Best Exercises for Anxiety

Anxiety is stressful. In many cases, the stressful nature of anxiety can actually make the anxiety itself worse, resulting in a negative feedback loop. This is especially true for people who experience “breathlessness,” or trouble catching their breath during anxiety attacks. Learning to control your breathing during periods of high anxiety can help you control your[…]

Panic Attack Symptoms

Panic attacks involve sudden feelings of terror that strike without warning. These episodes can occur at any time, even during sleep. People experiencing a panic attack may believe they are dying or going crazy. The fear and terror that a person experiences during a panic attack are not in proportion to the true situation and[…]

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

What Is Generalized Anxiety Disorder? Generalized anxiety disorder (or GAD) is marked by excessive, exaggerated anxiety and worry about everyday life events for no obvious reason. People with symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder tend to always expect disaster and can’t stop worrying about health, money, family, work, or school. Everyone feels anxiety now and then — and there can[…]

School Anxiety Is More and More Common – Here’s How to Help Your Kid Through It

As summer draws to a close and the school bells begin to ring, a familiar yet daunting wave of back-to-school anxiety can start to creep in for kids of all ages. The return to classrooms, routines, and new experiences and challenges can trigger a range of emotions. And while this anxiety is a common response to change, as[…]

Anxiety vs. Depression

Anxiety and depression are types of mood disorders. Among other things, depression causes feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and reduced energy. Anxiety creates feelings of nervousness, worry, or dread. Although the two conditions are different, you can have both at the same time. Agitation and restlessness can be symptoms of both depression and anxiety. It’s normal[…]

Parents are suffering from depression and anxiety as much as their teens

“In this narrative about teens, we really often make the mistake of plucking teens out of their communities, treating them as if in isolation,” said Weissbourd, a family psychologist on the faculty of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, and director of Making Caring Common, which conducted the research. “We can’t really understand what’s going on[…]

12 Ways to Have More Confident Body Language

Even if you don’t feel confident, practicing confident body language can increase your self-esteem and help you feel better about yourself. People with social anxiety disorder (SAD) often have trouble feeling confident in interactions with others. However, anyone can boost their confidence by making sure that their body language conveys a positive message.   Practice these gestures and movements[…]