Category Archives: Anxiety Disorder

The Different Kinds of Anxiety Disorders

Everyone experiences a little nervous energy sometimes. Preparing for a speech, cramming for finals or walking into a job interview can certainly raise blood pressure and make the body tense, but true anxiety disorders present these uncomfortable feelings over and over for prolonged periods of time. The discomfort caused by anxiety disorders, for instance, panic… Read more »

Anxiety Awareness

“Everyone gets nervous, it’s normal!” . . . “It’s all in your head.” . . . “Just breathe, you’ll be fine.” . . . Have you ever heard one of these responses after admitting that you have been or are currently experiencing anxiety? Unfortunately, many people are uncomfortable or uneducated when it comes to mental… Read more »

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Understanding OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder that is defined by repetitive behaviors involved in reducing anxiety, as well as intrusive thoughts that produce anxiety, or both. Day-to-day functioning can be difficult for someone with OCD since the symptoms of this disorder can be life-encompassing and seem inescapable. Statistics indicate that 1–3% of… Read more »

General Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Social Anxiety

More than 40 million Americans suffer from some form of anxiety, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Anxiety can wreak havoc on a person’s life. One moment you're able to get in the car to drive to work or to the grocery store, but the next you may be left weak and… Read more »

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