anxiety and panic attacks

Uncertainty and fear affect everyone, but too much of either emotion can be detrimental to your health. Come read about how diagnoses of generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and other anxiety-related disorders are changing.

Circumstances and environment can have a major impact on mental health. How do you think the ongoing financial troubles are affecting us? One mental health expert offers her opinion in a piece for a UK publication. Read about it 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.

We all know that the brain plays an important role in how we handle anxiety and stress. But what else determines how we will react to situations that make us worry? Read more about it in this article.

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?

As a parent of someone with OCD, you may not know how to deal with your son or daughter's illness. This can be true even if he or she is old enough to articulate the effects of the disorder. If you want some advice on how to support your child with OCD, read this article.

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.
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