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Anxiety Therapy

Anxiety Therapy

5 Ways to Calm Anxiety Attacks

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It's normal to experience anxiety or situations that make us anxious. After the situation is over, however, life should return to normal, and these feelings will go away. However, for those who experience chronic anxiety or generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), it is a different story. If you're reading this post, it likely means that you experience anxiety attacks but don't...[ read more ]

The Importance of Emotional Regulation Skills in Anxiety and OCD Treatment

Emotions are very complex experiences, and they are closely connected to our thoughts, our body sensations, and the actions we choose to take. Our emotions are vital to our survival as they facilitate effective intrapersonal (occurring within the self) and interpersonal (between people) communications. Emotions also help us to make sense of our environments and other people within those environments. We...[ read more ]

The Intersection of Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety disorders and Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) are the two most common mental health conditions experienced amongst the world’s population, with 301 million people living with an anxiety disorder and 280 million people living with depression (World Health Organization, 2019). According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 31.9% of adolescents in the United States have an anxiety...[ read more ]

Anxiety Management for New College Students

The beginning of a new chapter in one’s life can bring to the surface a variety of different emotions. You may feel excited about the upcoming changes that will occur and the opportunities that will become available to you. You may also feel sad about what you are leaving behind as you head in this new direction. You may feel...[ read more ]

How Do ADHD and Anxiety Overlap in Children?

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It's heartbreaking to hear that children can experience mental health disorders. It can also be surprising or hard to believe for many adults. After all, we often associate these disorders with something that only adults experience. Children are often at the crossroads of two common mental health disorders. Anxiety and ADHD both commonly start in childhood or the teenage years....[ read more ]

Emetophobia

What Is Emetophobia and How Does It Develop? Emetophobia is classified as a specific phobia of vomiting and involves significant fear/anxiety related to vomiting-related cues, such as feeling nauseous, seeing or hearing others vomit, and the experience of vomiting. The fear associated with emetophobia is persistent and must last for at least six months in order to be diagnosed as...[ read more ]

What Does Anxiety Feel Like?

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By now, you have probably realized that anxiety is a common mental health concern. Over the past few years, topics like anxiety and depression have popped up more in our conversations with each other as well as nationally. There really isn't a question of why this is when you consider everything that has occurred over the past 5 years. Anxiety...[ read more ]

Perinatal-Postpartum OCD

The OCD Cycle We live in a society that collectively has difficulty tolerating anxiety and accepting ambiguity. Anxiety is an emotion that is associated with a lot of negative connotations and generally leads us to quickly seek out solutions to escape the discomfort. For some people, anxiety becomes connected to everyday, seemingly neutral things such as other people, social situations,...[ read more ]

5 Ways to Help Someone with Anxiety

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Anxiety is a challenging condition to deal with. It's normal for most people to experience some anxiety throughout their week. When juggling many different responsibilities, it can feel like a never-ending list that you feel as if you can't complete. Anxiety can be healthy in moderation. It helps motivate us, keeps us moving forward, and develops solutions to our problems....[ read more ]

3 Ways To Deal With Anxiety

It's another day, and you can't help but feel on edge. The day was stressful. You couldn't help but worry about everything on your to-do list that you had to do at work and home. Your mind can't stop looking at the future and asking, "What if..?" You're exhausted, and yet you can't seem to sleep at night. Your heart...[ read more ]