Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).

Anxious woman

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Symptoms, Treatment, and Self-Help for Chronic Anxiety. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common anxiety disorder that involves chronic worrying, nervousness, and tension. https://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/generalized-anxiety-disorder-gad.htm

8 Foods That Help Ease Anxiety.

In the United States alone, anxiety disorders affect more than 40 million adults aged 18 or older—over 18 percent of the country’s population. To help treat it, doctors most commonly recommend therapies and medications, but there may be an even more effective way: food. http://www.activebeat.com/diet-nutrition/8-foods-that-help-ease-anxiety/

‘This Is Us’ Showed How Debilitating and Scary an Anxiety Attack Can Be.

Bravo to This Is Us for showing how real anxiety can be.  A character on the hit NBC show suffered a panic attack and the portrayal was spot-on.  Fans of NBC’s family drama This Is Us may have noticed that Randall Pearson (played by actor Sterling K. Brown) seemed a bit off at the end of last week’s episode. Of the three Pearson siblings, Randall is usually the one who seems to have everything together—but his shaking hand was a clear sign that something wasn’t quite right. Sure enough, we learn that Randall has been coping with anxiety since he was a child and experiences crippling panic attacks when overwhelmed.  Panic attacks are characterized by a surge of intense discomfort and fear, explains James Murrough, MD, an assistant professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He tell us that Randall’s character exhibits signs of panic disorder, a form of anxiety in which patients experience recurrent panic attacks throughout their life. It’s common for panic disorder to start in childhood, Dr. Murrough says—and in a flashback scene, we see young Randall experiencing an attack while doing homework. (His brother Kevin ignores Randall instead of offering support.) Read more and watch video at http://www.health.com/anxiety/this-is-us-anxiety-attack?xid=socialflow_facebook_health&utm_campaign=health&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social

 

Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.

American Psychological Association

People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry. They may also have physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, dizziness or a rapid heartbeat. Adapted from the Encyclopedia of Psychology Read more at http://www.apa.org/topics/anxiety/index.aspx

I Blamed my Anxiety on Being an Empath, but Here’s the Not so Pretty Truth.

I Blamed my Anxiety on Being an Empath, but Here’s the Not so Pretty Truth.