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Anxiety Disorders

Struggling Students Read To Therapy Dogs, Find Confidence In Judgment-Free Zone

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.19.2015 | Good News

Therapy dogs are motivating kids who have trouble reading to hit the books. The Fletcher Library in Hendersonville, North Carolina, is home to a pr...

Childhood Anxiety Could Physically Change The Brain

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living

Mental health issues may seem like adult-only problems, but they can also have a profound impact on younger minds. In fact, anxiety in preschoolers ma...

This Is What A Panic Attack Physically Feels Like

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes & Alissa Scheller | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living

For the millions of American adults who suffer from anxiety and panic disorders, panic attacks may be one of the most prevalent and persistent symptom...

YouTuber Creates Stunning Time-Lapse Video To Show That Beauty Is More Than Just Physical

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 07.01.2014 | Teen

YouTuber Rebecca Brown was diagnosed with trichotillomania, an impulse control disorder commonly associated with anxiety, when she was 11. Trichot...

This Is What Someone With Anxiety Actually Looks Like

Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Holmes

Regardless of whether it's genuine or a "made-for-TV moment," Clendening's story prompts a poignant point: The disorder is not one-size-fits-all.

This Stunning Audition Proves Anxiety Doesn't Have To Rule Your Life

The Hufffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living

In the thick of her anxiety disorder, Anna Clendening thought she'd never leave her house again. Now, she's performing in front of millions of people ...

A Picture of (Mental) Health

Meredith Perry | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Meredith Perry

Calling all problem solvers: Mental health services are unrecognized and underutilized in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). An open innovation challenge seeks to change this.

What I Have In Common With Olivia Munn: I Pull My Hair Out, Too

Renee Jacques | Posted 09.30.2013 | Style
Renee Jacques

I started pulling my hair when I was fifteen. One day, during my first year of high school, my mother found me in my room, sitting on my bed unknowing...

How to Put Your Anxiety Monster on a Diet

Debra Kissen | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Debra Kissen

When you give the anxiety monster what it wants, it may cozy up for a brief nap and quiet down for a bit. But it is really just growing stronger and more powerful. Never satisfied, it will keep demanding more and more of your life, and you will receive shorter periods of reprieve.

DSM-5 Is a Guide, Not a Bible: Simply Ignore Its 10 Worst Changes

Allen Frances | Posted 02.02.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

My best advice to clinicians, to the press, and to the general public -- be skeptical and don't follow DSM-5 blindly down a road likely to lead to massive over-diagnosis and harmful over-medication. Just ignore the 10 changes that make no sense.

The Origin of Angst: How Ancient Herd Instincts Cause Modern Anxiety and Depression

Jeffrey P. Kahn, M.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Science
Jeffrey P. Kahn, M.D.

The five herd instincts are still there underneath. When they sense that we are not doing what they want, they complain and try to coax us back to that ancient herd. Those complaints are voiced to us through panic anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, atypical depression and melancholic depression.

Panic Disorder and Men: Courageous Conquerors or Just Brave Faces?

Nichola Petts | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Nichola Petts

As I was putting my last article together, I became really curious about why it seemed that almost all of the people who came forward and offered to share their personal experiences with me regarding anxiety were women.

For Kids, How Anxious Is Too Anxious?

| Posted 05.08.2012 | Parents

Written By Jerome Bubrick, PhD This story is part of Speak Up for Kids, an annual public education program held during National Children's Mental H...

Cara Santa Maria

Anxiety vs. Stress: What's The Difference?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.20.2012 | Education

Acute and chronic stress aren't diagnosable mental illnesses, but anxiety disorders are. So what's the difference? To me, this line is a bit fuzzy. It all comes down to what's happening in the brain, and how that affects an individual's ability to cope.

Logic, Guns and Mental Illness

Gloria Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Duffy

The logic is absolutely clear -- the more guns in private hands, the more people will be shot and killed each year in the US. The more guns in private hands, the greater the number will be of mentally unstable individuals with guns.

Our Narrow View Of Depression Is Compounding The Problem

Michael Yapko | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Yapko

Depression is more a social problem than a medical one, and no purely biological cure will be found for it any more than biology alone will cure other social ills such as poverty or child abuse.

PANIC: 3 Ways You Can Turn Panic Into Happiness

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We are witnessing an outbreak of panic and fear as people in the US respond with misunderstanding and ignorance to falsely perceived threats to their ...