The term phobia comes from the Greek “phobos”, which means aversion or fear. Most people have a basic idea of what phobia means, but they may not understand the nuances that make this an anxiety disorder, not just a natural response to scary things. Sometimes, it’s natural to be afraid. If you were bitten by …

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Day By Day

Wouldn’t it be nice if anxiety was something that you could take one pill to address, and then it was done? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Anxiety tends to be an ongoing thing, and that means you need to figure out how to tackle it on a daily basis. Some days will be easier than …

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An Open Mind

You’ve probably heard of mindfulness. It has become increasingly popular in recent years, although it is by no means a modern phenomenon. It’s actually inspired by Buddhist practices that stretch back millennia. Today, one of the main areas where it is used is in the management of anxiety, but does it actually work? Mindfulness is …

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The Stress Of Sports

Participating in sports can be pretty stressful. That’s true even if the only person you’re facing is yourself, but the anxiety skyrockets if you’re competing against others. There are so many different kinds of pressure, it’s no wonder that sports are associated with anxiety. There’s the pressure to win. There’s the desperation not to let …

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More Than Just Nerves

We all have our worries and our fears. Sometimes, they embed so deep that they’re a source of constant stress. When your anxieties reach the point where they stop you from living your everyday life, they may have gone past what can just be dismissed as human nature. In general, anxiety refers to ongoing unease. …

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How You Can Actually Help Someone With Anxiety

Anxiety disorder is a very common mental health condition in the U.S., and it’s believed to affect as much as 18 percent of the population, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America ( With that figure in mind, folks, it’s very likely you know and care for someone who struggles with this condition. …

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