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Resources Tagged With: generalized anxiety

Combating Anxiety: 5 Tips to Help You Regain Your Calm

Anxiety thrives on uncertainty. And, as the coronavirus spreads, our unanswered questions can make us feel vulnerable or fearful.  And here’s a catch-22: The more you stress, the more vulnerable you can become to viruses, because stress can dampen your immune response. But there are steps you can take to push back against the communal anxiety. Read more ›

Help Your Children Cope with Traumatic Events

News about catastrophic events, natural disasters, crime reports, and terrorist threats can have a profound emotional impact on children. Younger children, especially, are vulnerable in the wake of traumatic events and may experience stress, anxiety and increased fearfulness long after the event has passed. Your support can help your children process these emotions and help them manage their fear and anxiety. Read more ›

Beyond Worry: How Psychologists Help with Anxiety Disorders

Everyone worries or feels nervous from time to time. Anxiety is a normal human reaction to stressful situations. But for people with anxiety disorders, those fears and worries aren’t temporary. Their anxiety persists, and can even get worse over time. Read more ›

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder: When Worry Gets Out of Control [downloadable]

NIMH generalized anxiety disorder 602Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. People with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) find it difficult to control their anxiety and stay focused on daily tasks. The good news is that GAD is treatable. Read more ›

Anxiety.org [web resource]

anxietyorg183Hundreds of millions of people worldwide have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or related mood or mental health issue.  The majority of those diagnosed or struggling with an anxiety disorder don’t receive treatment or have access to the information, treatment, or tools they need during their journey to recovery. Read more ›

These Phrases May Be Code Words for “I’m Anxious”

As children, it can often be difficult to effectively communicate what we’re feeling.

What’s wrong with me?
Can’t we stay home?
Don’t leave me.

We might think whatever’s going on in our head is “normal,” so asking for help never even crosses our minds. Or maybe because we didn’t quite understand what was going on, we did the best we could in those moments of struggle to “reach out” in our own little ways. Read more ›

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Childhood Anxiety Disorders

childhoodanxiety122Children experience anxiety as a normal part of their lives, in the same way that adults do. Anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. When children do not outgrow the fears and worries that are typical in young children, or when there are so many fears and worries that they interfere with school, home, or play activities, the child may be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Read more ›