Researchers have noted high levels of anxiety and mental illness in people who are struggling to make ends meet. What psychologists are unsure about is whether poverty leads to mental illness or mental illness causes poverty. One man insists that psychiatrists are to blame for the subsequent poverty caused by misdiagnosis. Read his argument and decide what you think.

It may be hard to believe, but Americans are now the group most likely to have issues related to anxiety. What's to blame for this new development? Materialism? Financial worries? A lack of time off from work? It's difficult to say exactly what the cause of this problem is, but we should still work on correcting it. Read some simple tips for reducing your own anxiety.

Do you find yourself paralyzed by the thought of having to interact with others? Surprisingly, this fear affects a significant portion of Americans. Social phobia is more than just being shy, it's being unable to enjoy yourself around other people. If you're tired of being afraid of what people will think of you, come read about how you can learn to feel more comfortable and confident.

People who have Social Anxiety Disorder know how much it can interfere with forming and maintaining healthy relationships. Dating can be especially challenging for these individuals because the anxiety and the desire for approval become more pronounced around potential partners. Find out what a study shows about the effects of social anxiety on aggression in romantic relationships.

Imagine what it would be like to be afraid to speak to the people around you. It would make you feel stifled, unhappy, and extremely lonely. This is how many people feel when they have social phobia, also known as social anxiety disorder. A doctor shares his experiences with social phobics and explains how these individuals see the world.

Women have made significant progress in the workplace in the past few decades. Unfortunately, for some women it may be at the expense of their heart health. New information indicates that women are more vulnerable to heart problems if they have to deal with constant stress at work. Find out more about the research which provided this new data.

A lot of people have trouble understanding why those with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can not stop repeating their strange rituals and behaviors. Why don't they just try to control themselves, healthy people wonder. But it isn't that simple. OCD essentially forces the person to perform the behavior even if it doesn't make sense. Read how a concerned parent learned to understand how OCD was affecting her son.

Experts can't always determine why someone develops obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The illness affects people of all ages, and it can be severe in any age category. So what causes OCD, something in the brain? Or is it triggered by some factor in the environment? For one student from Pace University who has OCD, an auto accident is to blame.

Some medical specialists support the theory that depression and anxiety can be caused by deficiencies in certain essential vitamins. These individuals encourage people to treat their mental health problems through natural means such as exercise. Learn more about the effects of physical health on mental well-being from a video provided here!

You have probably heard of some pretty strange and puzzling phobias like the fear of clowns and the fear of black cats. One rather unusual phobia is shown to be affecting more of the population than it once did. Read what an increasingly large number of people say they're afraid of.
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