Specific Phobias and Fears

They say knowledge is power, and when it comes to mental health, the same holds true! Educating yourself on mental health conditions like Generalized Anxiety Disorder and depression can help you to recognize key signs and symptoms in yourself and in your loved ones. Read how some communities are using knowledge to promote good mental health.

Researchers have long suspected a link between depression and a number of physical ailments. But people with an anxiety disorder may also be at a higher risk for some physical health conditions. Read more details here.

What do you think is a good way to help people with social anxiety to overcome their fear? If you think that learning to slowly open up to other people and interact with them without worrying is the answer, come read about social anxiety classes here.

In the previous article in this series on social anxiety, you read about how social anxiety affects thought processes and, in turn, behavior in social settings. In this article, you will find out how anticipating a socially stressful situation can make the actual event more difficult to deal with.

Social anxiety, or social phobia, is a particularly difficult disorder for people to cope with. The worst thing about it is that it makes it very challenging to have the healthy social relationships most people desire. In this series, you can learn more about thought processes in a socially anxious person as compared to a person who is less anxious.

Phobias are extremely stressful, but there are some very effective ways to treat them professionally. In children, a phobia eliminated can help them to be a lot healthier and less stressed as an adult. Read about pet phobias and treatment here.

Avoidance occurs when people eliminate certain activities or situations from their life in order to feel more in control and safe. This usually happens when someone has an anxiety disorder like a phobia, and it's generally seen as a bad thing. But what if avoidance could sometimes be a good thing?

Do you have questions about panic attacks but feel unsure of whom to talk to? Or do you feel confused by your symptoms and wonder if you may be experiencing panic attacks? If so, you may want to come read what a psychiatry expert has to say here.

People who begin to show signs of an anxiety disorder in childhood have to learn how to cope with their illness early in life. If they do not, they may find themselves suffering unnecessarily for years. One woman who noticed an excess of anxiety in her daughter decided to take a proactive approach. Read about it here.

If you suffer from an anxiety disorder like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, social phobia, or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, you probably want to know as much about your condition as possible. A doctor offers some intriguing facts about anxiety disorders, which you'll find are a lot more common than you may think!
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