More Anxiety Experts Reveal What They Really Want Everyone to Know About Anxiety
For something so common, anxiety is still massively misunderstood. There are myths and misconceptions about everything from what anxiety disorders look and feel like to what actually helps to treat these illnesses and navigate anxiety. Which is why we asked several anxiety experts to clear things up. Below, you’ll find their illuminating insights. Living with an anxiety disorder can be exceptionally difficult. Many people minimize and trivialize anxiety disorders. For instance, how often have you said or heard someone say “I’m sooo OCD about my desk!” or “I’m really OCD about using hand sanitizer”? Such comme...
Source: Psych Central - November 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anxiety Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders General Psychotherapy Self-Help Stress Treatment Anxiety Disorder Treatment Anxiety Disorders Cbt exposure and response prevention therapy GAD Ocd Source Type: news

Tips for Social Anxiety Sufferers
Do you usually feel apprehensive around others due to fear of possible embarrassment? Do you develop sweaty palms, shaky legs or feel you have butterflies in your stomach when called up to speak before an audience? Do you feel others are constantly scrutinizing your every move with a view that’s critical of you? If so, you are not alone. You have lots of company. In the United States alone, about 40 million American adults suffer from various forms of anxiety disorders, with over 15 million adults suffering from social anxiety, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). The problem affects men...
Source: Psych Central - November 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Irving Schattner, LCSW Tags: Agoraphobia Anxiety General Social Phobia anxious thoughts Loneliness making friends Social Anxiety Source Type: news

Bullying and Mental Health Consequences
According to the American Psychological Association, bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Even though bullying commonly happens in childhood, the impact can last well into adulthood. Duke University recently conducted research that shows the rates for agoraphobia and panic disorders greatly increases with bullying. Mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and low esteem haunt many adults who were once bullied in childhood. In previous generations, many children were supposed to handle their own issues. “Let them work ...
Source: Psych Central - April 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rebecca Lee Tags: Abuse Anger Anxiety Bullying Children and Teens Parenting School Issues Students Adolescence Coping Skills cyberbullying Envy Insecurity Jealousy online harassment relational bullying sexual bullying Source Type: news

When You ’re Deeply Ashamed of Your Anxiety
You feel deeply ashamed of your anxiety. You are embarrassed and mortified and hope that no one ever finds out—maybe not even your friends, maybe not even your spouse. After all, who gets nervous and shaky at the grocery store? Who feels panicked over giving a presentation at work? Who gets terrified of germs or their loved one’s safety every single time they walk out the door? You assume it’s just you. You assume there’s something really wrong with you, something inherently wrong with you. You are flawed. And because you believe you should be able to control your anxiety—and you can’t—you feel like a total f...
Source: Psych Central - December 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Agoraphobia Anxiety Disorders Self-Esteem Self-Help Stress Anxiety Disorder Avoidance Excessive Anxiety feeling ashamed panic Self Doubt self-compassion self-kindness Source Type: news

What Does an Anxiety Disorder Feel Like? Here Are 4 Signs You May Have a Problem
If 2.6 billion people were suffering from an illness, you’d think we’d all be more familiar with it. That figure represents 33.7% of the population of the world, after all. It also represents the share of that population that will at some point experience an anxiety disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health. For those billions, the experience of clinical anxiety can range from a persistent fretfulness, distractedness and a sort of whole-body clenching, to the paralytic crisis of a full-blown panic attack. All of it feels lousy; all of it is a state you race to escape — which typically only ...
Source: Top Science and Health Stories - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anxiety disorder behavior health OCD psychology PTSD Source Type: news

How an agoraphobic woman travels the world using Google Streetview
Jacqui Kenny has agoraphobia but that hasn't stopped her travelling the world - using Google Streetview. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Short-term efficacy of psychological and psychopharmacological interventions for panic disorder appears not to be different
Psychological therapies versus pharmacological interventions for panic disorder with or without agoraphobia in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2016;10:CD011170.The efficacy of psychological treatments for panic disorder G Ç ö without or with agoraphobia G Ç ö in comparison with waitlist, psychological placebo or pharmacological placebo controls is well established.1 Also pharmacotherapy has proved to be efficacious compared with placebo.2 However, meta-analyses directly comparing psychological and pharmacological treatments tend to be outdated.3 The aim of this paper was therefore to assess the relative efficacy and...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quality of life in anxious adolescents - Raknes S, Pallesen S, Himle JA, Bjaastad JF, Wergeland GJ, Hoffart A, Dyregrov K, H åland ÅT, Haugland BSM.
PURPOSE: To examine associations between health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and anxiety symptoms across anxiety domains (obsessions/compulsions, social anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, separation anxiety, physical injury fears, generalised anxiety... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

