anxiety

Believe it or not, our way of thinking can have a tremendous effect on how we feel. People who are highly negative tend to be at a higher risk for developing depression, a very serious mental health illness. Find out what a study shows about depression, negativity, and how we influence the people around us.

For many people who have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, the idea of taking drugs long-term is very unappealing. What if there's a better way to cope with symptoms of OCD? Read what new research is showing about effective treatments.

When it comes to panic attacks, most people describe them in the same way: frightening and unpredictable. But what if there was a common tool you could use to treat them effectively? One man has done exactly that.

How do you explain to someone what it feels like to have OCD? And do you even want to tell people, or do you feel embarrassed by your condition? Read an encouraging account from a successful woman with OCD here.

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.

There are a variety of shocking events that can cause Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: war, divorce, a bad car accident. But what about childbirth? Can a risky pregnancy really lead to PTSD?

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.
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