Recently there has been an increase in awareness about mental health issues like anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, sometimes the presence of these disorders is overlooked until it is too late. Read about how this is affecting our society.

The way you feel about yourself can have a major impact on your overall health and lifestyle. For some people, a low self-worth can cause feelings of inadequacy or disappointment and eventually depression or anxiety. Read about how a woman overcame her self-doubt to live a richer life.

When a teenager had an extreme panic attack that could have jeopardized her safety, her mother was shocked to discover that her child's condition was not treated as an emergency. Is this treatment normal, and what does it say about how mental health disorders are being cared for?

Depression and anxiety affect a significant portion of the population, and one can sometimes lead to the other. One population at risk for developing feelings of depression or anxiety is pregnant women. Find out how these two disorders can affect moms-to-be.

Did you know that different groups of people may view mental health conditions in completely different ways? This can be especially true for eastern versus western cultures. How do you think they view panic disorder in, for example, Uganda? Find out here.

While it may seem like a person with social phobia is just afraid of people, there is a lot more to the fear than you might think. Social phobia has many aspects to it that make it very different from other phobias. Learn about the behaviors and self-defeating thoughts which can contribute to social phobia.

Most people would agree that under certain circumstances, it is totally normal to have a panic attack. Who would expect someone to stay calm when being attacked by a bear, for example. But one teacher of psychiatry does not believe panic attacks are ever normal. Read more here!

For some people, a poor diet can exacerbate panic disorder by causing a noticeable increase in the frequency of panic attacks. Certain foods and ingredients are thought to lead to higher levels of stress and therefore cause more panic attacks. Come read about a famous athlete's plan to reduce his attacks.

Anxiety can occur at almost any age, but it can be especially hard to deal with for kids and teens. There is a lot of pressure for kids to perform well in school today, and some don't know how to cope with everything. Find out how to teach your children healthy ways to handle their school-related stress.

According to a recent article about mental health in kids, one in four children is suffering from an anxiety disorder. How can you talk to your kids about anxiety? And is there a way to spot it before it gets too serious? Find out here.
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