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Surviving Back to School Anxiety

The end of summer brings about an assortment of mixed feelings. For families with school aged children one of those feelings is often anxiety. Both parents and children alike may be worried about the new school year, and for many those worries can be tough to handle. A little nervousness as the school year begins […] Read more
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When Your Need for Control Is Out of Control

The triple whammy syndrome: Perfectionism – demanding things be done flawlessly Obsessiveness – holding on to thoughts way too long Rigidity – being inflexible, unyielding, uncompromising Heavy stuff! Calls for a bit of levity, don’t you think? What’s the difference between a Rottweiler and an overly controlling person? A Rottweiler Read more
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Psychology Around the Net: August 25, 2018

Happy Saturday! School just started back in my neck of the woods, so in addition to the connection between brain function and heart health, the psychology of food, and other mental health news, this week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at some important kid-specific topics like dealing with back-to-school anxiety, the impact of Read more
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Anxiety Disorders – Generalized and Social

Anxiety Disorders Anxiety Disorders – Generalized and Social Generalized and social anxiety disorders are the most common types. While generalized anxiety can be caused by many factors, social anxiety is caused by a phobia of social situations. There are treatments for both and a person can function normally if given the right care.We Read more
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Finding the Right Supplement

Finding the Right Supplement Anxiety can make you do things that you don’t usually or successfully do like speaking in large crowds, among other things, and that may very well depend on the level of anxiety you’re on and what stressors trigger the condition. For the most severe type, a decision to seek help is […] Read more
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Symptoms Child Anxiety Attacks

Children anxiety disorders are common, but the exact number of sufferers is unknown, most likely because the condition is often under-diagnosed, undiagnosed or unreported. While it is very treatable with good, persistent medical care, medical experts agree that anxiety problems during childhood (when misjudged and overlooked) will likely to Read more
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Understanding Anxiety and Anxiety Attacks

Anxiety is a normal, healthy feeling that is experienced by everyone. It is the body’s way of reacting to stimulus that pushes us to either “fight” or “flight” over a situation. However, when anxiety attacks are chronic, severe, and irrational, and begin to affect the health of a person (physically, psychologically Read more
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Understanding Panic Attacks

Understanding Panic Attacks

What is a panic attack? A panic attack is a sudden attack of exaggerated anxiety and fear. Often, attacks happen without warning and without any apparent reason. Some people may experience just one episode of panic attack, while others can have recurring episodes. Recurring episodes usually happen after a person is exposed to various events Read more
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