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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 Stress? Understanding May Help Us Better Handle It

What Is Stress? Understanding May Help Us Better Handle It

The answer to the question “What is stress?” comes in a clear definition from the National Institute of Mental Health: “Stress is how the brain and body respond to any demand. Every type of demand or stressor—such as exercise, work, school, major life changes, or traumatic events—can be stressful.” Also

7. Sleep Hygiene and Sleep Strategies

What is Sleep Hygiene?
Sleep hygiene is the term specialists use for good habits that promote sleep. These include keeping regular hours, even on weekends and vacations, and going to bed at the same time and waking at the same time every day to keep your sleep schedule consistent. A nighttime

Appendix I: Glossary

Achalasia: A disorder in which the lower esophageal sphincter fails to relax and open wide enough to allow food to enter the stomach.
Anal fissure: A small tear in the lining of the anal canal.
Anaphylaxis: A life-threatening allergic reaction in which breathing becomes difficult, blood pressure drops, and the tongue and

Heat or Ice: Which Is Best for Chronic Pain?

Heat or Ice: Which Is Best for Chronic Pain?

When it comes to chronic pain, many of us reach for heat or ice therapy, thinking one or the other will ease our symptoms. It’s easy to grab the heating pad or the ice pack, but both target symptoms, not underlying causes or long-term cures, and that can be a

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