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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

How I Tackle Anxiety

Rachel Hawkins | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachel Hawkins

If you're suffering from anxiety, the most unhelpful piece of advice anyone could ever give you (especially if you have OCD too) is "just don't think about it" or "think about something else." Wouldn't it be amazing if it were that easy?

Things A Great Doctor Will Do When You Ask For Help

Delaney Paige | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Delaney Paige

If you're in the same boat as me, please know that you don't have to suffer alone. Your mental health concerns are nothing to be ashamed of. Go to your GP. Tell them how you are feeling. If you walk away feeling embarrassed or ashamed or unsupported, it's time to find a new GP, because I promise, you don't need to feel alone in your suffering anymore.

Getting Your Life Back From Anxiety

Richelle DeVoe | Posted 12.30.2015 | Women
Richelle DeVoe

Originally published on Medium. When you're anxious you're constantly moving away from your fears. But what if you could change direction and start...

4 Techniques for Dealing With Panic Attacks

Richelle DeVoe | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Richelle DeVoe

The techniques below are not easy. They are not a passive way of overcoming panic like "just breathe." These steps require work. But it's work that will pay off. (At least it did for me.)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder: An Owner's Manual For The Uninitiated

Meredith Arthur | Posted 10.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Meredith Arthur

A friend put it well: "I realized that I did everything in a rush. Even simple things like brushing my teeth or making coffee. And 80 percent of what I do on a typical day does not require hurrying and rushing. That creates a lot of stress and worry throughout the day."

Breathe In, Breathe Out: What It's Like To Live Life With An Anxiety Disorder

Unwritten | Posted 10.20.2015 | College

Originally published on Unwritten by Ileana Paules-Bronet. For an hour and a half, I stared at the floor. My knee bounced up and down. When my eyes ...

6 Ways My Anxiety Has Been A Secret Weapon

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 09.24.2015 | Women

I like to describe my anxiety as my most dedicated "frenemy." Any one of the 40 million Americans who struggle with anxiety disorders know that livin...

This Is What Anxiety Feels Like

Alivia Hall | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Alivia Hall

The first moment is the hardest, and the hardest things are the most truthful. So let your anxiety speak. Let it air its grievances with you and what you've done. When all its worries are on the table, you decide how you play the cards.

Lindsay Holmes

These Photos Nail What It Feels Like To Have An Anxiety Disorder | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living

It can be difficult to verbalize what it's like to experience mental illness, so photographer Katie Crawford decided to show people instead of tell th...

Overcome Fear of Flying and Go Have an Adventure

Jodi Aman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jodi Aman

Missing planes, crashes, dysfunctional equipment, oh my! The fear of flying is a pretty common fear, but to me, it was my dirty little secret. I loo...

Helping the Anxious and Sensitive Child in the Classroom

Gary Nelson | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Gary Nelson

Children who suffer from anxiety disorders have mixed feelings about school. Most of them want to attend, but too often fear stops them from reaching their potential. The good news is, children are malleable, and fears can be conquered.

My Lifelong Journey With Depression

Heather Kerley | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Kerley

The more fiercely I love, the brighter and more beautiful the world can appear. However, each time I feel that joy and connectedness, the more I fear and mourn its loss, even while I still have it. It is in that empty pause that depression is born.

What Does Depression Look Like? Anyone and Everyone

Williesha Morris | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Williesha Morris

This is the life of someone who is depressed and anxious. Only a few people knew the whole back story until now. I hope this encourages someone to continue living as well as they can, because each day, every day, there is something to live for.

On Being a Mom on Meds

Whitney Fisch | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Whitney Fisch

The first three months of my child's life weren't the fairy tale I thought they would be. I was more exhausted then I had ever been and I was also sad. I didn't feel pure joy. I remember pure fear.

We Are Totally Not Supposed to Talk About This at All

Corbyn Hightower | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Corbyn Hightower

So in a few days, I need to figure out a way to bring my job out there into my world. That's my medicine, I think -- my town and the people in it. Just to be near them, to look at their faces and maybe smile and get a smile back.

Is It Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Or Just Extreme Worry?

Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor Published: 06/07/2013 01:15 PM EDT on LiveScience Editor's Note: With the release of the latest edition...

Is It Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Or Just Extreme Worry?

Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor Published: 06/07/2013 01:15 PM EDT on LiveScience Editor's Note: With the release of the latest edition...

Royce White Suspended Amid Dispute Over Mental Illness: What Is It?

Posted 01.08.2013 | Black Voices

Houston Rockets' officials announced Sunday that the organization would be suspending rookie Royce White amid ongoing debate over how to best address ...

Field Trial Results Guide DSM Recommendations

David J. Kupfer, M.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
David J. Kupfer, M.D.

Two years ago, the American Psychiatric Association announced the start of field trials of proposed diagnostic criteria for the future DSM-5. And now, as the first comprehensive analyses of that effort are published, what's clear is just how well the field trials did their job.

How Does One Overcome Anxiety?

Quora | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Nan Waldman, Quora User Consider reparenting yourself. Imagine an ideal parent loving you completel...

Oh my GAD: Confessions of a Neurotic Jewish Mother

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 07.08.2012 | Parents
Shira Hirschman Weiss

I don't remember having an obsessive mind as a child. I don't recall mulling things over and second-guessing decisions and, as my friends and family call it, "harping."

'Xanax' Nation? My Anti-Anxiety Meds Give Me Enough to Worry About

Kaitlin Bell Barnett | Posted 05.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Kaitlin Bell Barnett

Journalists love declaring that psychiatric medications symbolize some slice of the zeitgeist. So I can't say I was entirely surprised when I opened my mailbox the other day and saw New York Magazine's latest cover article proclaiming that this is the era of Xanax.

The Stock Market Needs Meds

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

The stock market has struggled through periodic bouts of bi-polar depression and mania over the course of the last several years. Isn't there something we can prescribe to mellow the poor fellow out?