Stress & Anxiety

Stress & Anxiety

Social Phobia: Crippling, but Treatable

· · Stress & Anxiety

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is an extremely common condition that affects about seven percent of all Americans. The condition imposes an enormous burden on people who suffer from it, impacting their everyday social and occupational lives, to the extent that the mere anticipation of an event—such as eating or drinking  … Read More

Serotonin: Vital Brain Chemical Affect Both Mood and Cognition

· · Memory

The importance of the neurotransmitter serotonin in affecting mood has been widely acknowledged in numerous studies linking low brain levels of this key chemical with depression, anxiety, and irritability. Now, scientists are reporting another significant role the neurotransmitter plays in the brain—that of promoting memory and cognition.

Inadequate brain levels of  … Read More

Managing Caregiver Stress

· · Stress & Anxiety

For many people, the stress of caregiving can be exhausting, especially when a loved one has a progressive disease such as Alzheimer’s. Decisions must be made around living arrangements, financial and legal matters, and home health care. For many caregivers, these demands can lead to feelings of frustration, helplessness, depression,  … Read More

Seek Help if You Suffer From Chronic Anxiety

· · Stress & Anxiety

Up to 14 percent of American seniors are thought to suffer from anxiety according to the National Council on Aging. Many more have an undiagnosed anxiety disorder. “Older adults are at risk for anxiety because they face many challenges, including poor health, loss, and decreasing social support,” says Judith Neugroschl,  … Read More

Don’t Ignore Your Feelings

· · Stress & Anxiety

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

Bounce Back from Adversity

· · Stress & Anxiety

Resiliency is a cultivated habit. The more you practice it, the greater your ability to bounce back from adversity. It’s not about pretending everything is fine. Rather, it’s about developing healthy life management skills, such as the ability to reduce stress, practice positivity, and to challenge fears.

“If we notice and  … Read More



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