Category «Anxiety»

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 …

Depression, anxiety, PTSD: The mental impact of climate change

(CNN)It’s a dream many city-dwellers long for: moving to a spacious house surrounded by greenery in the countryside, where they plan to raise their family. In 1996, Heather Shepherd, now 50, and her family did just that. Moving away from the congestion and noise of their north London home, they migrated to a 17th-century farmhouse …

What Is Anxiety Sensitivity, and Do I Have It?

This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explains what anxiety sensitivity is and offers three tips to take it down For illustration purposes only. Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto /Thinkstock (MARS)   Shaking and numbness and sweat, oh my! What do we call it when what we fear is fear itself? None other than the little-known, but …