5 Common Myths about Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Whether you’ve been to therapy or not, you’ve probably heard about cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). It’s a popular type of therapy that many, many therapists use to help their clients treat everything from severe anxiety to debilitating depression. But even though CBT is widespread, it’s still highly misunderstood—even by the professionals who practice it. Numerous myths still abound. Below, two psychologists who specialize in CBT share the facts behind the most common misconceptions. Myth: CBT is a rigid, one-size-fits-all approach where a clinician applies a specific technique to a specific problem. Even th...
Source: Psych Central - August 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders General Psychology Psychotherapy Treatment Anxiety Anxiety Disorders Cbt CBT myths CBT psychologist Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Depression distorted thoughts Mood Disorders Negative Thoughts Source Type: news

Comorbidity and suicidality in patients diagnosed with panic disorder/agoraphobia and major depression - Batinic B, Opaci ć G, Ignjatov T, Baldwin DS.
BACKGROUND: Comorbidity of anxiety and depression (both current and lifetime) is associated with greater chronicity and an increased risk of suicidality. We wished to ascertain which symptom clusters had the strongest association with suicidality. Our aims... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

What Causes School Absenteeism?
Discussion School within society is an institution designed to provide learning opportunities to students under the direction of teachers. The curriculum is usually designed to provide academic content in formal subjects necessary for the adult world (such as instruction in mathematics, language, science, social studies, arts, physical education) but also other knowledge and skills for the adult world (i.e. personal safety, communication skills, working in teams, etc.). Specific schools may or may not offer specific courses of instruction such as religious education, learning disability education, gifted/talented education...
Source: - May 8, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

13 Mental Health Resources That Are Absolutely Free
I Am... Struggling with Anxiety: Create your own profile at Anxiety Social Net ( to connect with people dealing with everything from social anxiety to agoraphobia. Prefer to meet in person? Find a state-by-state list of support groups at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s website ( Struggling with Depression or Bipolar Disorder: Locate an in-person or online group at the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance site ( Struggling with Postpartum Depression: The Postpartum Progress site ( lists support groups in nearly every state as...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How I Cope with Suicidal Ideation
Like many pieces related to mental illness, I’ve found that self-care recommendations often address more socially acceptable symptoms  — typically those that relate to anxiety and mild depression. While it is important to address those and talk about the things we can do to keep ourselves running in tip top shape. We don’t talk enough about what to do when things get scary or dangerous for yourself or loved ones. As a person who lives with severe, debilitating and sometimes dangerous mental illness, most of my energy goes towards very basic practices necessary to keep myself alive. It’s hard to consider which...
Source: Psych Central - January 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kaela Simone Tags: Bipolar Depression Personal Stories Self-Help Suicide Treatment Agoraphobia Bipolar Disorder Coping Skills Delusions Desperation mania Mood Disorder Mood Swings Self Harm Self Injury Social Anxiety Suicidal Ideation Source Type: news

Behind the Headlines 2016 Quiz of the Year
In 2016, Behind the Headlines covered more than 300 health stories that made it into the mainstream media. If you've been paying attention you should find this quiz easy and fun. Answers are at the foot of the page (no peeking!).   In January 2016's health news... In a controversial study, monkeys were genetically engineered to develop what condition? Sex addiction Bipolar disorder Autism In a similarly controversial study, what psychological condition was dismissed as a "myth"? Seasonal affective disorder Agoraphobia Social anxiety disorder In February 2016's health news... Brain scans w...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Special reports QA articles Source Type: news

Behind the Headlines 2016 Quiz of the Year
In 2014, Behind the Headlines has covered more than 500 health stories that made it into the mainstream media. If you've been paying attention you should find this quiz easy and fun. Why not test your knowledge of 2014's health news with our month-by-month quiz? Answers are at the foot of the page (no peeking!).   In January 2016's health news... In a controversial study, monkeys were genetically engineered to develop what disorder? 1) Sex addiction 2) Bi-polar disorder 3) Autism In a similarly controversial study, what psychological condition was dismissed as a "myth" 1) Seasonal affective diso...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Special reports Source Type: news