Anxiety

When Someone You Love Has Anxiety

Anxiety is unpredictable, confusing and intrusive. It’s tough. Not just for the people who have it but also for the people who love them. If you are one of those people, you would know too well that the second hand experience of anxiety feels bad enough – you’d do anything to make it better for...

SIMPLE DRAWING TECHNIQUES FOR ANXIETY

DEAR WONDERFUL, CREATIVE YOU, I don’t normally like to engage in “telling secrets,” but today I will, because I want to share two artistic secrets with you. Don’t tell anyone. Unless you like them. Or find them useful, or fun, or entertaining. Then please tell them to everyone you meet, scream it from your rooftop,...

Back-to-school anxiety when your kid has special needs And Living with autism

The countdown is on. In less than two weeks, my once 8-lb, 6-oz baby boy will start junior kindergarten. A lot of planning has gone into this, his foray into public schooling. I always looked forward to back-to-school shoppingwhen I was a kid. With my own kids, I’ve daydreamed about the return to stationery stores,...

Anxiety Might Actually Be Good For You In Certain Circumstances, Says Study, So Add That To The List Of Benefits

Anxiety is usually thought of as a negative thing, since it often gets in the way of our enjoyment of life. However, a new study has found a surprising benefit to anxiety: Those who experience it may potentially navigate threats better than those who don't. Researchers from PSL Research University and Université Pierre et...

13 Myths People With Anxiety Want You to ‘Just Get Over’

This is what they had to say: Myth #1: It’s super easy to just “stop worrying” or “get over it.” “These words happen way more than they should.” Myth #2: Anxiety is something to be ashamed of. “The more open we are about  condition, the more understanding and accepting other people will become. It’s not shameful to thoughtfully accept and...

11 Things People With Anxiety Want You To Understand

Mental illnesses like general anxiety disorder (GAD) don't discriminate, no matter what your race, background, or socioeconomic status is. That said, women are 60 percent more likely than men to have an anxiety disorder, so chances are, you or someone close to you is dealing with it. It could be anyone — even that...

To Those Who Think They Know My Anxiety Better Than I Do

There is nothing you're going to tell me about my disorder that I don’t already know. Its what keeps me from doing things in the middle of the day with the people I love and what wakes me up in the middle of the night with cold sweats; so if anyone knows about it...

What You Need To Know If Your Partner Has Anxiety, Because Telling Them To Just Get Over It Isn't OK

When you have anxiety everything is affected. Your blood pressure rises, your heart beats way too way fast, and you start to sweat. You try to walk it off, do yoga, Pilates, or meditate whatever is stressing-you-out away. But sometimes nothing seems to work, and your anxiety climbs instead of disappears.Anxiety can affect your...

Scientists Find Socially Anxious People Are Highly Intelligent

While it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that most people of high intelligence are usually socially awkward in some respect, most people don’t realize it’s not because they’re “dorks” or whatever high school stereotype you care to use. Rather, it’s because highly intelligent people see the world on an entirely different level than...

10 Ways of Dealing with Someone Who Has Anxiety

Anxiety disorder isn't just a state of complete panic. It is a lifestyle people have to learn to live with. The perfectionist. The goodie-goodie. They weren’t trying to make you look bad in school, doing every assignment, but rather easing their own worries. It was the anxiety of having a test, and the rushing thoughts...