack When You Can’t Leave

Sitting through a panic attack without being able to escape is a thought that can inspire a new anxiety attack. Panic attacks can strike seemingly out of the blue, and anxiety attacks hit in response to escalating stress and worry. They...Show More Summary

Cannot sleep due to stress? Here is the cure

Everyone empirically knows that stressful events certainly affect sound sleep. Scientists have found that the active component rich in sugarcane and other natural products may ameliorate stress and help having sound sleep.

Alterations in blood-based miRNA in veterans affected with combat-related PTSD

A small pilot study shows that Individuals affected with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) demonstrate changes in microRNA (miRNA) molecules associated with gene regulation. A controlled study, involving military personnel on deployment to a combat zone in Afghanistan, provided evidence for the role of blood-based miRNAs as candidate biomarkers for symptoms of PTSD.

Social Anxiety and Performance Anxiety Aren’t Your Directors

Social anxiety involves a great deal of fear, worry, and dread. When it comes to anxiety in general, that’s not unique. All types of anxiety disorders involve some type of fear, a whole lot of worry, and an overarching sense of dread. Show More Summary

A Walking Meditation Will Reduce Anxiety–Now

Step outside to take a walking meditation and reduce anxiety immediately. When we feel anxious, stressed, and tense, walking is good for us, both physically and mentally. When we add mindfulness meditation to the act of moving our bodies,...Show More Summary

Suffering exam-result stress? Relieve the strain with one simple piece of advice

Adopting a ‘this too shall pass’ attitude and mentally projecting themselves into the future could help teenagers deal with stressful situations, suggests new research.

The Meaning of Courage, Anxiety, and You

The word “anxiety” typically isn’t associated with courage. Quite the opposite, anxiety involves fear. Anxiety and fear can work their way through our entire being and lock us in their vice grip. Our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and relationships are negatively impacted by fear and anxiety. Show More Summary

Adult brains produce new cells in previously undiscovered area

A discovery may lead to new treatments for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Scientists have discovered that new brain cells are produced in the adult amygdala, a region of the brain important for processing emotional memories. Show More Summary

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