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My Best Friend, Anxiety

Penny Phillips | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Penny Phillips

When I was 7 years old, I had a panic attack at a restaurant while on vacation with my family in Greece. We were in the middle of dinner when suddenly inexplicable feelings of dread and fear began to consume me.

7 Celebrities Describe What It's Like To Suffer A Panic Attack

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Photo credit: Tristan Fewings via Getty Images Over 40 million adults in the U.S. suffer from anxiety and panic disorders. And as put together as...

My Husband Is a Slob and Thinks I'm Type A

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 06.23.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

Well, given the general tone of your letter, it sounds like you're certainly still suffering from anxiety. No shame in that. In fact, over 18% of Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder. Why not go back on your meds?

How to Face Your Fears and Conquer Your Anxiety Forever

Amy Morin | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Imagine how productive could you be if you conquered your fears. When you're no longer plagued by worrisome thoughts, and you don't need to waste time and energy trying to avoid the things that make you anxious, you can invest your resources into reaching your greatest potential.

7 Secrets To Sleep Your Way to the Top

June Silny | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
June Silny

Bedtime routines are important for children, but they work for adults too. Be patient, it's a process with a learning curve. If you stick with it, you will get a better night's sleep, wake up refreshed, and on top of the world.

7 Tips for Making the Most of Your Summer

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Summer is officially here after what for many people was a long and difficult winter. Temperatures are warm at last, sun shining bright, and air condi...

That Netflix Binge May Be Bad For Your Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Here's a PSA if you're thinking about lounging around all weekend: Sitting too much may be associated with an increased risk for anxiety, according to...

5 Meditation Alternatives for Anxiety (That Don't Require Sitting Still)

Amy Clover | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Clover

I know it can be frustrating dealing with stress and anxiety, but remember that you'll never be dealt anything that you can't handle. Growth takes stress, but it doesn't have to rule your life in the process.

The Extended Release 'Drug' -- Why Therapy Works

Liv Raimonde | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Liv Raimonde

Many people in the world who struggle from mental illness struggle alone in silence. People hesitate to seek help because they fear it will label them...

How I Beat the Relationship Anxiety That Almost Ended My Life

Tanner Kennedy | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Tanner Kennedy

It was happening again. I met someone I liked and was so anxious I got sick to my stomach. I ran to the bathroom because there was no place for my a...

5 Ways to Reduce In-Law Related Anxiety

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 08.05.2015 | Women
Erris Langer Klapper

I've dipped my big toe into this risky topic pool once before, and am now ready to take the full plunge. Here are five coping mechanisms I've developed, which I'm still laboriously practicing and pledging in writing to continue to rehearse

Power Up: Reboot Your Family's Brain This Summer

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

Summer is idyllic for many of us -- a slower tempo, warmer weather and vacations encourage us to throw away the structured schedules and the Nascar fr...

An Open Letter to Every Anxious Parent of a Teen

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

If you have a teen or teens then I am quite confident that you are more than just a little consumed by worry and anxiety. This is an inevitable part of being parents to children who are at the age where they test limits and as a result put you in the unenviable position of having to push back. What a tricky set of dance steps you have to deal with during these years.

'Anxiety Is Real. This Is Real.'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living

As he was coming down from a debilitating panic attack, Casey Throwaway turned on his camera and started filming himself. “I wanted to make this ...

Why Anxiety May Be Your #1 Frenemy

Kristen Lee Costa | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Lee Costa

Have you ever had a friend that makes you tear your hair out, but you can't shake off? Even though it would make life simpler, most of us know that we can't necessarily escape our frenemies -- or our anxieties.

More College and University Students Facing Mental Health Challenges

Constance Scharff, Phd | Posted 06.16.2015 | College
Constance Scharff, Phd

There is a quiet crisis brewing on college and university campuses across the United States. Increasingly, the mental health needs of students are more complicated than in the past and cannot be adequately met by overwhelmed mental health services.

A Simple Wish: Rachael's Story

Sarah Cannata | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Sarah Cannata

Kids such as 9 year-old Rachael have experienced more hospital visits and grit their teeth through more ongoing treatment than I ever have. Maybe more than you have too.

11 Things Anxious People Are Over Being Anxious About

YourTango | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living

There's nothing glamorous about dealing with anxiety. We pretty much live in "crisis mode" and trust us, we are so tired of getting worked up over the following things. So very tired.

Do You Know Who You Really Are?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

I had been working with Pamela for a couple of months, attempting to help her see and value her true self, her essence. I could easily see her beautif...

SMA: Social Media Anxiety

LJ Charleston | Posted 06.16.2015 | Technology
LJ Charleston

Like anything we abstain from, sometimes it makes you realize how unimportant it really is. Like hair straighteners, dog walkers and kale.

'Female Viagra' -- Libido Liberation or Gender Hype?

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Is this new drug flianserin really the "female Viagra," or is it just a drug that empowers women to talk about gender discrimination?

5 Ways to Break the Barrier of Fear

Joan Moran | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

With a practice of conscious responsibility, you can overcome your fears by facing them with honesty and resilience every time they come your way. It's time to break the barriers of fear, let go of excuses, take off your suit of armor and live a fearless, balanced, and healthy life.

WATCH: Fear of Rejection

Brad Yates | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Far too often folks hide their light under a bushel for fear of being rejected. In doing so, we deprive the world of our unique gifts and talents - a...

How Top Performers Stay Calm and in Control in Times of Stress

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

Research shows that 90 percent of top performers manage stress by staying on top of their emotions. In other words, they don't allow emotions like fea...

5 Stress Busters for More Peace and Calm

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

While you can't eliminate negative stress, you can reduce its effects. Here are five stress busters I recommend trying the next time you feel your temperature start to rise when faced with a stressful situation.