Stress & Anxiety

Stress & Anxiety

The leading causes of stress include finances, work, family responsibilities, and health issues. Stress can be detrimental when worry is constant, but help is available with talk therapy and medications.

Anxiety symptoms include trouble relaxing, sleep issues, and difficulty concentrating. People with anxiety often report physical symptoms too, such as headaches, fatigue, muscle aches, sweating, and nausea.

A psychologist or psychiatrist can diagnose the condition by asking about anxiety symptoms. Taking an online anxiety test can also help you identify whether you have a problem. Anxiety tests include questions about symptoms such as excessive worry and inability to control that worry, fatigue, trouble concentrating, difficulty sleeping or eating, and problems with alcohol or drug use.

Social anxiety is a particular type of anxiety in which people fear social interactions because they worry others will judge them. About 15 million Americans have social anxiety disorder. The condition can interfere with normal relationships, work, and education. Social anxiety symptoms include sweating, blushing, shortness of breath, dizziness, fast heartbeat, nausea or vomiting, and trembling in social situations.

Another physical manifestation of stress and anxiety is a panic attack. A panic attack produces paralyzing fear that causes real, physical symptoms. Panic attack symptoms can include a pounding heartbeat (palpitations), sweating, shortness of breath, shaking, chest pain, nausea, dizziness, and chills. Sometimes these symptoms resemble those of a heart attack.

Worry and anxiety can become so severe that a person is no longer able to go to work or function in his or her day-to-day life. This phenomenon is sometimes called a nervous breakdown. It’s not a real medical term, but rather a description of symptoms. The inability to function is serious, and it requires help from a mental health provider.

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Panic Disorder Symptoms: What They Could Mean

Panic Disorder Symptoms: What They Could Mean

· · Stress & Anxiety

We typically hear about stress causing such conditions as a nervous breakdown or anxiety attack. But panic disorder symptoms can reflect a number of related conditions. Here are three to consider.
What Is Agoraphobia?
Agoraphobia is the fear of being exposed to any situation that produces significant anxiety or panic. Such situations  … Read More

What Is Anxiety?

What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety comes in different forms and produces different reactions. So to answer the question “What is anxiety?” we’ll take a look at various anxiety definitions, discussing causes and characteristics.
What Is Anxiety Disorder?
Someone with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) feels excessive anxiety or worry about a wide array of activities or events  … Read More

Don’t Ignore Your Feelings

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Difficult emotions, such as sadness, grief, and guilt, can be especially challenging. The tendency to avoid or douse the feelings with food, drugs or alcohol can be very strong. So, too, can the temptation to berate ourselves or lash out at others. RAIN is a technique originally developed by Tara  … Read More

30 Stress Symptoms You May Recognize

30 Stress Symptoms You May Recognize

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Look up the symptoms of stress and you’ll find well more than 50 that are typically cited in medical annals. That’s because stress affects every aspect of your bodily functioning, and everyone experiences and expresses stress differently.

Here are some of the most common stress symptoms:

Frequent headaches
Increased compulsive behaviors, like gambling  … Read More

How to De-Stress

How to De-Stress

· · Stress & Anxiety

Looking for a way—or ways—to fight off stress? There’s no way to completely avoid it, so your best bet is to learn how to de-stress.

Fortunately, there are methods and activities you can try in your own home. Here, we guide you toward four worthwhile ways to help you handle pressure.
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How to Relieve Stress

How to Relieve Stress

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Every life has stress. The key is to manage it before it takes over. A healthful diet and regular exercise routine are integral to stress management. Most people also do better with a regular routine of eating, sleeping, and exercise.
Other techniques for managing stress include learning to say “no,”  … Read More

Editor’s Note: Staying Healthy During the Holidays

· · Stress & Anxiety

Holidays can be a very challenging time to “stay with the program.” There are many reasons for this: too much food, excessive alcohol consumption, less exercise and sleep. The stress factor plays in as well. Many patients will lose the ground they gained all year in a few short weeks.

What’s  … Read More

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