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What Is Social Anxiety?

What Is Social Anxiety? Most people have felt awkward in a social situation at one point or another. Maybe they didn’t know many people at the party or felt uncomfortable in the clothes they wore. But people with social anxiety, or social phobia, feel so uncomfortable that they avoid social interactions as much as possible. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, about…

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How to Handle Anxiety About Your Health

How to Handle Anxiety About Your Health You get a headache and immediately search for information about brain tumors. Or perhaps you feel dizzy one day and spend the whole night worrying about it. Even if a doctor tells you everything looks fine, you still cannot shake the feeling that you may have or develop a serious illness. If this sounds familiar to you, you’re…

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How Untreated Anxiety Affects Physical Health

How Untreated Anxiety Affects Physical Health Each year, nearly 1 in 5 American adults suffers from an anxiety disorder. This type of disorder can include panic attacks, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and specific phobias. Although anxiety disorders remain highly treatable with therapy and/or medication, fewer than 40 percent of patients with these illnesses seek professional help. Unfortunately, people with anxiety who do not get…

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How Behavioral Change Can Improve Your Mood

How Behavioral Change Can Improve Your Mood Everyone has rough days sometimes. Problems at work, frustrating interactions with family, or even hormonal changes can cause negative feelings to dwell. Think about how you deal with days like this? Do you grab a pint of ice cream and binge your favorite show? Do you isolate yourself and wallow in those negative feelings? Do you lash…

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How Psychiatrists Are Innovating the Treatment of Emotional Imbalance

How Psychiatrists Are Innovating the Treatment of Emotional Imbalance Have you ever felt like your heart and mind were playing tug-of-war with one another? Perhaps you longed for a romantic partner who was no good for you or wanted to eat dessert when you knew it would set back your weight loss goals. If this sounds familiar, you know how important emotional balance can…

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How to Make Your Relationship Last

How to Make Your Relationship Last Starting a romantic relationship can be a fun and exciting time. You’re likely thinking about your partner throughout the day, and probably view them as the greatest human being in the whole world. However, the flood of “love hormones” in your brain eventually slows, and the honeymoon period comes to an end. After the initial honeymoon period fades,…

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Toxic Empathy

What is Toxic Empathy? What is Empathy? Empathy is, "the ability to understand and share the feelings of another." Empathy is typically a quality that people seek to have. So how can too much empathy be a bad thing? What is Toxic Empathy? Toxic empathy is when a person over-identifies with someone else’s feelings and directly takes them on as their own. For example,…

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Multitasking is a real skill

How to Improve Your Multitasking Skills Does sleeping past your alarm for the second time this week sound familiar? After waking up the kids, you rush into the kitchen and attempt to quickly make up for lost time. You try throwing sandwiches and fruit into lunchboxes for the kids while eggs are frying and bread is toasting. All the while, your eyes are switching…

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Why list making works

How to Lower Anxiety and Stress By Making a List We all know that stressful feeling of being in a deep sleep, and suddenly your eyes snap open and you are wide-awake. Anxiety starts to set in when you realize how much you have to do the next day. You find yourself scrambling out of bed to find a piece of paper and a…

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How to Manage Anxiety in a Changing World

How to Manage Anxiety in a Changing World With tragic events like global terrorism random acts of violence on the news, we tend to feel anxious about venturing outside. Today’s 24/7 news coverage of terrible events can make us feel powerless in the face of dangers beyond our control. However, there are some steps we can take to control our anxiety and make our…

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