Category «Anxiety»

Top 10 Ways to Reduce Anxiety

What is Anxiety? The future can be unpredictable, so it’s normal to worry about unexpected problems and whether you’re prepared to manage them. You might think about your day-to-day or long-term responsibilities and wonder, “What do I need to know?” “How should I get ready?” or “What will happen if I don’t plan ahead?” Forensics Online …

Your High-Functioning Anxiety Makes You A Bad….

JUTA / SHUTTERSTOCK For as long as I can remember, as soon as I wake up in the morning, my mind starts going. My to-do list punches me in the brain before thoughts like, “Look at this beautiful morning!” can enter. It is automatic. It can’t be pushed aside so I can be in the …

America’s New ‘Anxiety’ Disorder

In 1947, W.H. Auden published a very long poem that, despite winning a Pulitzer Prize, is now remembered less for its contents than for its title: “The Age of Anxiety.” Something about the idea that an age can be anxious must resonate deep in America’s cultural bones, because the phrase has been used to describe …

RECOGNIZING ANXIETY: SYMPTOMS, SIGNS, AND RISK FACTORS

Everyone has anxiety from time to time, but chronic anxiety can negatively impact your quality of life. It is a mental health disorder that can also have serious consequences for your physical health. Panic Attacks Generalized Ill Health Central Nervous System Function Respiratory Response Excretory and Digestive System Upset Behavioral Changes Flight or Fight Response …

Marijuana Chemical Could Help Fight Anxiety

 A compound in marijuana called cannabidiol could help treat people who have anxiety disorders, a new review of previous research suggests. Cannabidiol could be used in addition to talk therapy to treat anxiety disorders such as phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the review concluded. However, most of the studies examining whether the compound works …

This Body-Reading Technique Will Heal Your Anxiety

Ellen Vora M.D. is a holistic psychiatrist practicing with Frank Lipman M.D. at the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City. This week, we’re sharing Dr. Vora’s expertise in a new series on natural remedies to calm the body and mind. To learn more, check out her mindbodygreen class How to Control Anxiety: Doctor-Backed Natural …

Making the ‘beast’ beautiful: What if your anxiety could be useful?

There’s a chapter in Sarah Wilson’s new book about anxiety — First, We Make The Beast Beautiful — which conjures the image and sound of a bath being drained of water. In it, Wilson — journalist, ex-reality TV host, sugar-quitter, author — describes her experiences with what she calls anxiety spirals and how they take …