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Anxiety

What Fear Does to Your Body and How to Handle It

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

The first time I was on national TV I felt my heart pounding as if it were going to burst through my chest. I felt myself sitting in the studio with g...

Managing Test Anxiety in Today's High Stakes Testing Era

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 04.30.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

School worry and test worry are common. There has become an increased focus on grades, GPAs, and a fear-based mentality that kids will not get into a good college unless they have a 4.6 GPA. Sadly, this fearful mentality has trickled down all the way to elementary school today! What is going on? And what should parents do?

How You Can Help Someone With Mental Illness: What to Do First

Farsh Askari | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

Instead of an assessment (which implies judgment) and advice (which implies expertise), what someone who's mentally distressed, in any context, needs first, mentally and emotionally, is some acknowledgment and support.

10 Tips on How to Correct Your Anxious Child

Tamar Chansky | Posted 04.30.2015 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

The next time your anxious child makes a mistake, take a deep breath, encourage your child to do the same, and by talking it through, give your child the gift of seeing that there is life on the other side of this moment.

Teenage Girls: Angst-Ridden Changemakers

Tara Cousineau, PhD | Posted 04.30.2015 | Parents
Tara Cousineau, PhD

Generation K refers to Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of The Hunger Games series. Here is a cohort of girls coming of age in full immersion with technology; who are experiencing the effects of a major economic recession during their childhood; in a world where terrorism has no boundaries.

WATCH: Be Super!

Brad Yates | Posted 04.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Okay, so -- this is one of my goofier videos... but it seemed appropriate with the new Avengers movie just coming out. I hope you have fun with this,...

Losing My Mind (And Dream) to Pulsatile Tinnitus: The Less Noisy Road Back

Torrey Wang | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Torrey Wang

It has taken me this long and a dream Ph.D. separation just to get to a conjecture, but at least reasonable conjectures breed solutions, whatever they turn out to be. I already feel less depressed because I am finally taking action. I can almost hear silence again. The road back is less noisy as a result. This in itself makes all the trying and failing, and trying again worthwhile.

Public Attitudes About Mental Health

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Weldon

Mental health care in the U.S. underwent significant changes over the past decade. But what does the public think -- how important do they think mental health problems are and how much do such issues affect their lives?

Having Anxiety Does Not Mean I'm 'Crying Wolf'

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Gillis-Harris

I have anxiety. Sometimes in manifests in the form of a panic attack. When I am awake and have a panic attack, it usually starts with a pain in my c...

How I Handle My Travel Anxiety: 5 Pill-Free Tactics

Starre Vartan | Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel
Starre Vartan

My wanderlust is so strong that it manifests as a physical ache (like someone with their hand pushing on my back) and itchy feet. But as much as I love traveling, it brings with it significant anxiety.

The Secret to Well-Being

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Like love, happiness is often treated like a physical object we must find and snatch up. Yet, also like love, happiness is something we are more likel...

The Conscious Guide to Overcoming Anxiety

Neil Seligman | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Neil Seligman

How many of us can say we never experience anxiety at some stage of our day? None! We all experience anxiety, particularly if we fulfill multiple ro...

The Pit Bull at the Gate

Doug Kreeger | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

The first time I experienced sex I was too young to understand what the act was, let alone how to process the complex emotions of what was happening. ...

Of Melancholy and Magic

Anne Almasy | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Almasy

The next time I lay down to die, I hope to be an old woman, with deeply-etched laugh lines and gnarled knuckles from gripping my camera too fervently, my pen too fondly. Because it won't be tomorrow. Or the next day. Or the day after that. I still have so much light to find.

3 Reasons To Befriend Your Anxiety

Rose Caiola | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Rose Caiola

The next time you feel anxious, rather than squelching it, give some thought to the kind of anxiety you are experiencing. There may be an important message worth heeding. If your anxiety is causing you to question a moral dilemma, embrace it -- or at least be open to it. The anxiety you are experiencing may be more helpful than you realize.

Personal Power vs. Power Over Others

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

All of us would love to have personal power -- the power to manifest our dreams, the power to remain calm and loving in the face of fear, the power to...

Parenting the Long Game

John Duffy, Psy.D. | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
John Duffy, Psy.D.

If you zoom in on a graph, you might see volatility, moment-to-moment, day-to-day. But when you step way, way back, zoom all the way out, the long game might very well be smooth. Your child's life is the whole graph, the long game.

The Tyranny of Panic Attacks: Healthy Tips for Coping

John Tsilimparis | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

About 6 million American adults experience a panic attack every year. Panic attacks are bi-products of anxiety that occur regularly or intermittently....

15 Things Anyone Who Loves A Woman With Anxiety Should Know

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women

During the years my mother was still putting me to bed, I would ask her one question before she left my room each night: “Can you give me so...

Anxious About a Work-Related Conflict? You're Likely to Make a Bad Decision!

Douglas LaBier | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Douglas LaBier

These findings are relevant to everyone in their career roles, but perhaps have greatest significance for those in high-impact decision making positions, whose judgment and decisions affect the organization's success.

WATCH: Tapping into Creativity

Brad Yates | Posted 04.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

If I had a nickel for every time I've heard someone say, "I'm just not creative"...! Creativity is part of who we are -- but for too many of us it ha...

A Little Unwell

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 04.16.2015 | College
Stephen Gray Wallace

An era of senseless tragedies has begrudgingly brought to the fore issues of mental health and the fragility that often lies beneath the surface of sometimes highly functioning, seemingly "normal" people.

Taming the Beast: How I Stopped the Blame Game From Controlling My Life

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

I escaped the cage and found freedom from the wood pellets and stale feeder food. Maybe certain people tried to look for me; maybe they didn't. I didn't care. I was a hamster with a plan. I came to a fork, took the road less traveled and began running like my life depended on it (and hey, maybe it did).

Do Intelligent People Worry More?

Slate | David Wilson | Posted 04.16.2015 | World

If you worry a lot, fear not—your anxiety just might be a sign of high intelligence. The idea has been around for a while: The adage that ignorance ...

An Open Letter to 'Cool' Parents

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

If you act like a friend or a cool parent, then you are essentially giving up your role as an authority figure. This is not a good role to part with. Teens not only need authority figures in their lives, but they thrive when they have parents who set limits, boundaries and structure.