Some of the strategies you’re using to reduce your anxiety might actually perpetuate and heighten it instead.
Kathryn Tristan, author of the forthcoming book Why Worry? Stop Coping and Start Living (available December 4, 2012), reveals three common tactics that can backfire.
Q: What are some anti-anxiety strategies that actually don’t work?
A: Often people use three common coping strategies that do more harm than good. In a nutshell, these are pills, booze, or avoidance.
Scientific studies suggest that 1 out of 2 people in the U.S. will suffer at some time in their life from anxiety, depression, or addiction. That means you, me, someone in our family, a friend, etc., is currently or will be dealing with one of more of these life-altering issues.