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  • How to Halt and Minimize Panic Attacks
    Experiencing a panic attack can be scary. While panic attacks vary among individuals, attacks tend to ...
  • Humor As Weapon, Shield and Psychological Salve
    Humor has long been recognized as more than mere fun and games. It presents an alternative means of expressing criticism about injustices, ...
  • Holiday Feasts and Family Misbehavior
    My friend Jemm was close to tears when she called today. She’d invited the whole “fam damily” as she called it to come for ...
  • Uptight and In Your Face: Coping with an Anxious Boss, Parent, Spouse, or Lover
    We all have to interact with people we don’t get along with at some point in our lives.  Sometimes, those people are so emotionally intense, anxious, and self-absorbed that the only word that accurately describes ...
  • My Trip to the ER: Attention Must Be Paid
    I'm a psych patient. My primary diagnosis is bipolar II, but there’s a little anxiety, PTSD and other stuff ...
  • Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life
    “Humans suffer, in part, because they are verbal creatures.” So says Steven Hayes, PhD, authors of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life. We, as humans, learn specific names for specific things and we ...
  • When In Doubt, Make Belief: An OCD-Inspired Approach to Living with Uncertainty
    Written by a recovered Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) sufferer, When in Doubt, Make Belief aims to explore the doubt we all face, in varying degrees, in our daily lives. Bell chronicles his personal journey with ...
  • Free Yourself From Anxiety: A Self-Help Guide to Overcoming Anxiety Disorders
    Watching anyone suffer from anxiety can be difficult, especially when that person is a loved one and a child. As a parent of such a person, I have often felt helpless and ineffective in trying ...
  • BRAVE: Be Ready and Victory’s Easy
    BRAVE: Be Ready and Victory's Easy is a 96-page, large-print, softcover book is a quick and easy read geared toward helping children and parents find solutions for those who suffer from social anxiety.  The story ...
  • Depression and Teenage Pregnancy
    Research suggests that childbearing does not necessarily cause psychological distress among teenagers. Dr. Stefanie Mollborn of the University of Colorado and her team investigated stress ...
  • Is Anxiety Over Cell Phone Towers Justified?
    From the beginning of mobile communications, concerns have been voiced over human exposure to electric and magnetic fields from the cell phone ...
  • Top 10 Lesser-Known Self-Help Strategies for Anxiety
    Anxiety can be both a blessing and a curse. A little bit of anxiety can give us a nudge, elbowing us ...
  • Anxiety in Pregnancy
    Pregnancy can be both an exciting and worrying time for parents-to-be. Pregnant women experience a range of physical and emotional changes, all of which may trigger anxiety. Fear of the unknown, stress, feelings of insecurity ...
  • Working and Socializing Through Acute Mental Health Episodes
    How do depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder affect work and socializing? Mental health problems can have a huge impact on lifestyle, affecting employment, socializing and family relationships. Working and feeling productive provides financial and social ...
  • Pregnancy and Psychotropic Medications
    Pregnancy can be a challenging time for women with long-term mental disorders. While mental illness is common among women of childbearing age, it ...
  • A Brief History of Anxiety: Yours and Mine
    In the U.S., 40 million adults have an anxiety disorder. Author Patricia Pearson is one of them: She is a regular visitor to Flu Wiki, an online community that fears an impending influenza outbreak. She ...
  • Overcoming Fears, Phobias and Panic Attacks
    There are many ways that a therapist might work with someone to help them overcome their fears, a phobia (like being afraid of snakes) or having a panic attack (where a person feels their heart ...
  • Living with an Anxiety Disorder
    Learning that you have an anxiety disorder may bring relief (finally having a name for your struggles), more questions (why me?) and more worry (not knowing what to do next). The good news is that ...
  • Anxiety in the Athlete
    Michael Phelps is from my hometown, Towson, Maryland and no, I don’t know him personally. I have seen him around town several times and have been known to swim where he trained; however, we aren’t ...
  • How To Keep Your Head in a Bad Economy
    When a recession hits and then gains momentum, it’s natural to feel scared, helpless or hopeless, and these feelings can get the better of us. People who feel overwhelmed often try to cope by avoiding ...
  • Yoga for Treatment of Anxiety and Depression
    Can yoga help in the treatment of anxiety and depression? Since the 1970s, meditation and other stress-reduction techniques have been studied as possible treatments for depression and anxiety. One such practice, yoga, has received less attention ...
  • The Stress of Severe Weather
    It's coming up to that time of year in many places of the country — tornado season. The southern states have already experienced some storms; Oklahoma was struck by a deadly twister just before ...
  • Managing Worry: Action and Distraction
    Everyone worries about things from time to time: the economy, an ill parent, safety concerns. For parents, it seems to come along even more naturally. There are endless things that a mom or dad could ...
  • What is Exposure Therapy?
    Exposure therapy is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy technique that is often used in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and phobias. In PTSD, exposure therapy is intended to help the patient face and ...
  • The Consequences of Verbally Abusive Athletic Coaches
    My 10-year-old son was bullied recently. He was told that he was an “embarrassment.” He was told to “shut up.” He was yelled at and scolded in a tone of voice tinged with disgust and ...