It doesn’t take long for procrastination to catch up with you, leaving you vulnerable to pangs of acute anxiety, and self-frustration. This isn’t an uncommon time for people to seek psychological help for their symptoms, and in particular, their anxiety.Read More
At some point in life most people experience anxiety, an emotion characterized by worried thoughts. However, when persistent worried thoughts begin to impair a person’s daily life they may have an anxiety disorder. In fact, some research suggests that at some point in their lives as many as 29% of Americans will experience an anxiety disorder.
There are many different kinds of anxiety disorders, some of which you may have heard of such as posttraumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Although each anxiety disorder has a unique set of symptoms, they all involve excessive worry, fear or dread. To learn about other types of anxiety disorders and their specific symptoms click here. If you are experiencing excessive feelings of worry, fear or dread, consider searching our database today to contact support!
For facts and information about anxiety, consider these resources:
- FindaPsychologist.org: Anxiety Self-Help Resources
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Potential treatments
- New York Times: How exercise can calm anxiety
- National Institute of Mental Health: Facts and statistics about anxiety disorders
Cognitive behavioral therapy, often referred to as CBT, is a brief, problem-focused therapeutic approach with a strong evidence base for a number of mental health disorders for children and adults. CBT is grounded in the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behavior, and is widely utilized for the treatment of internalizing disorders, such as depression and anxiety.Read More
Although studies on barriers to mental health care initiation and help seeking for Latino youth and their families’ are limited, a common theme of the studies reviewed center on the importance of addressing Latino cultural values in the services provided.Read More
Madalyn Parker emailed coworkers that she would be taking a couple of mental health days before returning to work. While many employees deal with stigma or outright disapproval of taking sick time for mental health reasons, her experience was one of support. She decided to post the response from her CEO, Ben Congleton, online.Read More
Often when we think of Parkinson’s disease, we think of the physical aspects of the disease including tremor, balance problems, and slowed movements. However, it is not uncommon for patients with Parkinson’s disease to experience changes in mood and/or thinking as the disease progresses.Read More
Anxiety is the second most common form of mental health disorder, next to depression. In many cases, though, depressed individuals also struggle with anxiety and many anxious people frequently feel depressed. Upwards of 20 million persons in the US regularly deal with anxiety, it has been estimated.Read More