Tag: chronic anxiety

6. Nighttime Sleep Thieves

Our own everyday lives can disrupt our sleep. Common sleep stealers include traveling across time zones, environmental factors, chronic pain, illnesses and the medications used to treat them, and even retirement can rob of us restful sleep. For these problems, a few simple steps can restore restful sleep.
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1. Stress vs. Anxiety: What’s the Difference?

What Is Stress?
Stress is a highly subjective term, which makes defining it a challenge (or, as some would say, stressful). In short, stress is a mostly physical response to a perceived threat or pressure. Vaile Wright, director of research and special projects at the American Psy-chological Association, puts it like

5 Healthy Habits of Healthy People

5 Healthy Habits of Healthy People

You have no debt. You’re highly organized. You eat healthy every single day. You exercise at least four times per week. You never binge on TV or social media. You sleep eight hours every night. Your life consists only of healthy habits, and you avoid any negative influences that could

5. Treatments for Depression

The sad truth is that nearly half of people in the U.S. with depression are not getting the level of care they need, according to statistics collected by the National Institute of Mental Health. This is true even though multiple effective therapies are available. Minority groups are particularly unlikely to

Editor’s Note: Recognize and Get Help for Anxiety

Everyone experiences anxiety at some point in his or her lifetime. Anxiety is a normal response. When you’re faced with a stressful situation, such as a car accident or a job interview, your body’s automatic “fight or flight” mechanism is triggered, producing hormones such as epinephrine and cortisol. These chemicals

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

6. Other Sleep Stealers

Plenty of other factors can disrupt sleep. Traveling across time zones, environmental factors, chronic pain, the effects of illnesses and the medications used to treat them, and even taking it easy in your retirement are some of them. In many cases, simple steps can help restore restful sleep.
Sleep Phase Problems
When

5. Treatments for Depression

Just over half of adult Americans suffering from depression receive what is considered to be “minimally adequate treatment” in any given 12-month period, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That means almost half of all depressed people in the U.S. are not receiving the care they need, even

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