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7. Stress and Anxiety Treatment—Self-Care

When stress hits, it can wreak havoc on our health. The more tense we become, the less likely we are to take care of ourselves. Our diets and exercise regimes go to pot. We struggle to sleep, and our muscles are constantly tense. We spend so much energy try-ing to

6. Stress and Anxiety Treatment—Medical Options

Now that you know the causes and effects of stress and anxiety, it’s time to learn how to deal with them. Don’t despair: Both are highly treatable. Many of the ill effects caused by anxiety and stress can be reversed (or at least improved) by treating the causes of your

5. Types of Anxiety Disorders.

About 40 million Americans suffer from a fear or anxiety disorder—a treatable group of illnesses that can lead to more serious health issues, including depression, substance abuse, and heart disease. These disorders, according to the Audit of Mental Health Care at U.S. Colleges and Universities, include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD),

Light Sensitivity? “Photophobia” May Be Part of the Picture

Light Sensitivity? “Photophobia” May Be Part of the Picture

Light sensitivity or photophobia is eye discomfort in bright light. Bothersome light sources may include sunlight and harsh indoor lighting such as fluorescent or incandescent light from old-fashioned bulbs.

Light sensitivity is a common symptom that may be accompanied by headache. In most cases, it’s not due to disease. However,

What Is Anxiety? Learn About the Symptoms, Causes and Characteristics

What Is Anxiety? Learn About the Symptoms, Causes and Characteristics

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?
Someone with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) feels excessive anxiety or worry about a wide array of activities or events (or

What Is a Panic Attack?

What Is a Panic Attack?

Is there anything more frightening and scary than suffering a panic attack? Even the thought of having one often can be enough to set off panic sufferers. But exactly what is a panic attack? And, more important, have you experienced the symptoms of a panic attack yourself?

A panic attack

Panic Disorder Symptoms: What They Could Mean

Panic Disorder Symptoms: What They Could Mean

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

Seek Help if You Suffer From Chronic 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,

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